Being able to survive under 5 feet of water for 30 minutes is one of the Samsung Galaxy S7 s best features, and you would expect this ability to have been improved in the rugged version of the handset – the S7 Active.
But it seems this may not be the case.
While the new smartphone has the same IP68 rating as the standard S7/S7 Edge, it s supposed to handle being submerged in water better than the original smartphones.
However, in Consumer Report tests where the device was placed in a water tank pressurized at 2.12 pounds-per-square-inch equal to five feet of water , the S7 Active malfunctioned and became unfunctional.
The first test saw the device s display become obscured with green lines and cycle on and off every few seconds.
Unsurprisingly, the touchscreen was no longer responsive, and there was moisture in both the front and back camera lenses.