Sunday, June 22, 2014

Testing Sony Xperia Z2 in water!

I brought Sony Xperia Z2 for a swim today since it is supposed to be waterproof and able to be submerged in water up to 1.5m deep.

This is my first time using a Sony phone and I am surprised that it is quite a good phone with a lot features much better than other phones in the market now.

To test if the phone can withstand water, I decided to test it in 2 different scenarios.

Warning: Before the phone is ready to have any contact with water, you have to ensure that all slots are covered up, as stated in the manual.

First Scenario: Running tap test.

When the water is splashing on the screen, I find myself unable to unlock the screen. It seems like the phone is also able to defect the running water as "touch". After removing it from the running water, wipe it dry, the phone is as good as new. So the phone is confirmed waterproof! Hee...

Second Scenario: Swimming pool test

Below is a video that I took while I was in testing the phone in the pool.

I have to say I am really impressed by it. The video taken was very clear, taken with 4K mode.

The only thing I found irritating was I was unable to unlock the phone and select camera or video mode when the phone was in the water. I need to surface and select the camera / video mode before I dive in again. Even then, it seems that the touchscreen is able to sense the water and lock the phone up. The phone has to enter the water very smoothly (slowly) and use the camera button to take pictures or video.

I did not have the time to bring this phone to the beach and try if the phone is able to withstand salt water.

Overall, I am impressed with this phone, especially the waterproof feature,I think it will be of great help to those careless people who accidentally like dropped their phone into water. Hee....

Thanks to Starhub Community for the loan phone set.