Now Playing: Watch this: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active failed our pool test 3:27 All three phones survived the pool, which puts Samsung’s water-resistant claims back on the upswing. What follows is our original story about the S7 Active dramatically failing an underwater pool test. It’s such a shame, really. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is by most measures a really terrific phone, with a shatter-resistant screen, great battery life and a convenience key that whips open apps. It just has one flaw, and it’s a major one: The phone that’s supposed to shrug off a 5-foot dunk in water for 30 minutes got so hydrophobic in half our tests that two of our units died. Cause of death: Drowning. Consumer Reports found that two units failed during its waterproofing tests, which ratcheted up the concern after our initial daily-use tests passed, so we conducted more. We ran a total of four tests at various water depths. The phone has a rating of IP68, which means that, in the words of this Samsung document describing the S7 and S7 Edge (which shares the same rating), they’re “water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) for up to… Read full this story
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