Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.


Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?

Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?
Nowadays, water-resistance or at least some type of splash-resistance seem to be a must on flagship (and midrange) smartphones. A feature that used to be reserved to the rugged CAT handsets, Galaxy Actives, or phones covered by super-ugly cases is now pretty much mainstream. And sure, it definitely gives us a peace of mind when we have our handset near the kitchen sink, but we certainly still don't feel brave enough to go ahead and jump in a pool with our phones in hand (despite the fact that Samsung and Sony commercials keep enticing us to do so).

But anyway, we thought it would be a fun trip down memory lane to try and remember how many handsets we've had drown on us before — because there's nothing better to cheer you up than to recall how you lost hundreds of dollars thanks to a well-placed drop of water, right?

We thought we'd ask you — how many smartphones have you managed to wetten to death in the past? If you've got a cringy story, go ahead and drop it in the comments!

Have you ever had a smartphone damaged by water?

Sad to say - more than once. But less than 10 times, I promise!
Yes, it happened that one time. Rice in a bag did not help.
Had a scare once, but managed to dry it off and rescue it.
Nope, never.

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless