05-31-2017 09:42 AM
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  1. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    I tell ya, I had a ball at the waterpark with my phone. Here are a couple of brief videos that I made, but I also took it into the fast river and wave pool. I did the same thing with my S7 Edge last year to show people the capabilities of this phone. Just a couple of videos playing around with some brief underwater recordings of my daughter and family friend.



    05-22-2017 07:28 AM
  2. jacker's Avatar
    Videos not working
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    05-22-2017 07:44 AM
  3. steveh552's Avatar
    No videos to see
    05-22-2017 07:46 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    Videos seem to be set to private...
    05-22-2017 07:50 AM
  5. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Fixed. It was set to private by default I guess. My apologies.
    05-22-2017 07:55 AM
  6. sweetypie31's Avatar
    That's cool. The video is super clear. I'm still nervous though. Lol
    05-22-2017 09:40 AM
  7. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    That's cool. The video is super clear. I'm still nervous though. Lol
    I had all kinds of gear on. I had my Pebble 2 smartwatch, my Oakley's as you saw, and the phone. Great day for testing gadgetry and water.
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    05-22-2017 10:42 AM
  8. burrzoo's Avatar
    Cool!
    05-22-2017 12:19 PM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    Cool. I only wish people would turn their phone sideways when recording video though.
    05-22-2017 12:30 PM
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    05-22-2017 01:23 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    That looks real good. Thanks for sharing.
    05-22-2017 01:34 PM
  12. deadbeatles's Avatar
    Nice! Did you have the frame rate set high?
    05-22-2017 02:15 PM
  13. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Nice! Did you have the frame rate set high?
    Nope. Standard settungs.
    05-23-2017 04:10 AM
  14. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Looks like a lot of fun !!!!

    Thanks for sharing this........ it'll give folks the confidence in the IP68 or whatever it's called
    05-23-2017 07:10 AM
  15. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Cool. I only wish people would turn their phone sideways when recording video though.
    To be honest, I had the Vulcan Death Grip on my phone in fear of dropping it and it being dragged by the water. Hence, video taken vertically. I would have preferred the other method however, so I do agree with you.
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    05-23-2017 08:06 AM
  16. citronbull's Avatar
    Did you have issue when the phone goes under water? My wifes S7 Edge acts funny at times, as if someone is touching the screen.
    05-23-2017 09:18 AM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Glad you got super lucky and didn't end up with a brick! Very cool
    05-23-2017 10:27 AM
  18. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Did you have issue when the phone goes under water? My wifes S7 Edge acts funny at times, as if someone is touching the screen.
    When I did this last year with my S7Edge, it did get sluggish for a bit. Once I dried it off and did a reboot, no further issues.

    With the S8, I had zero issues. It performed above expectations. I was surprised that it did even better than the S7edge to be honest. And I literally had that phone in and out of the water all day until battery went down to 15%.
    05-23-2017 01:14 PM
  19. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Glad you got super lucky and didn't end up with a brick! Very cool
    When I first did this experiment last year, I was terrified. This year, totally put my faith behind Samsung. Especially now since I know that it will be covered under factory warranty as long as I don't exceed the limitations. Then again, they don't mention if you are to be recording or taking photos while submerged. I've heard differing views on that one. Perhaps I should ask....
    05-23-2017 01:17 PM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    When I first did this experiment last year, I was terrified. This year, totally put my faith behind Samsung. Especially now since I know that it will be covered under factory warranty as long as I don't exceed the limitations. Then again, they don't mention if you are to be recording or taking photos while submerged. I've heard differing views on that one. Perhaps I should ask....
    My understanding is that the current and the chlorine would invalidate the warranty, but hopefully they'd prove me wrong.
    05-23-2017 01:18 PM
  21. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    My understanding is that the current and the chlorine would invalidate the warranty, but hopefully they'd prove me wrong.
    Per Samsung, park water is covered.

    Fun at Aquatica with the S8-chat-samsung.jpg
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    05-23-2017 01:57 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Awesome to have that in writing; they're saying they won't cover the chlorine but will cover a current - interesting, I would have expected differently that's good news
    05-23-2017 02:06 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    Awesome to have that in writing; they're saying they won't cover the chlorine but will cover a current - interesting, I would have expected differently that's good news
    Here's the problem though... It's usually the chemicals present in the water that will damage the phone...
    05-23-2017 03:19 PM
  24. jacker's Avatar
    I can't wait to try this.

    Summer can't come fast enough
    05-23-2017 08:58 PM
  25. Ageeb's Avatar
    I had 3 actives back to back need warranty replacement and the first thing they asked was if the water damage indicator was tripped. On the actives it resided in the sim card tray.

    I wouldn't trust what's being said unless you've actually tried it. Unfortunately, by then it's too late. For me, none were tripped so they replaced the phones (for other issues) but they left the impression it wouldn't be if they were tripped.
    05-23-2017 09:17 PM
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