One Man's Sony Xperia Z2 Survives Six Weeks Submerged In 10 Meters Of Salt Water

Just in case you were wondering how much of a beast the Sony Xperia Z2 is when it comes to its resistance to the elements, this test done one by individual shows just how well the phone can hold up to some harsh, but also rather unconventional situations. For those who were previously unaware but may have guessed at this point, the Sony Xperia Z2 is water and dust resistant, and comes with a certified IP58 rating, allowing it to withstand water up to a certain depth of  4.9 feet according to Sony. Also according to Sony in this infographic posted below, the Sony Xperia Z2 was also only tested in fresh water, and only for "up to" 30 minutes of time.

Taking those details into consideration, it really puts things into perspective of just how awesome the Sony Xperia Z2 really is in this regard. According to some Swedish reports, a man that was out on a jet skiing adventure had lost his phone in the water,(salt water mind you)and in most cases this is where you would forget about the device and move on, coming to terms with the fact that you would just have to purchase a new device. That isn't what this man reportedly did however, as he was said to have called the phone once they got back to shore to find out that the phone had service still perhaps to see if he could try and plan to locate it later.

The amazing part though, is that his Xperia Z2 was recovered by a friend who was scuba diving in the same location about six weeks later, and to his surprise the device was still operational, even after all that time in a non-fresh water environment. The phone didn't come out completely unscathed, as it was found to have cracked glass on the back but other than that it was pretty much in decent shape, and it still functioned. As cool as this is, that doesn't mean that it will be the same for everyone who owns the Xperia Z2, and that they could have the same experience should they lose their phone in a body of salt water that is 10 meters deep. The owner of the device is lucky for sure, but it also means that in most normal cases where your phone could end up submerged in water, it'll likely be OK, and that's just really neat.

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