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.
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Nope. I do my best to be very careful.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 9:31 AM 4
Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016
My Z3 was damaged by water in a sink and Sony refused to replace it saying its not covered . f**k you Sony.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 9:58 AM 4
Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013
Unless you drop it in salt water.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 9:35 AM 1
Posts: 604; Member since: Mar 26, 2015
I had my S6 Edge in my pocket and got drenched in rain many times. There was even an occasion when I played at the beach after having given it to my cousin who wasn't playing but I didn't know that he kept back in my pocket after sometime and I played for an hour there. It has got soaked all this time. It still works like a charm But alas after the second incident, battery backup has got considerably reduced
posted on Jul 01, 2017, 4:41 AM 0
Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012
I've only had to file an ins claim for losing my Motorola V60 in the bus in Cali in 2003. Ever since then I'm sure to be very careful with my phones while living on the edge a little. Took pics with my Note 4 in the gulf at Clearwater & St. Pete Beach, took pics dangling from the cable ride at Busch Gardens & took pics while on the boat ride at Universal. It's all alt how you take care of your phone.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 9:43 AM 0
Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 26, 2011
I got caught in a downpour with my phone in the back pants pocket. After drying it in a bag of rice for 2 days, it booted, but wifi and bluetooth didn't work. So it was basically useless... I never cared about it before but now I do. The next phone I buy will be waterproof.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 9:46 AM 1
Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2014
I have always been very careful with my smartphones. My Nokia 6620 got a crack in the screen after I let my brother borrow it, and that was the last smartphone I let him borrow, but other than that all my smartphones ended their time with me intact and in perfect working condition. However, after I got my Moto E 2nd gen, which is splash resistant, I had a close call when one of my friends' kids spilled root beer all over me and the phone while it was in my belt holster. Thankfully, being splash resistant saved its life, and I just dried it off and it has never had a problem since.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 12:15 PM 0
Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011
I've lost two phones. One from wanton soup spilling on my way home and the other from when it fell off my lap and shattered the screen when I got out of my car to check the mail. However, (knocks on wood) the last phone I killed was 2011. Now my fiance dropped her Moto Droid Turbo 2 in PR last year and it fried.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 1:51 PM 0
Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016
If I spilled juice or something over it, I would just change phones even if it's waterproof and washable and still work 100% fine. My OCD would flare up knowing that the water seals were sticky had water exposure. So waterproofing means zero to me except for crappier speakers.
posted on Jun 30, 2017, 3:32 PM 0
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