iPhone X Samsung vs iPhone water resistance

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    What is the difference between the two? I see people washing their Samsung devices. I didn’t think we could do this yet with iPhones.

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  2. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Samsung has a better water resistance can go under the water further down and longer then the iPhone. That being said I would try to keep my phone away from water. regardless which phone I had.
     
  3. torana355 macrumors 68030

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    iPhone has a IP67 rating where Samsung has IP68, the Samsung has a higher level of resistance to water/dust.
     
  4. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^this

    IP67: phone can be submerged in water at a maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes without getting any permanent damage.

    IP68: same except 1.5 meters.
     
  5. torana355 macrumors 68030

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    Pretty much, the main thing is you can spill liquid on either device and they will survive no problems.
     
  6. Relentless Power, Apr 1, 2018
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    You see people washing their Samsung devices? Others explained the differences between IP67/IP68, but I wouldn’t risk washing my phone regardless. Its a rating, not a guarantee.
     
  7. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    This and neither Samsung nor Apple will cover water damage under warranty. So better not get too complacent about it.
     
  8. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    Just saw IP69 rating is "Protected from steam-jet cleaning". Not sure of OP has seen someone doing that with their Samsung device :)
     
  9. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Have seen two people at separate times washing Samsung phones on my current trip.
     
  10. WWPD macrumors regular

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    This tester can't get it to die, even submerges it into a river. Pretty impressive.

     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    There is basically no difference

    Dropping it in water is fine I wouldn’t go swimming with it though
     
  12. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    This is correct. The IP ratings are if dropped in still water and the phone just sits there. Swimming with it is probably not a good idea.
     
  13. psy_duck macrumors newbie

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    i rinse my iphone x with water to clean it and its fine..
     
  14. anonymous guy macrumors 6502a

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    it was always rumored the headphone jack got axed due to water resistance issues, however, Samsung figured that one out
     
  15. Relentless Power, Apr 3, 2018
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    That’s not the sole reason why Apple deleted the headphone jack. It was already mentioned by a couple Apple executives that they deleted it because it was archaic technology that was consuming space for processor, camera and battery improvements.
     
  16. WWPD macrumors regular

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    And Sony figured it out before Samsung..
     
  17. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

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    Samsung is caught up to Apple if not passing them. I actually am an iphone fan, however every metric you look at the samsung leads over the iphone with the exception of that a11 processor but apple doesnt even have multitasking....
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I disagree that Samsung leads over the iPhone just with the exception other than the A11 processor. Apples security with Face ID uses 3-D facial mapping versus Samsung‘s facial recognition with 2D. Not to mention, the A11 processor is not just responsible for speed, but also the machine learning process with Face ID and augmented reality.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Some people do those kinds of things with iPhones too (not that it's something that's needed or is recommended):

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ap-water-almost-every-day-is-it-safe.2077676/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-in-the-shower.2096289/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ing-water-on-it-using-soap-and-water.2086932/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-water-resistance-reliability.2087955/
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    And those same people are the indiviuduals Who start the threads acomplaining why their phone should have survived in the shower or washing it under the sink. The bottom line is, water resistance isn’t a guarantee for anything, it’s merely a rating if Apple is claiming it is water resistant, which has to be regulated by the FTC. Same concept applies to water resistant Watches.
     
  21. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure it had nothing to do with Apple wanting to sell Airpods... :rolleyes:
     
  22. Relentless Power, Apr 6, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think it’s obvious that the AirPods were introduced at the same time they deleted 3.5 mm Jack, and rightfully so in terms of marketing and offering an alternative to the consumer. Consequently Apple Still provided the adapter for those who do have wired headphones if they were not interested in the AirPods.

    I am also inclined to believe Apple when they stated the 3.5 mm Jack was antiquated and they want to use that space for Camera/battery/process improvements. Not to mention, Bluetooth is becoming more widely accepted every day, and I applaud Apple for making a bold move, but not everyone has to agree either.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Nah it was more down to more space needed and them thinking going forward it’s not needed. Plus to push wireless technology
     
  24. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    And I agree that we all have different opinions but IMO for Apple to say it's antiquated is outright B.S. The 3.5mm jack works better (no connectivity issues) and the sound is better as well. Bluetooth is great for convenience but sound is not better on Bluetooth. I respect the hustle but not falling for the game.... Rant over, you may now return to your regularly scheduled program. :D
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think what Apple also was saying about the 3.5 mm Jack being antiquated, is that its technology that’s been around (Dated) for 30 years and it’s time for a change. It’s just that not everybody agrees with Apples decision process of that change. I would say the 3.5. Jack was one of the most highly controversial transitions in the iPhone history.
     

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