Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs iPhone 7 Plus Water Resistance Test
Here’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus side-by-side video comparison showing water resistance test.
Both Apple’s (Product)RED iPhone 7 and Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy S8 are undeniably beautifully designed devices. They both come complete with powerful hardware installed with iOS and Android. They both even have immediate access to an array of apps and experiences through their respective app stores. But, and this is the burning question, just how do they perform when submerged in water? And of course, as you might expect, there’s a YouTube channel looking to answer that question.
YouTube channels are used to taking new devices and putting them through various tests, with this latest one focusing on the two aforementioned pieces of hardware to see exactly how they perform – or don’t perform as the case may be – when submerged in water of varying depths.
First off, both devices are placed gently into a very shallow amount of water placed inside of a bowl. Given the fact that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus with its IP67 rating is certified to 3 metres for 30 minutes, and the Galaxy S8 to 5 metres for 30 minutes, both devices continue to function with the displays staying perfectly fine. However, as you might expect under water, touchscreen responsiveness is sketchy at best, but with the S8 working better than expected.
The real test comes with you start to fully submerge the devices, which is exactly what happens next when they are dunked into a glass/plastic cylinder containing three feet of water. After three minutes, both devices are still clinging onto life with no effect to the display whatsoever. This is actually quite inspiring considering that’s the maximum advertised level of submersion for Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. Naturally, given that Samsung provides an IP68 rating for Galaxy S8 we would expect it to be able to last longer underwater than its “splash proof” counterpart.
The ante is then upped when the water depth is maxed out to five feet, and therefore adding additional pressure on top of the devices. Once again, both devices continue to stand water submersion with displays still looking pristine after 15 minutes.
Check out the video for yourself, and specifically wait until the very end, you probably won’t be surprised which device comes out as the victor once put through all of the water-based tests.