on 08-01-2013 17:06
With the announcement of Sony's latest smartphone Xperia Z at the CES 2013 - A debatable question has made me a bit curious and I'm wondering what do you peeps think?
According to sources, "about one in 10 people had dropped their phone down a toilet at some point" - well, I definitely haven't (till now ) however, should all handsets be water-resistant?
on 08-01-2013 17:08
I don't see why not it can't make all that much difference to the cost.
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on 08-01-2013 17:11
in note that the Z has port covers to comply with its ip rating and they must be closed or warranty is invalidated (in your other thread abs)
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on 08-01-2013 17:58
Imagine the complaints when it goes in for repair and gets rejected for "water damage".
Though another aspect few think about is the amount of germs that reside on a phone. I remember LG put out a netbook a while back that had this special coating that prevented the spread of "stuff". Not sure how many phones have that coating applied.
on 08-01-2013 18:19
The phone companies will not do as they will end up out of pocket and I am not talking about making the phones water resistant I am talking about all the replacement phones that they lose out on.
This would also impact on phone repairers were I guess a high percentage would be repairs from water damage.
on 08-01-2013 18:29
All portable devices that contain potentially valuable user data should have a minimum level of resilience to the elements and "predictable" damage because it's often very difficult if not actually impossiible for consumers to wipe data that is not on removable storage when a device is damaged. A "kite mark" or CE rating should be applied to the build quality and at least water-resistance would seem to be a bare minimum - full-on water-proofing is rather more specialist and expensive for most people.
on 08-01-2013 23:06
In an ideal world... yes!
In the real world... can't see it ever happening - for the reasons that people have posted above.
And (ahem) I am 1 out of those 10 people who has dropped their phone in the toilet before it was used I would like to add!!!
Amazingly enough the hand dryer in the toilets fixed the phone and it still works
on 08-01-2013 23:49
However it's expensive at the moment
I've unfortunatly introduced my phone and toilet twice so I guess I took your turn abs the second time
on 09-01-2013 00:00
A book or newspaper is much better suited for the WC! I would hate to think someone was texting me from the bathroom
on 09-01-2013 00:04