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How resistant is the phone?

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26th April 2014, 12:33 AM   |  #11  
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Originally Posted by acPIZZA

I was just thinking off the top of my head. Good point. I really don't know why one company chooses waterproof and one chooses resistant.

Does the Sony have a removable back plate?

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Perhaps it could be Samsung taking an extra step to cover themselves. The new Sony's are all sealed shut but I imagine the waterproofing is just the same method with the rubber seal

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26th April 2014, 01:27 AM   |  #12  
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You can't see it, because it blends in with the case material, but the entire back of the Sony phone is covered with fine print.

Using a special ultraviolet light, defending counsel will illuminate the phone in court and have you testify as they point out that it was printed there all along.

It's in the booklet, needless to say Samsung does appear to be working at covering themselves from liability more than Sony.
26th April 2014, 05:30 AM   |  #13  
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Originally Posted by acPIZZA

It's resistant, not rugged.

It's water and dust resistance seems more like in case the phone falls in water, or in case you drop it at the beach. Not, "hey let's go swimming with my phone in my pocket!"

This is just my initial impression. It feels like any other Samsung phone. I'm not willing to test it out because I don't want to risk it in case I return the phone.

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Yeah! This makes sense! It's just that, they test it so people would know how resistant it is, but me either, I will not risk mine. Maybe, by accident it fell in the water, then I'll see what happen next if it's true.
26th April 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #14  
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sony says they device are waterproof because they are ip58, the 8 means they are completely waterproof aka completed sealed from water. and in this case, the depth and time of immersion are specified by the manufacturer. sony specifies it 2m and 30 minutes, so if you keep the devive under water but dont go beyond that, it should be fine
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26th April 2014, 04:40 PM   |  #15  
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Its close to moron resistant so I say keep away(Im not even joking), just how resistant is it well you may burn your hands at first touch!

Oh yeah sick thread dude its real awesome!
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26th April 2014, 04:48 PM   |  #16  
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It maybe water resistent. But I think if you have open close the usb port hundred times, the water protection will not be perfect anymore.

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27th April 2014, 05:12 PM   |  #17  
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You won't need to baby it as much as the HTC. With the metal back on the HTC, you'd be afraid of even putting it down on a table for fear of scratching it.

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