Third-generation Motorola Moto G's IP X7 certification on the line in video water test

Third-generation Motorola Moto G's IP X7 certification on the line in video water test
Motorola made a point of improving the third-generation Motorola Moto G's ability to survive getting wet. The previous version of the phone used the nano-coating from P2i that has been a staple of the manufacturer's phones for the last few years. But this only protected the phone from accidental spills and light rain storms. It couldn't prevent the phone from drowning to death if it were submerged in a fish tank, for example.

But the new iteration of the Moto G has a IP X7 certification. While the "X" means that it does not offer certified protection from dust, the "7" means that the phone can be fully submerged in up to 3.28 feet of water for as long as a half hour, and emerge unscathed. That is a huge improvement from the nano-coating protection.

A video has already surfaced on YouTube showing the third-gen Moto G setting soaked in the rain for 5 minutes without missing a beat. Next, the new Moto G was placed inside a bowl containing about a foot of water. The phone was kept in for a tad longer than the recommended 30 minutes. While everything worked fine after the bath, the music playing on the phone was a little muffled. A quick shake out of the device, and the speaker was as good as new.

If you feel more secure about your phone when it is protected from a plop into the toilet, or a splash into a pool, you'll really appreciate the IP X7 rating on the third-generation Moto G.

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source: HarrisCraycraft

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