iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: 7 Things You Need to Know
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iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Water Resistant

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Water Resistant

Finally, phones are starting to be water-resistant here in 2016. Well, the popular big brands are at least. The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone to actually be "water-resistant" but you'll want to know exactly what that means, and how it works. Samsung's is too, but better than Apple.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are both IP67 dust and water resistant. This is a universal rating system. With no flaps covering the ports, seals or anything else, water can actually get inside but won't cause damage.

Apple's iPhone 7 can be submerged in 1 meter (3ft) of water for rought 30 minutes (if not more) and come out working just fine. The 67 rating doesn't actually mention "submerged" though, and just means it can get wet and not die. So we'll need more clarification here.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is IP68 rated, which means it can handle being in 5ft or 1.5 meters of water for over 30 minutes. Samsung goes as far as to claim it can be fully submerged in water, and several tests all over YouTube have tested this. Many users have taken the Galaxy S7 under water to record video, take photos and more. We're not sure if the same thing can be done with the iPhone 7 and its IP67 rating.

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