Samsung Galaxy S7’s Screen Is Usable When Wet, Watch Our Video!

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After its departure from an all plastic and hyper-glaze design, Samsung scrapped water-resistance from the Galaxy S6 family. However, this year, Samsung has decided to give immersion-protection a second try with its recent Galaxy S7 line.

Sony was among the first companies to introduce an elegant glass and metal design which incorporated water resistance throughout its Xperia line of devices but it was not until the Xperia Z3+ that screens were better able to differentiate touch from water drops.

Samsung was definitely able to stand up to Sony with its lovely all-glass-and-metal design WITH IP68 certification and back-sealed Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, no longer requiring the incorporation of those dreaded flaps.

We took the Galaxy S7 to the streets of Midtown, New York City to test if the classy screen on the Galaxy S7 is actually useable in cases where a user might drop their phone into some shallow water or if you are trying to utilize it after a shower or in the rain. But in this case, however, we dunked it into a fountain.

While the intro and outro shots were taken with a professional DSLR, we thought you’d like to know that the fountain scene was actually shot with another Galaxy S7 edge. After this video, we might have to flirt with the concept of using the Galaxy S7’s capturing camera for future videos.

For what it’s worth, the Galaxy S7 is able to disclose the incompatibility between water drops on the classy screen and intentional input. The only place where the phone still struggles to disclose the two apart is when water droplets are actually running down the glass, the only time you may run into this issue is in scenarios with a lot of water everywhere such as getting caught in a rainstorm or taking the phone under the shower.

Still, the phone is NOT usable when fully submerged under water, but then again, these devices are not intended for such use. You might be able to acquire away with snapping the occasional photo underwater at the swimming pool, but you’ll have to set the capturing camera first before heading underwater. While the classy screen would not work at all underwater, you’ll still be able to hit the capturing camera shutter by pushing a volume key.

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