Dive into the Sony Z5, just don't jump into the pool with it!
Sony Z5; Waterproof but not too Waterproof.
Have you seen those Sony ads with their dazzling promos about creating funky cool underwater photographs? Or even walked yourself into a Sony centre and observed phones submerged in a fishtank? Then you may have understandingly built a concept that one can purchase the said submerged equipment and use it underwater.
But apparently you cannot.
Sony Xperia are just releasing their Z5, which is the 6th version of the Z series of smart-phone. It boasts many technological improvements over previous models and rivals handsets, but it is the 23Megapixel camera and its apparent claimed quality display of produced images out or even IN water that I am interested in.
The Z range of the Xperia has tried to evolve and it offers an amazingly amiable alternative to the mammoth phone producers Apple and Samsung. And one of the defining features Sony has tacked on is its ability to be plonked underwater and not having it reemerge with a shower of sparks both from the phone and its clumsy butterfingered user.
It appears now that Sony have back-tracked on its effective ability for the user to operate the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia M4 underwater. A statement on the Sony support pages implicitly inform their users not to use the devices underwater.
But using added logic to its cries of importance it can be held to reason that ALL Xperia phones should not be used underwater.
I can see how confusing this can be. Since the Xperia surfaced in 2013 we have seen many adverts and glitzy commercials proudly displaying attractive people sloshing underwater, the user snapping away with their Xperia underwater to have that picture forever gesturing what it will look like seeing your mates drown in perpetuity.
But now it has all changed. You would not be able to use it, well you could but you are risking it! It is not only the life of the phone that is at risk but also the warranty of the thing.
It is difficult to find an answer of whether you would void its warranty by taking the phone for a little swim.
It has also been stated that the new Xperia Z5 will be used by James Bond in the new movie Spectre, it will be good to see if Bond will be using its camera features, but hopefully Q will inform Bond not to use it underwater.