So, I got a new phone a couple of months ago. I had a good job, and $330 was nothing, and the phone is an absolute wonder for its price. Best I've even seen around. But as I showered... I left it in a not-so-secure place, and it plopped right onto the wet floor, under where the water was falling!
I worriedly turned my phone off at once, and put it outside where it was safe. I finished off, then started googling... is my phone waterproof?? Turns out, Samsung A52 is "IP-67 rated", which means it can allegedly be submerged under up to 1 meter of water, for a maximum duration of 30 minutes, and it will be safe.
I will attach the video that I watched, and the guy puts his phone in a glass of water for 10 minutes, then takes it out and listens to a video, and his speaker is okay! But mine was in like 2 mm of water, with some water falling on it, and the speaker is buzzing with music :(
However, I have hope!
I googled and found this thread on Reddit where the users there imply that the problem is common and usually fades after some time, when the phone heats up and the water evaporates. They also shared this Android app which claims to vibrate at a good rhythm to force the water out of the speakers.
And they also say that even if it's not possible to fix the problem with the speaker by drying it up and waiting some time, they are easy to replace? I notice that they are talking about the OneNote and this is a Samsung A52 which is a relatively new model and is not as popular in my country, so it might be much harder to find replacement parts in my country.
Nonetheless, while I had hope which was broken by the buzzing of the speaker, I have more hope now that I have read people's opinions on the problem, and hopefully my phone will be ready to rock & roll after a few hours inside a bowl of rice. :)) 🍚 🍚 🍚
Maybe I'll cook the rice afterward and eat it.