Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (International)

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old April 25th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Uber-Duper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gender: Male
Posts: 85
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 with foxhound Rom ;)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 38
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Uber-Duper
Question is the SGS2 actually waterproof??

saw this add where a girl dunks the phone into a fish bowl, and it still works. Anyone know for sure?

Uber-Duper is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 25th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manchester, England
Gender: Male
Posts: 176
 
Device(s): Sony Xperia S (sold) HTC One X (sold) Galaxy S3 (sold) Current: HTC One
Carrier: Orange UK

Thanks: 16
Thanked 98 Times in 27 Posts
Default

No it is not water proof. Watch the advert again and look at the top right of the screen and there is a disclaimer saying not to put your phone in water.
Spewy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 91
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 26
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

A stupid advert if there was one!
MagicMarker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 356
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 56 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Very stoopid! If you wanna show lifelike display, do what those old HDTV commercials did. Put a picnic table full of food on the screen and have ants crawl on it!
chocobosandwich is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: australia
Posts: 301
 
Device(s): -SGS2- one and only. 5800 Xpress = now used for an alarm clock! lolz
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 89 Times in 31 Posts
Default

i would put water next to my phone as male stripper next to my groin. it aint gunna happen.
loony is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hybla Valley, Va
Gender: Male
Posts: 763
 
Device(s): Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One, Note 3, Nexus 5 (White)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 12
Thanked 158 Times in 104 Posts
Pending to use...
Default

It's just a commercial lol. Not that serious. Jut getting the point across that the display looks alive. Notice it's a little girl putting it in water and not an adult that would know better.

I mean the iPhone makes it seem like magic when they pull their commercials and adverts off but of course we dont believen magic. You have to exaggerate to capture attention sometimes.
AndroidifyMe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Uber-Duper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Gender: Male
Posts: 85
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3 with foxhound Rom ;)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 38
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Uber-Duper
Default

lol cool. I didn't pay much attention to the ad. It was just an after thought. I'd still like to know if the phone could survive bein dropped in the pool. Motorola have a waterproof phone don't they?
Uber-Duper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 356
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 56 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Yeah, the Motorola Defy, or close enough. There are waterproof phones out there, so this advert could be misleading for someone who didn't pay attention to the words. I haven't seen an iPhone ad where they plunge it underwater. It's usually something really simple and a white backdrop.
chocobosandwich is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I reckon it's pretty dicey, like chocobosandwich said, there other ways they can show it has a lifelike screen.
I used to work for an insurance company and they couldn't put anything in their ads that weren't covered by the insurance policy. I don't know why this would be different.
legiong is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
TobesEtc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 257
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4 HTC One Google Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Wink

My girlfriend and my sister in-law (different people) like to "test" all their phones by dropping them in the toilet (water test) then putting them on the boiler to dry (heat test).

Just as an FYI, the Nokia 6300, E71 and Blackberry Bold 9700 both passed. The iPhone 3 failed.

I'm not going to try with my SGS2....
TobesEtc is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 15th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 88
 
Device(s): SGS 2 SGS 3 SGS5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 59 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TobesEtc View Post
My girlfriend and my sister in-law (different people) like to "test" all their phones by dropping them in the toilet (water test) then putting them on the boiler to dry (heat test).

Just as an FYI, the Nokia 6300, E71 and Blackberry Bold 9700 both passed. The iPhone 3 failed.

I'm not going to try with my SGS2....
I spilled a glass of Glenfidich on it and i removed it quickly. I dried it and there was a bit under the battery, I left it to dry and now it is 100 operational (but that was lucky)

In a few words do not get ur GS2 near water.
Burner2004 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ajh94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 1,072
 
Device(s): HTC One X (Orange UK) - SGS2 (giffgaff) - HTC Desire (SIMless)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 60
Thanked 73 Times in 62 Posts
Default

I would say not lol
__________________
Devices:
- HTC One X (Stock on Orange UK)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (Running D4 ROM on giffgaff)
- HTC Desire (Running GingerVILLAIN, with no SIM )
ajh94 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2011, 12:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: High Level, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well... I tested this, and only by accident. I dropped my SGS2 in a pail of water yesterday... after 1/2 second of shock I pulled it out and frantically raced to remove the back cover so i could take out the battery, all the while the screen is going crazy and the phone is making weird sounds from the speaker. I got the battery out but I was horrified, about what I had done. I went to my car and turned on the engine, and set the dash heater and fan to full then placed the disassembled phone over top of the vent. I had to have a cigarette to calm my heart that was beating a mile a minute. After the smoke, I carefully reassembled the phone and turned it on. After a second I saw the boot screen, oh thank god! But then, I noticed no boot-up sounds and then the home screen never appeared; my heart sank, what had I done? I looked closer and saw that the front camera was still completely fogged over with moisture. So I disassembled the phone once more, taking out the battery and all the cards and again put it upon the dashboard heater vent. I left it there for about while I went back to work inside. I tried to work, but all I could think about was my $600 dollar ruined phone. After 45 minutes I went back to my car to check on the phone; I picked it up and it was so hot it almost burned me! Oh no, have I made things worse now I thought to myself. I let the phone cool off for about another 15 minutes. Finally I put the cards back in and then the battery... I was scared to turn the power on, as if waiting would make a difference, I powered on, and got the boot screen, then I heard sound, beautiful music to my ears, and finally the home screen! Oh what joy I felt; I quickly tested all the functions of the phone, speaker, microphone, sdcard, wi-fi, cell reception, usb connector. Everything checked out fine.

So to answer the question, the SGS2 passed the water test and the heat test, well at least in my case lolz... I wouldn't recommend it though, and I'm sure Samsung wouldn't either, but boy am I relieved my favorite toy survived...
Cb_ab_ca is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: australia
Posts: 301
 
Device(s): -SGS2- one and only. 5800 Xpress = now used for an alarm clock! lolz
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 34
Thanked 89 Times in 31 Posts
Default

post #196 = http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/335847-tips-n-tricks-thread-4.html

electronics + water = bad. end of story.
it might be fine now, come back in a few months and let us know how you are doing, other than that, grats on a working phone!
loony is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default sgs2 watered

a few days back, i was stupid enough to let my SGS2 drench. Had it in my jacket pocket, but the rain was too good for my jacket. My heart popped out of my mouth when i saw the phone. It was water everywhere - on the screen, around the sim, battery, in the mini-usp port. Just everywhere. It wasn't connecting to the network. Plus, the lock button was not working properly (probably because of water entering that part of the board.)

I removed the battery and sim and wiped the water out with tissues. Let it dry for a night. Checked again in the morning to see if there is any trace of moisture left and wiped it with tissue and a Iron heated towel. Assembled my phone and saw that it was wroking pretty neat.

Few glitches i observe though,

1) The battery indicator on the Top Right is not consistent with the actually amount of charge left in the battery.

2) There is a lag in the touch sensation of the screen. Need to observe keenly. Plus the swipes that worked previously on Temple run dont seem to work anymore.

And some heating problem that i observe.

Other than that, its good to have my phone back working. Have no idea how it will fare in the long run. Thinking to switch to One X.
galaxys2fan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S2
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Galaxy S2 (sometimes known as the Galaxy S II) is the follow up to Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S lineup. This time, the Galaxy S2 raises all the stakes and Samsung has found a way to double almost every spec in a true, one of a kind ... Read More

Tags
galaxy s 2, waterproof


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (International)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.