The Nexus 6 survives a quick bath, can charge underwater
posted by Chris P. / Dec 01, 2014, 6:09 AM
The truth is that both Motorola and especially Google are keeping mum on this one quality of the newest Nexus device. That said, at least Motorola lists the phablet as "water resistant". That's right, "water resistant", not IP-certified, as we've come to expect from waterproof devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S5), and that's thanks to nano-coating that Motorola has become quite fond of – we've seen it with the Moto G, which can survive quite the dive, but also other recent Motorola devices like the Moto X (2014). But can you actually rely on the Nexus 6 to survive a drop in water?
As it turns out, the answer is yes, at least judging by one particular YouTube video that has the main protagonist, the Nexus 6, dipped in a bathtub (whilst wirelessly-charging, too!). Sure, we still don't know if the massive gadget can withhold water for the heroic 30 minutes that the Moto G handled a while back, but it appears safe to say that it'll manage accidental drops pretty well. According to the author of the video, who took to xda-developers to share the tale of his exploit, the Nexus 6 behaved normally even several days later, which is all that everyone was hoping to hear.
Check it out!
Google Nexus 6 OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3220 mAh
We'd know for sure if Google and Motorola got their act together and actually kept it in stock.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 6:50 AM 1
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
Cool..still trolling, I see...I ordered the phone the first day it arrived on t mobile and it arrived last Monday. If it goes out of stock, then that just means it has a good demand. Also, they are probably controlling how much stock they get in at one time, as they probably did not know how many millions of units would sell.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 7:14 AM 6
Oh look Google Play Store shows it out of stock unsurprisingly. So tell me exactly how my comment was trolling? You'd think after several launches, Google would get their act together. Motorola of course can't seem to do any better if the Moto 360 is to go by. So again tell me how that's trolling?
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 8:10 AM 3
Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
The carriers have them :). My guess this is google's way of pushing the phone out publicly to the carriers in place of android silver. no stock with them but plenty of stock at the carrier retail level. Still the same phone no problem. I have an att version. Just set up with out sim installed and bloat ware will not appear. just root and unlock bootloader and you can get rid of att start up. pretty simple stuff to do.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 11:10 AM 2
Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014
This is where the Nexus 6 beat the Note 4 hands down. Try it out with your Note 4 and you will cry for your $800 as Samsung don't care about people by making the Note 4 not water-resistant.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 7:01 AM 6
Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011
I will make sure not to get my Note 4 wet. Thanks for the pro tip. I will remember that when I swap out my battery for a fresh one this morning.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 7:13 AM 0
Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014
Yea but when that battery quickly degrades in performance from people using that handy dandy turbo charging all the time. Note users can by a spare off amazon for under $10,while nexus users have to send their device in for a +100 replacement.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 7:29 PM 1
Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014
Unless i am James Bond or something why the heck would i want to charge any electrical device under water.
posted on Dec 01, 2014, 7:12 AM 1
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