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Biggest Turnaround Ever: Sony Changes Their Stance On The Way You Use Its Waterproof Phones ?

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.


Image credit: Sony – Sony Waterproof phones

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.”


Image credit: Sony – Sony Waterproof phones

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.


9 comments on “Biggest Turnaround Ever: Sony Changes Their Stance On The Way You Use Its Waterproof Phones ?

  1. Joshua says:

    wondering why they’ll change their stand now
    it makes sense

  2. felix says:

    Its a nice 1though but sunny are sounding like they are not so confident in the phone

  3. Tochukwu Osakwe says:

    If sony should lose this strong point in their mobile phones it will affect their market share seriously. Sony experia has two strong points that sets it apart from other mobile devices…the IP67 rating (dust and water proof feature). The second being their battery. Now they are doubting one of the strong points hope it doesnt hurt their market share.

  4. VicksPaulo says:

    Wow all this after people bought de phones

  5. KingAbsolute says:

    Yet to use this kinda device…

  6. emmaedeh says:

    From what I understand on this issue, the snapdragon chip in the phone overheats much and overtime the heats causea most of the glue used in the phone to lose its strong bond allowing for water to sip through. if I bought this device solely on the ip67 rating, I would be asking for a refund.

  7. Lewis Daniel says:

    70% of phones in Japan are waterproof

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