Now, android phones get water-resistant
With his new smartphone on his DIY armband, entertainer/sportsman Gab Valenciano was rushing home on his bike when the rain started to pour heavily. Since he forgot to clamp it securely, the Sony Xperia Arc S fell on the muddy pavement.
“For a moment, my heart skipped a beat. Then I thought, it’s going to be okay,” he recalled. A few weeks later, he tossed the same phone into the aquarium at the press launch at The Society Lounge. “Even if it gets wet, it still works properly.”
The young Valenciano is a brand ambassador of Sony’s new line of scratch-resistant, water-resistant and dust-resistant Android phones—the Xperia Arc S and the Xperia Go. They are the first in the market to produce these phones, that can function in challenging conditions such as sudden rain and flash floods or sudden drops in the toilet bowl or on a mound of flour.
“If you’re in a social event and wine gets spilled on the phone, you can douse it off with water,” said Patrick Larraga, head of Sony mobile business for Sony Philippines. Not only can the user talk and text afterward, but even the video images remain sharp, operated by the Mobile Bravia Engine.