Is Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 waterproof smartphone?

Samsung launched it another flagship device in May 2018 with an official IP68 rating. This device has high hopes from Samsung customers as Samsung does not give official IP68 ratings in their budget smartphones. As Galaxy A6 price starts just from Rs 16990, customers are dying to know whether Samsung Galaxy A6 is waterproof or not. So let’s check it out.

Samsung Galaxy A6 waterproof test

Before proceeding with our Samsung Galaxy A6 waterproof test, let’s discuss some of its specifications. Samsung Galaxy A6 is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of onboard storage which is more than enough to store your images and favorite apps. Furthermore, you can expand it to 256Gb with a microSD card. As far as the camera is concerned, it comes with a 16MP rear shooter camera and a 16MP selfie camera. It runs on the latest android version Oreo and powered by 3000mAh battery.

Is Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 waterproof smartphone?

Having official IP68 rating is an important aspect of today’s smartphone as many of us like to take pictures underwater, listen to music while showering and what not. So users mostly look for an official 1P68 certifies smartphone when they are planning to buy a smartphone. However, most of the waterproof smartphones are expensive and do not come in the budget segment.

Our Samsung Galaxy A6 waterproof test will reveal whether this device can withstand water damage or not. So without a further do, let’s show you the result of Samsung Galaxy A6 waterproof test.


This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Splash Proof Test

When we subject the device to a few water droplets, it resists them due to its oleophobic coating. The touchscreen works as normal in these conditions. So users can enjoy photography in such situations.

Touchscreen Works perfectly
Camera Working, no fog problem
I/O ports  No water damage found

Also read: Is Samsung Galaxy On6 Waterproof device?

Samsung Galaxy A6 Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions. After testing Samsung Galaxy A6 in artificial rain condition, it is observed that the device works perfectly in rainy conditions. There are no fluctuations in screen what so ever. However, the device seems a bit slippery, so the user needs to take care of his/her grip.

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 A6 Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash the device with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives

Touchscreen Control Yes
Water damage with hardware No
Speaker Sound muffles, not working properly
Camera Works

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Galaxy A6 or not.

Earpiece & Mic Works
Speaker low voice output
Touchscreen Works
Charging Point Works
Power & volume rocker buttons Not working
Any other I/O port damage None

Also read: Asus Zenfone 5Z Waterproof test

Samsung Galaxy A6 Water Immersion Test

When the device is immersed in water, water does not go inside the device. No water damage is found on the device.

Official IP ratings (waterproof ratings) None
Rainwater test Passed
Water immersion test Failed
I/O ports damage No damage found



  1. My speaker just spoiled because I accidentally drop my phone into the pool. Is it really waterproof?? My phone is now currently in a bad situation because there is no sound coming out from the speaker of the phone. I just brought my samsung A6+ last week

    1. I had the same problem but after a day it was fixed, there is water stuck in the grill of your speaker but it will come out/evaporate

  2. Salt and Chlorine will almost defiantly destroy any phone, water resistant or not. It will corrode the phone very fast. It ***should*** be alright in freshwater.

  3. I tried taking a selfie underwater at the pool beceause of this waterproof specifications and now my front cam is not working and my volume buttons are damned. The volumes automatically goes up and down. I can pretty much say that it is NOT WATERPROOF.

    1. Just because some buttons arent working that doesnt mean they arent water proof. I drop a phone in water with a faded screen. Is that waterproof? Yes.

    1. According to the test, the speaker sound output is not perfect. Since the device does not have any official IP68 ratings, it is not waterproof.

  4. My question is why there aren’t any ottredbox or life proof cases for this phone
    I got it as I was short on cash and needed something quick. Now I cant find a waterproofing case that protects speakers and ports! I have kids, I know the phone will fall in water eventually! Help

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