Whoops! Archos CEO doesn't understand "water resistant", kills phone during demo

Whoops! Archos CEO doesn't understand
One of the more important things to learn in this new age of more water protected smartphones is the difference between "water resistant" and "waterproof", even if you don't bother learning the specific differences in IP ratings. That is a lesson that Archos CEO Loic Poirier learned the hard way while trying to demonstrate the water protection found on the Quechua 5'' Phone.

Poirier apparently didn't read the documentation on the Quechua phone before trying to do the demo. The device is rated for the IP54 standard, meaning that it is protected against "splattering with water". Poirier obviously thought that the device was fully waterproof, because he put it into a glass container, then proceeded to fill that container with water from the tap until the device was fully submerged. Not surprisingly, the handset was completely dead when Poirier took it out to finish the demo. Whoops! 

The Quechua brand is known in France for being designed for the outdoorsy type, popular with hikers, bikers, and other mountain folk. The Archos website says the device is rated at IP54 and designed to "withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions", which does not include going for a swim. 



1. Neo_Huang

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18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Look! Another CEO that has no clue what his company's product does... On a side note, I'd take this guy over Stephen Elop any day, even if they both have their heads up their own asses.

30. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

thats cool bro

39. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

that was random

40. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

doesn't surprise me, Archos is a complete joke. How they manage to still be alive is beyond me, they've been making crappy android devices for a while.

2. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

There goes his bonus!

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013


5. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

VoilĂ ...oh wait...

16. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Viva la France !!

6. spasticpat

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

At least it's not more S5 news

7. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If you want to bankrupt your company, hire this man..

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

LOL.. Now test the Galaxy S5

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The comments never end do they...?

28. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Calm down, dude... I know you are paid by Samsung to defend every Samsung article, don't you?

36. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

It will be like the S4 active, advertise underwater, brick your phone, no warranty, "We don't cover water damage.". lol nothing gets done till the majority of the water damaged owners complain and bad mouth enough.

14. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

+1 5char

27. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

It's the Galaxy S4 Active, dude.. My granny knows that too

9. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lmfaolirl hard!

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sh*t happens

15. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

lets use the famous quotes of all time...."EPIC FAIL"

17. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

You Blithering Idiot !!!

20. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012


21. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

He should've followed the script.

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

hahahaha... it need to learn how to swim

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hahaha damn im freakn crackn!! what the hell was that? its just shame...

24. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012


25. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011


26. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Archos makes solid products, and most are running stock android, what's not to like? I'd still take one over an S5

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