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Xperia Z2 survives six weeks under water, 10 meters deep
According to the Swedish press, Alexander Maxén was on vacation with a friend when he dropped his phone into the ocean, causing it to fall into a bed of water that was more than 10 meters deep. Reportedly he was unable to get the device, though when they got back to land they were able to call it and found it was still receiving service.
Six weeks later, a friend of his went scuba diving and was able to recover the device. While the handset has received external damage and its battery was out of juice, surprisingly it booted right up after being plugged in. In fact, the device was still working well enough to make calls and everything.
So why doesn’t Sony rate its devices for longer resistance, if they are able to handle it? Just because this particular phone got lucky, doesn’t mean every Xperia Z2 would be able to repeat this experience with the same result. The big takeaway here though is if you find yourself in a situation where your Sony handset goes under water deeper or longer than you’d like, not all hope is lost. Just don’t expect to get as lucky as Maxén did.