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    Default HTC One (M8) waterproof? show video put in water?

    HTC ONE M8 waterproof ? show video put in water?
    is really waterproof?
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-26-2014 at 09:37 PM.
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    Default Re: HTC ONE M8 waterproof ? show video put in water?

    Sure looks waterproof to me.
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    Default Re: HTC ONE M8 waterproof ? show video put in water?

    Didn't see anything about it being waterproof in their live stream or in the specs shown on the front page

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    Default Re: HTC ONE M8 waterproof ? show video put in water?

    If HTC didn't say it was water-resistant during the event, then it probably isn't. That's a feature that's definitely worth mentioning.
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    Yeah I don't think it's water resistant...A lot of electronics can survive some time under water, but that don't mean it's water resistant

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    Way to go htc, love love love this phone and the previous HTC phones. Can't wait to get one.

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    It's IPX3 certified so it's only protected from water spray, really. Rain should not be an issue.

    https://twitter.com/urbanstrata/stat...83968235286528
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    If it's not certified for underwater survival (which it's not), it's not. That's all there is to it. That guy may have faked it, although if I were doing that I'd fake it well and not have that weird phone rotation that's going on for some reason to raise doubt about the legitimacy. But yeah, bottom line is that it's a really bad idea to put your M8 underwater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kronosqq View Post
    bottom line is that it's a really bad idea to put your M8 underwater.
    Well, there goes my plans for the evening...
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8) waterproof? show video put in water?

    Did nobody else see the site bubbles coming out of the phone? Where did all that water go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    Did nobody else see the site bubbles coming out of the phone? Where did all that water go?

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    Yea, saw that.

    Electronics can get wet, it's when it creates a detrimental pathway between parts of the circuit (aka, a short) that you get problems. They may very well have taken measures to increase water resistance. It wouldn't be all that tricky, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choorp View Post
    If HTC didn't say it was water-resistant during the event, then it probably isn't. That's a feature that's definitely worth mentioning.
    There is a precedent (in Japan) of HTC releasing a water-resistant phone (the HTC J, a modified-for-Japan version of the One S) without advertising it as water-resistant, simply because it didn't meet the water-resistant standards that Japanese people expected of phones, and probably not high grade enough to count as water resistant (on par with what Sony, Fujitsu, Sharp, LG, Kyocera are doing aka combinations of IPX5/6/7/8 )

    Quote Originally Posted by roflwaffleton View Post
    It's IPX3 certified so it's only protected from water spray, really. Rain should not be an issue.

    https://twitter.com/urbanstrata/stat...83968235286528
    This (if it can be verified) would match what I said above. (EDIT: just saw that guy is a Communications Manager at HTC Corp.. ok good lol)

    After years of Sharp and Fujitsu phones, I really miss water resistance in my HTC J One (m7)
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    If you pause it right before he takes it out, the phone is trying to shutdown / restart.
    It looks like the water made it to the power button

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