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What happens when you throw a Samsung S7 into a washing machine?

Amazingly, it survives.

Image: Max Lee/YouTube

MOST MODERN SMARTPHONES claim to have some degree of water resistance, but few are truly waterproof.

There are ratings for them telling you just how resistant it is, but it’s rare that a device is truly waterproof.

The latest smartphone to claim waterproof status is Samsung’s Galaxy S7. It has an IP68 rating meaning it has full dust resistance and can be immersed in water beyond one metre.

We really liked the phone when we reviewed it, but how does it fare when its waterproofing credentials are put to the test?

YouTuber Max Lee decided to find out by putting it into a washing machine for 45 minutes and see if it worked after.

Long story short: it did.

samsung washing machine Source: Max Lee/YouTube

Granted, there was a case on it but that was to protect it from scrapes. As far as waterproofing was concerned, it seems to have passed the test. 

So if you own one, and somehow end up throwing it into the wash with your clothes, you won’t have to worry about whether it will work or not after it’s finished.

But it’s probably best to avoid doing something like this entirely as Lee said he almost “had a heart attack” carrying out the test.

Source: Max Lee/YouTube

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