1. albie999's Avatar
    So who is going to be brave and actually try there s7 out in a pool or other body of water
    02-23-2016 02:14 AM
  2. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I have total faith in the IP68 rating. I'll be comfortable using it out in the rain, but I'm not going to purposely dunk it in a pool.
    02-23-2016 05:37 AM
  3. albie999's Avatar
    As per this video .. Galaxy S7 gets unboxed underwater by T-Mobile - Android Authority ... I quited liked the idea of taking on holiday and taking pics in the pool, but just not sure I would be brave enough
    02-23-2016 05:47 AM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    That was pretty cool, but RIP charging cable. Haha. If you do bring it in water while on holiday, make sure you stay in the shallow end of the pool and I wouldn't advise putting it in salt water.
    02-23-2016 05:50 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    I would avoid the pool all together if possible. Ip68 is only rated for 5 feet in stagnant tap water. Any flows or streams, and it could get damaged. It is really only for accidents.
    02-23-2016 08:07 AM
  6. marlin29311's Avatar
    Chlorine/Bromine is not good for seals, as it will eventually eat away at the rubber. Sure if you drop it in by accident you'll be ok, but I wouldn't want to just start a new underwater photography hobby in your pool with your S7.
    02-23-2016 03:53 PM
  7. smalba's Avatar
    Haha yeah I'll be using it in the shower and a few times in the pool but I will probably still just hold the phone above water because it's nervous keeping it under water.

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    02-23-2016 04:07 PM
  8. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    The screen won't work properly when wet so it is not really operational when wet.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-23-2016 06:45 PM
  9. dizzll's Avatar
    I had the S6 Active which is also ip68 and I used it for dozens of hours at depths up to 8 feet taking thousands of videos and photos. I am sure this phone would handle the same. They included a photo mode called "aqua" which removes the inputs from the screen and lets you use the physical buttons for controlling the camera. it'd be nice if this retained that feature...
    02-23-2016 07:19 PM
  10. csleverette's Avatar
    I had a pretty decent experience with my S5 in the pool back in the day.
    02-23-2016 07:22 PM

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