Sony owes Xperia owners refunds for faulty water resistance

Sony will pay certain US Xperia smartphone owners a 50% refund of the retail price of their device as part of a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit.

According to Engadget, users who purchased the affected devices are entitled to the refund as their units – which were marketed as water resistant – sustained water damage.

The report stated that if a user’s device was still under warranty, it will also receive a year-long extension.

In 2014, the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa upheld an appeal from Sony on a ruling that said the company may no longer refer to the Xperia Z1 as “waterproof” in South Africa.

The affected devices are listed below.

  • Xperia M2 Aqua
  • Xperia Z3 Dual
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia Z3+ Dual
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z5
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (LTE)
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet (Verizon LTE)
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (LTE)
  • Xperia Z3 (T-Mobile)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (WiFi)
  • Xperia Z3v (Verizon)
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet (LTE)

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