Counterclockwise: water resistant phones

31 March 2019
There have been rugged, adventurous handsets since the dawn of cell phones. It was flagship smartphones that made the genre popular, though.

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  • Anonymous

Yoshi7556, 31 Mar 2019Fun fact: The Japanese were the ones who began to populariz... moreNice fact. Even their classic dumbphone, the clamshell phones are all water resistant with ipx7 or ipx8 rating.

  • Anonymous

Spen, 31 Mar 2019Non repairable phones.... no changeable batteries requiring... moreMy phone will be 3 y.o tomorrow.
Battery is as good as day one.

  • Anonymous

Z was not the first Sony to have it .... It was V.

Fun fact: The Japanese were the ones who began to popularize water resistant phones, because market research showed that many Japanese women wanted to use their phones in the shower! Today almost all phones sold by Japanese carriers -even entry level ones have IP certification

Spen, 31 Mar 2019Non repairable phones.... no changeable batteries requiring... moreLet me introduce to you, the Samsung galaxy s5. Easy to repair. Replaceable battery.

Didn't blackberry have a phone too, or was it only the tablet?

Non repairable phones.... no changeable batteries requiring you to by new phones every 2 years.... I don't care about water proofing... I never had my phone get in contact with other for years so why should that matter all of the sudden?

  • Alex

Alien , 31 Mar 2019My Xperia Z is still working flawless to this day. Sony mak... moreExactly.
Back then, Sony had water resistance, and everyone said it's stupid. Today, everyone is bragging with it.
Back then, Sony had small bezels, and everyone said it's stupid. Today, everyone is bragging with it.
Back then, Sony had "AI" photos, which really did something, not just boosting the saturation, and everyone said it's stupid. Today, everyone is bragging with it.
Back then, Sony had fake bokeh, and everyone said it's stupid. Today, everyone is bragging with it.
Today, everyone say Sony doesn't sell well because Sony doesn't innovate. Funny, ain't it?

  • Anonymous

Most of the people are "lost-my-keys" & "drop-my-
-phone-in-the-water" dummies. There is no word,
that sealed phones means non-removable batteries.
Which is very welcome for the companies: Every year
buy new phone ! ( Price tag - $1000).

  • Anonymous

Water resistant or water proof I don't care. I won't put my phone in water.

Old nokia 3310 wasnt waterproof at all butz when dropped in a can or mug with water no damage happens.
That was trully waterproof phone XD.
By the way no warranty will cover water damage so as been described its expensive and to me useless because accidental water damage can withstand any expensive or cheap phone unless is poured into toilet or something.

Apart from spilled water, sweat, rain wetting clothes, rush calls after washed hands etc. The really important feature of water resistence, that affects everyone, even the most careful ones, is protection vs air humidity, esp at places near seas or lakes, or very rainy weather. Such a thing is pretty common and can void a guarantee without the user's fault. After paying €1000+ for a flagship, taking maximum attention of it and see this investment vaporize out of thin air, is an experience no should have. And even if corrosion wont do the trick, there is also the other bane if mobiles, digitizer faults, most of them have as a cause particles of dust going trough the glass and phone frame and affecting the joints between the digitizer and display pluggins, even if the owner never dropped his phone and uses screenprotectors and cases since day one.

People forget about Xperia Active, launched on 2011 with IP67.

https://m.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_active-3998.php

  • Alien

My Xperia Z is still working flawless to this day. Sony makes excellent quality build phones!
When I bought it, everyone was mocking it asking what good is waterproofing for. Now, every brand that respects itself will not release a high-end flagships without waterproofing.
Thank you Sony! Even though they were not the first to implement it, they are the ones responsible for this trend.