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IPhone 7 vs. Galaxy S7: whoever holds the most water?

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Published on Sep 18, 2016

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The first tests showed that the iPhone 7 behaves very well in contact with water and other liquids. But what happens if we compare it with a Samsung Galaxy S7?

Comparing the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7, we notice that the first difference concerns the certification official: the first is IP67, according to IP68. Level of dust resistance represented by the number “6”, then, the iPhone 7 and samsung Galaxy S7 are equal and ensure a high level of protection. No particle of dust should be able to scratch the covers of the phones, nor enter in the internal circuits. The second number represents the protection against water. The 7 is a good result and means that the iPhone 7 is able to “survive” up to a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. We can safely use the iPhone 7 in the shower and as the rain consistent. A drink upside down incidentally on the iPhone 7 will not cause any kind of damage. The Galaxy S7 reaches the score of 8. This means that it resists water for 30 minutes, but up to a depth of 1.5 meters. For the rest, no other difference.

What happens, instead, in a real world test?

In this test, iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 were immersed in the waters always deeper. Both emerge from the water without any damage, either from 1 meter, is at a depth of 1.5 meters, which officially should not protect the iPhone 7.

The first signs of failure are noticed at a depth of 9 meters, and for 5 minutes duration. The Galaxy S7 will restart automatically, while on the iPhone 7 and the Home button starts to show the first signs of failure. Both devices, however, continue to work. Exceeding 10 metres, however, the display of the Galaxy S7 stops working, even if there are still small signs of life. For example, the camera flash still works, as the blue LED on the front of the device.

The iPhone 7 does not seem to yield of all even exceeded the 10 meters, even if you can see the first problems in the lower part of the display. The water is now entered in the device, even if everything, including the touch screen continues to work perfectly. Also the Home button, despite some small problem of sensitivity, it is still his duty. In short, the Apple device still works well enough and, in spite of a certification “lower” than the Galaxy S7, exceeds the various tests.

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