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    Consumer Reports put the Galaxy S7 Active — a phone that should be able to withstand water immersion "up to 5.0 feet for up to 30 minutes" — to its water immersion test. It failed. It put another Galaxy S7 Active to its test. That one broke, too. The magazine decided that it could not recommend the phone to its readers. Samsung released a statement in light of that aversion, reading: The Galaxy S7 active passed rigorous tests to ensure IP68 certification for water resistance. Samsung stands behind this water resistance certification, and will replace any Galaxy S7 active under its ...

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    The Galaxy S7 Active is rated to survive under five feet of water for 30 minutes. That's what IP68 is supposed to mean. And yet, apparently, two Galaxy S7 Actives couldn't take the testing process of customer advocacy magazine, Consumer Reports. The outlet put one device into a water tank under 2.12 psi of pressure to simulate conditions just short of five feet underwater. After 30 minutes, the team found a damaged display, air bubbles visible in both of the cameras' lenses and a borked touchscreen. A second device subject to the same conditions led to a flickery screen and more water in ...

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    The reviews are in, our meticulous comparison video shows you should definitely think about upgrading from the Galaxy S6, and even when pitted against the iPhone 6s, the Samsung Galaxy S7 comes out looking mighty impressive. Could things possibly go any better for the global king of handheld sales, which for a moment there, appeared to have lost its way? Of course they can, as GS7 pre-order numbers reportedly exceeded expectations from Paris to Berlin and Seoul to Beijing, and now, Consumer Reports says the two new microSD-enabled, water-resistant phones are perhaps the best in the whole ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some more launch-date plans for the LG G2, which you already assumed after so many leaks. Then let's continue with Samsung as it seems that the Galaxy Note III won't have the fingerprint scanner after all. More rumors of a Nokia 6-inch phablet resurface and we hope it's great. We later talk about the Consumer Reports verdict on the camera of the Nokia Lumia 1020, which we don't agree with. We end today's show talking about the Samsung, HTC and Sony plans for upgrading their smartphone line-up to Android 4.3. All this and more after the break. ...

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