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A Sony-made infographic wants you to know just how practical its waterproofed devices are

0. phoneArena 30 Apr 2014, 06:09 posted on

For over a year now, Sony has been pushing devices on the market that come with IP-certification, meaning that they're dust- and water-resistant. Some of them, anyway, and usually flagship models. Regardless, it would appear that Sony has struck a niche, at least according to a recent poll of ours: the majority of respondents seem to consider such protection a massive plus...

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posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:13 23

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


no matter what others say......I think that it was sony who created this waterproof trend......

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:37 6

17. robcar (Posts: 110; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


Not really, it's more or less standard in Japan and has been for a long time. This applies to all Japanese mobile manufacturers.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:42 3

20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


but but moto and sammy first 2010....................

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:24 9

30. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


but but... in that case Nokia 5210, released 2002.

Sure, there has been waterproof phones, but Sony equiped it`s flagship devices with waterproof sealing, so Sony brought it, you could say, mainstream.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:37

32. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If going by flagships....then that would go to Motorola RAZR in 2011.

For the recent trends...for smartphones.....we can leave the Nokia phone out...lol.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:01 2

37. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


One device, which probably was sold to few thousand people. But there are a lot of Sony phone models and even my own Tablet Z is waterproof.

P.S. Btw, what do you mean, by those recent trends?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:08

56. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The RAZR is a Droid.....those have historically been popular on Verizon. I'm pretty sure more than a few thousand people bought one...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 13:52 1

59. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


The difference is, that Sony devices are available globally.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:22 1

44. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You didnt get that irony did you?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:33 1

46. kareivis (Posts: 45; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Did you mean sarcasm? Because, i can`t see any irony there. ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:46 3

35. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Seeing picture looks like Nokia style.

But nothing is like Sony. Best waterproof device so far.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:59

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Two things Sony should do to be successful like. 1st patent waterproofing phones before U KNOW who does. 2nd Sony get your act together and put your damn devices on every carrier in the U.S.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 12:46

58. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


This shows how Samsung was bothered abt S5 for waterproofing!!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:13 4

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


if only more midrangers were waterproof

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:48 1

24. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 914; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I hope there'll be a successor of Xperia Go and Galaxy XCover 2.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:43

34. Genza (Posts: 540; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Xperia V and ZR is still a good options if you looking for cheaper waterproof phones.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 10:30

54. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Any old flagship becomes a good midranger eventually...

Even the Acro S can take into consideration, depending on your needs... it suits mine just fine

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:14 1

3. sorgo (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


I believe it was SIEMENS who created waterproof trend, remember M35i?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:19 3

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nope.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:23 4

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


We're talking about smartphones here.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:32

15. sorgo (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


WAP 1.1 is not smart enough for that era? :)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:45 2

23. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 914; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Not without any proper OS at that time like Symbian, WM, Palm, etc.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:17 3

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Waterproofing is a great thing!

lol a rainstorm lasting 247 days? It's a miracle that the whole Hawaii didn't become one with the ocean lol.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:57 1

28. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


247 days... only if they had a Z2 back in the day haha. I'll pick up and move after the 100th day of rain...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:18 11

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Water is Sony's best friend. :)
Sony should keep using this waterproofing feature, as it adds more durability to the phone. When my phone (Xperia Z) is dirty, I wash it with water.

Also, this feature is what a man want on a phone, because you can watch porn in the shower. :P

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:20 4

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Women watch porn , too. :P

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:00 2

41. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I have porn on my Z1

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:01 1

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Your Z1 must be so proud of you. ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:25 4

12. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


That porn thing really convinces me to buy this.. Huehuehue

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:29 3

14. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I can sense an evil laugh coming from you ;)

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