Samsung Galaxy S5 Active IP68 Rating? Waterproof not Water resistant?

So the question has been asked, Why build a Galaxy S5 Active?  With its sibling the Galaxy S5 already having a IP67 rating against dust and water.

Well it looks like we have an answer to that question.  After my flight back from Chicago I decided to take a dip in the pool, All 8 Feet of it. I knew there was a risk of breaking the device, But water damage if handled right away can be repaired. So I went for it.

Well After over an hour and a half at 7.8 Feet (8 Feet) the phone survived, When peeling the back off no water was able to pass through the seal. To say I was surprised was an understatement.

So now I have my answer, There is a reason Samsung Built this phone, While during the S5 release they kept saying WATER RESISTANT. I have a feeling they will say this one is waterproof.

(Update) After speaking with our source at samsung the device will be rated and debut with a IP68 Rating.

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Stay tuned for our video on the water test and a head to head with the S5 and other devices coming very soon.

 

TK

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