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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active loses its swimming certificate

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The water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S7 Active variant isn’t quite as watertight as we’ve been led to believe, according to new stress tests.

A Consumer Reports review found two of the devices stopped working when placed in a tank that stimulated depths of 5ft of water.

After half an hour submerged, the display became non-responsive and bubbles were also visible inside both camera lenses

Samsung advertises the device as IP68 water resistant to depths of 1.5 metres (5 feet).

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Now the firm is saying the particular devices used for the test may have been defective and "not as watertight as it should be.”

The Samsung Galaxy S7 active device is one of the most rugged phones to date and is highly resistant to scratches and IP68 certified,” Samsung said in a statement, while claiming it had received “very few complaints.”

Anyone experiencing issues can make a warranty claim.

Ironically, given the rugged nature of the handset, it failed where the regular Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets succeeded.

Both of those smartphones were given the same IP68 rating and passed the dunk tests.

The rugged Galaxy S7 Active is now available in the US, but is not up for grabs in the UK.

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Nallaikkumaran

July 11, 2016, 3:57 pm

It's a fake propaganda. Samsung Haters propaganda (Apple lobbyists) "Oh no don't buy Samsung products"

Do you think Consumer Reports checks each and every device manufactured ? No. Just one device not all of them (Galaxy S7 Active Test). two fake tests just isn't enough to make that claim. None of your Consumer Reports video show proof of IP68 compliance. So stop judging. What do you think about the IP68 rating? This is a rating system set forth by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to inform consumers of how well protected an electronic device is against foreign bodies. Confirmed, Consumer Reports is an fraud lab. Who are you going to believe? International Electrotechnical Commission (completely independent) or Consumer Reports (fraud lab)?

If a manufacturer "pays" Consumer Reports (or iFixit), it will be assured its product(s) will pass the test and have high ratings.https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/fi...

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UglyStuff

July 11, 2016, 6:45 pm

My advice:

1) Wait for availability
2) Show the vendor this article
3) Try to snorkel out a good deal...

ayesha

November 4, 2016, 7:14 am

Nomu S3 is also same like this device the new nomu s30 is really an amazing device recently launched by NOMU Brand which is consists great spec and features,The Nomu S30 is purely waterproof,dust poof and rugged proof phone..For theToughness and IP68 Water-proof Test Collection of Nomu S30 you can see their youtube channel.

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