The rugged Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has failed two times a Consumer Reports’ water resistance test.
As most of you already know, the Galaxy S7 Active comes with high-end specifications and features. In addition, the device comes with a rugged case, which makes it look indestructible. This device was actually made for people who are clumsy and drop their devices by mistake on the floor, in the shower etc.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy S7 Active is water resistant up to 30 minutes at a depth of 5 feet under water (IP68 rating). However, according to Consumer Reports, this handset is not as resist to water as Samsung claims.
We remind you that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have both passed the same test without any problems. Consumer Reports has ran this test twice, using two different Galaxy S7 Active devices and the results are the same: the device doesn’t resist to water.
After being submerged in water, the Galaxy S7 Active had some screen damage and some green lines were spotted on the display. At the same time, the touch screen was not responding and moisture was found inside both cameras and the SIM card slot. Unfortunately, even after drying out the two devices, their performance did not improve at all and none of the devices could be recovered.
However, it seems that Samsung claims that it had a few complaints regarding its Galaxy S7 Active about this issue and the phones were covered by the warranty. The South Korean company keeps claiming that the Galaxy S7 Active is one of the most rugged handsets out there thanks to the IP68 certifications and scratch resistance.
We remind you that the specs of the Galaxy S7 Active are almost identical to those of the Galaxy S7, but the device has a much bigger battery of 4000mAh.
Do you own a Samsung Galaxy A7 Active device? Did you ever have problems with it after dropping accidentally in water?