Is the Samsung Galaxy S8 waterproof - Solution

Consider buying the Samsung Galaxy S8, then you may want to know if this is protected against water. Unfortunately, it happens again and again that a smartphone accidentally comes into contact with water. Be it bathing, in the bathroom or spilling a drink. We will give you the answer if the Samsung Galaxy S8 is waterproof.

The answer is yes, but with restrictions.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is IP68 certified. This means that the smartphone is dust and water protected. What exactly does that mean?

Samsung Galaxy S8

The number 8 of the protection class stands for:

  • Protection against permanent submergence

In the case of manufacturer tests, this means that the smartphone must be permanently protected against water in up to 1 meter of water depth. However, you never know if it is more than this meter or exactly the meter at which Samsung has tested the certification. The fresh water test is also carried out. The protection class for salt water is not known.

This means for you now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is protected against water, but you should not intentionally submerge the device, for example, to make an underwater photo. Rather, the IP68 certification ensures that your smartphone remains protected when the device slips accidentally into the water. No more and no less.

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