1. Mahmoud Hussein's Avatar
    Anyone else would like the awaited flagship devices to be waterproof? A friend of mine have a Sony xperia z and I really liked that feature. Since Sony has no plans to make WPs, I'd really like to see that feature in the Lumias.
    SteveNoza and Great deal like this.
    08-14-2015 07:25 AM
  2. Great deal's Avatar
    Has removable battery, not sure if they would make it waterproof with removable cover?
    08-15-2015 08:07 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    well I think the Galaxy S 5 was waterproof or at least water resistant and it had a removable back. It had this seal around the inside
    08-15-2015 08:23 AM
  4. timster01's Avatar
    the Xperia Z is water-resistant, not waterproof
    ven07 and Mahmoud Hussein like this.
    08-15-2015 08:24 AM
  5. Mahmoud Hussein's Avatar
    Has removable battery, not sure if they would make it waterproof with removable cover?
    I'm not really sure
    08-15-2015 08:25 AM
  6. Mahmoud Hussein's Avatar
    the Xperia Z is water-resistant, not waterproof
    The Z2 & Z3 are waterproof, I think
    Great deal likes this.
    08-15-2015 08:30 AM
  7. mjyumping's Avatar
    Maybe has a rubber that seals like in the pressure cooker?
    08-15-2015 08:33 AM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Maybe we should aim for a waterproof case instead?
    08-15-2015 02:11 PM
  9. masshuu's Avatar
    i bought my 1020 a few months before my z1 compact. and the 1020 outlived the sony by several months. on top, i was able to repair the 1020 myself, whereas the sony had to be sent to a sony company, meaning no phone for a few weeks.

    don't trust water resistant phones to enjoy swimming, they will many times until one day, it is a painful death.

    no phone is perfect but there are going to be trade-offs. if indestructible is what you needs, then there are plenty of very good android phones, though they aren't the preetyest.
    08-20-2015 05:39 PM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    I was wondering if this would be waterproof. Honestly it doesn't make a huge difference to how I would use it day to day but I guess it offers some peace of mind?
    jmshub and ven07 like this.
    08-23-2015 10:47 AM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    I was wondering if this would be waterproof. Honestly it doesn't make a huge difference to how I would use it day to day but I guess it offers some peace of mind?
    Yea for those that use their phones while going #2
    Muessig and to_be_announced like this.
    08-29-2015 07:32 PM
  12. Jezza's Avatar
    Yea for those that use their phones while going #2
    I do wonder how people manage to drop their phone in the toilet when doing this. Are they still holding it whilst wiping?

    As for the waterproof side of things, it would be great, especially for underwater photography, since touchscreens don't work underwater, the physical camera button has a great advantage.
    09-06-2015 02:42 PM
  13. skstrials's Avatar
    As for the waterproof side of things, it would be great, especially for underwater photography, since touchscreens don't work underwater, the physical camera button has a great advantage.
    Even if a phone is waterproof, it is best left for an accidental water spills, or a dunk underwater. No waterproof phones currently can be trusted for a regular underwater usage.

    You can Google all the angry Sony phone users who water damaged their phones with the refused warranty from Sony.

    Yes, waterproof feature would be nice, but I would still not intentionally put it underwater.

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    libra89 and xandros9 like this.
    09-07-2015 06:11 PM
  14. JezUK's Avatar
    I've been waiting for the new Windows phones to arrive - normally I upgrade as soon as possible, but on this occasion I've been waiting for around 8 months.

    I have had a Lumia 820 and have been really happy with it - a big Windows fan and no complaints. But I did get caught out in the wet on a walk and unbeknown to me at the time, I thought my phone was safe in my pocket. Turned out it wasn't and it got wet (while always in my pocket) and destroyed.

    So....... whilst I'd love to go to a 950, it looks like I'll be heading for the Xperia Z5 when it comes out - not because I want to do any underwater photography with my phone (that would be silly !) - but because there is always a very good chance that I can be out in the wet on a walk (using Pedometers, GPS etc).

    Also, I'm looking to buy a Sony camera at some point (the replacement to the a6000 when that too eventually arrives) - so the Xperia should be a good marriage with that camera since I know you can do things wirelessly between the two.

    Finally, I'm not sure that the Lumia cameras can still claim to be the best smartphone cameras any longer - I mean, surely that new Xperia cameraphone will be very advanced considering Sony are very up at the top with regards to Digital Sensors etc ?
    09-15-2015 04:38 AM

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