When Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 hero phone we were even more compared to a little unconvinced. Not since we question that it will certainly sell fast worldwide, nor given that we think that Samsung’s continued reliance on plastic will see alreadying existing Galaxy S supporters switch loyalties somewhere else.

GS5 waterproof

Exactly what we definitely weren’t also sure concerning was the claim that the Galaxy S5 will include an IP67 rating for both dirt and water resistance.

According to the IP67 requirement, that implies that the phone should be able to stand up to being a meter listed below the area for as much as HALF AN HOUR without any kind of ill-effects. Offered the use of that previously mentioned flimsy plastic, additional portholes compared to an ocean-liner and detachable back panel for easy electric battery replacement, we found ourselves greater than a little unwilling to test such a point out for ourselves.

Luckily, one YouTube channel owner made a decision that the only actual means to examination Samsung’s claims was to soak a new Galaxy S5 in just what appears to have actually been the tallest, dirtiest and possibly most environment-friendly aquarium he can find. The result? Well, was there ever any type of uncertainty?

The complete video stretches on for longer than we care to sit and enjoy something be immersed, however completion result is indisputable. The Galaxy S5 copes will certainly with the water – – and grime – that it’s confronted with and even handles to get a telephone call while it’s in there. We can not deny being a little bit excited by the entire thing, which leaves us pondering if an IP67 ranking is going to end up being the new standard for smartphones. Will the iPhone also feature such a score? Given the amount of times we’ve become aware of patient falling phones into different water receptacles, we can just wish so.

As a remarkable a feat as it is, we’re still unsure we would certainly be recommending taking a Galaxy S5 into the swimming pool the following time you swim, yet if you were to obtain caught in the rain or soak it into a bath, we’re quite sure you’ll be just great.

Unwind, unwind, and have a look at the 14-minute of submerged goodness video clip which we have actually installed below:


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