It looks like having a “waterproof” phone is not all that simple as picking up a Sony handset, especially when Sony has clarified their waterproof guidelines not too long ago. This is a bummer, especially for those who would love to be more adventurous with their underwater photography or mobile shooting moments that might bring them into contact with bodies of water for a short period of time. Having said that, those who hoped to dunk the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 can forget about it, never mind that the Droid Turbo 2 as well as the Motorola Droid MAXX 2 will come with similar nanocoating technology that is found on the Motorola Droid Turbo and other more recent Motorola handsets.
What does the nanocoating layer do? Well, it will ensure that a treated handset is able to survive being splashed with water, and can be used when it drizzles ever so slightly, but to bring it with you while snorkeling? I would reckon that this is a big no-no. The third-generation Motorola Moto G did arrive with an IPX7 certification, which technically speaking, allows it to remain submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without suffering from any damage. Ah well, I guess you might want to look elsewhere for a truly waterproof handset.
|Product Name||Droid Maxx 2||Droid Turbo 2|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3630 mAh||3760 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 615||Snapdragon 810|
|Street Price||$260 Droid Turbo 2 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Droid Turbo 2 Full specs and details|