If there were ever such a thing as a heart-warming story here on Xperia Blog, then this would be it. A Taiwanese student accidentally dropped his Sony Xperia V (LT25i) into the sea whilst on the beach in Penghu Islands last month. Despite fearing the worst, he put up a post on a local forum describing what had happened.
He said the phone had been washed away by some large waves and despite his best efforts he couldn’t find it. He was recording video at the time and the phone continued to record when it hit the waves. The video below has around 30 minutes of footage as the phone is tossed around by waves.
Thankfully, four days later the phone was discovered by some snorkelers who very kindly texted the owner (we’re not sure how they knew which number to contact). Anyway the handset, which is water resistant and IP55/IP57 compliant, was in perfect working order despite being exposed to the rough sea for four days. The water indicator strip on the handset was also completely unmarked.
The story got quite a bit of traction locally and even made it onto Taiwanese news stations. The moral of this story is that Sony makes some great water resistant phones. We’re sure the Xperia V wasn’t designed for such stress-testing, but it’s a big vote of confidence for the build quality of the handset.
Check out video of the Taiwanese news station below along with the Xperia V’s sea adventure. If you find it hard to sleep at night, we recommend you turn up the volume and listen to the soothing section between 3.33 to 7.30.