Sony has presented two waterproof smartphones – the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ1 Compact. Unfortunately, waterproofing does not always mean the same for everyone.
Yesterday Sony announced two devices with top specifications. These devices are Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Both handsets have received IP68 certification – this means that the smartphone should survive for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1.5 meters. Well, waterproof for Sony does not always mean what for everyone. The company warns you that you should not completely immerse any device. If you think this is a joke, then unfortunately you are wrong – Sony has left information on its official website. This entry applies to both the XZ1 and the Compact. "Xperia XZ1 is water resistant and protected against dust, so do not worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off the water faucet, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. The device completely underwater, or expose it to seawater, salt water, Chlorinated water, or liquids with a dry as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under the Ingress Protection rating of IP65 / 68. For more info, Note the Xperia XZ1 has a USB port to connect and charge. The USB port must be completely dry before charging. " In short, this means that the Xperia XZ1 is waterproof and you do not have to worry if you use your smartphone in the rain, or if you are stained, you can safely wash it under running tap water. Of course, it also warns that in such a case all parts must be sealed, which is fully understood. Unfortunately a bit further starts to do less color.The manufacturer indicates that the handset should not be placed completely underwater. Violation and misuse may void the warranty. Whatever that means does not really encourage the smartphone to dip at any depth. It is worth pointing out that the manufacturer also warns that the handset is exposed to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water, liquids and other liquids. This is fully understandable – the phone is supposed to be water resistant, which although it is for example a component of sweet drinks simply by definition is not water. For better visualization of the situation, we can imagine when dry sugar, which is a component of a sweet drink, in the vicinity of the speaker. In addition, not all water-resistant guards will withstand other chemicals that may appear in a variety of liquids other than water. IP65 certification would be fully understandable in this case – it eliminates immersion in water and certifies resistance to running water, however, which in this case means IP68, which, according to classification, is resistant to the factors that the manufacturer observes? Thanks to the high class of XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, they are likely to survive underwater for some time, but it is unlikely to work in practice. I think Sony is quite cautious because its tests were carried out under laboratory conditions that did not have much to do with everyday use. I am able to understand some caution from the company – investigating how deep and how long the smartphone was under water in the case of a guarantee can be difficult to prove, but anyway the phone with high IP, in my opinion should not be covered by such tightening. It is also worth mentioning that both Samsung and LG do not have such restrictions on their waterproof devices (such as Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8). , V30, and G6). LG surprised me because their tips are much more understandable – the manufacturer warns, for example, of water above 35 degrees, for quite the logical reason – metal parts, due to the increased temperature, can grow in size and damage like tram tracks in heat. . As you can see waterproofing does not always mean the same for everyone. Source: phonearena , Sony , LG , Samsung