Samsung is stepping up its game for the budget and mid-range smartphone market with its Galaxy A series. The new members of Galaxy A series are Samsung Galaxy A11, S31, and A41. All of these smartphones are launched in March 2020 and meant for budget and mid-range smartphone market. But are the new Galaxy A11, A31, and A41 waterproof devices? Well, today, we will found out in our Galaxy A11, A13, and A41 waterproof test.
Samsung is known for making waterproof smartphones for five years. However, they tend to keep their features only to their flagship smartphone models. Where other competitive brands are providing splashproof and waterproof ratings for their devices, it is putting pressure on Samsung to provide such services in their budget devices as well. Today we will test the latest Samsung Galaxy A11, A31, and A41 for waterproof ratings and their waterproof test.
Today we will know about the three Android smartphones from Samsung Galaxy A series. We will discuss their full specs, features, and whether they are waterproof or not. People are confused about these models of smartphones and can’t figure out which one is waterproof. So we will conduce a waterproof test on Galaxy A11, A31, and A41 smartphones.
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Samsung Galaxy A11, A31, and A41: Which One Is Waterproof?
A waterproof smartphone is a must-have necessity in daily life. Where most smartphones get water damage from even a single coffee of juice spill, waterproof smartphones are immune to such accidental damages. Also, with a waterproof smartphone, you can easily use the device near any water body without seconds thoughts. Samsung is popular for making true waterproof devices which are capable of taking underwater photo and videos too. So it would be interesting to see if they put Samsung Galaxy A11, A31, and A41 with waterproof specifications.
Samsung Galaxy A11 Waterproof Test
Samsung Galaxy A10 is the updated model of A10; It has 6.4 inches of IPS LCD display available in red, blue, and black cortex color build with polycarbonate. A11 comes with 64-bit, 1.8GHz Octa-Core, Cortex-A53 processor and ARM MALI G71 MP2 GPU. Rear Camera has 12MP main sensor + 5MPof ultrawide sensor and +2MP depth sensor, which gives you very crisp pictures and there is an LED flash too. Internal storage comes with 32gb of space and RAM, both 2/3GB available. Font camera has face recognition feature with 8MP. Fingerprint and face lock both options are available. All the necessary connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi supporting 4G is is included. Internal Storage of A11 can be enlarged using micro-SD support up to 512Gb. Battery type is non-removal lithium-ion 4000mah with 15W fast charging. A11 Os is Android Pie with Color OS 6.0.
Though the phone specs are promising, there is no IP rating available for A11; hence it is not waterproof. We conducted a waterproof test on the Samsung Galaxy A11 smartphone. After 20 seconds of submerged underwater, the device goes blank, which indicates screen damage. So the device is not fully waterproof or splashproof by any means.
Samsung Galaxy A31 Waterproof Test
Samsung Galaxy A31 comes in many colors like Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red, etc. A31 runs with Oreo powered by64-bit Octa-core 2Ghz, Dual-core A75 + 2GHz of Hexa Core, Cortex A55 processor. Chipset is from MediaTek Helio P65 and has 4GN of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. It has an AMOLED display with 6.1 inches of screen. Front, Camera has a 20 MP f/2.2, and Primary Camera has 48+8+5+5 MP with features like Digital Zoom, Face detection, and more. It’s packed with a 5000 mAh non-removal lithium battery with fast charging. It has a Fingerprint sensor on the screen, and all connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, and more are available.
A31 has some good features and shows some resistivity; therefore, it is hard to tell it is waterproof or not. We can say it is splashproof to some extent. As there is no damage from accidental water splashes. There is no official waterproof IP rating for Samsung Galaxy A31. So users must take proper care of this device.
Samsung Galaxy A41 Waterproof Test
Samsung Galaxy A41 runs on Android version Oreo. The device is powered by Octa-core, 2 GHz, Dual-core, Cortex A75 + 2 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55 processor. External Storage is expandable up to 512GB via micro-SD, and internal storage is 64GB. It runs on MediaTek Helio P65 Chipset and 4GB f RAM. A41 smartphone has a Super AMOLED display with 6.1 inches of screen size. The front camera has 25 MP f/2.2, and the Primary Camera has 48MP + 8MP + 5MP camera with many features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, etc. It has a non-removal li-on 3500 mAh battery that supports fast charging. An on-screen Fingerprint sensor is present, and connectivity features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS are available.
A41 has an IP rating of IP68, which means it is water-resistant waterproof. Also, it passes our Samsung Galaxy A41 Waterproof test. So it is safe to use underwater, under rainy weather, or to listen to songs while you’re taking a shower.
We conducted Galaxy A11, A31, and A41 waterproof tests and found out only Galaxy A41 is an actual waterproof device. The other devices are not IP certified devices. So they are not officially waterproof. However, Galaxy A31 is resistant to water according to our observation.
Waterproof 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.
Although Samsung Galaxy A11 is not waterproof and shows water damage when submerged underwater. So it is not ideal for any waterproof related work. This means users cant use it for calling under rain, underwater photography, listening to music while taking a shower, etc.
|Device Name||Official IP ratings|
|Samsung Galaxy A11||none|
|Samsung Galaxy A31||none|
|Samsung Galaxy A41||IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
These are the official waterproof IP ratings for these devices. Please note that only Samsung Galaxy A41 is officially waterproof.