How long will Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ survive under water? – Waterproof test

Samsung just has unveiled the best smartphone of this year. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the biggest buzzes in the market. The latest specification, outstanding features, and waterproof design are what attracts the customers the most. Since Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus are officially waterproof, customers want to know how long will these devices last in the water. To find out the truth, we have to perform Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus waterproof test.

Whenever a customer wants to buy a new device, he/she looks for official IP68 waterproof ratings. A waterproof smartphone can handle accidental water splash, can take underwater photos, and much more. So it is obvious that more and more customers want to adopt a waterproof smartphone. It’s good news that Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus are official waterproof devices with IP68 certification. However, to test these certifications, we are going to perform Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus waterproof test.

How long will Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ survive under water? - Waterproof test

How long will Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus survive under water?

The smartphone market is booming up and new smartphones are being launched by companies every week. However, most of these smartphones don’t come with official IP68 waterproof rating so customers don’t buy them. But that isn’t the case with Samsung Galaxy S10& S10 Plus devices. Both of these devices have official Waterproof ratings and can withstand (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters. Before we start with our waterproof test, let’s get to know device specifications first.

Device Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Screen  6.1″ (15.49 cm) 6.4″ (16.26 cm)
Processor Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual core, M4 Mongoose + 2.31 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55) Octa core (2.73 GHz, Dual core, M4 Mongoose + 2.31 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
RAM/ROM 8GB/128 GB 8GB/128 GB
Battery 3400 mAh 4100 mAh
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
IP67/68 waterproof ratings IP68 Waterproof IP68 Waterproof

Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus Waterproof test

There are a couple of tests we can perform to find whether how long Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus will survive underwater. Usually, a waterproof smartphone can hold up to 30 minutes while submerged into water. However, we will test this to its mark in our waterproof test.

warning

This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus Quick Immersion Test

In this test, we are going to put the device in water for 30 seconds. After that, we will test whether the device has got any damage or not.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Display Working fine Working fine
Hardware No damage No damage

After performing the quick immersion test we didn’t find any signs of damage on the device. Since the device is officially waterproof, it’s great that the device can withstand underwater for 30 seconds.

Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus Shower test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in an artificial shower/rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Hardware damage None None
Able to call? yes, the user can make calls yes, the user can make calls

After testing Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus in artificial rain conditions, we came to know that there are no complications in the device. Also, the user can easily make or receive calls during a shower or rainy environment.

Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus Water Immersion Test

In this test, we are going to immerse the device with a bucket full of water for 30 minutes and will see whether it survives this or not.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 G7 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Water damage None None
Touchscreen Absolutely fine Absolutely fine

Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus DustProof Test

In this test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.

After the dustproof test, no dust was found in the internal parts fo the device. This shows that indeed Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus is dustproof.

Conclusion: Can Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus survive under water?

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 plus are amazing devices. Both of them come with official IP68 waterproof ratings and so can withstand underwater for 30 minutes approx. It will also survive accidental water splashes, dust storms, rainy weather etc.

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