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

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

With that in mind, it shouldn't be surprising to see Sony pushing the waterproofed agenda, and this time around it has chosen the trendy infographic medium to relay the message. It turns out that quite some people have had to deal with water damage according to Sony's research, and otherwise unbelievable scenarios, such as dropping your phone in the toilet, are more common that you'd think. We won't spoil the rest, though -- just take a look.


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61 Comments

61. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 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

60. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

39. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

29. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

31. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

36. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

38. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

26. axislova

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Thats great to see

21. drazwy

Posts: 377; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

If only you could buy them...

10. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

I enjoyed reading it. Nice colors. :]

8. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

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

11. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

No one's offering it to you btw.

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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)?

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

43. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

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

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Women watch porn , too. :P

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I have porn on my Z1

42. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Your Z1 must be so proud of you. ;)

12. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

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

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I can sense an evil laugh coming from you ;)

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

28. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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...

3. sorgo

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

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

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nope.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

We're talking about smartphones here.

15. sorgo

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

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

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