The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is one of the world's most wateproof phones

The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua is one of the world's most wateproof phones
Announced earlier today, the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua may be mistakenly seen as a typical mid-ranger. And it is, at least for the most part. But one feature of the phone puts it in a league few are part of -- its IP65/68 certification.

For those of you who are still confused by IPX/X certificates, let us elaborate. The first digit always indicates the level of protection from dust ingress, while the latter signifies the level of protection from water. The majority of protected devices on the market right now are only resistant to either of the two elements, and not foolproof, but not the M2 Aqua. 

For one, its IP6X certification indicates that it is completely dust tight, and the IPX5/X8 part means that it's not only resistant to water jets (projected by a 6.3 mm nozzle), but also waterproof for "over" 30 minutes when submerged in water (up to 1 meter). According to marketing research firm Strategy Analytics, with which Sony partners for all of its announcements lately, this makes the M2 Aqua the only widely-available device to boast such levels of defenses. That said, phones like the Kyocera Brigadier that we reviewed just recently, is also similarly resistant to the element, so do keep that in mind.


This should be welcome news for folks who are looking for a decent device that combines what's great from both worlds, but don't necessarily want to spend a small fortune on something like the Xperia Z2.

source: IP Code, Sony

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Xperia M2 Aqua
  • Display 4.8" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(12.18h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

A mid range phone has better waterproof than a flagship lol.

8. Fynjy777

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Flagship has very good waterproof as well plus thinner bezels and thinner body.

2. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

If it only had 720p display and LTE.....

3. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

what about the galaxy s5 active it also has ip68 rating plus mil-std 810 military rating . i hope that the xperia z3 will have such high ip rating

6. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the s5 active is ip67, just like the s5

9. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

sorry for that bcoz last time i checked the s5 active was before it released based on leaks

4. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the s5 active is obly IP67, just like the s5

5. mecool

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

s5 active only have ip 67

7. Amir1 unregistered

its nice to see sony outdo themselves again!

10. leo.d.monkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

come on sony ... put it 16GB storage and at least 1.5GB of ram :P

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