6 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 large onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 large celery stalk
1 cup penne noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 Sony Xperia Z

Heat chicken broth in a large pot over medium-high heat. Check your Xperia Z for any new emails. In a separate pan, heat olive oil, add diced onions, cook about 4 minutes. Pull up your favorite music video on the Xperia Z. Add onions, oregano, basil to broth. Chop celery and carrots. Accidentally cut your finger. Look up first-aid for deep cut on Xperia Z. Try not to bleed in soup. Add celery and carrots. Heat to rolling boil. Drop Xperia Z in soup. Xperia Z is fine.

At least, according to this video of a Chinese man demonstrating the durability of the water-resistant Xperia Z as it gets dropped into a bowl of boiling hotpot. Granted, he doesn't leave it in for too terribly long, which is probably a good idea. While the handset may be capable of surviving the broth, we're guessing that boiling temperatures won't do nice things to the battery if left in for too long. Still, as demonstrated, it works just fine afterwards. According to a quick translation we received, the narrator says that he put white pieces of paper in each of the slots and they remained white after removal, indicating that nothing was able to enter via the sealed dust covers.

Unfortunately, the Xperia Z did not hold up nearly so well in this video.

Sony promised the Xperia Z could survive a lot of things. A giant hammer to the face was not one of them. So, unsurprisingly, when the man in this video drops a mallet on to the screen of the phone, it shatters the front glass, the display, parts of the side casing, the rear glass, and generally assures the user that this is the least favorable thing that could happen to your handset. If you absolutely must mix phones and hammers, though, may we interest you in an HTC One X?

Moral of the story: You should probably keep your Xperia Z out of the garage and in the kitchen.

Source: YouTube (1) via Reddit, YouTube (2)

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • onpoint G

    Well, Thanks a lot! Now I'm hungry

    • Patrick Hermey

      i just munched on peanut butter, honey, banana sandwhiches.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.okelly1 Marc OKelly

    He is having way to much fun with that hammer

  • bydavidrosen

    Did you hear how he said Sony? Sounded like Zune. Not even close.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Is it wrong that I imagined this scene:

    "Zee, what on earth are you doing in the toolshed? You *really* should know your place by now... Get your shiny little butt into the kitchen and make me a sammich!"

    Excuse me while I go take a long cold shower.

  • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja Zargh

    Hate to be "that guy" but was the hammer video a fair test? The surface it was resting on wasn't uniform, but more importantly it looks like he removed its shatter-proof film since it doesn't have the Sony logo on the front.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      While it's entirely possible that this test was not very fair, a.) Your phone probably won't be on a uniform surface when you drop a hammer on it either, and 2.) film or not, please don't drop a hammer on your phone.

      I'd very much prefer it if everyone's phones and hammers stay mutually exclusive in all ways.

      • http://www.facebook.com/duckofdeath Hans Pedersen

        Yeah, way to trivialise the harsh reality! I have to save my phone from randomly dropping hammers on flat surfaces every day! Though I agree with Zargh, it's preposterous to make up a scenario with a rough surface.

    • Patrick Hermey

      nothing about shatterproof film will stop the unibody from snapping.

      by the way. it was a three pound steel hammer. the test wasnt fair from the get go. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    The important question is: Will they eat that soup afterwards? what will the "secret" ingredient make it taste like? :D

  • Sergio

    Uffff It REALLY hurts...

  • OnluCho

    where is the sony logo in the front?, not sure of the reliability of this test

  • Wolf0491

    Which phone would not break in some way when having a hammer taken to it?

  • silaslenz

    Opportunity for undersoup video.

  • Mandeep Singh

    What the hell Is the man thinking

  • NicholasMicallef

    This is why the misconception about plastic phones is nothing but that...

  • Dave BG

    Those that kill these devices just to make a youtube video has to be killed by hanging.

  • fewesttwo
  • http://p.mobile9.com/abilashanmwg/ Justice Seeker

    Delicious Xperia Z Soup...

  • lola

    So what did you thought you can drive a tank over it.