Are Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Waterproof Devices?

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Are Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Waterproof Devices? Water-resistance is a mobile phone trait that every user looks for. Companies continuously try to build a device with maximum resistance to water. Back in August 2019, Samsung released new devices in its Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus. Are the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus waterproof? This question will be answered today in our Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus water-resistance test.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus are one of the newest devices of the company. These devices did not actually please the majority of the users, but they were an amazing new addition for S pen lovers. Both of the devices also removed the headphone jack, surprisingly for which, there was not a lot of criticism. Nevertheless, that is not the topic for today’s article.

This article contains talks about the company’s efforts to develop water-resistant devices and how successful their efforts have been. Over the previous few years, Samsung has been giving IP68 ratings to the water-resistance of its devices. What is IP68? Do not worry, we will be covering that later in the article. Users were anxious to know the water resistance stats of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus. To ease their curiosity, we will find out the truth by carrying out a simple Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 plus waterproof test.

Are Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Waterproof / Resistant?

After the launch of the first water-resistant smartphone, other smartphones also followed in its steps. Now all the users desire to own a waterproof device with them. A waterproof device is not affected by exposure to water. So theoretically speaking, you can take a jump in the pool with your mobile phone in your pocket and it would still be good as new. This awesome feature gives way to many awesome opportunities such as listening to music while listening to music, underwater photography, etc.

Users will be pleased to know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus both are officially declared as waterproof devices by Samsung. Both the phones are announced as devices with IP68 waterproof ratings.

What does IP68 mean?

Now to answer your question, IP68 is a waterproof rating for mobile phones, you probably would have guessed this much up till now. This rating has been given to many of Samsung’s devices. What does this actually mean? Well, it means that the mobile phone with this rating can be immersed up to 1.5 meters in water for 30 minutes and still be all right. Nevertheless, to actually test the strength of the water-resistance of the phone and to check if the ratings are legit, we will carry out the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 plus waterproof test.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Waterproof / Resistance Test

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The water-resistance check actually consists of immersing the phone in water. Following this step, we will inspect the mobile phone for any visible damages or flaws such as screen flickering, speaker malfunction, dysfunction in the microphone, or screen fog. But prior to the test, let us discuss some of the specifications and features of the device.

Device NameSamsung Galaxy Note 10
Screen 6.3 inch 1080 x 2280 pixels
ProcessorOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM
RAM/ROM12 GB | 256 GB
BatteryLi-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Primary Camera12 MP, f/1.5-1.8-2.4, 27mm (wide) + 12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto) + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
IP67/68 waterproof ratingsIP68 waterproof

After carrying out the test on Samsung Galaxy Note 10, we can safely conclude that the device is completely waterproof. No indications of water damage could be found on the device. All the parts of the device including the camera, speaker, microphone, and the screen were working perfectly fine. This ultimately means that it is safe to carry out water-related activities using the phone, such as underwater photography/ videography, swimming, listening to music while taking a bath, etc with this device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Waterproof / Resistance Test

The water-resistance check for this device is also the same as the test conducted for the previous device. We will immerse the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus in water for 30 seconds. After that, we will examine the mobile phone for any detectable damages such as screen flickering, speaker malfunction, dysfunction in the microphone or screen fog. But before the test, let’s briefly discuss the specifications and features of the device.

Device NameSamsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Screen 6.8 inch 1440 x 3040 pixels
ProcessorOcta-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/LATAM / Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
RAM/ROM12 GB | 256 GB
BatteryLi-Ion 4300 mAh battery
Primary Camera12 MP, f/1.5-1.8-2.4, 27mm (wide) + 12 MP, f/2.1, 52mm (telephoto) + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
IP67/68 waterproof ratingsIP68 waterproof

After carrying out the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus waterproof test, we can say that is the device is completely waterproof as well. As all of the elements of the device were working perfectly fine, it is safe to say that the device can be used in water-related activities such as underwater photography/ videography, swimming, listening to songs while bathing, etc with this device.

Warning

We suggest that you should not carry out these tests in your home. We will not take responsibility for any consequence of this test. The test is only used to give an idea of the strength of the device’s water resistance. We recommend that you do not try this at home as your device may be damaged.

Conclusion

As Samsung had officially provided IP68 resistance ratings to Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 plus, it is not surprising news that both the devices passed our water-resistance test. All of the components of both the devices including the screen, camera, microphone, and speaker were working perfectly fine. To summarize the results of the test:

ComponentNote 10 Note 10 Plus
CameraWorkingWorking
ScreenWorkingWorking
MicrophoneWorkingWorking
SpeakerWorkingWorking

As mentioned above, there are a few activities that you can carry out using the device’s water resistance. They are listed briefly:

  • Underwater photography
  • Underwater videography
  • Underwater video calls and live streaming
  • Listening to music while taking a shower
  • Talking while in rain or storm, etc.

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About the Author: Uzair Hussain

Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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