Mar 24th, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 IP67 water test

Despite pwning noobz in worldwide market share, Samsung doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to device build quality. Maybe this is why some were skeptical over Samsung’s claims that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would come with an IP67 rating for dust/water resistance. A great feature to have, no doubt. But with all those buttons, ports, and a removable backplate, we heard it joked that Samsung could soon land themselves in hot water if future users put too much faith in the claim, taking the phone with them into the pool.

Thankfully, some folks in a Russian YouTube channel are putting Samsung’s IP67 claims to the test, submersing the phone for 8 minutes in over 1 meter of grimey, funky water. The result? Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say we were pleasantly surprised at how well the phone held up (even if we’d have to give it a once over with some Windex before ever touching it again). Check it out for yourselves in the video below.

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