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Is the Samsung S20 waterproof?

The S20 is awesome, but can it handle being dropped in water?

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Quick Answer: No, the Galaxy S20 isn’t waterproof, but it is water-resistant with an IP68 rating. This means it’s safe to take in the shower or the accidentally dunk in the pool. Just note that the the device should not be submerged under water for more than 30 minutes

If you are an Android fan, you are most likely familiar with the Galaxy S20 and larger S20 Ultra – the latest flagship phones from Samsung.

It features some powerful internals and a bright, crisp screen. There’s also a solid camera (a staple in flagship phones today), so if you enjoy taking photos, there’s much to like here.

If you find yourself out and about, taking photos and utilizing the power of your Samsung S20, you may be curious about just how durable the phone is.

samsung s20 on purple background

This is understandable, as you’re always one slip away from dropping the phone on the ground, or worse, in water.

Knowing how well your phone can handle these elements can be crucial when deciding on the best smartphone for you or the risk you’re willing to take to get the perfect shot.

Is the Samsung S20 waterproof?

Short answer: No, but it is water-resistant

No, the Samsung S20 (or the S20 Ultra) is not waterproof, but you still have some protection against the elements.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ are IP68 rated. This means that it is protected against both dust and water.

Water Resistance LevelRatingWhat It Means
WaterproofNoneThe Galaxy S20 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 S20 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.

How waterproof is the Samsung S20?

“Wait, I thought it wasn’t waterproof?” Well, waterproof and resistant are two different things. Because the Galaxy S20 is water-resistant, it can withstand water for up to 30 minutes if the depth is under three feet.

It is worth noting that you still shouldn’t purposely submerge your phone underwater, as manufacturing errors can still happen, which could cause damage to your phone.

If you’d prefer a bit more protection, you can look into adding a waterproof case to your S20.

SHANSHUI Waterproof Phone Pouch
$15.99

Take your Galaxy S20 on all your aquatic adventures with confidence with these Waterproof Phone Bags. Perfect for beach, rafting, swimming, and more, this case offers full protection and stunning underwater photography options.

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03/07/2024 09:49 am GMT

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