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How waterproof is the Samsung Galaxy S5?

How waterproof is the Samsung Galaxy S5? Can it happily sit submerged in water without damage, or is it really only the odd splash it doesn't mind?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Apr. 23, 2014 at 18:53

I stole this reply from Phonecruncher - because I could :p

The IP 67 rating proudly borne by the Samsung Galaxy S5 indicates a higher level of dustproofing than the 55 and 58 ratings of the Xperia range. The precise wording is 'dust tight' as opposed to 'dust proof', but again this requires that micro USB port has its new cover secured tightly. This means that, unlike the Xperia range, the Samsung Galaxy S5 can be safely used on the beach - as indicated in Samsung's teaser promotion
The second digit 7 means that the Galaxy S5 has been tested immersed in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. This doesn't quite match the depth integrity of the Xperia smartphones which were tested at a depth of 1.5 metres, although in everyday use the differences are likely to be minimal.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 23, 2014 at 18:53

I stole this reply from Phonecruncher - because I could :p

The IP 67 rating proudly borne by the Samsung Galaxy S5 indicates a higher level of dustproofing than the 55 and 58 ratings of the Xperia range. The precise wording is 'dust tight' as opposed to 'dust proof', but again this requires that micro USB port has its new cover secured tightly. This means that, unlike the Xperia range, the Samsung Galaxy S5 can be safely used on the beach - as indicated in Samsung's teaser promotion
The second digit 7 means that the Galaxy S5 has been tested immersed in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. This doesn't quite match the depth integrity of the Xperia smartphones which were tested at a depth of 1.5 metres, although in everyday use the differences are likely to be minimal.

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