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Are Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite have a Waterproof IP rating?

Samsung just launched their latest flagship devices in India. The latest Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite are premium smartphones intended for premium users. Most Samsung flagship devices come with IP68 waterproof ratings. So there are speculations that these new devices will come with a waterproof and splashproof body as well. We will test both the devices for the waterproof test in this post. So stay tuned if you want to know whether the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite are waterproof smartphones or not.

Samsung is known for making premium segment devices which are liked by the majority of Android users. Samsung holds the reputation of launching good quality and waterproof smartphones. All recent smartphones from Samsung came with IP68 waterproof certified last year. This year, Samsung might drop the waterproof specifications to lower the price down. Because of this, many rumours are revolving around for both the devices. Let’s address them in our Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite waterproof test.

Are Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite have a Waterproof IP rating?

Are Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite have a Waterproof IP rating?

The demand of modern customers is increasing day by day. Taking care of that, most companies have started including official IP68 waterproof ratings in their smartphones. However, this can’t be sure with Samsung latest Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite as no IP68 details are there on the official homepage. Samsung is known for providing splashproof and waterproof smartphones for many years.

For any phone to survive underwater, it must have any water repellent system. To be short, it must be either splashproof or waterproof. Every waterproof device comes with special IP ratings. These IP Codes (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating*) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. It mainly tells us whether the device is splashproof or waterproof. Every officially waterproof smartphone has IP ratings that prove its waterproof features.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is not actually waterproof as no adequate information is provided in official Samsung page. The same goes for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Both of these devices are not officially waterproof devices. However, they might be splashproof and dustproof.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Device Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite sports a 6.7-inches Super AMOLED display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB/8GB of RAM. The device has an attractive pinhole camera system for visual appeal. It runs on Android 10 on the top of One UI 2.0 skin. The device packs a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging support. It has a 32MP selfie camera (wide, f/2.2) with HDR mode.

Talking about the camera department, it sports a triple rear camera setup that includes a 48MP (wide, f/2.0) + a 12MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) + a 5MP (dedicated macro camera, f/2.4) lens. It also supports PDAF, Super Steady OIS, HDR, Panorama, an LED flash, Gyro-EIS, etc. For selfie lovers, it has 32 MP front camera.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Waterproof Test

Since the new Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite doesn’t have any official IP68 waterproof rating, it can not be considered as a waterproof device. However, it might be waterproof and splashproof as well. So in our test, we will test whether the device can hold itself under a splashproof and waterproof test.

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Display Working correctly
I/O Ports Volume rockers buttons not responding
Waterproof & Splashproof Splashproof to some extent

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. It got instant display damage which is not a sign of a waterproof smartphone. However, the device is splashproof to some extent.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Device Specifications

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes with a bigger 6.7-inches Super AMOLED 1080×2400 pixels resolution display. The device is powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset that paired with Mali-G72 MP18 GPU. It runs on Android 10 over One UI 2.0 out-of-the-box. The device packs 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage with up to 1TB of external MicroSD card. It has the Stylus Pen that integrated with Bluetooth, accelerometer, gyroscope sensor. It’s powered

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It sports a triple rear camera setup of 12MP (wide, f/1.7) + 12MP (telephoto, f/2.4) + 12MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) lens along with Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, an LED flash, HDR, Panorama mode, etc. While the front features a 32MP selfie camera (wide, f/2.2) that also supports HDR mode. The device packs a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging support.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Waterproof Test

Since the new Galaxy Note 10 Lite doesn’t have any official IP68 waterproof rating, it can not be considered as a waterproof device. However, it might be waterproof and splashproof as well. So in our test, we will test whether the device can hold itself under a splashproof and waterproof test.

Display White screen water damage
I/O Ports Charging port malfunctions
Waterproof & Splashproof Splashproof to some extent

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. It got instant display damage which is not a sign of a waterproof smartphone. However, the device is splashproof to some extent.

Conclusion

After conducting a waterproof test on Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, we can say that these devices are not waterproof. However, both of these devices are splashproof to some extent and can withstand any accidental water spill. So users must pay caution while using these smartphones. We strongly advise users not to use these devices in rain or shower for calls or for listening to music. Such activities can cause water damage to your device.

warning

The above waterproof test’s results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not to try this test at home, as it might damage your device.

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