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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24 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

My dad's Nexus 5 had a swollen battery and refuses to work properly anymore... so he is ready to get another device and his type of usage required no more than a midrange device... I am currently helping him decide, and I have in mind this: -Moto G (2015) -Sony Xperia M4 Aqua -HTC One M7 What do you guys think? He loved the feel of the HTC but its quite old already though not a bad pick for him... but the added waterproof protection is a big plus in our tropical country. Also which one do you guys think would be the most durable against drops? Moto-Plastic Sony-Polycarbonate/plastic HTC-aluminum

2. cgprats

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 28, 2014

If you use a gsm company, you should show your dad the Asus Zenfone 2, I've personally have used the $200 model and it is faster than the nexus 5, and has drastically better battery life. And against drops the best would be the Sony.

9. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I definitely considered the cheapest Zenfone and I will mention it to him as well, however I know he will be more incline for a brand he knows, even though my notebook is Asus and I praise it a lot.

4. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Get him a Lumia 640 XL.

10. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I thought about it but he wants Android cause he already had 2 Android devices and he is used to it... Old guy that don't want another learning curve

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

There isn't really a learning curve, plus you can make the tiles huge so they are easy to read, lol...

16. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

The huge title with cuted off words is very hard to read furthermore, it's a dying platform, his dad (perhaps) might need some apps from his bank that won't be available on a dying platform.

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

It's not a dying platform. Well, technically Windows Phone is being killed off in favor of Windows 10 mobile, which every phone running Windows Phone 8.1 will be updated to. "Huge title with cuted off words is very hard to read"(sic). What are you even talking about. I bought one for my Grandfather and he loves it because it is so easy to use and read, and this is really surprising since he isn't into technology at all.

24. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I tried lumia before, and in every screen there were huge word with cut off and i must scroll to the right, to the right to see all the words. very annoying. and it's really a dying platform. Angry birds 2 not comming to this phone, and tons of others apps too. and it's still to early to talk about Windows 10 mobile.

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Cool story, bro.

6. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Moto G for sure.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

M4 Aqua has the best battery and performance out of all of them

8. MedLEB unregistered

I'd recommend the Motorola Moto G (2015).

11. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Thanks everyone, I think it will be either the Moto or the Xperia... And it will be up to my dad if he wants a cheaper but equally good, or the more expensive but with more battery and processor. Thank you all

14. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

If can get your hands on the 16Gb version of the M4 Aqua, go for it but stay away from the 8GB version because there's not much you can install and keep on the phone i had it once and it's one of the worst decisions I've ever made

18. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I would have thought that Lollipop in Xperia fixed the issue of installing apps to the SD card... I know that the Z3C is allowed to do so... But I agree with you, 16 is the bare minium I accept in smartphones nowadays

21. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

not all apps and data can be moved to sd card actually

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I would go for the Sony Xperia M4, it's much thinner and has a better performance. It's either that or to wait for the reviews of the new moto G to see how it fares.

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Moto G should be a good idea IMO. Better update cycle plus newer technology and bigger battery then others. I've owned Moto G in the past (1st gen) and dropped it several times. Worked with no problem. The only thing you'll need to consider with Moto G is its high SAR value. I remember reading somewhere it has with its first gen but not for 3rd (yet).

3. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Its awesome to water resistance on such a well priced phone. Good Going Motorola!

5. BobLawblaw unregistered

The waterproofing of my xperia z3 has saved it so many times (I'm a plumber).

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I am very happy that phones with water protection has starting to become the standard.

15. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Sony or Moto. Not HTC.

17. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

After all this time using a waterproof phone i just realized one more benefit, i can wash phone without any fear when my phone was dirty and greasy. Motorola doing a really great job by providing affordable waterproof phone, i hope in the future we can see more affordable waterproof phones from other OEMs.

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