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Topic # 183935 3-Nov-2015 22:37
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Hi, im looking for a waterproof as i need it for working arounds boats etc,
any ideas other than s5 and z5?

mininum specs required
 1080p
quad core
10mp main camera
able to run 5.0 or higher

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  Reply # 1420282 3-Nov-2015 22:42
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  Reply # 1420283 3-Nov-2015 22:48
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Stay away from the Sony, on my second back already, glass cracks far to easily, never dropped, always in case. Once the back is replaced its no longer waterproof. Get the phone you want, then get a Lifeproof, or Griffin Survivor case (on my second one for iPad, brilliant)




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  Reply # 1420289 3-Nov-2015 22:59
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I've only used IP66/67 phones for years and the waterproofing is great. The main problem is that my old phones won't die even when thrown around all the time. The most common problem is losing the covers over headphone and charging ports.

I haven't heard that Sony's are breaking any more than other large screen phones. We have a Sony Z Ultra with its 6.4 inch screen and it is remarkably durable having been dropped 2m or more on many occasions without even cracking the glass. Large screens are more easily stressed even if they are not dropped or are kept in a case.



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  Reply # 1420292 3-Nov-2015 23:04
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MattEast: Stay away from the Sony, on my second back already, glass cracks far to easily, never dropped, always in case. Once the back is replaced its no longer waterproof. Get the phone you want, then get a Lifeproof, or Griffin Survivor case (on my second one for iPad, brilliant)


cant find a good case fir my g3. lifeproof etc are normally restricted samsung and apple.

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  Reply # 1420309 4-Nov-2015 06:24
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I have an S5 with the Life proof case; I've taken the S5 to the beach, been used at Hamner Spings under water makes for interesting videos ☺, the only issue was the capacitive touch screen went nuts when wet for finger touches, otherwise no issues.

Also as an after thought also look at the Samsung Active phones the are factory built waterproof though you may have to import or get from an importer here is a review http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s6-active-1300021/review

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  Reply # 1420352 4-Nov-2015 07:42
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DeepBlueSky: I have an S5 with the Life proof case; I've taken the S5 to the beach, been used at Hamner Spings under water makes for interesting videos ☺, the only issue was the capacitive touch screen went nuts when wet for finger touches, otherwise no issues.


All the Sony phones I've used have worked underwater or with water on the screen. They even work in the shower although the water droplets hitting the screen can be interpreted as finger touches.

PS My Motorola doesn't work with water on the screen.

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  Reply # 1420395 4-Nov-2015 08:49
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My Sony Z2 has been in the spa pool several times, no problems.
It works with wet fingers, and I get 4-5 days out of the battery though admittedly I dont make a lot of calls on it.
I use the charging dock to avoid having to open the port covers too often.
It's the best phone I've ever owned.




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  Reply # 1420431 4-Nov-2015 09:27
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I owned the first xperia Z. I took it swimming in the Seychelles, pool and pretty much took a loads of pictures underwater. I was surprised on how well the screen works with water... I assume the later generations should be much better than the predecessor.





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  Reply # 1420436 4-Nov-2015 09:33
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I've been using the iPhone/Lifeproof combo for a while now (iPhone 4S, 5, 6 versions of Nuud and Fre). 

To be honest, I couldn't recommend anything else as i have no experience with another brand/combo, but these have been bombproof. 






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  Reply # 1420443 4-Nov-2015 09:41
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The thought of using a phone underwater/in the shower blows my mind.

We are living in the FUTURE!

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  Reply # 1420496 4-Nov-2015 10:14
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I've travelled the world with my Xperia Z3 Compact, been snorkling in belize, swimming in mexican cenotes, pretty much been roughing it and treated it like a gopro and it still goes strong with phenomenal battery life. Couldn't recommend it enough. Don't go for Z5 save a few bucks and go for Z3 Compact

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  Reply # 1422135 6-Nov-2015 08:37
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Been using the S5 with a LifeProof case for just over a year now.  No issues with it at all.  It's been swimming, showered, rain soaked, snow covered and probably a few other hostile situations that I forget offhand.  The LifeProof screen cover is starting to scuff up a bit from use (probably dusty or dirty fingers in the garage) but otherwise has worked pretty flawlessly whatever situation I throw at it.




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  Reply # 1422148 6-Nov-2015 08:41
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I believe that the new Moto G is water resistant. I think you'll be hard pressed to fine a manufacturer that will guarantee water proof  these days..




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  Reply # 1422159 6-Nov-2015 09:00
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I think I read that even though the new Z5 series are IP68 or rated, Sony are no longer going to honor warranty if they are used underwater (found link below). That said, a Sony Z series phone is pretty much the most findable option here I think. When the Moto G finally gets here, it is supposed to be water resistant as well, but you would probably still want a lifeproof case or similar.
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/don-t-take-your-waterproof-xperia-z5-underwater-says-sony-1304163




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  Reply # 1422171 6-Nov-2015 09:16
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I took my Galaxy S5 into the sea by accident last year. It was in the pocket of my board shorts. No case, nothing. Was swimming/boogie boarding in the water for about half an hour until I discovered it. Came out of the water, wiped the screen with a towel and away it went like nothing happened. Amazing.

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