Is Samsung Galaxy A8 star Waterproof device?

Samsung has announced new models of Galaxy A8 of its previously launched model Samsung Galaxy A8. The new model goes by the name of Galaxy A8 start and Samsung Galaxy A8 lite with updated specifications. However, there are few changes in the new version of Galaxy A8 star. There is no official IP68 rating for the device. This is quite buggy to customers as the original Glalxy A8 has an official IP68 rating. So today we will find out whether Samsung Glalxy A8 star is waterproof or not in our Samsung Galaxy A8 star waterproof test.

Samsung Galaxy A8 star waterproof test.

Before we start with our Samsung Galaxy A8 star waterproof test, let’s talk about some of its specifications. Galaxy A8 star is a Hybrid dual sim smartphone device with 6.3 inches of display. The display is offering 1080 x 2220 pixels with 392 PPI density. It comes with android oreo out of the box with Samsung TouchWiz user interface. The device is powered by octa-core processor on Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset. Talking about the camera department, it is offering 24 MP rear camera with 17 MP selfie camera on the front for sharp and crisp photos. overall it is a great product.

Samsung Galaxy A8 star Splash Proof Test

In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash to verify whether the device survives in such condition. Since Samsung Galaxy A8 star does not have any kind of proper IP68 waterproof ratings, it might or might not survive this test.

So when we subject Samsung Galaxy A8 star to artificial water splash, the device’s shows no problem at all. The device seems to operate normally in artificial water splash conditions.

Touchscreen No problem
Camera No damage
Splashproof Yes

Samsung Galaxy A8 star Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well. Later on, we will see if the device withstands these conditions or not.


After testing Samsung Galaxy A8 star in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device has no problems at all. The device seems to work perfectly under rainy conditions.

Can you use the device in rainy conditions Yes
Can you use the device while taking a shower Yes
Any damage due to rain or water droplets No

Samsung Galaxy A8 star Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash Samsung Galaxy A8 star with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not.

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Water damage with hardware None
Camera Works
Speaker Works

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Samsung Galaxy A8 star or not.


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Touchscreen Works
Speaker Works
Charging Point Works
Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Earpiece & Mic Works
Any other I/O port damage No damage

Samsung Galaxy A8 star Water Immersion Test

When the device is immersed in water, water does not go inside the device. In spite of not having an official IP68 waterproof rating, the device still holds good under water.

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) None found
Splashproof test Passed
Rainwater test Passed
Water immersion test Passed


  1. But the people at samsung say samsung A8star does not have IP68 offical rating I asked them when I buy this phone so can you tell me if this is real.

  2. my a8 star got submerged in water and now it won’t turn on. What do i do now.. is it finished or is there still some hope? help…

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