Is the Samsung Galaxy A55 waterproof? In short, yes

Can the A55 survive a short dip in the water?

Is the Samsung Galaxy A55 waterproof? Image shows the Galaxy A55 in front of a water splash, on a light orange background.

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It’s no secret that the Galaxy A series is cheaper than the Galaxy S series, but people are wondering how the new Galaxy A compares to the Galaxy S24 in terms of durability and IP Rating. A question that always comes up concerns if you can get your phone wet: so, is the Samsung Galaxy A55 waterproof?

Smartphones have become so essential to our daily lives that it’s essential to know exactly what conditions your new device is capable of handling – and this includes rain and water submersion. So, in this article, we’ll explore the latest information surrounding the waterproof capabilities of the Galaxy A55 to see if its IP rating is up to scratch.

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Quick answer

Technically, yes the Samsung Galaxy A55 is waterproof. It has an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, meaning it can withstand immersion in water of a depth of up to 1 meter for a maximum of 30 minutes without getting significant internal damage. However, no phone is completely waterproof, and you’ll want to follow any guidelines given by Samsung to best protect your phone in wet conditions.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A55 waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy A55 comes with an Ingress Protection rating of IP67. The ‘6’ in this rating denotes that the device offers complete protection against dust, while the ‘7’ indicates that it can withstand being submerged in up to one meter of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. In other words, the Galaxy A55 is waterproof, but only to an extent. While it can withstand slight water dips, splashes, and light rain, it hasn’t been specifically designed for prolonged submersion in water, and keeping it in water for a sustained period of time (over 30 minutes) might cause the phone to get internal water damage.

It’s important to note that this resistance rating is not permanent, and it may diminish over time due to the wear and tear your phone experiences in its daily usage. Additionally, it’s not advisable to take the device out in extreme weather conditions, or to the beach or pool as it’s not designed to resist salt water or chlorinated water. As well as damaging internal hardware, outward-facing components such as ports and the speaker will also get damaged in pool water or seawater.

Is the Samsung Galaxy A55 water-resistant?

The Galaxy A55 has the same IP67 dust and water resistance as last year’s Galaxy A54, and thanks to this both devices can be described as waterproof, not water resistant. This is because the higher ‘7’ in their IP rating means that the phones are capable of handling full immersion for short periods, not just protection from light splashes. Normally, devices that have an IP rating of IP65 or IP66 are described as water-resistant, with ‘limited ingress permitted’.

Can I take photos underwater with a Galaxy A55?

While the Galaxy A55 can survive a short dip in the water, it’s not really been designed for underwater photography. The touch screen and physical buttons may not operate correctly underwater, and prolonged submersion will lead to damaging the internal components of your Samsung that make its photography so good in the first place. It’s also important to know that the IP rating applies to the phone being dunked in freshwater at temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, so you definitely shouldn’t attempt to take pictures in the sea.

Finally, before you attempt any underwater photography you should most definitely note that any damage caused to internal circuits is not covered under Samsung’s warranty, so don’t rush into any picture taking or phone submersion before deciding if it’s worth the risk.

Final thoughts

While the Samsung Galaxy A55 comes with solid water and dust resistance capabilities, it’s crucial to remember that these features should be seen as a safety net rather than an invitation to expose the device to harsh conditions regularly. Always take necessary precautions to protect your device and prolong its lifespan.

Whether you’re an adventurous soul who often braves the elements or a cautious user who wants the best protection for their device, understanding the water and dust resistance of the Galaxy A55 can help you make the most of this impressive smartphone.

Marla writes across a wide range of topics across PC Guide, including AI, PC hardware, and news on the latest tech releases. She's a passionate writer that's interested in the future of technology.