1. AC Question's Avatar
    My phone fell out of my pocket (yes I had a case) and the phone hit a tiny rock on the ground a barely cracked the top corner around the edge of the screen, but just barely, is it still water resistant? just so I know how cautious I have to be.
    02-10-2017 05:53 PM
  2. underway99's Avatar
    I would handle the phone as though it is no longer water-resistant. As soon as you broke (sorry -- that's the best way to describe this) the integrity of the phone casing, the water-resistance was likely compromised. If the IP68 rating was a critical factor for you in choosing the S7E, I'd get the screen replaced.
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    02-10-2017 06:44 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Water finds a way... Any crack means a void that a wee trickle can weasel it's way in.
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    02-12-2017 09:07 PM
  4. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Mine is cracked on the bottom left. I would never trust the phone to be water resistant ever again.

    I actually replaced mine with a new one because I don't want to risk the glass breaking apart. I've seen people using phones with pieces of the display glass missing.
    02-12-2017 10:56 PM
  5. LeoRex's Avatar
    That's true... The strength of glass, in particular gorilla glass, is in the integrity of the panel. Any tiny crack, scratch or chip reduces the panels strength.
    02-13-2017 09:11 PM
  6. justin1578's Avatar
    If the IP68 rating was a critical factor for you in choosing the S7E, I'd get the screen replaced.
    A replacement screen will not have the same water seal as the factory glass from what I've read while researching for a relative's s7.
    02-14-2017 10:22 PM
  7. aokusman's Avatar
    My phone fell out of my pocket (yes I had a case) and the phone hit a tiny rock on the ground a barely cracked the top corner around the edge of the screen, but just barely, is it still water resistant? just so I know how cautious I have to be.
    Get a cheap waterproof case off ebay. Even though my phone isn't cracked I never take it into the shower without the waterproof case.
    02-15-2017 04:50 AM
  8. jamezr's Avatar
    My phone fell out of my pocket (yes I had a case) and the phone hit a tiny rock on the ground a barely cracked the top corner around the edge of the screen, but just barely, is it still water resistant? just so I know how cautious I have to be.
    Sorry that happened to you! I would treat the crack as a chink in the water proofing armor.......Water will get through that crack....
    02-15-2017 06:36 AM
  9. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    My phone fell out of my pocket (yes I had a case) and the phone hit a tiny rock on the ground a barely cracked the top corner around the edge of the screen, but just barely, is it still water resistant? just so I know how cautious I have to be.
    I wouldn't trust the phone's ability to be water resistant anymore with a crack in it.
    02-15-2017 08:36 AM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I've seen people using phones with pieces of the display glass missing.
    I don't know how people can do that.
    02-15-2017 08:37 AM

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