Poll results: Do you need a waterproof phone or tablet?
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 11, 2014, 7:56 AM
phone or a tablet for you, or whether you are considering it at all when choosing a mobile device. Quite surprisingly, a huge chunk of our 3356 respondents - 37% - have the waterproof aspect amongst the main requirements when they are purchasing a mobile device. This goes to show that manufacturers are on the right path when they decided to introduce some IP standard certification this past season, with Sony being the pioneer here with its Xperia flagships in the Z line, as can be expected from a Japanese maker.That is why we asked you last week how important is the waterproof aspect of a
A full 52% of you don't consider protection from waterboarding a necessity for their phone or tablet, but rather something in the category of good-to-have. Only about 11% of our respondents don't really care whether their handset is waterproof or not, which again shows that in the future we might see more and more models coming with some sort of IP certification - not only flagship devices, but perhaps midrangers as well.
Do you need a waterproof phone or tablet?
Yes, I am usually looking to buy a waterproof mobile device
It's a nice bonus, but I'm using other criteria to decide on a phone or a tablet
No, I don't really care if my phone or tablet is waterproof or not
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Definitely a nice bonus. Price, specs and user experience will dictate sales. I like waterproof phones but I will never deliberately dunk them in water. I rather trust heavy duty waterproof cases than waterproof phones for water submersion.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 8:02 AM 2
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i'll just get a lifeproof case and call it a day
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 8:19 AM 1
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Why turn your phone into a brick to get a feature if you can have that feature built-in?...
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:30 PM 2
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I expect mos yes!
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 8:22 AM 0
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I don't want my phone to be waterproof. It's not that I don't want that feature but I just don't like the flaps covering the charging port, I find it to be annoying since you have to remove it every time you need to charge.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 9:06 AM 0
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Some phones have a charging dock pin, so you can charge your phone with a charging dock, no need to open the micro USB port flap.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 AM 2
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What a lazy person you are It's a matter of few seconds
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 9:36 AM 1
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Generally, it's a small bonus during purchase time, but it's something that can really save you if you are out in a downpour or get clumsy near a pool or sink. It's a bonus you don't think about...until that one event you are glad you did.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 9:10 AM 0
Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014
I didn't think I needed one until my Galaxy Nexus somehow ingested water simply laying on my desk at work, thereby voiding the warranty. When the S5 dropped with an IP67 rating, I snapped it up immediately.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 5:28 PM 1
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