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HTC One (M8) and Nokia Lumia 930 tackle the Ice Bucket Challenge

0. phoneArena 23 Aug 2014, 23:14 posted on

Just the other day, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was drenched with ice water as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. At the same time, Samsung's flagship model challenged the HTC One (M8) and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take the challenge. But the Galaxy S5 has a big advantage here. That device has an IP 67 certification, meaning that it can withstand being submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes...

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posted on 24 Aug 2014, 11:46

67. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3026; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


lol I did laugh at the last sentence... I challenge Samsung's design team... If they have one...

posted on 23 Aug 2014, 23:46 8

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol Samsung they survived. Back to square one for the marketing department!

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:37 5

18. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


...with the headphone jack covered by his hand

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:55 1

27. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


The HTC One_M8 has the headphone port on the bottom side adjacent to the USB port.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 03:55 2

46. JC557 (Posts: 1570; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So you come here spout crap and failed to read any of the previous stories about the HTC One M8 and M7 can survive dunks in water with the M8 for a prolonged period.

I'm surprised about the Nokia though but they've always built tough phones.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:03 8

8. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Anyone beside me getting tired of this ice bucket crap.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 01:07 1

30. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


no the asl organisation has raised 15million dollars compared 50k last year when i checked a while back so it has some sort of effect but samsung taking for the sake of advertising is slightly wrong but yeah it supports a cause !

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 02:56 1

45. uzimafioso (Posts: 345; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


And people have wasted more than $18 million worth of water. It is a precious resource... Water and just imagine how much energy wasted on making that ice which you dunk upon yourself... The challenge included the donation part and people don't donate that much...

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 03:56

47. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Well I'd be more impressed if they would catch bullets with their teeth.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 07:18 3

53. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Lol. Let's all go through the stress of closing down all water parks and pools plus put a ban on long shower times since this natural resource is too scarce to waste and suddenly people care about water when a good deed is being done

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 09:22

62. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


If folks do it over grass then the water will benefit the grass. But since a lot of the western US is in drought conditions it does seem wasteful, plus the original intent was to either offer money or get iced, IIRC, though I haven't been paying attention.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 10:42 1

63. Nobodey (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


"Wasted more than 18 million worth of water...". How much do you think water costs?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 14:40

68. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


$5 a litter.
$20 a gallon.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 11:37 2

65. Pattyface (Posts: 1632; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


You clearly missed the point then. It's called awareness you insensitive human. Have you looked at the amount raised so far versus last year? Think before you talk. People like you piss me off

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 04:23

73. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I mean you pay for this water and ice so technically you're paying for you're wasting you're allowed to waste what you pay for that's one and two idc if people don't donate the fact that last year they didn't even make a million and now they're making a couple of million says something

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:25 4

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


They survived! Hell yea! Samsung must be crying right now.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:25 3

12. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


lol and that's a lot of water compared to what s5 used on their challenge. So samsung who you challenge now?lmao

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:28 4

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


Xperia Z2 lol? It will definitely survive the challenge like a boss.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:30 4

15. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Lol for sure samsung will nit challenge that beast.haha

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:27 2

13. D.Lamore (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


i fans butt hurt over this stunt by samsung , the message was simple , galaxy s5 is water proof and iphone isn't . A rat can't be out in the rain with a lizard and expect their bodies to respond equally. You will be taking a risk if you do that with your iphone. You will equally void your warranty ,so u are on your own

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:34

16. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


The message is sjmple..Samsung started this...and all those phones they challenge accepted the challenge and they survive even if this phones are not waterproof/water resistant...

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 11:39

66. Pattyface (Posts: 1632; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Actually the s5 isn't water proof but resistant.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:34 2

17. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so i'm I the only one who noticed how he covered the headphone sockets at the top?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:37 4

19. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Maybe ur the only one..because m8's headphone socket is in the bottom of the phone

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:41

21. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


and the lumia?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:42 3

22. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


U said sockets?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:44

23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


and whats that big hole at the top of the lumia called?

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 00:49 3

24. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Do i have to teach you how to use the plural form of socket?On the video about only one phone got a headphone jack on the top of the phone and yet u used the word sockets which means u assumed that also the m8 headphone jack possitioned on the top.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 01:04

28. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


oh please explain to me the plural form of socket? i just don't understand why i added the 'S' when i'm clearly talking about both phones.

And I did assume the m8's headphone was at the top cause i didnt bother doing my research, but your just being a smart ass about it.

Do you even know why I'm also adding the Lumia in this conversation? Yet your only talking about the M8? use your brain to figure that out.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 01:10 1

31. amats69 (Posts: 1465; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


lol relax dude relax.haha

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