Sony has been really pushing water resistant phones as of late, with many of its latest phones featuring flaps everywhere in order to secure the interior from water damage. But according to Sony, its flagship Z2 can only be kept “under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58” — a far cry from six weeks at the bottom of the ocean. Apparently though, in a wild Xperia Z2 survival story, that’s exactly what the phone managed.
It goes like this: Alexander Maxén found his phone accidentally dropped into the sea to a depth of about 10 meters. Maxén wasn’t exactly in a position to retrieve the device, so he and his friend headed back to land and called the phone, which amazingly was still connected to a cellular network.
Six weeks later, the friend went back to the spot where the phone had been lost for a scuba diving adventure… and found the Z2. The battery was entirely depleted (and the glass shattered), but the LED indicator still lit up when a charger was plugged in, and it functioned just fine after some power was pumped into it.
So yeah, this is how tough Sony phones can be. Amazing, don’t you think?