Video: Galaxy S5 resists 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the washing machine

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 8, 2014

The new Galaxy S5 has an IP67 rating. But what the heck does that even mean? We walk you through Ingress Protection (IP) ratings here, but if you need a more hands-on explanation, the video above, from the folks at Tech Smartt, should be a good starting point.

To be precise, the Galaxy S5 is certified to resist water when submerged at depths of up to one meter for no longer than 30 minutes. So, why is the device in the video working after one hour at the bottom of the pool and another hour of tumbling in the washing machine? It’s because IP ratings are designed to reflect the baseline resistance of devices, the level of ingress protection that all non-defective units should have under normal circumstances.

Your phone may resist a dip in the diving pool, but anything beyond Samsung’s 30 minutes/1 meter rating is a risk you take, so you should probably play it safe. That’s the same advice we gave to users of the HTC One (M8), which can apparently take a dip, even if HTC doesn’t advertise water resistance as a feature.

For more on the Galaxy S5 and its durability, check out our fresh review.

  • Shark Bait

    I was amazed to see this !
    Just as impressive, see his HTC one video! Also waterproof!!

    • Anfronie

      Yeah you be first to throw the One m8 in the pool lol

    • Rijoenpial

      Yeah… I wonder if the USB port was still working on the unprotected M8 after being submerged… Feel free to void your warranty should any damage occur from dipping your M8 in the water… HAHAHA

  • BenGezarit

    Wow. Some real effort from Sammy….

  • MasterMuffin

    My old Nokia did this, and it had no IP rating! :D

  • Bone

    B….b…but it’s cheap plastic!

    Sent from my polycarbonate case I mean probably metal HTC One, haven’t seen it in 12 months when I installed the Darth Vader outfit.

  • Brendon Brown

    These companies probably only say 30 minutes and 1 meter so that they don’t need to replace any phones .. I’ve had my Xperia Z at least 3-5 meters underwater…

    • dodz

      yeah its like a safe zone but we all know it can handle more of that.

    • Deep Blue

      Still not enough. I need phone that will works up to 100m underwater and can ping distress signal, in case I have accident in sea..

      • deepen915

        you can always just end up on an island and become a trained Vigilante :D.. sorry been watching Arrow a lot lol

  • Juan A C

    My uncle’s Nokia 1100 took like 4 dips in the sea and survived without even turning it off haha

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      What was the AMOLED display on that thing? 1080p or 720p? lol

  • Groud Frank

    Samsung, please do this with the Note 4. I would consider getting the S5 since I think it’s the best smartphone currently on the market but it’s just too small for my liking. Nanocoat the hell out of the thing!

  • TestItAll?

    Whats next? Test if it works in the center of the Sun?

  • deepen915

    Saw the video.. and the first thing i’ll be doing this weekend is throwing it in some water to see this in person!

  • Gadget2us

    Samsung galaxy s5 leather case Negative Direction Wrapped Edge technology
    Leather injection injects the TPU, PC,ABS with Leather with the help of a machine under the proper temperature and speed control. Not with glue, thus not only making the cases more durable, but also have a nice and rich texture with no bad smell.

  • xd feng

    Many electronic products have now started to replaced their components and cables. Like a computer will be replaced with its FPC cable.

    This new rigid flex circuits was designed to be lighter, thinner and has better performance, stability and durability.

  • Jalok Xlem

    Now all I need is a case that has a lanyard, so I can take this Galaxy S5 with me reading Google Books underwater! :D