06-06-2016 05:06 PM
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  1. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    I have a GoPro and no this case is not the same thing, why risk an expensive phone. Water pressure is not just about depth.
    There are many cheaper alternatives to GoPro for underwater photography. I let the kids use a cheaper Kodak underwater camera I have and they love it.
    Why not use the right tool for the job, the S7E is great alround camera but it's no replacement for my DSLR, or even my bridge camera.
    Because the phone has all these things like selfie mode and 4k. Plus I know the phone is water resistant.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-13-2016 06:39 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I don't know if you are new to this but you can have the phone in five feet of water for 30 min. It has been proven

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    It has also been proven that some people have ruined their phones by intentionally taking them into hot tubs or swimming pools, or just washing them under a faucet. And the Samsung warranty specifically excludes water damage. Chlorine can potentially damage the seals that keep water out. "You pays your money and takes your chances," but I won't risk an $800 phone by treating it as if it were designed to be an underwater camera. You can do whatever you want with yours.
    johnriii and love4speechless like this.
    05-13-2016 07:26 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I had my phone fixed. But they used poor glue. If this other place puts better adhesive on it will it be able to be put in the water again.?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    How do you know they used poor glue?

    Anyway, to answer the question, there's really no way to know if it will still be waterproof after a second repair. It will all depend on the skill of the tech doing the work. If you really need to use the phone underwater, I wouldn't rely on the repair. I'd get a waterproof case (which is probably a lot cheaper than a second repair.
    johnriii likes this.
    05-13-2016 07:30 PM
  4. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    It has also been proven that some people have ruined their phones by intentionally taking them into hot tubs or swimming pools, or just washing them under a faucet. And the Samsung warranty specifically excludes water damage. Chlorine can potentially damage the seals that keep water out. "You pays your money and takes your chances," but I won't risk an $800 phone by treating it as if it were designed to be an underwater camera. You can do whatever you want with yours.
    None of this is true. It's been proven I don't know how many times the phone can stand underwater. Why are you so skeptical ?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    Almeuit likes this.
    05-13-2016 08:38 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Some posts have been cleaned. Please keep the discussion civil. If you don't care for the topic please move to another thread.

    http://forums.mobilenations.com/rule...uidelines.html

    Thanks.
    Fret Madden likes this.
    05-13-2016 09:11 PM
  6. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    None of this is true. It's been proven I don't know how many times the phone can stand underwater. Why are you so skeptical ?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    The water resistance is for safety measure. If you read the warranty for this phone it does state that the phone is water resistant and not water proof. Resistance is up to a certain extent. The phone cannot be under running or flowing water which could damage the seals. The IP68 rating is set for still water. Again, the commercials over exaggerate the phones water resistant feature which will ultimately lead for some people to ruin their phone. I've already read quite a few threads where such a case has happened. Just be careful with putting any device water resistant or not in any liquids. I, myself, would never ever intentionally put my very hard earned $800 phone in water. I just like that the protection is there in case it ever does accidentally fall in water. Good luck with your phone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2016 10:45 PM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    While not very appropriate in this day and age of protecting the stupid from themselves. I can't help but to love these commercials! Mad props Samsung for making me smile ...
    I got my phones back fixed. will it still be able to handle water ?-2016-04-07-20_02_54-lil-wayne-samsung-pay-youtube.jpg
    05-14-2016 08:08 AM
  8. kramer5150's Avatar
    Personally I would not chance it. There are a few rubberized / adhesive gasket seals that needed to be cut and broken. How well they were replaced is anyones guess.

    05-14-2016 10:33 AM
  9. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Because the phone has all these things like selfie mode and 4k. Plus I know the phone is water resistant.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    Water resistant does't mean waterproof. There are plenty of people on here who got their phone wet and had problems with it. The last person who posted about it said his phones camera lens got all foggy inside.
    05-14-2016 10:59 AM
  10. dryja123's Avatar
    Water resistance vs water proof has been beaten like a dead horse on this thread but I'll add my 2 cents anyway.

    Samsungs warranty guide, as others have quoted, clearly states that the phone meets a ip68 certification. The guide also clearly states that in the event that the phone is saturated in clean water it must be promptly dried to prevent damage. It's also stated that despite the ip68 rating touch screen and other functionality may become damaged after any water saturation, despite length of time and depth.

    At the end of the day, water + electronics = disaster. It's nice knowing that my phone may survive a sudden down pour of rain while I'm out but I'm not going to chance it in a pool.
    05-14-2016 11:29 AM
  11. Fret Madden's Avatar
    None of this is true. It's been proven I don't know how many times the phone can stand underwater. Why are you so skeptical ?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    If you can't guarantee the repair work restored your S7 to the factory condition that the phones you're seeing used are in, we can't either. Hence the skepticism. Personally I wouldn't trust it.
    05-14-2016 02:00 PM
  12. ded1945's Avatar
    And personally, I wouldn't be using my expensive phone for something it really wasn't designed for. But, it's your phone. Knock yourself out! None of us has anything to lose but you!
    05-14-2016 02:05 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    None of this is true. It's been proven I don't know how many times the phone can stand underwater. Why are you so skeptical ?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge

    None of this is true? Do you actually read the forums? Multiple posts both here and on XDA from people who have gotten water in their phones from submerging them. Why are you so blind?
    05-14-2016 03:49 PM
  14. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    And personally, I wouldn't be using my expensive phone for something it really wasn't designed for. But, it's your phone. Knock yourself out! None of us has anything to lose but you!
    Why is that your saying it wasn't designed to work like that?? What's making you say that?? Have you seen the commercials? Have you seen the youtube videos? Have you seen that It has been proven?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-14-2016 03:50 PM
  15. ded1945's Avatar
    You may not be a troll, but you are sure acting like one. Nothing anybody says really makes any difference to you. Everything's a challenge. As I said in my previous post, it is your phone. Knock yourself out!
    cbreze, jazz70, flintlock and 2 others like this.
    05-14-2016 04:08 PM
  16. Alanhd's Avatar
    Why is that your saying it wasn't designed to work like that?? What's making you say that?? Have you seen the commercials? Have you seen the youtube videos? Have you seen that It has been proven?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    Have you tried it in water since?
    05-14-2016 04:08 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Why is that your saying it wasn't designed to work like that?? What's making you say that?? Have you seen the commercials? Have you seen the youtube videos? Have you seen that It has been proven?

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    Commercials don't always tell the story. If every commercial was real.. Man life would be crazy.

    You always have to read the fine print. Anything in life.. Ignore the big advertising.. Always read the fine print. There it HAS to tell the 100% truth.
    05-14-2016 04:51 PM
  18. Rukbat's Avatar
    I don't know if you are new to this but you can have the phone in five feet of water for 30 min.
    The phone is IP67 - the 6 is Totally protected against dust, the 7 is Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m. Nothing about five fewet in the specs. IP68 would be Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure. Putting the phone into water creates a pressure differential AND absolute pressure - it's not really meant to be immersed, except in emergency (if you get lucky) and it's CERTAINLY not meant to swim with. - your forward motion through the water will exceed the pressure rating. Waterproof phones would have a water damage warranty. The S7 doesn't. (Some Nextels did - they were the only civilian phones that ever had.)
    jazz70 likes this.
    05-14-2016 07:39 PM
  19. milimbar's Avatar
    The phone relies on the surface tension of water to prevent water from entering the speaker and microphone ports.
    Any movement while the phone is under water will force the water into those openings as there is no seal there.
    Any additive that could change the surface tension of the water (like soap) will allow the water to flow into those openings.

    So yes the phone can withstand water immersion, however under very strict conditions.

    In your case, the repair person would have had to cut at least one seal or gasket which will leave another point of entry for liquids.
    The repair part from samsung does not come with a replacement gasket so I am 99% sure that he reused the cut gasket back on the phone.
    You also said that they used a lesser quality adhesive, that alone would cause less resistance to water intrusion.

    I would not think that your phone is near as water resistant as it originally was.
    You may get lucky and it could survive a dunking in water (quite a few non water resistant phones can) however I would not chance it if I were you.
    Ipse_Tase likes this.
    05-15-2016 06:28 AM
  20. DALJicious's Avatar
    This is such an entertaining thread. The phone has commercials marketing it as water resistant but everyone is telling you (Samuel) not to use the phone that way, as it's an "oops" feature.
    New car commercials show cars auto-braking to avoid an accident even if your foot isn't on the brake pedal...I wonder if you drive around town without using the brake pedal too.
    05-15-2016 09:22 AM
  21. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    This is such an entertaining thread. The phone has commercials marketing it as waterproof and water resistant but everyone is telling you not to use the phone that way, as it's an "oops" feature.
    New car commercials show cars auto-braking to avoid an accident even if your foot isn't on the brake pedal...I wonder if you drive around town with you would drive without using the brake pedal too.
    The last few commercials I saw showed the phone having liquid accidentally spilled on it and also being accidentally dropped in a fish tank. They would never show someone taking it into a swimming pool because it's not intended for that purpose.

    Samsung would never warranty the phone with water damage.
    jazz70 likes this.
    05-15-2016 09:29 AM
  22. Alanhd's Avatar
    No way would I use my phone in a pool. Not only is the surface tension of warm/hot water a lot lower than cold water, the chemicals will degrade the seals. It might not get you the first few times but at some point it will. Then people will be lining up saying I only used it in a couple of feet of water.
    Iva_LadyDiCaprio98 likes this.
    05-15-2016 09:49 AM
  23. bigphlp's Avatar
    If your device was not repaired by the Samsung repair center in Plano Texas, the device definitely has a voided warranty. Only Samsung repairs at that repair center will return that s7 to its original IP rating.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-15-2016 12:23 PM
  24. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    This is such an entertaining thread. The phone has commercials marketing it as waterproof and water resistant but everyone is telling you not to use the phone that way, as it's an "oops" feature.
    New car commercials show cars auto-braking to avoid an accident even if your foot isn't on the brake pedal...I wonder if you drive around town without using the brake pedal too.
    There has not been, and never will be, a Samsung commercial calling the phone waterproof. If you think there is, find it and prove it.
    05-15-2016 01:34 PM
  25. DALJicious's Avatar
    you're completely right, it isn't marketed as waterproof (i will edit that). my comment was just to point out the humour i found in samuel kennedy's responses to other forum users. i agree with everyone but samuel.
    05-15-2016 02:58 PM
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