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Consumer Reports Say Samsung Galaxy S7 Active failed in waterproof test

Published on Jul 9,2016 By Maq Ahmed

The current flagship Galaxy S7 and its variant Galaxy S7 Edge were launched at MWC 2016 earlier this year. After that, another variant Galaxy S7 Active also joined the Galaxy S line-up; the company claims that all these smartphones are water resistant. However, some user reports articulate that the Galaxy S7 Active which is advertized as a waterproof device isn’t actually water resistant.

According to consumer reports, the issue comes out in the Galaxy S7 Active; the smartphone is available only via AT&T in the US. A non-profit firm which is well recognized for product testing says that it can’t recommend the Galaxy S7 Active smartphone because it doesn’t fulfill Samsung’s own claims. Director of electronics testing, Maria Rerecich said that she was astounded to see consumer reports that the Active model failed because Samsung claims are quite fine. 

The mobile maker says that it has received very few complaints about the Active smartphone and the company is investigating. While talking with The Associated Press, Samsung said the Galaxy S7 Active is supposed to be one of the craggiest smartphones in the line-up, "there may be an off-chance that a defective device is not as watertight as it should be."

The company says that Galaxy S7 and its all variants are water resistant and they can survive in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. However, consumer reports results are contradictory, they say that after half an hour the Active model’s display turned into green with many other colors and the touch didn’t respond, small bubbled also popped up the camera lenses. To verify the results the consumer reports tested another Galaxy S7 Active unit and it also failed. The problem could be with few models, consumer reports bought only two models online and both were defected.

The Galaxy S7 Active costs USD $795 which is $100 more than the standard model Galaxy S7. 

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