Hey, remember when our Samsung Galaxy S7 Active drowned after a dip in the pool despite its water-resistant promise? Samsung has now said it's found --and fixed -- a flaw in the production line that caused some S7 Active units to sustain water damage and die, even though the phone is rated to sustain full submersion in about 5 feet of water (1.5 meters) for up to 30 minutes.
"We discovered an isolated issue to a production line that exclusively manufacturers the Galaxy S7 Active. The issue has been resolved. We have received very few customer inquiries and any owner with water damage will receive a replacement under our standard limited warranty."
We reduced our S7 Active rating from 4.5 stars to 4 stars (an 8.8 to an 8.0) to reflect our further dunk-test results (the Active passed our initial water test). We plan to run another test on a new, out-of-the-box device to see if Samsung was indeed able to correct the issue.