Is Galaxy A14 waterproof?

Samsung just released a new budget phone for 2023, the Galaxy A14. It’s a $200 Android 13 smartphone with an expansive screen, 5G support, a new design, and a pretty solid camera array for the price. Although it’s common for such a wallet-friendly phone to make a few compromises, you may still be wondering: Is the Galaxy A14 waterproof?

The easiest way to determine if your Samsung phone is waterproof is to look for its IP rating, which measures a product’s protection against liquids and solids. The full name of “IP” is “Ingress Protection”, and the two numbers following it shows the level of dust protection and liquid protection respectively. Here is a chart to explain each ingress protection.

LevelSolids (first number)Liquids (second number)
1Protected against solid objects over 50mm (example: hands).Protected against vertically falling drops of water.
2Protected against solid objects over 12mm (example: fingers).Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.
3Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm (example: tools and wires).Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from the vertical.
4Protected against solid objects over 1mm (example: small wires).Protected against water sprayed from all directions.
5Dust protected — limited ingress of dust permitted.Protected against jets of water from all directions.
6Dust-tight — no ingress of dust permitted.Protected against powerful jets of water from all directions.
7/Protected against the effects of immersion in water — between 15 cm (5.9 inches) and 1 meter (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.
8/Protected against the effects of long periods of immersion in water under pressure. Usually 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) of immersion for up to 30 minutes.
IP ratings chart

Like the A13 that came before, the Galaxy A14 has no IP rating, which means that it is not waterproof. The phone may offer some small amount of water resistance in any way, but don’t expect it to survive immersion in water. In either case, you get it wet at your own risk—Samsung doesn’t cover the device under warranty that it would survive any exposure to water or even dust. Besides, the 3.5mm headphone jack provides another way for water to get inside.


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