Sony Xperia X takes a short dive, lives to see another day

Sony Xperia X takes a short dive, lives to see another day
It looks like the standard Sony Xperia X model offers some degree of water resistance despite the fact that Sony doesn't market the handset as either splash- or water-resistant.

Sony was one of the first smartphone makers to offer dust- and water-resistant flagship smartphones; all of Sony's Xperia Z handsets came with protection against the elements. 

However, despite Sony's established pedigree as a maker of water resistant phones, with this year's high(er)-end Sony Xperia X series, the manufacturer has limited dust and water resistance as a feature available only on the Sony Xperia X Performance

In a home-made video, one Xperia X owner has submerged the handset in a tank of water for about a couple of minutes. After this short dive, the Sony Xperia X appeared to be in perfect working condition: the display of the phone worked just fine, there was no notable drop call quality, and the device was still able to properly charge the battery. 

Now, although the Sony Xperia X has apparently behaved very well in this test, you shouldn't try this with your own device. If the Xperia X is not marketed as water-resistant, then it probably will fail the standardized water resistance tests. The Sony Xperia X Performance, for instance, is guaranteed to be water-resistant at depths of up to 1.5 meters for as long as 30 minutes.

As the Sony Xperia X does not officially come with an IP rating, you're probably going to risk serious damage to your phone if you submerge it on purpose, and you'll have to finance repairs out of your own pocket. On the other hand, we certainly welcome the news that the Sony Xperia X may actually offer some resistance against water. It's just that you probably shouldn't test your luck.

source: Zaryab Khan



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Im a fan of these not-waterproof-phones-dive-test and see which lives another day. I saw smartwatches too. But I want to see some low ends do the dipping as they are much prone less care compared to more pampered high end ones.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Sony is a complete joke as a mobile company!!

4. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Cant justify that with this video showing its quality. Are you mad?

6. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

what a informative comment, now find another forum to troll.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

At least Sony has one of the best UI's. The sd650 Xperia X beats all the other sd820 flagships in terms of fluidness and it looks much better too imo.

9. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

it could be a joke for you but it is still better than most of the companies out there...

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

with that title, I expect like 2meters dive on salt water :-/

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 495; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

How to check if your Xperia is waterproof. 1. in the dialpad, *#*#7378423#*#* 2. Go to the pressure sensor 3. if its value increases when you apply pressure on the screen, its waterproof. 4. if it stays constant, your phone will not survive water.

8. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The more you know...thanks!

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