Everyone knows that the Xperia series are known for being waterproof – I mean it was one of the unique selling point that made people buy Sony phones in the first place, Plus I hope you all can remember various ads that were thrown in our faces especially with images of people using their phones underwater.
Apparently, when the company says Xperia phones are waterproof, it just means that if you try to use them underwater you’ll end up with proof that water can destroy your phone. They took to their blog to announce this
The Xperia Z5 is waterproof and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember: all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty.
Asides this, it added the following disclaimer “Remember not to use the device underwater.”
It appears that when Sony tested each device it wasn’t exactly rigorous. “Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 meters,” Sony’s waterproof page says. “After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested.”
What this means is that Xperia waterproof phones might weather rainstorm, a few sprinkle or even a run under the bathroom faucet. But if you are thinking of taking pictures in the lake or n swimming pools? You might need to get a phone that is built for that or risk having your phones destroyed
Well played Sony, well played.