Supposedly, the days of dropping your phone in a bag of rice because of an unforseen spill or dreaded toilet drop are over thanks to new waterproof phones. But do they work?
YouTuber Max Lee decided to put the Galaxy S7’s waterproof IP68 rating to the test by putting it in a washing machine for 45 minutes – with only a silicone phone case to protect it.
Shockingly, it works. The phone, the touchscreen, even the camera.
Well played, Samsung… well played.
That said, given the history of waterproof cell phones, I’d still recommend avoiding water unless necessary. But that’s just me.