Back in March when the Samsung Galaxy S7 was released, we here at Komando headquarters were so excited to get our hands on the new "waterproof" phone so we could put it to the test.
While recording her show, Kim submerged one of the Samsung phones in a glass vase of water for nearly three hours.
The phone ultimately passed the Kim Komando test, but Consumer Reports put it through a little bit more of a rigorous test, which it failed.
While Kim put the phone in a glass vase of water for nearly three hours, Consumer Reports submerged the phone in five feet of water for half an hour, which according to Samsung is the maximum the phone is supposed to handle.
After running the test twice to make sure the phones tested were not defective, the devices' screens gained extra green lines, the touch screen stopped working, and water was found inside the camera. Both phones were given two days to dry out, but the phones were still useless.
In response to the tests, Samsung issued the following statement:
The Galaxy S7 active passed rigorous tests to ensure IP68 certification for water resistance.
Samsung stands behind this water resistance certification, and will replace any Galaxy S7 active under its standard limited warranty, should water damage occur.
What do you think? Do you have a Galaxy S7 and have you had any problems with its water resistance? Let me know by posting in the comments below.