06-06-2016 05:06 PM
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  1. Asfalloth's Avatar
    Hey so I just had my phone fixed and they used very poor adhesive. There is a place that can use better adhesive. But I was looking at parts for the phone if maybe this part would be something that I would need.

    The ports are all factory sealed but the sides are not very sealed.

    Is they're a part to gauretee to re evaluate the phone in its 1p68 water resistance? I don't wanna buy a case for it

    I like using my phone in water sometimes. Can someone help point me in the right direction ??

    Just looking for a part. I don't have a Warranty and I don't have insurance.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    With the greatest respect possible in this scenario, buy a real underwater camera. Stop trying to use a mobile phone for these types of shots. Think of an galaxy s7 as a phone that can survive a rain shower conversation. No more. If you need/would like any pointers please do ask.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-15-2016 03:18 PM
  2. DropFixed's Avatar
    As a repair brand that actually cares about customers and their devices, NO, do not assume that your phone is the same water resistance as prior to the repair/damaged back. Any repair for that matter. Even the best technician cannot, honestly, guarantee the device to be water resistant again because there is absolutely no way to tell how sealed or healthy the seal is on the back of the device.

    Any technician or shop that tells you otherwise just wants your money, and could care less about what happens to your device after it leaves their hands.
    05-15-2016 03:49 PM
  3. brandogg's Avatar
    ^^ Agreed with that dude. I used to do phone professional phone repair for a living, arguably the best technician in town, but I would still tell people there is no guarantee that their phone would be water-resistant after replacing any parts, even on something like a Casio GzOne Commando that has rubber gaskets everywhere.

    But to be fair to the original poster, you shouldn't just think of your phone (before you break it) as a phone that can survive in the rain, since Samsung advertises it as being able to be completely submerged in a fish tank or have champagne poured all over it. You should be able to keep it submerged under 1 meter of water, for 30 minutes (again, before you break it), because Samsung guarantees that you can.
    05-16-2016 06:53 AM
  4. Law2138's Avatar
    I got my phones back fixed. will it still be able to handle water ?-screenshot_20160514-211304.jpg

    I'm on the S6 Active and the warranty language is the same for the S6, S6 Edge. The Samsung warranty is voided by water damage. OK, I get that this device, like the S7 and S7 Edge is water RESISTANT, but why on Earth would they encourage something like this? It's like ,"Oh cool, my camera can take underwater shots and I can use the physical buttons to do so." "But wait, the phone isn't water-proof so how is this supposed to work?"
    05-16-2016 07:02 AM
  5. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    Some people are gullible enough to believe every little thing a commercial tells you. Just because Lil Wayne pours champagne over his phone doesn't mean I'm going to. Just because he puts his phone in the fish tank doesn't mean I'm going to. I know the true value of my phone and I am not going to risk damaging my phone for the sole purpose of putting it under water just because it can. I work very hard for my money and I can't afford to fix it if something were to go wrong so I'm not taking any chances. People should just be very careful with putting any water resistant device under water. There is always a limit and it always depends on the clarity of the water and the amount of flow produced by the water which will damage your water resistant phone.

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    05-16-2016 07:42 AM
  6. Law2138's Avatar
    Some people are gullible enough to believe every little thing a commercial tells you. Just because Lil Wayne pours champagne over his phone doesn't mean I'm going to. Just because he puts his phone in the fish tank doesn't mean I'm going to. I know the true value of my phone and I am not going to risk damaging my phone for the sole purpose of putting it under water just because it can. I work very hard for my money and I can't afford to fix it if something were to go wrong so I'm not taking any chances. People should just be very careful with putting any water resistant device under water. There is always a limit and it always depends on the clarity of the water and the amount of flow produced by the water which will damage your water resistant phone.

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    On the contrary Iva, I don't think its unreasonable for any of us to believe the devices are capable of withstanding those conditions during ownership. I also work hard for my money and would not intentionally abuse my phone (or subject it to conditions outside of those specified/advertised). I feel bad for those who have had "accidents" in which their device fell into water and are having issues...only to find out that those issues are not covered by the manufacturer. Samsung knew long ago that there is no way to determine if a phone experiences an accidental or intentional dunk. But they decided to design their device(s) to withstand a certain condition in which it did go under water. That's what the commercial advertises as a key feature. For me, (and I'm sure many others) it's Samsung saying, "Hey look, our devices can do this." And for them to include the IP68 certification jargon, is just further assurance that it can do what they say it can do. Samsung would have been better off not using these water resistant features in commercials and just let everyone treat it like a non-water resistant device.

    If a sports car was advertised with a top speed of 160mph and 0-60 in 5 seconds, don't you think it should do so? Of course not everyone would drive it that way, but when it was tested by the public and the top speed was 120 and 0-60 in 7.5 seconds, would you feel misled?
    05-16-2016 08:32 AM
  7. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Seems like we all could find some common ground here. Just because a device can be dunked in water, doesn't mean it's the absolute smartest thing to test it out just because. At the same time, it ought to be able to withstand it considering Samsung boasts about the device being water proof at every turn. As a consumer, we'd have much better products if we demanded that our devices actually perform the way they're advertised instead of making excuses for the billion dollar companies who mislead the public.
    05-16-2016 09:39 AM
  8. ded1945's Avatar
    Nowhere have I ever seen Samsung advertise as water proof, only water resistant. Huge difference in terms!
    05-16-2016 10:34 AM
  9. johnriii's Avatar
    I've had my S7E for two weeks, and the one of the selling points to me was the water resistance feature. this does not mean I'm going to take/make phone calls while I'm in the shower. this does not mean I'm going to pretend to be lil wayne and pour ANYTHING on my phone on purpose. this feature is for those accidental drops into a kitchen sink of dish water, or getting caught out in a serious rain shower. even though there are a metric TON of youtube videos out there showing phones in water for hours, WHY would anyone want to take a chance on the slight chance of ruining your device? I work two jobs, am not made of money, and won't be doing my best lil wayne impression with this device, EVER.
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    05-16-2016 11:59 AM
  10. Since9600's Avatar
    Ha ha I would totally take this phone to a water park for some awesome videos lol, if it didn't have a glass back...My Gear S NEVER left my wrist from launch till recently, except to charge.. Showers, pools, hot tubs, water slides, took it like a champ. Never a problem ( I just had to disable the wrist gesture to avoid the water on screen calling people lol). Now, I have the Gear S2 Classic (3G version of course) and do the same thing, after I replaced the leather with a silicone strap... I totally answer calls in the shower from my watch.
    05-16-2016 02:41 PM
  11. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    hey so I am still giving up. I have fixed phone. the back plate was replaced and the seal was broken. is there anything I can do to get this thing sealed tight again ? I don't need anyone to tell me about what I do with the phone. I bought my phone for a few reasons but the main one was the water resistance. I wanna be able to take it on water rides and in the wave pool. I know it can do it. I have tried it before. I just need to know if I have any options on getting this thing sealed again. I don't have insurance I don't have a Warranty now that the phone has been fixed by 3rd party

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-27-2016 05:51 PM
  12. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    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.
    dude. are you like physically blind?? samsung has commercials with little Wayne pouring liquid on the phone.... do you get that ??? I mean are you getting it ?? go on youtube and type ******* in. Samsung this phone water test. bam ! right there in front of you. right there! it's been done.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-27-2016 06:19 PM
  13. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    I've had my S7E for two weeks, and the one of the selling points to me was the water resistance feature. this does not mean I'm going to take/make phone calls while I'm in the shower. this does not mean I'm going to pretend to be lil wayne and pour ANYTHING on my phone on purpose. this feature is for those accidental drops into a kitchen sink of dish water, or getting caught out in a serious rain shower. even though there are a metric TON of youtube videos out there showing phones in water for hours, WHY would anyone want to take a chance on the slight chance of ruining your device? I work two jobs, am not made of money, and won't be doing my best lil wayne impression with this device, EVER.
    oh whoops I accidentally dropped my phone in exactly five feet of water for exactly 30 min?? I mean that's the selling point. get it???

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-27-2016 06:21 PM
  14. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    you all are so so so skeptical.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-27-2016 06:21 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    dude. are you like physically blind?? samsung has commercials with little Wayne pouring liquid on the phone.... do you get that ??? I mean are you getting it ?? go on youtube and type ******* in. Samsung this phone water test. bam ! right there in front of you. right there! it's been done.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    The fine print at the bottom says otherwise though. As I said previously.. Commercials on TV exaggerate all the time. The bottom fine print tells the true story.
    05-27-2016 06:38 PM
  16. jazz70's Avatar
    you all are so so so skeptical.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    wow are we going to start this whole process again about why we are skeptical about using the s7e under water

    After your first thread and now this thread I have no idea what other answers you are looking for because the subject has been discussed pretty thoroughly imho
    05-27-2016 06:59 PM
  17. dryja123's Avatar
    you all are so so so skeptical.

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    Adults tend to be skeptical.
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    05-27-2016 08:13 PM
  18. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    Just face the fact that there is no way to regain water resistance after the phone has been opened. I work with phones for a living so I know. You're getting mad at everyone telling you the truth but since you feel you know best because you are fooled by what the commercials are telling you, then by all means, go ahead put your phone in water just like they do in the commercials and see how long your phone is going to last. Good luck you and your very expensive phone.

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    05-27-2016 08:15 PM
  19. dryja123's Avatar
    The only way to achieve the factory ip68 rating is to have an OEM replacement glass installed using a vacuum or a press. Just like replacing a watch battery on some higher end, non automatic, watches.

    Unfortunately 3rd party repair shops lack the tools to perform the repair.

    With that being said, the only way for you to restore your phone to its factory condition is to bite the bullet and send it back to Samsung and pay for the repair in full.
    05-27-2016 08:20 PM
  20. LeoRex's Avatar
    Quick mod note... please keep the discussion civil.
    05-28-2016 05:47 AM
  21. Samuel Kennedy's Avatar
    Quick mod note... please keep the discussion civil.
    No no don't worry I just needed the actual answer from an actual person that has some friendly advice to share with me?? I don't need someone saying no it doesn't work when yes it does work

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    05-28-2016 11:23 AM
  22. love4speechless'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.
    Bridge camera?
    05-28-2016 11:44 AM
  23. love4speechless'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 ...
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    Wtf
    05-28-2016 11:49 AM
  24. Alanhd's Avatar
    Bridge camera?
    Looks like a small DSLR. has a superzoom (x70) retractable lens, allows manual control to a point.

    I generally use both together, it saves having to swap out lenses on my DSLR..
    love4speechless likes this.
    05-28-2016 12:14 PM
  25. jazz70's Avatar
    No no don't worry I just needed the actual answer from an actual person that has some friendly advice to share with me?? I don't need someone saying no it doesn't work when yes it does work

    posted from my galaxy s7edge
    maybe take your own advice and be a little more friendly yourself and not challenge and attack every post you don't agree with would probably be a good place to start imho

    Like dryja123 suggested I would deal directly with Samsung Repair to see if they can return your phone back to IP68
    05-28-2016 12:24 PM
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