If there’s one thing Sony Xperia devices are noted for then it is their capacity to stay in water for minutes without getting damaged. Water resistance is a prominent feature in modern day technology and is currently been exploited by mobile companies like Sony and Samsung.
When it comes to the basic or standard measures, Water resistant devices can stay 1.5m deep in freshwater for 30 minutes in compliance with IP58 ; anything more than that will lead to eventual damage of the device ; However , this story you’re about to read will leave your mouth wide open.
Reports from Swedish press talk of Alexander Maxén from Gothenburg who was on holiday with a friend, enjoying a bit of water- skiing. He left the phone on the seat as he jumped in, causing the mobile phone to bounce into the water. As the sea bed was more than 10 metres deep, he was not in a position to try and recover the phone.
Once they got back to land, they were able to call the phone, which to their surprise still had reception. Six weeks later, his friend who lives in the region went scuba diving and managed to recover the phone. The Xperia Z2 had sustained some external damage (the back screen was shattered), and the battery had completely discharged. But to their surprise, the phone’s LED indicator lit up when trying to charge the phone. The Xperia Z2 worked completely fine and could even make calls.
We have heard a similar story in the past relating to the Xperia V, however that was only for four days. The Xperia Z2 in this situation was in salt water on the sea bed for six weeks, 10 metres down, so it’s amazing it was still working when it was recovered. Maxén decided not to bother repairing the phone, keeping it in its battered state as a memento of the journey it had been on.
image : Alexander Maxer took this photo with his xperia Z2 before it fell into water
image : The Xperia Z2 was in full working order when it was recovered six weeks later, despite suffering some external damage
Source : XperiaBlog