Sony Xperia Z gets dipped in sulfuric acid, with surprising results (video)

April 2, 2013
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Sony Xperia Z - Acid Test -

The folks over at Stuff decided to test the resistance to elements of the Sony Xperia Z, but they decided a simple water test just won’t do. How about some corrosive sulfuric acid then?

Just to remind us how potent sulfuric acid is, the experimenters first dipped a tea spoon into an acid solution. The spoon was attacked and quickly dissolved.

Then, it was the Sony Xperia Z’s turn to take a dip into the dangerous substance. But let’s not spoil the surprise – here’s the video, made by Stuff.

In case you didn’t realize, that was an April Fools joke (like the ones Google or SwiftKey had for us yesterday), and it wasn’t the Xperia Z that was fake, but the spoon, which was made from a material that melts at a pretty low temperature.

Now, if you want to see what the Sony Xperia Z can really do, check out our video review of the smartphone (you can read the text version here). Sony’s flagship is a pretty sturdy device, and, while it likely won’t resist an acid test, it will make it through most day to day mishaps.

And now that April Fools Day is gone, what was your favorite tech-related prank?

Comments

  • Sirri

    Good work Esat! : )

  • Jusephe

    It’s easy:
    -Glass is resistant to almost all acids,
    -It’s water resistant so it can’t get inside.
    -And it cannot burn through plastic between glass, because plastic will burn into pure carbon, wich will create a tempontary protective layer.

    Some metal or pure plastic phones should be more fun.

    • Caleb

      That was water, the spoon was made of Gallium, a harmless metal with a melting point lower than your body temperature. He just put the phone into warm water.

    • icyrock1

      Here’s one with the iPhone 5

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZwYg4W7JE

      10:25 you start to see the effects.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thawmaw.zan Thaw Maw Zan

    good quality, great design. i’m impressed…

  • blarelli

    How is that a surprising result? In my experience, hydrofluoric acid is the only common acid that will hurt glass at all. Want a surprising result, dip it in some of that then run away.

  • IncCo

    Aw, i wish they would do it for real

  • gvjkkjgv

    “which was made from a material that melts at a pretty low temperature”
    It’s Galium

  • tom

    jusephe it was fake it says in description ..the sony is not acid proof at all matemate

  • Winston

    guys, you do know this is an April fools joke, yea?