Samsung S7 Unfazed by Water Drops or Sprays
Advancements in technology often take into account a consumer’s tendency to abuse or misuse a product. Samsung is one brand that takes this kind of criterion into consideration. That is why the Samsung S7 is designed to resist all kinds of spills, drops and abusive activity. Of particular note is the technology’s resistance to water spills and rain.
Water Resistance – A Hallmark of the Samsung S7
In fact, being water-resistant is one of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S7. With its IP68 certification, the phone can withstand splashes in water or use on a rainy day. Even if someone douses the phone in wine or beer, the phone will show that it can still operate. However, some skeptics still might question if the S7 really can be used when it is completely damp. For example, can you really use the phone in at pouring rainstorm?
To answer the question, researchers tested the phone in numerous ways. One test entailed using the Samsung Galaxy S7 with wet hands and fingers. Scientists found that the phone was perfectly usable. Even phones that are not water-resistant probably could pass this kind of test. Scientists found they could switch between screens, open and use apps and type on the keyboard when using the phone with water-drenched hands.
Next, the Galaxy S7 was used in simulated rain. During this test, the phone stood up to light drops and water sprays, each of which did not impact the touchscreen. However, once some water started to accumulate, the touchscreen was not as cooperative. As heavier drops struck the screen, the smartphone mistook the drops for taps. Overall, the phone could be used as long as it did not get too wet.
One Final Test
One final test involved submerging the phone in water, which is typically not advised for any mobile phone user to do. In this instance, the touchscreen was not responsive. However, the phone still continued to work. When the camera was open, photos could be taken using the volume controls. However, again, the touchscreen did not work.
Obviously, it is not a good idea to submerge your phone if you can help it but you can still use your phone in a light rain. The touchscreen, it was found, was the main part of the phone that was affected by water, which is understandable. After all, the touchscreen is an intuitive and sensitive part. Therefore, whether you tap it with your fingers or it is tapped by raindrops, it is going to respond, even if it acts a little quirky as a result.