Jumbo, 21 Oct 2016Perhaps the key here is "marketing".. as someone mentioned later, the Japanese understand the ... moreSome guy on YouTube had it in Pepsi for 3 minutes with no damage.
fony, 21 Oct 2016I will never get over those big thick juicy bezels. Samsung with the mono lousy speaker at back of the smartphone is a bad design, I rather choose the Xperia, it have dual front stereo speakers and water-resistant and a bezel to protect the screen.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Not true.
They still market the XZ as a waterproof phone, with IP68 rating. For some reason t... morePerhaps the key here is "marketing".. as someone mentioned later, the Japanese understand the rating doesn't mean 'guaranteed waterproof', rather, that it indicates a certain level of protection.
It's worth noting that "Waterproof" is a particular legal term. No company has ever said their device is "waterproof", they on purpose say water-resistant because they could be sued if water did get in. IP68 doesn't mean "waterproof", it simply means it passed the tests necessary to get the IP68 certification. It does --not-- in any way provide any legal protection either; it's simply a certification that they manufacturer can use for MARKETING purposes.
So it's quite plausible that the IP68 X Compact in Japan and the non-IP68 X Compact in the rest of the world is in fact the exact same phone, simply that Sony felt it was worthwhile to pay for the certification there, and not elsewhere (for reasons unbeknownst to me, clearly, and assuming that there is regional variation int he testing, etc). Obviously it makes sense to spend the money for this marketing on the devices (XZ) and markets ( X Compact in Japan) where it is more relevant.
THerefore the real question is - has anyone tested the water-resistitivty of a non-certified X Compact? Or conducted a tear-down of the certified & non-certified X Compact side-by-side to see if there is --any-- difference....?
It's probably the same phone the world over and they just limit the amount of information released on the specs according to how idiotic the market is.
If water and dust retention aren't such a big selling point and in return you get idiots "testing" the phones beyond what they're rated for and end up with warranty claims and "he said she said" scenarios, why would you bother?
meme, 20 Oct 2016but the frame will melt under heavy usage, because it's made of plastic.They have improve heat dispersion from many way. XZ even have the coolest Alkaleido body. I am not going to believe your trolling, it won't melt either catching fire or even explode, it had Qnovo care for charging. Do you smell something with from Note?
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016what happen when u use it under water? is it boil? lolNo, I am capture some fishs, I rather wash it to keep it clean, this is more functional to a smartphone.
AnotherNerd, 20 Oct 2016LG and Sony are releasing exclusive phone for Japan because Japanese won't throw their device ... moreTrue, bcoz they know the use of this features , unlike other people (westeners) they
put their sony phone on the freezer just to prove it..Lol.
Only thing catching heat are these New Sony flagship Beasts!! Haha
Warning!!! Sony haters catching fire, should we expect a recall for them :D.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016Please Low Grade' products are No match for Sony cells or products! Hehe sony is the king of failures. lol.
I love Qnovo, 20 Oct 2016The design is 10 times beautiful than any Samsung smartphone and it won't explode like that note7.but the frame will melt under heavy usage, because it's made of plastic.
I love Qnovo, 20 Oct 2016Actually I have use my Z2 under water it is work fine and it is cool, but I usually wash it daily. what happen when u use it under water? is it boil? lol
Dean F, 20 Oct 2016All X Compacts are waterproof, on the small print of the international versions amazon listing... moreI agree with u the first time i saw x contact i know its a waterproof but they didn't listed in the features...bcuz of the people who compains about the phone died in water. they show-off the phone in a dumb way the use of waterproofing on phones are for emergency only...
AnotherNerd, 20 Oct 2016LG and Sony are releasing exclusive phone for Japan because Japanese won't throw their device ... moreActually I have use my Z2 under water it is work fine and it is cool, but I usually wash it daily.