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Sprint Product Amabassadors - Samsung Galaxy S5 Water and Dust proof

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Sprint Product Amabassadors - Samsung Galaxy S5 Water and Dust proof

Anyone worried about dust or pollen impacting your phone?  With the Samsung Galaxy S5 you don’t have to be!

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 has a pretty cool feature on it for a smart phone – it’s dust and water resistant.  While I wouldn’t personally shower with it or place it in the pool or toilet on purpose, there are actually a lot of videos posted on YouTube of people already testing this feature out. 

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/04/13/samsung-galaxy-s5-water-test-dont-try-this-with-your-iphone/

This feature has been on some “rugged” phones before that are more bulky or boxy looking but this is really a first for top of the line smart phone and Samsung has it right. There is a small cover for the charging port and the phone will pop up a reminder that after charging you need to ensure the door is closed (you can turn this off by checking the box to not see the message again).

G5 Charging Port Door.jpg

There is a lot of fine print that goes along with that and if you are interested my fellow Product Ambassador Kamran Qadir included those in his blog (along with some other cool new features only found on the Samsung Galaxy S5) that you can find at the link below.

https://sprintspace.corp.sprint.com/community/product-ambassadors/devices/android/galaxys5/blog/2014...

In essence, the device is dust and water resistant up to 1 meter.  It has the highest rating of protection when it comes to dust possible! As for water there is a 8 point scale with the Samsung Galaxy S5 being rated a 7 (protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m).  The highest level on the scale is protected against the effect of immersion up to 1m. Again, I’m not purposefully throwing it in the pool but it is good to know if it gets wet it won’t be damaged.

Know anyone that’s clumsy or ever had to replace a phone due to water damage – if so, this is a really cool feature!  Anyone actually tried this with their phone?

Your Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee

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