I have been looking for a chance to test the waterproofness of the Sony Xperia Z series for ages and finally StarHub has given be the green light to do so on a loan device! Sony Xperia Z2 is rated IP58, which also means that it can be submerged in 1.5m of fresh water for 30 minutes!
Below is a video of me playing with the Xperia Z2 and submerging it in a bottle of water. I have no chance to test it in a 1.5m deep water tank because I simply don’t have one and I don’t think it is legal to test it in the swimming pool. (Not to mention, water in swimming pool contains chlorides which might be harmful to the phone)
Please pardon my poor camera skills.
Generally, the phone is unusable while in contact with water. I guess the only thing that works will be the camera since you can take pictures using its dedicated camera button. The touchscreen is totally unusable but the screen remains as bright and vibrant!
Through my 1 week with the Sony Xperia Z2, I have encountered many occasions where the waterproof ability proves to be a great function. I was having my dinner at a fast food restaurant and I checked my messages on the phone with my oily hands. All I had to do to completely remove the smudges was to bring it to the washroom and wash it under the tap!
After playing graphics intensive games on the phone, it will get rather hot. I have tried cooling the phone down by submerging in water (liquid cooling) and placing a piece of ice on the phone too! The ice method cooled the phone down really fast!
I don’t think anyone will want to subject their beloved phones to such conditions but this review serves to show that Sony Xperia Z2 is indeed very durable when it comes to waterproofness. I certainly hope that I have more time with the phone to subject it to further tests in the lab (acids, bases and oxidants maybe?) and I will post my findings when I have the chance to do so!
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