Is Samsung Galaxy A80 Waterproof and Dustproof protected device?

Samsung’s new Galaxy A80 is the most different Samsung phones you can buy in the market. Its Samsung’s first truly all screen smartphone. It doesn’t have any awkward note or any weird pill shaped cutouts. Instead, it houses a camera with a swipe up mechanism. However, this funky camera slider design is troubling customers. Customers want to know whether the new Samsung Galaxy A80 is waterproof and durable with the new design. Well, today we will find out in our Samsung Galaxy A80 waterproof test.

Samsung Galaxy A80 is being in the news lately because of its unique approach to remove the un-necessary notch display. It features a full display screen with a fun pop-up rotating camera setup. As the new device has plenty of power and storage which is attracting android enthusiasts. However, in the era of waterproof smartphones, it is necessary to secure a device against water. So we are going to test this device whether it can hold under water or not.

Is Samsung Galaxy A80 Waterproof and Dustproof protected device?

Is Samsung Galaxy A80 Waterproof and Dustproof protected device?

Samsung is known for making flagship devices which comes with primarily waterproof certifications. This is why a lot of customers have trust in Samsung that the new Galaxy A80 will come with waterproof capabilities.

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A waterproof smartphone is a smartphone which can handle any accidental water splashes and an extended period of water immersion. A waterproof smartphone also comes with many features like underwater photography underwater video calls etc.

You will be slightly disappointed after knowing that the new Samsung Galaxy A80 doesn’t have any official IP68 waterproof rating. It is quite obvious that the device is not waterproof since it has a sliding camera mechanism with a rotatory camera as well. According to the official website, Samsung Galaxy A80 doesn’t come with any waterproof measures, not even splashproof.

What is an IP rating and why is it important?

An IP rating is an international standard which is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers.

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IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against fresh water. So you might end with slightly different results against salt water or other liquids such as soft drinks.

Whether your device comes with an IP rating or not, you should always take care while using your smartphone device or tablet around water.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Waterproof and Dustproof Test

Since the official website doesn’t contain any reliable info about the device waterproofing capabilities, so we are going to conduct our own test. Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy A80 waterproof test.

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This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test 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.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Waterproof Test

In this waterproof test, we are going to put the device in water for 1 minute in a small water tank. After 1 minute, we will test the device for any abnormalities. This test will give us a rough idea of whether the new Samsung Galaxy A80 is waterproof or not.

Camera camera failed
Screen White screen/ water damage
Speaker working

Samsung Galaxy A80 Dustproof Test

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In our dustproof 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.

Camera dust in camera module
Headphone jack Working
I/O ports Working

Conclusion

After conducting the test on Samsung Galaxy A80, we can say that the device is not waterproof. The sliding camera mechanism fails under water. Even the device is not dustproof since the dust particles will go inside the camera mechanism. Overall we can say that the device is not fully secure against water and dust particles. One must take special care of Galaxy A80 when near water bodies or in dust storms. Also, we advise users not to use this device for any water-related activities such as underwater photography, videography, etc.

Users are recommended:

  • Not to take underwater photos with the devices
  • Don’t make or receive calls in rain or while taking a shower
  • Not to take underwater selfies etc.

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