Sony has been trying to push the waterproof marketing stamp on all of its Xperia devices, but for most people this is seen as a fad that will not work in real-life. Well, it looks like the Xperia Z2 has exceeded expectations, according to one survival story.
Alexander Maxén lost his Xperia Z2 after accidentally dropping it into the sea, where it stayed for six weeks. The depth was around 10 meters according to Maxén, and they had to dive into the water using scubas to reclaim the device.
Sony advertises that the Xperia Z2 can last for 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters, but when Maxén pulled his phone out of the lake, it still functioned. The screen had cracked and the battery had went flat, but given some power, it continued to work.
This is way over the recommended amount of time the Xperia Z2 should be left in the water. We cannot be sure if Maxén is lucky or if the phone can withstand long durations, at the expense of the screen breaking.
It still means the phone will work, but we doubt Sony wants to advertise the Xperia Z2 lasting for weeks in a lake, if it means the phone’s screen will break. This could cost the customer hundreds of dollars to get repaired.
Still, it is a nice look at how strong the Xperia Z2 is and how much water damage it can take, if needs be. Other Android phones and the iPhone might not last more than a few minutes in the water, afterwards they will need a full repair.
This news should be an eye-opener for anyone who wants to buy an Xperia device, but is unsure if the water-proof features actually work. It might kill your phone’s screen after long periods, but at least it doesn’t kill it completely.