10/21/16

Japan gets a waterproof version of the Xperia X Compact; plus it comes in Pink

Japan always gets the good stuff. Sony Mobile has announced that NTT docomo will be the exclusive Japanese carrier for the Xperia X Compact (SO-02J). The phone will launch with one major upgrade over the global version – it will be dust and water resistant, with an Ingress Protection rating of IP65/IP68.

The lack of water resistance was one of our key disappointments when the phone first launched. Many pointed to the fact that as the device was only meant to be the ‘compact’ version of the Xperia X, rather than XZ, water resistance was always off the cards. Well it looks like Sony is going through the effort of giving Japanese owners peace of mind with regards to water damage, but it didn’t feel the same was necessary for the rest of us.

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