Motorola has one-upped the entire midrange segment of smartphones with its Moto G (Gen 3), also known as Moto G 2015. Apart from the cutting-edge configurations, the device comes with an IP rating for waterproofing of the exterior. In comparison, the previous generation Moto G 2014 had only a nano-coating from P2i on the exterior. However, this coating does not offer waterproofing, but saves the device only in cases of accidental water spills and relatively mild rain.
The Moto G (Gen 3) specifications list includes an IP-X7 certification. According to Phone Arena, the letter “X” in the aforementioned rating signifies no protection from dust. However, the “7” in the rating translates to the capability to survive a full submersion of the device in water up to 3.28 feet. The device can be submerged for 30 minutes and survive unharmed. Needless to say, it is a big improvement from the predecessor and this aspect could also be a deal-breaker for many potential buyers.
The new video released by YouTuber Harris Craycraft shows the Moto G 2015 getting a treat of the rain for about five minutes, which it survives spectacularly. Then the same device gets soaked inside a bowl of water. However, the handset was placed inside the bowl for more than the recommended 30 minutes for the purpose of testing. Even though the device worked perfectly after being pulled out of the bowl, the music playing was apparently jammed. But then, a good shake made the device work as expected.
Here is the video of the third-generation Moto G getting soaked in rain and a bowl of water: (Credit: YouTube/Harris Craycraft)
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