1. Gino Guillermo's Avatar
    Hi there! I'm currently on the hunt for a phone to replace my Xperia Z2. I know the phone is water/dustproof but the SIM-card reader got damage hence its being used for wifi for now.

    My choices are sort of "limited". The Galaxy S5 but having a weak/fiddly flap covering the USB port i feel half-hearted to buy it. The Galaxy S4 Active looks good but with an old 4.4.2 OS and unlikely Lollipop update i was put off. The Z3 Compact seems a good choice but with a very tricky way to insert the SIM card (similar to Z2) again i'm half-hearted to buy this. I have heard the 2nd-gen Moto G has some form of coating. Only if an LTE version is out now. Had the Galaxy S5 Mini but with no Lollipop and a bloated/slow OS i had to sell it.

    I understand some phones such as the HTC One M8, LG G3, etc. had "water tests" on Youtube but they are not guaranteed water-resistant phones.

    Any other advice please?
    02-10-2015 02:36 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The only other water resistant phone I can think of is the Sharp Aquos. Device looks good on paper, but I have no idea how it will be in the real world.
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    02-10-2015 03:07 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are water-resistant phones, but the last waterproof phone was a Nextel.

    You can put any phone into two ziplock bags, one inside the other, with the inner one put zipper-end first into the outer one (the kind you seal by pressing, bot the ones with the physical little zipper), and immerse the phone into about 15 feet of ocean water (I haven't tried it any deeper) swirling with sand for half an hour with no problem. And you can use the phone pretty well through 2 thicknesses of plastic.
    02-10-2015 04:34 PM

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