Sony: Don’t use your waterproof Xperia smartphones underwater

Sony has updated its support page on the water and dust protection for Xperia mobile devices and is now warning users not to submerge their smartphones.

“Do not use the device to take photos while performing any type of activity underwater, including diving or snorkelling”

Are you confused? So we are!  Sony has previously advertise its Xperia smartphones being used to take photos underwater and also the Xperia Z3 smartphone page on Sony’s own website currently advertise that owners can “take pictures with the best smartphone camera while swimming in fresh water for up to 30 minutes.”

The company also adds in the features section that “You can even dive down to 1.5 metres with it. Just remember that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot must be firmly closed,”

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Both the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z5 have an IP rating of 65/68, and that means the phones can be submerged into water for “long periods.”

 

Sony explains:

“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 snorkelling.”

 

Sony issued the statement about the Xperia Z3+ although the same warning now covers the Xperia Z5, which has an identical IP rating.

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