The Nexus 6 will be water resistant

The Nexus 6 will be water resistant
There are a lot of little details about the new Nexus devices that can get lost in the shuffle, and some that you can't get from a spec sheet. One interesting bit of information that may have been overlooked to an extent yesterday is the fact that the new Nexus 6 will actually be water resistant, just like its cousin, the Moto X. Of course, that does come with some limitations, just like its cousin, the Moto X. 

The water resistance isn't listed on Google's official Nexus landing page, but it is listed on Motorola's official Nexus 6 page. Though, under the Water Resistant heading, Motorola's page simply says "yes". There is no IP rating given, because unlike other devices that can handle being submerged in water, the Moto X and likely the Nexus 6 are only perfunctorily water resistant. This means you can splash some water on it, or use it in a light rain without much fear of damage, but anything more than that and you're asking for trouble. 

Still, it is nice to know that even a basic level of protection has been added to the device. It helps ease your mind a bit, and adds a tiny amount to the premium feel of the phone

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20 Comments

1. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Something's better than nothing!!

2. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I would presume its going to be just like the Moto Quark considering it is made by Moto. Quark has IPx3 I think. Basically splashes and light rain.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

This may be my first moto device so the more features the better.

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Loved my nexus 4. Loving this phone. Only wished this used a 64 bit chip. I'm guessing it with be the Exynos clsd Note 4 next for me from my G2.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sweet this is great news.

6. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

If it was ~5" I'd sell everything I have just to get one but 6" is just too much

7. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Yeah man, 6" is just too big for a phone. I hope this isn't the new trend. 5" is the sweet spot

10. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Funny, I feel the same way about 6".

9. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

A phone shouldn't be in water anyways.... why is that a benefits? Are you going to take a shower with a phone in your hands?

11. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

The benefit is that a phone shouldn't be in water... and sometimes is despite our best efforts. I don't need a phone for taking selfies while scuba diving, I need a phone that will work in the rain and survive the occasional plunge in the throne.

14. cboy83

Posts: 10; Member since: May 21, 2014

I sure as hell do!!!! And baths while on Netflix... Once you go waterproof you dont go back!!! #lovemyz3 Sony is awesome

12. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Good all around product but just too expensive. Not worth paying $649 for.

13. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

A lot of people are saying that... Show one device that has everything the Nexus 6 has at or below $650. You're statement has no merit.

15. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Hmm gee, I don't know, possibly the note 4? Who has no merit now? Actually the note 4 has way more multi tasking and the pen. So yeah the crap company Motorola is looking pretty lames

17. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

The price of the Note 4 is $750 to $800 depending on where or to who you buy it!!!

16. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Considering most phones with less specs are 700-800 I'd say its very worth 650 considering

18. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I'm considering getting one as this year its 6 inches,not sure if next year it goes to 7inches. LoL

19. Trex95

Posts: 2361; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

http://youtu.be/5Fn8OnzDO5Y Nexus 6 vs Note 4.

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

So that means the device don't swim.

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