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Samsung: Galaxy S7 Active's Waterproofing Issue Fixed
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User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2016 | 8:03:35 AM
It still feels weird
Although I know my phone is water proof, I still can't bring myself to test it. I'll hold it over the bath occasionally and I still panic I'm going to drop it.

I'm sure a lot of other people are far more confident with their phone's waterproofing abilities, but I lost too many devices to moisture a decade+ ago that I don't know when I'll trust it.
User Rank: Ninja
7/22/2016 | 10:13:18 AM
Waterproof? Nope!
There is no such thing as a waterproof product. As a result, the US.government doesn't allow a manufacturer to state that its products are waterproof. Even diving watches that are intended to be used 100 meters under the water are called water resistant to that depth. As is usual with Samsung, the truth is a slimey thing. So out of 6 phones tested by CU and cnet, 4 were found to be damaged by water. That's hardly a "small number" Samsung is counting on the fact that very few phones actually fall in the water. So giving those very few their money back won't be an issue, and they can hide it.

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