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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: 368; 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: 78; 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: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


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

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:24 9

30. kareivis (Posts: 32; 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: 5192; 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: 32; 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: 5192; 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: 32; 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: 3618; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You didnt get that irony did you?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:33 1

46. kareivis (Posts: 32; 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: 3655; 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 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


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: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


if only more midrangers were waterproof

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:48 1

24. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 573; 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: 279; 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: 1570; 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: 9; 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: 3326; 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: 9; 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: 573; 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: 3326; 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: 1469; 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: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Women watch porn , too. :P

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:00 2

41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


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: 278; 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: 3326; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I can sense an evil laugh coming from you ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:40 2

18. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 573; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Water is Sony's best friend in their high end segment, while the water is not friendly in their mid and low end segment. I'm waiting for Xperia Go's successor, but l think Sony has discontinued it.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:23 1

8. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Meh, gs5 done a better job on that, no thank you

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:24 5

11. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


No one's offering it to you btw.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:28 6

13. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3326; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Would you please mind to explain to me, how has it done a better job in IP certification? Or are you one of those idiots who instantly think that a bigger number(67) is better than smaller(58)?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:51 5

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


Forget about it, he won't explain to you, because he know nothing about waterproofing. He will ignore every reply after posting s comment, we should do the same thing, and that's ignoring him next time. He must be the same old idiot fanboy Wendygarett that was banned long time ago.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:12

43. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Better job? Yeah sure, A water resistant S5 with a removable back plus with a charging port in the bottom of it.. (sarcasm)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:23 1

10. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


I enjoyed reading it. Nice colors. :]

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:44

21. drazwy (Posts: 146; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


If only you could buy them...

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:51

26. axislova (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Thats great to see

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:14 6

29. drunkenjay (Posts: 85; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i think sony DID make the trend for all smartphones. last year they brought xperia z with water proofing and after that other companies followed. it is a good trend and i like it. surely you can admit to it and yes other phones came with waterproofing phones as well but it was the high end devices they never settled in for. guys just give sony some credit.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:32

31. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Sony didnt start the recent trend.....

There were water resistant Android phones in 2011 not made by Sony. They didnt even start the recent dust resistant thing either.

And one of those wasnt considered high end....

Motorola RAZR, Casio G Zone off the top of my head. Moto then did a Defy or some other model that was in the rugged category.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:40

33. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Just realized I got the year wrong for the Defy...that was 2010.. And that wasnt high end either.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:48

36. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 444; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Sony did start the waterproofing trend. Especially when they started implementing it in their flagships. Everybody knows that Sony flagships are now waterproof since 2013 and it is a big selling point for the consumers. I can also hear people mistakenly say that only Sony phones are waterproof and they want it as their next phone. That's why we can see big competitors also implementing that big feature to keep up.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:04

38. drunkenjay (Posts: 85; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


but no-one followed suit. sure everyone had water proof phones but no-one cared about them. and if they did start then trend, why did it die out and the spotlight showed when the xperia z surfaced.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 11:13

57. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Do yall 2 understand the definition of trend...

If phones did it as recent as 2010, 2011, 2012...how is Sony doing it in 2013 starting the trend....especially when there were quite a few flagships that did it.

Look at the example from above near the first post....Nokia had a water resistant phone in 2002. Based on the definition of trend you could give the nod to Nokia.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:16

39. jb4674 (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Sony can shove that ad where the sun don't shine. I'm extremely fed up with their sale strategy in the US and, although I wanted to buy a Z2, I can't say that I'm pleased with the fact that they keep on delaying the release of the device in the US.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 22:51 1

60. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I think it's not Sony's fault that their devices are limited in the US . Any company would like to get a hold of US market share. There is something deeper than just they can't release it maybe they have an agreement with other companies or carrier.? Nevertheless hopefully in their next flagship they could have it worldwide all at the same time.

posted on 01 May 2014, 12:11

61. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I'm guilty of dropping my new LG clameshell phone I got from my work in the toilet several years ago. I was so freaked out I immediately grabbed it and ran it under the sink water to wash off the germs.....

Yeah.....not one of my brighter moments

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