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Sony "not worried" about the fact that Samsung's Galaxy S5 is water resistant

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2014, 18:39 posted on

Sony Mobile USA's president doesn't think that the company has reasons to be threatened by the new capability of the S5. After all, Sony "started the waterproof trend”...

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:40 15

1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Of course not. Its not WATERPROOF.

Archos guy(a couple articles back) knows it now lol.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:49 1

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Well they should start worrying cause the s5 will come with a lower price and when the metal premium hits the market they're screwed.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:56 1

6. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


well, we will see soon whether the 'waterproof' capability is just a gimmick or real thing

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:59 8

17. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


um it received IP67 cert

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:40 7

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


I want Lava proof.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:47 2

15. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Next step, Sun proof...

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 00:52 2

31. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)


You'll might find Idiot-proof handy too. lol

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:25 3

23. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Of course they're going to boast that they're not scared about it being water resistant. However Sony is going to sell about 1/10th as many Z2s as the S5... So that's nice that you're not scared, you're still technically losing.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 23:22 7

26. Odiin (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Yup S5 sells in millions. That doest mean Z2 is inferior product. Its not loosing anything. Quality n quantity doesn't come together always.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 02:55

37. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1536; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


In business world its all it matters. If you sell or not. They aint selling super cars where they sell few exclusive ones and don't care for numbers. In smartphone world its all about how much u sell. And sony obviously cant even sell the 1/10 of Sammy. Which is sad. Really sad. Last night with group of friends who aint into tech started talking what phone a friend should get. EVERY SINGLE one of them mentioned a samsung phone. Sammy is doing wonders in the marketing department.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:45 3

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


But then does that mean that the Galaxy S5 is more dust proof since the first digit is higher?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:49 5

4. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Yes thats true.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 18:50 7

5. Florin.T (Posts: 233; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


Yep, it does mean that.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:19 4

8. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


"Samsung said that the Galaxy S5 would be launched globally on April 11 - so it will be in stores about a month earlier than the Xperia Z2."

Isn't the z2 first
March then april, Right?

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:34

11. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'm assuming he meant launch in the US market first, assuming that Sony waits till June like the article suggests.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:37

12. Florin.T (Posts: 233; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


Corrected. My idea was different that what came out in writing. Thanks for noticing!

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:10

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That is a nice safety net feature to have imo.
Wtg SS an Sony.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:21 4

9. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


I have feeling the T-Mobile USA version of the Sony Xperia Z2 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC on its launch on June 2014. My guess is Z2s might be its name. I hope I'm right. So it's iPhone 6 versus Sony Xperia Z2s here in the States.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:27 1

10. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Yes...as someone who ruined a $600 phone in the washing machine I appreciate this feature.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:43 3

14. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Not saying it would, but wouldn't a washer machine damage the S5 by taking apart the back of the phone in since the back is removable? So, your $600 phone would still get destroyed.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 19:54

16. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


even without the back detaching, being in the washing machine alone (immersed in water) will damage it. it's not waterproof, only water resistant.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:04

19. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


It is water proof. IP67 Certified. The Z is IP58. Both are water proof.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:10

21. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


To be fair, I don't think either phone would make it through the washing machine....that is brutal on any bit of technology.

And most wash cycles take longer than the 30 minutes that the S5 is rated for, so assuming that both phones could survive the torture the washing machine would throw at them, the S5 would still probably give out first. Though on the beach or in the desert, the S5 would do better than the Z2 since it is more dustproof (having the highest dustproof rating available) So you would not have to worry about it at all in a sandstorm, thats pretty cool.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:13

40. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


IP5X = "Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact (dust proof)"
So sand on the beach or in the desert will not damage or interfere with the performance of Z2 and only some "nano" particle can enter the phone.

Even if you're buried S4 in the sand I'm sure S4 will not be damaged.
When it comes to electronic devices water is far mor dangerous than dust.

And Z2 with IPX8 can survive from immersion in water generally up to 3m.

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 06:23

41. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Oh, I know. I'm not sure why you thought I was saying otherwise? I literally said that the S5 would give out in the water first.Trust me, I would also much rather have the better water rating. It will be much more handy for me. I was just commenting that it is cool that the S5 is completely dustproof, never did I say the Z2 wouldn't be able to handle the beach or desert...most phones will unless you decide to rub sand into it forcefully. The only time I could imagine being completely dustproof would make a difference is a sandstorm (which you shouldn't be out in) or in various industrial settings where fine particulate matter is common.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 20:14

18. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


as well as most wash machines will beat it up, and are usually more than 30mins

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 13:33

47. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I think shockproof which is another IP Standard would come into play during some of this as well

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:07

20. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Honestly i couldnt care less about water proof fones.
I would buy the Z2 in a heartbeat if it had better bezels like the ZL even if that meant losing waterproof. The S5 is pretty dam ugly

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 21:19

22. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I still think ultimate test is a pillow case filled with all the top phones tossed into a dryer with heat off for say, twenty minutes.

It'd be interesting to see what phone came out alive besides maybe Nokia.
That's a rating.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 22:21 1

24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Sony really needs to get their crap together. The Z2 is an outstanding device, but unless they put it out on all the major carriers....it's going to need to be dust proof, because that's where it's going to be left behind.

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