Originally Posted by Minnewaska
Cool phone for sure. The specs says its rated IP67. The 7 stands for water resistant to 1 meter. The photo of the snorkelor would seem a bit deceptive by the manufacturer.
In my personal experience, water tight ratings are only reliable to be about half their depth rating. Behind that was a crap shoot.
Nevertheless, great phone for a boat, where simply getting wet isn't an issue.
Interesting, my experience says they're conservative. My pentax optio camera and samsung Xplorer B2100 are both devices that I take with me when swiming, surfing, falling overboard etc.
Having a waterproof phone could save having a dead one for those unexpected BFS's. This one didn't give us all a lot of warning and maybe some of the other folks wouldn't have put on their waterproof cases. I know I was suprized at just how soaked the phone was in my pocket when I pulled it out. I've had more than one "water resistant" device die from being in a damp bag as well.
Also, the phone has already paid for itself one other time. My 2 year old spilled an entire glass of milk onto it. Not exactly the kind of think that makes for an impressive story, but the phone lived!