I know that the Galaxy S7 is already waterproof up to 5 feet for 30 minutes, but that doesn't offer protection for snorkeling (my main reason for wanting a waterproof case). Also, many users have reported damaged sound quality after submerging their phone which gives more reason to use a waterproof case. Saltwater (or water with a lot of sediment) can cause problems with salt being left over after drying and damage the charging port. The waterproofing built into the S7 is more for emergency protection, and not everyday use in the water.
Waterproofing: I tore a piece of a paper towel and put it in the case. I submerged it under water and left if overnight. When I check it the next day, the paper towel was perfectly dry. I also lightly pressed on the front cover of the case to see if any air leaked out and it did not. Based on these results, I would fully trust this case under water. I would still be cautious if using it in water deeper than the 9.8 feet advertised, but...
Brought this to the beach, I know my phone is water resistant, but not against salt water. With this case, I did not have to worry about the salt water leaking into the phone. Phone was dry after I removed the case, would definitely recommend.
Pros: - Cheap - Works as advertised
Cons: - No power or volume button access
If you must have buttons, get the ghostek case for $60. If you can live without buttons save yourself $50 and get this case. You can go to the play store and download free widgets to turn the screen off and control volume.
Whats the point in buying a product that clearly has no button access (all over reviews and also in the product description) and then write a negative review complaining that there is no button access?
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