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Sony Users, Sony Changes Policy For Waterproof Devices.(read new policy)

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Most of the recent waterproof Xperia smartphones
and tablets come with the IP68-rating. This 6
translates into a dust-tight device, while the second
digit - the 8 - means submersion into deeper than 1
meter clean water for 30 minutes or more.

Before the Sony Xperia Z5 lineup, many of the Xperia
phones were advertised with press photos showing
taking selfies or group photos underwater with fully
submerged devices. Those images indirectly
suggested you can actually do those things.



As of recently Sony does not allow full submersion
underwater, no matter the kind of water. It says NOT
to use any waterproof device for underwater actions,
such as taking photos.
Here are some excerpts of the new waterproof
conditions:
The IP rating of your device was achieved in
laboratory conditions in standby mode, so you
should not use the device underwater, such as taking
pictures. Do not use the device to take photos while
performing any type of activity underwater, including
diving or snorkeling.
Taking photos and movies in wet surroundings.
Remember not to use the device underwater. If you
accidentally get the device wet with non-fresh water,
wash the device with tap water.



Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof
abilities are placed gently inside a container filled
with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 metres.
After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently
taken out and its functions and features are tested.
The rest remains the same - close all covers, if you
drop your phone/slate into a pool/salt water rinse it
under tap water, and that speakers and mics can stop
working for up to 3 hours after water exposure.
Reading further Sony still allows you to use your
phone under rain, the shower or in pools where
splashes of water are all around. Just not fully
submerge it. And in case you do, it will most
probably endure.

If you head over to Sony Mobile’s support page on
water and dust protection, you will find several
statements on Sony’s new policy including:
“ Remember not to use the device underwater” and
“The IP rating of your device was achieved in
laboratory conditions in standby mode, so you
should not use the device underwater, such as taking
pictures. ”




Up until now, this
waterproof feature has been a key part of Sony’s
advertising, yet now Sony wants to retract it.

So, user of sony waterproofs be careful, sony can't pay for the damages no more, besides that. Stay safe!





 


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