Samsung Galaxy S5 waterproof test [pics and video]

“The Samsung Galaxy S5 takes to water like fish, at least for half an hour”

Once upon a time, a pair of goldfish lived happily together in a glass bowl. One fine day however, their peace was shattered when they encountered an unexpected guest in their humble abode – a Samsung Galaxy S5. Not only was it the latest, greatest offering from Samsung, but it was also playing a Star Trek video… submerged totally in water, and without displaying any signs of dying down. Since we can’t spot any goldfish in the images and video below, it’d be safe to assume the loving couple has since found alternate accommodation. 

We’ll stop our vivid imagination from getting the better of us now, and get to the serious (yet fun) stuff. The Galaxy S5 rocks a plethora of features, including a fingerprint scanner built into the home button, a heart rate monitor and an Ultra Power Saving Mode. Yet another feather in its cap is the fact that it’s IP67-certified, meaning it can withstand submersion in up to 1m of water for a period of up to 30 minutes. Now, being waterproof isn’t such a novel feature these days, and Sony brought it into the mainstream with its Xperia Z. Many of Sony’s premium smartphones and tablets have followed in the same tradition since. That said, it’s such a useful feature if you get stuck in the rain or manage to drop your phone into the drink, that we think all smartphones should have it. 

We decided to put the Samsung Galaxy S5 to a small test, and as you can make out from the video and images below, it passed with flying (albeit wet) colours. Here goes…

Samsung Galaxy S5 waterproof test
Samsung Galaxy S5 water resistant test

Heading the editorial shenanigans at the Gurgaon headquarters, Deepak is gadget freak like no other. He’s been writing on technology for over 14 years, having worked at Digit Magazine, T3 and Engadget, to name a few. Known to switch his primary phone every three to four days, he's looking to own 91 mobile phones so he can justify his position as editor of 91mobiles. He’s usually reviewing the latest smartphone or tablet, and always has a good idea for a feature. His other responsibilities include being the voice of calm among an unruly bunch of writers.
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