Is Samsung Galaxy On8 Waterproof Device?

Samsung is focusing on their budget-friendly smartphone range. Recently Samsung has announced its latest model Samsung Galaxy On8 which comes with a beautiful infinity display. Since the demand for infinity screen devices or we can say bezel-less screen smartphones in increasing, Its good to know that Samsung is providing budget solutions for that. The new Samsung Galaxy On8 device is set to be sold with a price tag of 16,990 INR only. This is a great price point with all the specifications. However, customers want to know whether this device will be able to work underwater. So to test this, we are going to perform a Samsung Galaxy On8 waterproof test. Since the device do not have an official IP68 waterproof rating, it is important for customers to now whether Galaxy On8 is waterproof or not? So keep reading because we are going to find out.

Is Samsung Galaxy On8 Waterproof Device?

Before proceeding with the Samsung Galaxy On8 Waterproof test, let’s discuss some of its specifications. Galaxy On8 comes with latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. its a dual sim smartphone with a 6-inch infinity display. The display comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio with 720 by 1480 pixels. It comes with a powerful octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Talking about the camera department it comes with dual camera setup of 16MP + 5MP camera sensors. Samsung Galaxy On8 supports multiple camera features including Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop features.

Samsung Galaxy On8 Splash Proof Test

In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash to see whether the device survives in such condition. Since there is no official information on IP68 ratings about Samsung Galaxy On8 device, so it might not pass our splashproof test.

When we put some artificial water splash over Galaxy On8 device, we did not see any kind of complexion at all. The device seems to work fine under water. However, the touchscreen becomes unresponsive. But it becomes operational after wiping it off with a microfiber cloth.

Touchscreen Flickers under water, works fine after cleaning
Camera Works
Splashproof Yes

Samsung Galaxy On8 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 On8 in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device is capable of performing well rainy condition. Since the device touchscreen stops responding to touches underwater, users can not make or receive calls. However, the hardware seems to be perfect;y operational at this point.

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

Samsung Galaxy On8 Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash Samsung Galaxy On8 with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not.

Also read: Can Huawei P20 Pro survive Under Water?

Water damage with hardware Yes, water droplets goes inside the device
Touchscreen Works perfectly
Speaker Works perfectly

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Samsung Galaxy On8 or not

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Charging Point No damage
Power & volume rocker buttons No damage
Touchscreen No damage
Speaker No damage
Earpiece & Mic No damage
Any other I/O port damage Water goes inside the back panel of the device

Samsung Galaxy On8 Water Immersion Test

When the device is immersed in water, water goes inside the back panel of the device. This didn’t cause any problems as most of its internal parts are sealed properly. But this has potential risks in the future. Users are adviced not to use this device in water.

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

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