Galaxy S6 edge water test yields surprising result

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Last updated: March 30th, 2015 at 11:42 UTC+02:00

We know that the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge are not waterproof but can these devices withstand exposure to water for a certain amount of time? That’s what Keaton Keller from TechSmartt set out to find. He did a water test on the Galaxy S6 edge and found that the flagship can actually handle it better than what we would have expected from a device that’s not designed to be impervious to water.

Keller let the Galaxy S6 edge soak in a bowl of water for more than 20 minutes. He did take out the device a couple of times to check if it was still working and indeed it was. After 22 minutes he took it out, dried the Galaxy S6 edge with a towel and even tried shaking out the water. It’s clear that the water made it inside because you can see it fog up the front camera. His efforts to get it up and running again fell short as the device got stuck in a boot loop. Eventually the Galaxy S6 edge did turn on but the camera didn’t make it.

This video shows that while you can’t take your Galaxy S6 edge swimming with you it’s robust enough to stand exposure to a reasonable amount of water during normal use. So you might not have to worry too much if you accidentally spill a glass of water on your shiny new Galaxy S6 edge.

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