Are Samsung Phones Waterproof

Being that Samsung phones are currently one of the most popular and also gradually getting expensive, phones *cough* S20 Ultra *cough* it is logical to want to know if they’re waterproof.

In a short answer, although some of Samsung’s recent flagships are, not all Samsung phones are waterproof. So it’s best to check if a phone is waterproof or not before you buy or use around water.

Now if you own a Samsung phone or want to get a Samsung phone and you’re wondering if it’s waterproof because water may be something you can’t avoid, then read on.

HOW TO CHECK IF A SAMSUNG PHONE IS WATERPROOF

In order to find out if your current Samsung phone or the one you plan to get is waterproof, you’re going to have to check if it is having an IP68 rating.

We’ll get more into what IP ratings mean a little later but for now, just know that IP68 means resistance to dust and water.

So to check if the Samsung phone has an IP68 rating, you need to know the model of the phone and then check its specifications online or on its manuals.

For now, we’ll talk about the online method.

As stated, you need to know the model of the Samsung device you own or want to purchase. For example, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S20 are 3 different popular models of Samsung phones.

If you don’t have the box the phone came with, you can check the model of your current Samsung phone by going to “Settings” and “About Phone”.

Alternatively, click here to download DevCheck, it is one of many apps you can use for getting a lot of information about the phone you use.

I am recommending the app because I know that it is hard to navigate these phones sometimes, but with this app, you’ll get to see the model of your phone fast and easy.

Watch the video below to see how to “see” the model of your current phone.

In the video you can see that after launching the app from the Play Store, I went straight to the “SYSTEM” section and under Device, the name and model of my phone are shown.

Although I don’t currently use a Samsung device, you can see that the model of my phone is “Infinix X626B”.

Whatever yours is, write it down because you’ll need it for the next step.

Say for example yours is “Galaxy S10”, what you’ll do next is type that into Google followed by “specs” (you can also type the model of the phone you wish to buy to find out if it has an IP68 rating).

You’re most likely going to see a result from gsmarena, click it and from there you will be able to see the phone’s IP rating.

See the video below to help you out.

Now that you know the IP rating of the device you own or are interested in, you’ll know if it is waterproof or not.

If it has an IP rating, then it has a degree of water or dust resistance. If it doesn’t, well, make sure you keep the phone away from water.

Before we get into the meaning of IP Rating and what not, if you’re only interested in knowing some Samsung devices that are waterproof, click here. I have made a list of them at the bottom of this post so you can check them out.

I’m saying this because things are about to get a little bit technical and I don’t want to bore some of you with all that.

That said, let’s continue.

WHAT DOES IP RATING MEAN

IP Rating or Ingress Protection ratings are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as water, dust, etc.

From the video above, you should have noticed that the IP rating is IP68. There are different numbers that can come after the IP.

The most common ones include 65, 66, 67, 68.

It ranges from being splash resistant to being completely waterproof (the higher the number the better the resistance).

To know more about IP Rating, click here to read this awesome resource I found on the internet that explains a whole lot more.

SAMSUNG PHONES WITH IP68 RATING (WATERPROOF)

Below is a list of Samsung devices that are IP68 rated (meaning they are waterproof). Their specifications are also given. I recommend you watch the videos provided for any device you’re interested in.

SAMSUNG GALAXY A41

samsung galaxy a41 color options 920x470 1

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.1-inch 1080 x 2400 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
RAM4GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB
Selfie Camera25 MP
Main Camera48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (Triple Camera)
BatteryLi-Po 3500 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8

s8

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Display 5.8 inch 1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPUMali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
RAM4GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB
Selfie Camera8 MP + 2 MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera12 MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 PLUS

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One U
Display 6.2 inch 1440 x 2960 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPUMali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
RAM4GB / 6GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB / 128GB
Selfie Camera8 MP + 2 MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera12 MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3500 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10

s10 1

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.1 inch 1440 x 3040 Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUMali-G76 MP12 – EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 – USA/China
RAM8GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB / 512GB
Selfie Camera10 MP
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP (Triple)
BatteryLi-Ion 3400 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 PLUS

s10 plus

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.4 inch 1440 x 3040 Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUMali-G76 MP12 – EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 – USA/China
RAM8GB / 12GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB / 512GB / 1TB
Selfie Camera10 MP + 8 MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera12 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP (Triple Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 4100 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S10e

s10e

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
Display5.8 inch 1080 x 2280 Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUMali-G76 MP12 – EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 – USA/China
RAM6GB / 8GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB / 256GB
Selfie Camera10 MP
Main Camera12 MP + 16 MP (Dual Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 3100 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20

samsung galaxy s20

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.2 inch 1440 x 3200 Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
GPUMali-G77 MP11 – Global
Adreno 650 – USA
RAM8GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB
Selfie Camera10 MP
Main Camera12 MP + 64 MP + 12 MP (Triple Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 4000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 ULTRA

s20 ultra

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.9 inches
1440 x 3200 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUMali-G77 MP11
Adreno 650
RAM12GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB
Selfie Camera40 MP
Main Camera108 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP (Quad Camera)
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 ULTRA 5G

s20 ultra 5g

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.9 inches
1440 x 3200 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED 2X capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) – Global
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) – USA
GPUMali-G77 MP11
Adreno 650
RAM12GB / 16GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB / 256GB / 512GB
Selfie Camera40 MP
Main Camera108 MP + 48 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP (Quad Camera)
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9

s9

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0, One UI 2.0
Display5.8 inches
1440 x 2960 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
RAM4GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Selfie Camera8MP + 2MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera12 MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 PLUS

s9 plus

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0, One UI 2.0
Display6.2 inches
1440 x 2960 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
RAM6GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Selfie Camera8MP + 2MP
Main Camera12MP + 12MP (Dual Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 3500 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7

s7

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); TouchWiz UI
Display5.1 inches
1440 x 2560 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 8890 Octa (14 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-T880 MP12
RAM4GB RAM
Internal Storage32GB / 64GB
Selfie Camera5MP
Main Camera12MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE

s7 edge

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); TouchWiz UI
Display5.5 inches
1440 x 2560 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (14 nm) – G9350
Exynos 8890 Octa (14 nm) – G935FD, G935F, G935W8
CPUQuad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) – G9350
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) – G935FD, G935F, G935W8
GPUAdreno 530 – G9350
Mali-T880 MP12 – G935FD, G935F, G935W8
RAM4GB RAM
Internal Storage32GB / 64GB / 128GB
Selfie Camera5MP
Main Camera12MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3600 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10

note 10

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.3 inches
1080 x 2280 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 9825 (7 nm) – EMEA/LATAM
Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/China
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUMali-G76 MP12 – EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 – USA/China
RAM8GB RAM
Internal Storage256GB
Selfie Camera10MP
Main Camera12MP + 12MP + 16MP (Triple Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 3500 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10 PLUS

note 10

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
Display6.8 inches
1440 x 3040 pixels
Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 9825 (7 nm) – EMEA/LATAM
Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/China
CPUOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUMali-G76 MP12 – EMEA/LATAM
Adreno 640 – USA/China
RAM12GB RAM
Internal Storage256GB / 512GB
Selfie Camera10MP
Main Camera12MP + 12MP + 16MP + 0.3MP
BatteryLi-Ion 4300 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8

note 8

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Display6.3 inches
1440 x 2960 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 8895 (10 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) – USA & China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) – USA & China
GPUMali-G71 MP20 – EMEA
Adreno 540 – USA & China
RAM6GB RAM
Internal Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Selfie Camera8MP + 2MP
Main Camera12MP + 12MP (Dual Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 3300 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 PLUS

a8 plus

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
Display6.0 inches
1080 x 2220 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 7885 (14 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-G71
RAM4GB / 6GB RAM
Internal Storage32GB / 64GB
Selfie Camera16MP + 8MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera16MP
BatteryLi-Ion 3500 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9

note 9

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2.0
Display6.4 inches
1440 x 2960 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEA
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
CPUOcta-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China
GPUMali-G72 MP18 – EMEA
Adreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China
RAM6GB / 8GB RAM
Internal Storage128GB / 512GB
Selfie Camera8MP + 2MP (Dual Camera)
Main Camera12MP + 12MP (Dual Camera)
BatteryLi-Ion 4000 mAh

SAMSUNG GALAXY A3 (2017)

a3 2017

SPECIFICATIONS

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Display4.7 inches
720 x 1280 pixels
Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
ChipsetExynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
CPUOcta-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T830 MP1
RAM2GB RAM
Internal Storage16GB
Selfie Camera8MP
Main Camera13MP
BatteryLi-Ion 2350 mAh

CONCLUSION

It’s understandable, having a phone that can be used around water is great, but I’ll have to point out that you shouldn’t purposely put your phone in water unless you absolutely have to.

Waterproofing of phones is mainly for avoiding accidents.

I know people take pictures and shoot videos under water with their phones and that’s great.

But ensure you don’t go beyond 1.5 meters or keep the phone in water for more than 30 minutes.

Besides that, having a Samsung phone that is waterproof is great. You get to use your phone close to pools and even in the rain.

Leaves some of us “normal” phone users kinda jealous.

Well, out of all the phones I listed, if I had to recommend any, based on price and performance, I would recommend the S9 Plus or the Note 8.

But for those of you who want the latest features a phone can offer then the S20’s and S10’s will do just fine.

As more phones get released, this article is going to get updated. If you enjoyed this article, you might also enjoy this one. I talked about some Samsung phones without curved screens.

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