In its latest video, YouTube channel EverythingApplePro compares the new iPhone 7 against Samsung’s Galaxy S7 in an extreme deep water test and I was waiting for such test and I have to say results are are not quite what you’d expect.
Apple announced the iPhone 7 will be equipped with IP67 waterproofing, which means the device could survive up to one meter (a little over three feet) under water for a duration of up to half an hour.
Samsung’s S7, on the other hand, comes with the higher IP68 certification, suggesting the device can withstand prolonged submersion in depths of up to 1.5 meters (about five feet).
EverythingApplePro submerges both devices five feet under water for five minutes, adding another five feet each time the devices surface back up intact.
Samsung and Apple seem to handle up to 20 feet underwater without any signs of damage, things quickly start to change at 30 feet. While the S7 begins rebooting sporadically, the iPhone’s taptic engine home button ceases to function properly.
After five minutes at 35 feet, Samsung’s S7 eventually turns off and refuses to come back on. The iPhone 7 survives the submersion, but it suffers the damages as both the display and the home button appear to suffer minor glitches. Check out the video below and see the results yourself.