Back in 2015, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy s6 in all its glory with some really cool specifications. While the Smartphone was impressively an improvement to the Galaxy s5, there was just a little shortcoming that left consumers bothered and same time curious.
Is the galaxy s6 waterproof? This single question kept on lingering in a heart of thousands if not millions of folks. Supposing that’s the exact question you’re asking, then sit back and read through.
Specs wise, we all know that the Galaxy s6 comes in a full aluminium design. Powered by a 2,550 mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery, the Galaxy s6 packs a 16 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP front Camera, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display. The wireless charge feature is another selling point of the device. (More on the specs later)
Samsung did promise much with the Galaxy s6 and as the usual tradition goes, a couple of tech geeks decided to put the device to test. While some were satisfied knowing the durability of the device, others wanted to be sure of the Galaxy s6 waterproof outcome.
In this article, we’ll be revealing how waterproof is the Galaxy s6 and the truth about the Galaxy s6 waterproof.
But just before we go straight to answer your question – “is the galaxy s6 waterproof?” Let’s take a look at the official specifications of the galaxy s6
Complete Samsung Galaxy s6 Specs
Samsung Galaxy s6 Specifications and Price
Announced: March, 2015
Price: About 280 EUR
Colors: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz
- Dimension: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
- Weight: 138 g
- Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Colors: 16M colours
- Size: 5.1 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Pixel Density: 577 ppi
- Multi-Touch: Yes
- Build feature: Front and Back Gorilla Glass and Alluminum Frame
- Rear Camera: Dual 16 MP
- Flash: LED flash
- Features: f/1.9 aperture secondary, auto-HDR, panorama.
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
- Front Camera: 5 MP, f/1.9
- Internal Storage : 32/64/128 GB ROM
- Expandable Storage: not expandable
Hardware and OS
- OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), v7.0 (Nougat)
- Processor: Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Chipset: Exynos 7420 Octa (14 nm)
- GPU: Mali-T760MP8
- RAM: 3GB
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- Network Support: 2G, 3G and 4G.
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WiFi: Yes
- 3.5 mm Jack: yes
- Radio: FM radio, recording
- Games: Yes + Downloadable
- Loud Speaker: Yes
- Type: Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
- Capacity: 2550 mAh
Sensors include: Fingerprint (front-mounted), Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, Barometer, Heart rate, Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass)
Paying close attention to the specs, you’d notice that the Galaxy s6 waterproof rating isn’t official. This is because the South Korean giant, Samsung didn’t design it to be. Neither did they release any publication that the Galaxy s6 is waterproof (not even the promotional ads).
Here’s all we know about the Samsung Galaxy s6 Waterproof Rating
– The Samsung Galaxy s5 has a water resistance rating of 7
This means that the Galaxy s5 can resist water when left in a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
– The Samsung Galaxy s6 Active, S7 and S7 Edge has a water resistance rating of 8
This means that the Galaxy s6 Active, S7 and S7 Edge can resist water when left in a depth of 1.5 meter for up to 30 minutes.
… Is the Samsung Galaxy s6 Waterproof?
Let’s clear your doubt on the Galaxy s6 waterproof. Unlike its predecessors and successors, the Galaxy s6 and s6 Edge are both NOT rated waterproof.
The housing of the Samsung Galaxy S6 component isn’t like the Samsung Galaxy S5 IP-67 waterproof. This implies that the Galaxy s6 is not built to survive depths in water. When vital electronic components in it get in contact with water, the device may malfunction or get damaged.
It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy s6 is water resistant thereby it should survive a couple of water splash.
How ever, if you look forward to having some sort of extra protection, you may want to get the Samsung Galaxy s6 waterproof cases or Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge waterproof cases for the s6 and s6 edge respectively.
Though these waterproof cases don’t in any way make the s6 itself waterproof, they can (to an extent prevent moisture from getting in) and as well make your phone look pretty.
Watch the Galaxy s6 and s6 Edge Water Test
It is an often practice where folks take their phones into water when at the pool or beach. While this may just be cool and okay, it only makes sense if you’re using a waterproof smartphone, which unfortunately the Galaxy s6 isn’t. Now you know the Samsung Galaxy s6 waterproof rating, you’re advised to keep the device far off water as possible.