Since the moment that the Sony Xperia Z was announced and that one of its keys features would be waterproof (although we are more inclined to say that it is water-resistant) we’ve already seen a number of videos appear on YouTube showing just how well this latest handsets handles being submerged in water, but the latest one is a little too gross for us.
Someone decided that the best way to test the waterproof abilities of the Sony Xperia Z was to place it in the toilet. Okay, so we assume that the toilet would have had a clean, but it doesn’t take that long for the germs to build up once again. Before we go into the review of this video, it demonstrates people’s fixation on just one feature.
The reason why the video was made in the first place was because there are a number of insurance claims where people have dropped their handsets down the toilet, so the person in the video just wanted to demonstrate that this would no longer be an issue. This means that there will be less fraudulent insurance claims with the Sony Xperia Z. He not only placed the handset in the bowl, but after flushed the toilet and then put the phone underneath the flowing water.
However, we already knew this, so why would the guy put the phone down the bowl not once but twice? While we expect the handset had a good clean with some anti-bacterial wipes after, it might still put you off putting your mouth near the mic. Wonder if the same guy will try this with the ZL or tablet version of the Xperia?
We had assumed that the Sony Xperia Z release date would be February 28, but this was brought forward by a week to the 21st. However, we have now heard from several readers that these handsets are already available in France with a listed price of €649.