Now Sony explicitly says that you shouldn’t use your phone like that, telling us “not to use the device underwater” and that because the phone’s IP rating was determined in standby mode in a laboratory, you “should not use the device underwater, such as taking pictures”. Apparently the IP68 rating was given based on strictly controlled experiments, as opposed to real-world testing in which Sony can not guarantee your phone’s safety.
One last possibility: the new Xperia Z5 phones simply can’t withstand the same water flogging that the previous devices in the line were able to, whether it’s due to some fundamental change in the way they’re built or some other unknown reason.
Sony will be launching one more handset dubbed as Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Premium that will link up to the recently introduced Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.
This is definitely an astonishing turnaround considering Sony had initially promoted Xperia waterproof phones with pictures of individuals using their phones underwater.
Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 metres.
In functional terms this implies Xperia waterproof phones can face a heavy rainstorm, a non-water immersing web browsing session in the bath, or a run under the bathroom faucet. That’s pushing it.
At least according to some pages. We’ve just told you that the Japanese tech giant retracted its earlier claims regarding its Xperia waterproof phones.
In other words, the phones can be used underwater… but if you’re not gentle, there’s a chance you could break something and Sony doesn’t want to be held responsible.
The rumors also state that the so-called Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra will be launched in March next year.
Do not expose the device to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as fruit drinks, liquid detergent and vinegar. Should it get damaged during such an excursion, Sony could refuse to help and point to its support materials that warn against taking them into the water.
However, this is the first time that Sony has suggested users avoid using submerged devices entirely.