Sony Xperia Z2 lives after being submerged in salt water for 6 weeks
posted by Alan F. / Aug 11, 2014, 1:18 PM
But don't talk about the waterproofing restrictions to one Alexander Maxén from Gothenburg, Sweden. Good old Alex was waterskiing while on vacation, and while this might seem strange for most of us who keep track of our phones every second, he had left his Sony Xperia Z2 on the seat of the boat. So as you might imagine, once the craft started cutting through the waves, the phone fell into Davey Jones' locker. With the sea bed more than 10 meters deep, trying to recover the device was impossible at the time.'
Once they were back on terra firma, Alexander called the phone, which continued to ring, proving that it was still working (otherwise it would have gone directly to voicemail). Six weeks later, a friend of Alexander went scuba diving and retrieved the Xperia Z2. The bottom line? The back glass was shattered and the battery had completely discharged. But the LED indicator did light up when the phone was plugged in. And once recharged, the phone worked perfectly, even making phone calls.
Alexander decided not to repair the external damage, deciding to keep the phone in this state as a reminder of the six weeks that it spent in salt water, 10 meters below the surface. You can take a look at the Sony Xperia Z2 after it was recovered, by clicking on the slideshow below.
source: Mobil.se (translated), Nyheter (translated) via XperiaBlog
Sony Xperia Z2 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
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Suck it, Samsung and Apple!
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:20 PM 21
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Comment copied from Xperia blog! Unless you made that comment too :) Edit: Oh man now you changed it to Apple too lol
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:21 PM 11
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wow, impressive, even nokia 3310 can't do it, the moment it hits sea bed, it will cause tsunami....
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:48 PM 11
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Yet, the Lumia 800 still worked in salt water for 3.5 months, it's not even water resistant.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:05 PM 5
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You're absolutely right nokia build quality is very good maybe even the best. But its only 2 meters down in fresh water, it also took almost 6 hours to clean the whole phone and four days on a radiator to revived it.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:43 PM 3
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Radio signals do not work under water, "Alexander called the phone, which continued to ring" .. . .Nice Try Alex.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 1:54 PM 3
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They are attenuated, but might work. http://web.archive.org/web/201
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:09 PM 9
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Secure those flaps sailor, we're going down!
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:34 PM 7
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Sony Xperia Z2 lives after being submerged in salt water for 6 weeks does not surprise me at all, because there are several other phones that have almost the same story even though the phone is not waterproof. But the thing that amazed me is Z2 was able to survive even with the broken back cover.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 2:53 PM 3
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The IP 58 certification means that it is certified to survive in at least 5ft of water for at least 30min. Also, in my opinion, this story would be more believable if there was some kind of proof, like that guy that had that waterproof case on his iPhone 4 (or was it 4s?) that was recording all the way to the ocean floor. Having it tested for salt water residue would only mean that it "went for a swim" in salt water.
posted on Aug 11, 2014, 3:07 PM 0
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