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

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

17. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 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.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

30. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

32. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

37. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 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?

56. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

59. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

The difference is, that Sony devices are available globally.

44. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You didnt get that irony did you?

46. kareivis

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

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

35. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Seeing picture looks like Nokia style. But nothing is like Sony. Best waterproof device so far.

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.

58. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

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

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

if only more midrangers were waterproof

24. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

34. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

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

54. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 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

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? :)

23. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

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...

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: 2277; 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 ;)

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