Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and Motorola DROID MAXX 2 to be protected from spills and light rain

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and Motorola DROID MAXX 2 to be protected from spills and light rain
For those of you who were hoping to be able to submerge the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 in water, forget it. According to a leaked Verizon document, both the DROID Turbo 2 and the Motorola DROID MAXX 2 will feature the same nanocoating technology found on the Motorola DROID Turbo and other recent Motorola devices. With the nanocoating, a treated phone can survive getting splashed on and can even be used in a light rain.

While Motorola has generally employed the nanocoating technique for its handsets, it did give the third-generation Motorola Moto G an IPX7 certification. This means that the phone can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, without getting damaged.


Tomorrow, Motorola and Verizon will be unveiling the two new DROID models during a media event in New York City.  The DROID Turbo 2 is expected to be introduced with the industry's first shatterproof screen. Based on prior leaks, Motorola will also announce that both models offer 48 hours of mixed use battery life.


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DROID Turbo 2
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3760 mAh
DROID MAXX 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 272; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

just like all other motorolas, cool

2. Tabor

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

If they can include an IP certification for the G, I don't understand why they don't do it for the Turbo 2. Moto markets these phones as "tough" and although they could make the Turbo 2 water resistant, not just water repellent, they choose not to do so. I wonder why?

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

well.. OEMs do whatever the want with thier devices.

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

I wouldn't risk getting a phone wet with just that nano-coating with the chance of it wearing out over time, but proper waterproofing at the hardware level like the S5 is what I'm looking for.

7. Tabor

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

Agreed. That's why I'm disappointed that Moto (apparently) didn't go farther with this phone.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wonder if the phones are updateproof like the Moto E and the Moto X.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, Verizon still holds the reins...

8. Tabor

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

They took forever to update the Turbo and they still haven't updated the Maxx to LP as they promised.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The latter really confuses me. The VZW Moto X has 5.1, and the hardware is i-freaking-dentical. What, they couldn't get Droid Zap to work?

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