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Is Galaxy S8 Active Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 rating)?

With Samsung's most resilient phone yet, you can run in the rain, play in the mud, spill on it, splash it, dunk it, then wipe it off and keep going. The IP68 dust and water resistance ingress Protection rating means your phone is completely protected against dust, and it is water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Your phone has also passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 20 specific enviromental conditions, including temperature, dust and sand, shock and vibration, low pressure, and high altitude. 

Phone may not perform in all extreme conditions.

Dust and Water-Resistance Tips

Follow these tips carefully to prevent damage to the phone:

The touchscreen may not be active in water.

  • Whenever your phones gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • Do not expose the phone to salt water or ionized water. If your phone is exposed to salt water, wash the phone with fresh water, and then dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Otherwise, when it dries, salt may accumulate and block the primary microphone, earpiece, and external speaker.

  • When drying off your phone, be sure to pat the earpiece (top front of the phone), primary microphone (bottom of phone), external speaker (back of phone), and the power/accessory (USB) interface connector with a clean, soft cloth to remove as much water as possible.

  • When making a call immediately after your phone is wet, the microphone may have water in it, which may lower the volume that the other person will hear. After drying off the phone, allow the phone to air-dry before making a call.

  • Physical damage to your phone such as chips and cracks can significantly reduce its ability to resist dust and water.

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