Not water-resistant like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Motorola DROID Turbo is splash-resistant
posted by Alan F. / Oct 28, 2014, 7:13 PM
Just like some of the more recent DROID handsets, the DROID Turbo is coated using nanotechnology to help the phone repel water on the inside and outside of the device. And that means if you spill a glass of water on the handset, or you answer the phone in a light rain, the device is protected from any internal or external damage
This is similar to the protection being afforded to the Motorola built Nexus 6, which also is listed as being splashproof. It is a far cry from the IP 68 rating that belongs to the Sony Xperia Z3. That rating means that the phone can be submerged in about 3.3 feet of water for no longer than 30 minutes, without sustaining any damage.
To reiterate, the Motorola DROID Turbo is protected from spills and light rain. But we definitely would not use this phone near a swimming pool or a bathtub.
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I would not try dropping the s5 in a fish tank. The s4 active had the same rating and yet they were dying left and right from being stored in the sink or taken into the shower. People were told they were out of luck when it came to water damage because it was not "water proof".
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 7:22 PM 0
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I took bunch of pictures under more than 2 feet of water, wash it under the sink, and it is here alive with no issues what so ever. The S4 Active's back cover had a clip in the middle that you need to make sure it is clicked before using it under water. The S5 has it on the left of the camera.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:12 PM 11
On the Moto website it says in the specifications it's water resistant not splash resistant..
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 7:29 PM 1
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Just like the Droid RAZR. And that was fine, dont know about submerging but it was fine to use in the rain. Other phones I had the screen would spazz out, you had to dry it off completely to use it, not the RAZR. Just a lil wipe on the screen and it worked fine, even if the screen was a lil damp.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:44 PM 0
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xperia is king in this department.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 7:30 PM 9
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the IP rating described in article is for IPx7 (up to 1 meter/30 mins) IPx8 is for more than 1 meter, typically about 3 meters for continuous immersion in water, time specified by manufacturer (first number is for dust)
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 8:21 PM 0
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this isn't anything new by Moto. most of their phones since the Droid Razr have been treated with a water repellent nano-coating meaning you can take your phone with you in the shower if you want to for some music listening. i was able to submerge my Droid Razr underwater but i'm betting the incredibly sealed design helped there.
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 9:03 PM 1
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