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Dryzoo coating promises to make your current smartphone water resistant

by: Andrew GrushJune 5, 2014
Dryzoo is a new company claiming that its special coating will bring water resistance to your existing smartphone.
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Video: Galaxy S5 resists 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in the washing machine

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 8, 2014
the Galaxy S5 is certified to resist water when submerged at depths of up to one meter for no longer than 30 minutes. So, why is the device in the video working after one hour at the bottom of the pool and another hour of tumbling in the washing machine?
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The HTC One (M8) may resist some water, but don’t push your luck

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 26, 2014
The HTC One (M8) may have a level of water resistance, one video suggests. But relying on it could be a costly mistake,
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So you want a water resistant device. What are your options?

by: Alex SerbanJune 12, 2013
We look at the various options that you can choose from if you're interested in a or water resistant device, including sealed smartphones, special cases, and coatings such as Liquipel.
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Is there a place for a rugged device in your life?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 7, 2013
In this Friday Debate, we discuss waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof devices, and what they mean for the Android ecosystem. Join us in the comments.
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Sony Xperia Z gets doused in ink, water, and dust – still works!

by: Ankit BanerjeeFebruary 13, 2013
In a series of "Xperimentations" videos released by Sony Mobile France, the Sony Xperia Z gets doused in ink, water, and dust. Have you ever dropped your smartphone in ink before?
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Huawei Ascend P2 will be water and dust resistant

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 11, 2013
While the Huawei Ascend P2 has yet to be made official, we already know quite a bit about this handset. Now we learn that the phone is also believed to be dust and water proof like the Ascend D2.
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Samsung makes the rugged Galaxy Xcover 2 official, forgets to mention price

by: AdrianJanuary 25, 2013
The Galaxy Xcover 2 hasn’t been the most exciting Samsung device to be making the rumor rounds of late (not even close), but if there was anyone feverish at the thought of a new Sammy rugged phone the wait is now over.
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Sony Xperia acro S to start selling in August in Taiwan and Russia, other markets to follow soon

by: AdrianJuly 25, 2012

Although it has been unveiled next to the Xperia Go more than a month ago, Sony’s Xperia acro S smartphone hasn’t been released along with its “cousin”, and, until now, it didn’t have an official ETA either.

The ruggedized 4.3-incher has finally got some official availability details, and will launch in Taiwan and Russia sometime in August. The phone’s prices in the two markets will, however, differ markedly– you’ll clearly get the better deal if you live in Asia.

According to the official Sony Taiwan store, the acro S will cost only 17,900 TWD, which would convert into about $550 at today’s exchange rates. In Russia, however, if we are to trust a Sony [...]

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Smartphone snuff: extreme things you probably shouldn’t do to your Xperia Go [Video]

by: Bams SadewoJuly 24, 2012

Some smartphones are made more durable than others, but it doesn’t mean you should let your imagination run too wild on devising ways to torture your phone — unless you have the money and time to spend. Cue the following videos, which will show just how tough the compact Android phone that goes (see what I did there?) by the name of Sony Xperia Go can be.

Before we get to the videos, here’s a brief reminder of what the Xperia Go comes with underneath the rugged surface. The phone boasts a 3.5-inch HVGA display, dual-core 1GHz NovaThor processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, 5MP rear camera, 1,305mAh battery, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Lest we forget the [...]

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