How waterproof are Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus

Galaxy S10 waterproof

The Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors have now finally come to an end with the official release of the devices yesterday. You can now pre-order the Galaxy S10 handsets if you have already made up your mind. However, if you are undecided on which Galaxy S10 model should you buy: we have a quick comparison of the Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10 Plus vs Galaxy S10e available for you.

Samsung’s latest flagships, the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e,  come with the same premium design and an even greater screen-to-body ratio than ever at around 93% screen-to-body ratio. Find more about the exact size of the Galaxy S10 as compared to previous flagships in S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7 and S7 Edge here.

Fortunately, the Samsung hasn’t ditched the headphone jack on either of the Galaxy S10 models which is pretty great; however, with an extra hole in the phone than most other headphone jack-less devices; the question is how waterproof are the Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10 Plus.

Well, if you carry around your device near the pool or in the shower, then you shouldn’t be worried since the Galaxy S10, S10e, and the Galaxy S10 Plus have an IP68 water and dust rating which means; the devices are just as waterproof as the S9 and the S8 models.

An IP68 rating means the devices can withstand submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 mins. That’s pretty great considering Samsung has opted to keep the headphone jack as well, unlike most other OEMs.

You can be in peace when around water since the devices should not be damaged when submerged under 1.5 meters of water and can also easily handle a few splashes of water.

Nonetheless, electronic devices do not mix well with water so we’d suggest trying not to get either one of the devices wet often.

So, what you shouldn’t do is take the Galaxy s10 to a swim, or put it against water flowing with some force. Yes, do not take it to water-park and slide with it. If the S10 meets water with some pressure, the protection may break and liquid damage may be caused.


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