Hi, guys! This is quite sad news. You know I was super happy having my new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that Verizon provided to me this year. This awesome phone was everything to me until I decided to test its true "waterproof" quality, as it's promoted and shown on advertising videos by being dropped in a glass of beer. Well, they also said that you can dive in water for 30 minutes (Oops, I actually dived with my phone 4 times for about 10 minutes, maybe even more).
Anyway, today my phone officially died. I was hoping that I could at least share with you my photos and videos that I filmed, but because I didn't have a memory card, all the photos and videos saved on cell phone were lost (minus one). It's so lame that I killed my phone for nothing. RIP, my dear friend! Here is a little story from the phone's perspective on what happened that day:
"Hello, my name is Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge! I'm the most amazing phone you ever had. I take the best pictures and videos - like a boss. My founding fathers said that I can swim without worrying of getting some water in me and my battery would last forever. I was the happiest phone in the world, because everyone loved me. Today, my owner is flying to Hawaii and is planning to show me the most beautiful beaches that I ever seen. It was a very exciting day. As soon we arrived to Hanauma Bay, I couldn't close my eyes and started to capture every minute of us being on the beach. It was super busy that day, but very lovely.
I wanted to see more then just the beach though. I love nature and adventures. I knew it is going to be my special day. After a few minutes, my owner said "Let's go, my little boy. Let's snap some beautiful fish." I was so speechless, as I couldn't be more happy for this new adventure. As soon we got to the ocean, I met so many colorful, big and small fish. We made a few videos and took a ton of awesome photos. After we got out of the water, I felt a bit weird, but still so excited. In a couple of minutes, my owner took me into the water again. This was shaping up to be the best day of my life! Though, after another couple of hours, I started to feel sick. I tried to tell my owner that "Moisture was detected." I had a runny nose, but she was busy and said, "No worries, you're tough. I will dry you as soon we get home." After drying out, I still didn't feel good. I kept sending messages and my health was showing only 20%. Well, remember how I have life long battery? I kept fighting for my life the whole week. She kept drying me in rice, in hot air, touching with soft materials, but I knew that I was going to die if I didn't get recharged again. After several minutes, and upon my last breath, I said "I'm so sorry, but I'm giving up.. Bye-bye, my lovely owner, I will miss you!" Forever yours, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge..."
I'm still bummed that my phone died. I only got one murky photo and no videos. Yesterday, I read an article online on how to dry out your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, and someone mentioned that they use a wireless charger. I made an order right away and hope my phone will get to live again. I will update you soon if he comes back to life. I don't want to tell that Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a bad phone, though it seems that it's not as impervious to water as advertised.
Since, I'm a Verizon influencer, they just send me a new android phone to test - Moto Z Play Droid. I promise, I will not test it in water again! Lesson learned! Here comes a photo that I could only get from my dead phone and I can guarantee you that Samsung Galaxy S7 edge took amazing photos and videos under water. I will test if wireless charger will work to get photos and video out.
Thanks to the Verizon Influencer group for letting me try their products and share my honest thoughts about them. No additional compensation is provided to me. All the opinions here are my own.