Samsung also releases Fan Editions of their flagship phones. Generally, these phones are considered better value for money over the premium ones. We have seen the release of the S20 FE after the S20 series. Now we have S21 FE 5G following the S21 series of premium phones. Since Samsung removes most of the premium features from these Fan Edition phones, we might be missing out on some vital features as well. So it is normal to be wondering whether the S21 FE 5G is waterproof just like its big brother S21 or not. So here in this article, we have got answers for you.
To claim a phone to be fully water-proof it should at least have an IP rating of IP67. In this, the first digit after IP denotes the level of protection against solid particles such as dust. The next digit denotes the level of protection against liquid ingression. So the higher the number in the second digit, the higher the protection your device has against water. So in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, we have a manufacturer rating of IP68, making it fully waterproof. On the other hand, if it were an IP 65 or 66, it would mean it was just water resistance or splash resistant.
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Is Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Waterproof Smartphone?
While we do have an IP rating officially from Samsung, it doesn’t mean you can start using your phone underwater straight away. We need to understand the term IP68 a bit more to be safer. Generally, an IP 68 rating means that the phone is completely dust-tight. This means this phone is more than sufficient for your normal day-to-day work. Even if you work or live in a very dusty area.
On the waterside of things, we have an IPX8 rating, which is the highest one could get for a consumer product. This rating means that the phone can withstand an immersion of water greater than 1 meter for more than 30 minutes. This specification may increase based on the manufacturer. But to comply with the IP code, the test should withstand the aforementioned condition. So you can expect your Samsung to work without any problems even if you drop your phone into a 3 meters swimming pool.
Can you wash or clean your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Technically, yes. You should be able to wash your waterproof Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. But we don’t want you to try it straight away. Because the best way to clean your phone is by using a soft cloth as well as some drips of water and nothing else. You can also some cleaning solutions like IPA if you have access to them.
Although I have seen many people test their phones using water by washing or rinsing them in the water faucet. Even some people wash them in a bucket full of water to demonstrate the waterproof capability of the phone. I mean, just take a look at this Youtube video. The phone seems to work fine after that without any issues. The touch panel was responsive, and the phone seems to charge. But if you are ever trying this out, just make sure to dry out the charging ports prior to plugging it in!
So as you can see, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is a waterproof phone with an IP68 rating. With this, you do not have to worry if you ever drop your phone into the water. It should work even if your friend pushes you into a pool while you have your phone on you. It is glad to see Samsung included this feature even on the Fan edition phones. Even the S20 FE was an IP68 rated phone. This means that Samsung did not cut down on this feature to save some bucks on Fan Edition phones.