Sony Warns Against Using Xperia Phones Underwater

Posted: Sep 11 2015, 11:45am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Sony Warns Against Using Xperia Phones Underwater

Sony changes its stance on waterproof phones

Sony Mobile is changing its stance over the waterproof phones. The waterproof clarification page for Sony Mobile Xperia phones now includes the accompanying disclaimer, “Remember not to use the device underwater.“

This is definitely an astonishing turnaround considering Sony had initially promoted Xperia waterproof phones with pictures of individuals using their phones underwater.

It simply points that either Sony was lying to us at the first place or something magical has happened with Xperia now and it cannot exist under water.

Xperia waterproof phones commonly have an IP65/68 rating, which implies they are totally impervious to dust.

They can oppose low-pressure water jet splash for about 3 minutes, and can stay useful after drenching beneath a base 1 meter (3.28 feet) depth.

It remains to be seen what aroused this new issue or why Sony decided to announce its phones as waterproof.

The issue is by all accounts that when Sony tried every device to accomplish the same IP rating the test wasn't precisely thorough.

Sony’s waterproof page says that Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 meters.

After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested.

In functional terms this implies Xperia waterproof phones can face a heavy rainstorm, a non-water immersing web browsing session in the bath, or a run under the bathroom faucet.

But all those shots of people enjoying with their phone at pools and beaches was definitely a joke!

Different parts of Sony Mobile's webpage still urge you to dive with your device. If you have an Xperia waterproof phone you should follow Sony's notice.

It means that even if you have taken various delightful selfies underwater previously, you cannot enjoy that now.

Should it get harmed amid such venture, Sony could decline to help point to its support materials that warn against taking them into the water.

Of course, it has huge amounts of proofs pointing towards the opposite. However Sony’s recent revelation should be taken seriously now.

For complete look at Sony’s say take a look at Sony's support page.

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