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

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

The HTC One (M8) has an IPx3 certification. That means it offers no protection from dust, but does offer protection from water sprayed up to 60 degrees at 10l per minute, pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for up to 5 minutes. The Nokia Lumia 930, as far as we know, is not safe against splashes like the HTC One (M8) is.

While Samsung was hoping that neither rival could survive the challenge (which made it a great promotional idea on Sammy's part) both the HTC One (M8) and the Nokia Lumia 930 managed to live on past the drenching. See for yourself by watching the video below.



source: CellphoneS via WMPoweruser

Related phones

One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)

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75 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

They survived!!

44. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Your move Sony!

75. Tekkasonic

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Umm... sony survived in the sea for 6 weeks... your move samsung, htc phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-Z2-lives-after-bei​ng-submerged-in-salt-water-for-6-weeks_id59223

50. sgodsell

Posts: 6735; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

He covered up the headphone jack holes with his finger. That is NOT fair at all. Sony's are already ip67. So it doesn't have to in my opinion.

51. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 907; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Not true HTC One M8's headphone jack is at the bottom of the phone not the top.

58. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

*IP58

2. Aboodbanafa

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Impressive

35. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not so impressive as the guy is clearly covering the headphone jack socket on 930 and protecting the power button on M8. Watch how is finger is so strategically placed.

36. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

lol. no.

41. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

just so you know he did not do that on purpose it's just how he hold the phone in the most comfortable way

43. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and of course he told that to you in person ? So the most comfortable way to hold m8 is putting your finger on the power button ?! Nyah....am not buying that. You can still hold the phone pretty comfortable by placing your fingers just on the side.

60. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Yes he told me in person because i'm his co-worker :p You can check out my bts footage of this video @xperiagaga on instagram if you dont believe me I dont know if the phone could survive the water test (which , according to a video that someone's been sharing, it could) but he did not do that on purpose Please stop accusing people when you dont even know half of the truth

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the power button on the M8 is not in the middle. It's more to the side. Edit: ok in the first part he covers the button, but not in the second.

48. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Samsung's fanboys are becoming annoying, quite worse than apple's. The M8 has been through water torture before with not so much an issue. Granted it was shallow but at least splash damage won't harm it. The Nokia on the other hand does surprise me.

55. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

this site is full to the teeth with nokia fans. nokia-turned-sony and nokia-turned htc and nokia-turned-cheapchinese fans. I have no problems with htc and sony fans as I love these brands, you've got to respect other people's opinions too, if you don't like samsung don't go nuts about it and say fans are everywhere and annoying, and about apple fans? two or three at a maximum here and on most tech sites.

70. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If you've been visiting the site for the past year or so you'll see the garbage that these samsung fanatics/ staunch defenders spew about other brands. Apple fans have grown up for the most part (save for a few trolls here & there).

72. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

lol no bro, apple fans don't bother searching or reading, generally are women and if not are "uneducated" in the field of smartphones. you gotta see the video of how they stuck an apple logo on a 20$ casio watch and told people it's the apple smartwatch and how they started praising it you'll laugh uncontrollably

52. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

This guy is so right! If he didn't have the finger on the M8's power button it would have died!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhwvXTVQoPM Do your research.

54. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Now hold on there buddy no need to wet your pants. I didn't say m8 wouldn't survive otherwise i merely said this particular experiment is flawed and cannot be trusted entirely. Also, i already knew about the video link you posted. But if you use some common sense you'd realise that submerging the phone in water is not the same thing as POURING FREEZING WATER WITH ICE CUBES. Also pouring water has much more force then merely putting the phone under water.

57. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Sure "buddy". Did you skip this too? "The HTC One (M8) has an IPx3 certification. That means it offers no protection from dust, but does offer protection from water sprayed up to 60 degrees at 10l per minute, pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for up to 5 minutes." Are you going to tell me that this shouldn't be enough to withstand water pouring on it?

64. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL. Of course ! Because water spraying and water pouring is not the same thing as water pressure is all that matters. Especially when the water poured has ice cubes and is freezing. Also, stop posting wrong info to prove your point. Its not '10l per minute' its 0.7l per minute, which is extremely slow. In short, that certification only means it will probably survive under mild rain but nothing more. Also, we can clearly see in the video, the guy poured almost a litre of water in a matter of seconds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code#Liquid_ingress_protection Go home. You're embarrassing yourself.

69. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Okay then, sorry. This is what i get from even remotely trusting PhoneArena and their questionable info, i didn't search IP certification and that quote was from the article, which is wrong too then. Sorry for spreading false information and have a good day.

71. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

np. I learned that lesson a while ago. It takes a bigger man to admit his mistake tho.

59. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nah, if you observe he even moved his finger on the middle of the m8(above the duo camera) on the next few secs

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

lol, nice job from CellphoneS, beating both HTC and Nokia (or Microsoft?) at that. xD

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Why did they give away the ending? I really wanted to see what happened. But they ruined it. But the phones did a good job surviving the drench.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Samsung isn't so happy about all these... :3

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And imo the Samsung video is actually the worst (especially with the super-awkward S-Voice talking).

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yeah I hate Samsung's default TTS. It sounds so horrible. It bugs me so much when I use navigation. One of my first things to do on a Galaxy: switch to Google's TTS.

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