“The Samsung Galaxy S5 takes to water like fish, at least for half an hour”
Once upon a time, a pair of goldfish lived happily together in a glass bowl. One fine day however, their peace was shattered when they encountered an unexpected guest in their humble abode – a Samsung Galaxy S5. Not only was it the latest, greatest offering from Samsung, but it was also playing a Star Trek video… submerged totally in water, and without displaying any signs of dying down. Since we can’t spot any goldfish in the images and video below, it’d be safe to assume the loving couple has since found alternate accommodation.
We’ll stop our vivid imagination from getting the better of us now, and get to the serious (yet fun) stuff. The Galaxy S5 rocks a plethora of features, including a fingerprint scanner built into the home button, a heart rate monitor and an Ultra Power Saving Mode. Yet another feather in its cap is the fact that it’s IP67-certified, meaning it can withstand submersion in up to 1m of water for a period of up to 30 minutes. Now, being waterproof isn’t such a novel feature these days, and Sony brought it into the mainstream with its Xperia Z. Many of Sony’s premium smartphones and tablets have followed in the same tradition since. That said, it’s such a useful feature if you get stuck in the rain or manage to drop your phone into the drink, that we think all smartphones should have it.
We decided to put the Samsung Galaxy S5 to a small test, and as you can make out from the video and images below, it passed with flying (albeit wet) colours. Here goes…