07-12-2015 11:31 AM
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  1. eyecon82's Avatar
    I thought the phone is being advertised as water resistant? ??? Not waterproof.

    If I wanted to take underwater photos I'd by a "waterproof" camera.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Nothing is water proof. It's only water resistant to a certain level including 10k dive watches

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    05-14-2014 03:00 PM
  2. JimA's Avatar
    There are people that are willing to trade their IP67 capabilities for wireless charging. I know from the XDA threads. Unfortunately the Samsung OEM cover will make it impossible to use in about 90-95% of cases on the market.

    Aftermarket QI receivers have been used by many in a variety of Samsung Galaxy devices.
    Just curious what cases the OEM Qi back cover will work with?
    05-20-2014 04:48 PM
  3. chrisngrod's Avatar
    I actually never got an OEM charging back for the S5. I'd seriously take one video if it and discard it.

    My wife can't go around without a case especially with our daughter.

    I did test the S4 with OEM back and only used it once. It fit a few cases but barely. I think one was the Trident Aegis series and maybe an Incipio DualPro.
    05-20-2014 05:31 PM
  4. JimA's Avatar
    OK well I was hopeful. I've actually ordered both the OEM and aftermarket Qis (TYLT VU). The one I don't use I'll sell on ebay...
    05-20-2014 06:33 PM
  5. Kilroy13's Avatar
    I've never understood the hype over wireless charging, you still have to have plugged in power pad, and you need to buy a new back plate for the phone, then you have set the phone properly on said Matt! I just can't see the convenience, while I just plug a cord into my phone and Walla it charges!

    05-20-2014 07:33 PM
  6. Chief G-Hawk's Avatar
    Well different strokes for different folks. You do have the convenient of just setting it on the pad to charge without having to plug it in. Also the fact that you don't have to fumble around trying to get the USB cover to open, not only that, many have reported that the USB cover seems to break easily.

    The only thing that I never understood about the hype over wireless charging is the thickness of the cover and how cases don't fit over it. Which I do prefer to use a case over a naked phone.
    05-20-2014 09:40 PM
  7. Dizfunctions's Avatar
    Isn't the Sony Xperia Z series advertised as waterproof?
    05-21-2014 10:02 PM
  8. chrisngrod's Avatar
    Isn't the Sony Xperia Z series advertised as waterproof?
    Yeah... I looked it up and see "waterproof" being used pretty often.

    A risky move, but they won't move nearly as many units as Samsung.

    How about adding a nano coating? I just threw another device in the water...

    05-25-2014 08:48 PM
  9. Kenny Henry1's Avatar
    Chris, quick question. In one of your pictures of the back of your cell, is the small red circle in the middle of the square the water damage indicator? Thanks in advace!
    07-12-2015 11:31 AM
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