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

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI
Lumia 930
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2420 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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75 Comments

74. Eclectech

Posts: 364; Member since: May 01, 2013

Not only did they survive, they got a lot more water poured on them, while the Samsung had a little cup of water poured on it. Further The Galaxy challenge was doctored. Note how the time changes to 2:50 in the notification shade while remaining at 2:16 on the larger portion.

56. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

The M8 is water resistant, just like all these other phones which some manufacturers try and make such a big selling point out of because they have nothing else. The M8 can survive water!

61. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

And who gave you such ridiculous info?

40. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

did anybody bother to watch the video in detail for the samsung icebucket challenge? from the time the water drops the time changes from 2:16 to 2:50 after is done.

49. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

looks like screenshots to me, because if they were you keep it at the lock screen, the phone would turn of the display in seconds. You can see the screenshot moving while the water was running down, kinda similar to what happened to the Lumia (the touch screen acted up). Why the time gap? My theory: They got others screenshots on the phone before that, and then they took one screenshot of the lock screen for this video. During a trial, they were like "Oh sh*t it swiped to a lame screenshot. I think we need to make another screenshot of the lock screen so if it moves, it will still look fine." Hence the time gap. This is just my theory, lol.

38. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If i am not wrong he is covering power button on M8 and jack on Lumia. Fail.

37. twens

Posts: 1194; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You guys don't be stupid. Most phones can definitely survive a splash of water. Whether water proof or not. They weren't submerged into water. Secondly Sammy's add goes beyond the ice bucket challenge. They are just trying to tell you the s5 is water proof and you won't be scared getting it close to water meanwhile the other phones challenged are not so you'll be taking a huge risk getting them near water but I guess haters are always gone hate. If you're feeling proud about your m8 or lumia why don't you try it at home yourself? Lol

39. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't think HTC will ever take this challenge without showing something like "Don't try this at home" at the end". XD

34. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this guy had to cover the 3.5 mm jack hole so the water wont enter thats lame cheat!...these cant swim like xperias..

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

19. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

21. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and the lumia?

22. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

U said sockets?

23. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

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

24. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

28. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

31. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol relax dude relax.haha

32. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

thats it? you're not trolling hard enough

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Watch 1:32-1:40, you can see his finger isn't covering the socket tightly on the Lumia 930, his finger turned a bit sideways. Also, see how he hold both phones at the end when he shows them to the camera, that's a normal way to hold the phone when you're showing it to the camera.

29. Jason2k13

Posts: 1491; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i did watch it, and no i cant tell if his covering it tightly, but I can tell that his covering the hole.

26. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Is it too hurt that this two phone survives the challenge of your beloved samsung? u expecting different result?lmao

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

One M8's headphone socket is on the bottom of the phone.

33. hurrycanger

Posts: 1778; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

*deleted* Didn't notice others had mentioned what I wanted to say already. :3

13. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 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

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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...

66. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Actually the s5 isn't water proof but resistant.

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

15. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Lol for sure samsung will nit challenge that beast.haha

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

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