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Is the Samsung Galaxy S21 waterproof?

Phones should probably stay away from water, but what happens when you drop it into a puddle?

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Quick Answer: Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is waterproof to a certain degree. But don’t drown it in water for over 30 minutes. The phone’s IP68 rating is ideally meant for occasional splashes and spills.

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is a powerful and affordable option in the smartphone market.

At the starting price of just $799, it offers great value. But did Samsung skimp out on waterproof protection to cut the Galaxy S21 price?

With smartphones becoming more and more a part of everyone’s everyday life, you’ll likely have concerns about the reliability of these expensive devices.

$800 is a lot of money, so you’ll also want to keep your Galaxy S21 safe.

One of the biggest questions concerning any smartphone is whether or not the device is waterproof. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S21, the answer may surprise you.

So, is the Galaxy S21 waterproof?

Short Answer: Yes, the Galaxy S21 has an IP68 rating.

Samsung users will be pleased to hear that the Galaxy S21 is, in fact, waterproof. Technically, the Galaxy S21 is IP68-rated.

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It is generally a good idea to keep your smartphones as far away from water as possible. However, exposing your phone to wet areas can sometimes be unavoidable.

So, how waterproof does that make the Galaxy S21?

IP68 is an international standards rating that ensures that this device is capable of withstanding submersion in water up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

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And the 6 in IP68 also means that the Galaxy S21 is dustproof, as well. However, it is important to note that water and electronics still do not play well together.

Though the phone can go through that kind of stress, it is a good idea to avoid water as much as possible.

Where this water resistance thrives is for people like me, who tend to drop their phones in the toilet or the bathtub, as opposed to a pool or the ocean.

Wrapping up: No, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is not waterproof. But slapping on a waterproof case can help protect your Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra from water – essentially making it waterproof.

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