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Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 waterproof?

What happens when you accidentally drop this one in the toilet?

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Quick Answer: Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S22 is waterproof to a certain degree. Its IP68 rating allows the phone to be submerged in water deeper than one meter for up to 30 minutes.

Most modern-day smartphones have at least some sort of water protection. The same goes for the Samsung Galaxy S22.

The Galaxy S22 was Samsung’s 2022 flagship entry in its lineup. The range includes the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra, each with upgrades over previous models.

Samsung’s 2022 smartphone line has many features, like an impressive camera array and plenty of storage options.

But what kind of water protection can you expect with the Galaxy S22? Is it waterproof?

Is the Samsung Galaxy S22 waterproof?

Short answer: It isn’t quite waterproof, but the Galaxy S22 is water resistant.

Most electronics aren’t completely waterproof. Complete waterproofing in tech is typically reserved for diving apparatuses and similar gadgets that are made to be used underwater.

But the Samsung Galaxy S22 does have water resistance (the jury is still out on the Galaxy S23, however). In fact, all three versions of the phone come with IP68 water resistance ratings.

Water Resistance LevelRatingWhat It Means
WaterproofNoneThe Galaxy S22 is not completely waterproof, and submerging it in water could cause damage.
Water-ResistantIP68The device has an IP68 rating, protecting it against dust, dirt, sand, and water. The Galaxy S22 can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes without damage.
Water-ResistantIPX7The device has an IPX7 rating, which means it is protected against water immersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

IP is a scale that judges a product’s water and dust resistance. The first number, six, represents dust resistance.

Six is the best dust resistance rating on the IP scale, offering a fully dust-tight seal for protection. The “8” in the IP68 rating for the S22 line is its water resistance rating.

That rating states that a device can be submerged in water deeper than one meter for up to 30 minutes.

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Samsung specifies that the Galaxy S22’s maximum water depth is 1.5 meters. After that, water pressure can cause damage more quickly.

The Galaxy S22 isn’t waterproof, but it can survive minor accidents

As a safe bet, it’s best to keep your phone away from water whenever possible. The Galaxy S22 isn’t waterproof. But, it isn’t fragile either.

In the case of accidents, it’s nice to know that there is some protection against permanent damage built into these smartphones. You could also add a protective case for additional safety measures.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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