Samsung Australia fines AUD 14M for misleading water resistance ads

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Well the phones are water resistant but salt water is a whole different story and Samsung should have known that

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Water resistant or waterproof doesn’t matter to me as I never drop my phones, earbuds or smartwatches in water. I rarely use it in the rain. Why risk your devices. Just use them safely.

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Samsung you deserve it.

I hope Samsung gets fined again for their massive “Green Line” problem transpiring on the S20 screen.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 6 hours agoMeanwhile I manage to use my iphone 12 pro max. And take underwater photos/videos of red garra… LakeYou can do this with any phone that has this certification. Even the Samsung S8 from this article. The thing is, it hasn’t been tested or rated to be used under these conditions. Just like your iPhone. They are all prone to water damage.

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Sshock, 5 hours agoNo one was “caught”. IP ratings are extremely well defined and specifically close… LakeTime for you to google old commercials. Sony got caught on guaranteed waterproof phones.

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Sshock, 5 hours agoNo one was “caught”. IP ratings are extremely well defined and specifically close… LakeQuote from the article: “The Korean tech giant repeatedly advertised in its marketing ads several of its Galaxy S, Galaxy A and Galaxy Note phones as suitable for use in pool and sea water”.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 6 hours agoMeanwhile I manage to use my iphone 12 pro max. And take underwater photos/videos of red garra… LakeIt is usually smart to rinse devices with plain water afterwards. When salt water dries, it tends to leave behind salt crystals that can damage the gaskets. Usually because of that. Shouldn’t or hardly affect other things (glass and aluminum/stainless steel).

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Olympus Oms, 7 hours agoSo? Sony started. Apple failed first and then Samsung. In Europe, advertising has changed i… LakeNo one was “caught”. IP ratings are extremely well defined and specifically exclude chlorinated water (pool water) and salt water (sea water) from ANY classification. But stupid people don’t know the difference between exaggerating ads to make it exciting to watch and what IP rating actually is. Nobody wants to watch a smartphone ad where a guy spends half a minute explaining IP rating specs and how that affects water resistance. You make the ad with guy surfing a huge wave or a picture of a diver with a whale. That doesn’t mean you have to dive or surf with your phone. That’s just stupid.

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Meanwhile I manage to use my iphone 12 pro max. And take underwater photos/videos of red garra eating the dead skin off my feet without any problem. And after rinsing with tap water and drying for 24 hours. Speakers and charging port work like nothing happened.

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That’s why it’s stupid to pay for IP certifications. Also people are stupid. I take ANY water resistance as a last measure of protection, not “letting surf with a phone between my butt cheeks during a hurricane”.

It’s nice to know that the phone has rubber gaskets over the ports and speakers and I understand it can protect the phone if the worst happens, but I’m not going to intentionally submerge it in water. I’ve had good dive watches and always avoided getting them wet, even when I was washing my hands. If they get wet, fine, but I didn’t do it on purpose because it’s not necessary.

IP rating is a joke for ads now I guess

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Olympus Oms, 7 hours agoSo? Sony started. Apple failed first and then Samsung. In Europe, advertising has changed i… LakeThe case went to court in 2019.

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hahaha…

That guy in the one ad who said that DisplayMate was the most reputable display testing organization in the comment sidebar really made me laugh. That’s just hilarious to see on paper.

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And it’s no one’s fault, either, that kids don’t know the difference between resistant and impenetrable. But hey, many sellers don’t even know. They only know money.

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So? Sony started. Apple failed first and then Samsung. In Europe, the advertising was changed immediately after Sony was caught. So if Australia stopped first, they are a few years behind!

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