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Wow this is good to know. HTC one m8 is possible water proof.

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23rd June 2014, 07:34 PM   |  #31  
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If this device was actually water proof or even water resistant, wouldnt it be advertised as being so. Or possibly listed in the device specs, which its not on either account. Just kinda a common sense call here.....0_o,,,,

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I tend to agree. Samsung touts the S5 as being water-resistant and advertises that feature in their commercials, etc. I would hope that HTC would do the same, but they haven't, so I'm skeptical, too. I wouldn't want to find out, at least not intentionally

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23rd June 2014, 07:49 PM   |  #32  
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Watching alcohol evaporate would probably be like watching grass grow lol. The boiling point for isopropyl alcohol is only ~18℃ less than water.

But let's just say I'm clearly a skeptic and until HTC backs up said claims, I will be avoiding water with my phone like the plague.

ya well the sink test was at least 5+ hours time lapse i think? It wouldn't be too hard to notice.

I use 99% isopropyl all the time when changing heat sinks on a PC or any other cleaning related job having to do with electronics because it dries so fast....pretty much as soon as you've spread it out it's 2-3 seconds from disappearing. I've had a bowl next to me (while masked) and had it drop noticeably without me ever getting around to using it in the hour or two I was working...of course it was a small bowl but still...
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25th June 2014, 05:43 PM   |  #33  
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ya well the sink test was at least 5+ hours time lapse i think? It wouldn't be too hard to notice.

I use 99% isopropyl all the time when changing heat sinks on a PC or any other cleaning related job having to do with electronics because it dries so fast....pretty much as soon as you've spread it out it's 2-3 seconds from disappearing. I've had a bowl next to me (while masked) and had it drop noticeably without me ever getting around to using it in the hour or two I was working...of course it was a small bowl but still...

The video was clearly a doctored time lapse -- the phone kept moving in circles.
26th June 2014, 02:10 AM   |  #34  
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Originally Posted by drlzanej

If this device was actually water proof or even water resistant, wouldnt it be advertised as being so. Or possibly listed in the device specs, which its not on either account. Just kinda a common sense call here.....0_o,,,,

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Hell, even if it is claimed waterproof doesn't really mean it is. Before the m8 I had the s4 with a lifeproof case and it was about as waterproof as my otterbox is right now, and I thought it would be nice to take my casio rock swimming last year, that was really a bad idea because that leaked also... Bottom line is unless I have $225 laying around for a replacement and another soff, none of my devices are going near water.
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26th June 2014, 02:14 AM   |  #35  
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Hell, even if it is claimed waterproof doesn't really mean it is. Before the m8 I had the s4 with a lifeproof case and it was about as waterproof as my otterbox is right now, and I thought it would be nice to take my casio rock swimming last year, that was really a bad idea because that leaked also... Bottom line is unless I have $225 laying around for a replacement and another soff, none of my devices are going near water.

Definately +1, I dont even take mine in the bathroom with me lol.

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9th October 2014, 06:08 PM   |  #36  
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Mine semi beer proof
I came from a club and place my phone half submerge in beer in a cup inside the cup of the cupholder of my car biaccident and was in panic mode. It was also in 1% battery I let it dry and put to charge the next day and the speakers are okay but I did notice it sound a bit crackling in some notification and music a bit so Im not sure if I want return mine back for a new one. I wish the next HTC Phone is as water resistance as the Sony Xperia Z2. I seen YouTube videos of the Sony Xperia dunked in Beer and survived perfectly.
5th November 2014, 12:25 PM   |  #37  
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idk, a couple of weeks ago my fone fell into abath tub full of water, i drove after it and it has been fine
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The M* is not water proof or even certified water resistant. If anything the phone is designed so that if you have to briefly use it in the rain it wont break. It's great people have had luck not breaking their phones but this is not something you should ever rely on. Hell the GS5 (or 4? Whichever is current) isn't even water proof. its IP rating is based on water running over the phone at a specified pressure. Yes like a rainstorm. Please stop assuming phones are water proof.
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Maybe I got lucky
I had the dreaded drop of the phone in the toilet. Fortunately the toilet was clean.
It was only there for a couple seconds but I towel dried and couldn't even tell anything happen.

I did quickly turn off the phone and let it sit overnight to let it dry internally just in case.

Works like new.

I did have s simple slim case.
The case is tiny and doesn't offer much protection but it covers the sd card slot. Based on what I read maybe that helped.
2nd December 2014, 05:49 PM   |  #40  
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its rain resistant. thats all. its IPx3.

wikipedia states
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Spraying water Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60 from the vertical shall have no harmful effect. Test duration: 5 minutes
Water volume: 0.7 litres per minute
Pressure: 80–100 kPa

the volume of a raindrop is 0.034 cm^3 to 1cm^3
its velocity is 9.8m/s^2
and the pressure of the raindrop (not including air pressure) is its mass/volume

so nothing to worry about. just make sure to dry it behind a window and let the sun evaporate it so it doesnt damage the speakers or ports.


**i am not responsible to any broken devices, i just put in my meteorological knowledge.**
http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-...rproof-361910/

when it rains in S.FL then ill test it out and record it. if it breaks then AMEX has my back since i purchased this 2 weeks ago

i would advise though... dont be as confident in heavy blowing winds like superstorms and hurricanes
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