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2012-01-20 09:38 AM
The Japanese version phones (Xperia acro HD and Xperia NX) have IPX5/IPX7 certification.
Waterproofing equivalent to IPX5/IPX7  means you can use the phone and camera without worrying about unexpected rain showers. This is a useful feature in today's business climate.
IPX5 is the grade at which a phone continues to function when directly subjected to 12.5 L of water per minute from all directions using a 6.3 mm inside diameter nozzle at a distance of approximately 3m for at least 3 minutes.
IPX7 is the grade at which a phone continues to function and no water gets inside when it is immersed in a tank filled with still tap water to a depth of 1m at room temperature and left at the bottom of the tank for approximately 30 minutes.
What about the international version of Xperia S?
2012-01-21 06:22 AM
indeed its really enfuriating, that a country will get waterproof phones but not the rest, but I rather have Gorilla Glass or Gorilla Glass 2 or Dragon Trail than waterproof
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
2012-01-21 09:00 AM
hmm , chances of the screen to crack is more than getting water damage but still , if they are getting water proof phones , i think screens might be tough too...