Sony Xperia Z gets sandblasted and tortured in a bathtub (video)

Sony Xperia Z gets sandblasted and tortured in a bathtub (video)
So far we've been getting only improvised drop tests for the yet-unreleased Sony Xperia Z, done at expos and presentations with gentle falls from waist or shoulder height, which did absolutely nothing to the handset.

Not that the test of the Z below is too rough, but the guy that does the video review of the prototype gets creative, and not only in terms of personal clothing, but the ambiance as well.

His idea of a romantic candlelit quality time in a bathtub with the Xperia Z is to bang the phone against the edge front and back, dip it in the said bathtub, and even rub coarse sand particles all over it to demonstrate how durable and elements-proof the phone is. Enjoy.

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



23. crusher

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

this is more like a joke than a torture test, and pouring sand doesnt make it sandblasting. torture test should like drown it for a week or put it under a car or throw it 10ft up!!!

18. Crane

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I saw a test of the Z and think that my Acro S is much better for me now. The camera is so noisy and it dies at night. After 10 minutes, both side of the Z looked dirty and the standby time was terrible, caused by the large display.

17. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

This guy reminds me of those people that sell knives. Similar presentation...

14. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I don't care about anything! I want this phone!

13. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

thumbnail in the main page looked like arranging a cocaine line...

12. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dragontrail Glass really impressed me. Corning already talked the talk with the Gorilla Glass 3, let see if they can walk the walk.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

wherever he's at looks nice and it looks like he is at a SPA

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sony SPA. :)

9. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Make this kind of drop test videos which makes comparison between Lumia 920 and GS3

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

That video is one of the stupidest videos yet. Direct hit on the GS3 and the Nokia was knocked off of the pole. It almost looks like they were aiming at the bottom portion of it. It was already curving downward by the time it was going to make impact. The Lumia is a more durable phone. This test is stupid though.

8. BonoEstente

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Fast Show: Bono Estente. Thetheethethethehtehehthe

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011, why you never say thanks for tips? :)

5. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Very impressive showing how durable this phone are !!!

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sir, you are easily impressed, but rubbing a little sand across the display and rear side of a waterproofed smartphone, too me is not... $60,00 extra and almost any phone can be waterproofed. :) Believe me, that extra charge is already added to the "Z".

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

First review says build quality, performance and SW is awesome, screen is very sharp with disappointing blacks and viewing angles (picture), 4hrs of screen time on battery. Test subject arrived with a 32gig SD included & a docking station + a high quality earpiece. Photos are average albeit taken in dull conditions, too much noise reduction. It has 4.1.2 and Chrome on it which is showing in the tests. Overall it comes recommended.

3. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Meh IDC. I don't look at the screen sideways or upwards or downwards. IDC about the dissapointing black color the TFT LCD makes because you'll only notice the horrible black in dark places where the LED backlight is visible.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Agree on the viewing angle stuff, but not on the black, under light the lack of deep black is distracting, also during videos and gaming. It's not bad on the Z BTW, just dark grey as the article puts it.

11. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

As of blacks, I will adapt to it. Rest, there can be no phone like this one... (right now, as in future Sony and Nokia will keep on making phones)

20. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Dafuq is talking bout a nokia?

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, we know how Oppo Find 5 is awesome and cheap blah... blah... blah...

1. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

punishment in hell! have mercy on xperia z!

19. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

He should do less talkin' and more dippin'

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