Sony Xperia Z water resistant dunking test

Sony Xperia Z water resistant dunking test
On one hand, most people are going to be astounded the most by the wicked specs that the Sony Xperia Z is flaunting. Every bit of a juggernaut, some of us might forget a few other interesting features that it’s boasting – such as its dust and water resistant aspects. Well, at their booth in the great halls of CES, Sony is making sure to show onlookers how it’ll survive a quick dip in water.

Certainly it’s not something we tend to see on a showroom floor, Sony set up a simple contraption that basically dips the lower portion of the Xperia Z in a small pool of water. Pressing the button, the machine comes to life and lowers the arm, where the handset is attached to on the end of it, which then places the device briefly in the menacing water. Needless to say, most handsets would incur some serious damage doing this, but seeing that the Xperia Z is IP57 certified, the occasional contact with water isn’t going to fizzle out this beauty.

Knowing that, it’s going to be interesting where people will start using the handset – heck, maybe even the shower at this point? Well, whatever it is, the water resistant aspect of the handset is truly unique that’s not commonly found with high-end devices. So if you’re ready to see some splashing action, check out the video below!

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Take my money !!!

14. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Shut up and take my money :-P

19. wp8forever unregistered

They took my money with the Lumia 920, then with the nexus 4 lol and now they will with this lol, they keep me on 0 on my bank, then the s4 is coming and so on, imma have to stop following this technology sites lol real estate talk.

2. bakhtawar

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

awsome !

3. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

video too annoying, too shaky... but need to submerge the whole phone

7. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

There are plenty of videos about that already

4. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Yeah. I am totally with rabih_z. How do we even know that is water? They need to submerge the whole phone in that liquid and show a few fish swimming in that water. The fish have to be fed periodically and they need to poop regularly. We should also have a couple of vets standing by to certify the health of the fish and ensure they survive in that liquid (which they say is "water").

9. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Man there is a lot of video about it...Go check youtube...

11. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

im ok with the fish since 3M has mad a fire retardant liquid that looks like water but its not, and any electrical can be submerged in it without any harming. this liquid was on display in Gitex Dubai 2012.

12. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Sarcasm anyone??

16. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Lol, too late to backtrack mate!

20. emes360

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Its not even important if its water, as long as its any liquid, it will damage (or in this case not damage) the phone in the same way.

5. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

truly a special phone.

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Now you don't have to worry when taking your phone out when it's raining or when you accidentally spilled some liquid into it! Great job sony!

8. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Heeeeeelllll Yeeeeeaaaaahhh Now I can jam out in the shower with wp headphones.

10. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

This is one of those awesome features you'll hopefully never need, but be glad it's there just in case.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Best 5" phone to date!

15. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012


17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

sweet. if i get this device i wont just drop it in water by accident, i will deliberately dunk it in front of other people just to show off l. love to see the look on their faces. lol. i would say take my money but sadly im all out right now :(

18. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Sony Nexus 5 for later this year please!!!!

21. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

why not throw the whole thing in water? that is really water resistant.

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