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Sony may have to pay Xperia owners for claiming phones were ‘waterproof’

If you have purchased a Sony Xperia Smartphone and it was damaged by water, then you might be eligible for a refund. The federal court in NY approved a lawsuit against Sony for claiming their phones and tablets are waterproof.The lawsuit claims that the Sony Xperia owners were fooled by Sony’s marketing.

The Sony devices aren’t made for underwater and are more of water resistant (able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely). So if you have purchased recently, you will either get (1) one year extended warranty or 50% refund of the product affected according to current retail price.

Sony will have to settle final terms with the court on 1st of December 2017, the figures may change depending on how Sony settles with the court.

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The lawsuit only applies to customers in the United States, which means there may not be very many of you, but if you’re eligible and are interested in taking part of the claim, you can sign up here by January 30th, 2018.

The list of eligible devices is below. (Both Wi-Fi and LTE versions of tablets are eligible.) A list of the suggested retail price, including how much the lawsuit wants each device refunded, can be found here:

  • Xperia M2 Aqua
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1, Z1s, Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3v, Z3+, Z3+ Dual
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
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