Did you know this phone is water resistant?

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    Yeah so apparently Motorola teamed up with P2i if I am understanding correctly, which is a company that specializes in coating objects and electronics with a water resistant material. Don't believe me? Well don't try this at home (although I'm sure someone will, and be sure to let us know how it went lol):

    I'm guessing these are Verizon sales reps in this first vid judging from the VZW matt behind them...







    And of course, the best and ultimate submerging test for last. Best vid of them all.



    I'm absolutely stunned at this phone. Is there anything it can't do?? :lol: I'm curious as to how long it can stay operational underwater for... 1 hour? 2 hours? 24 hours?..

    Did you all know it is water resistant?
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    Yes, it was one of its selling points when it was released.
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    Hmm... Well it's a complete surprise to me and I totally dig this.
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    I did not know it could handle submersion. That is pretty impressive.

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    According to Motorola it is Water Repellant (not Waterproof):

    Your phone is water repellant, and can withstand a 7-inch rainstorm for 10 minutes. So, your phone is protected from life’s little challenges like that sudden rain shower, spilled drink, or splash of water. However, water repellent does NOT mean water resistant or water proof.
    If your phone gets wet or dirty:
    • Wipe with a soft cloth and shake to remove excess water from the entire phone, especially the screen, speaker, and microphone ports.​
    • Allow your phone to air-dry for at least 1 hour before using it again.​
    Your phone isn't indestructable. We've tested the limits and know that you'll break it if you:
    • Submerge it or leave it in standing water.​
    • Take it in the shower.​
    • Put it under running water.​
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    Yea most of us knew this already. And yea I wouldnt try the under running water or dunking it in a bucket of water test...lol.

    But it recovers real quick when walking and using it in the rain. Works good with wet fingers too.
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    I knew it was water proof and was watching a video of it getting dunked into a cup then called while a Verizon rep tried to tell me it wasn't.

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    I would NEVER try and drop my brand new Razr into a bowl of water, but I am glad if I get caught in the rain I can feel good about the phone not getting destroyed.
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    It's not waterproof. It's water resistant. Big difference.
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    Hey no kidding!! I'm replying to this while in the shower and I just gave it a good dunk in my cup of coffee and all seems to be working just fine!

    (just joking! do NOT do this! :icon_eek:)
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    A 7-inch rainstorm? That seems a bit small... I think the crazy thunderstorms in Texas that produced horrible tornadoes reached a reported 50,000 feet or so last week. How do you think it would stand up to a 50,000-foot (or 600,000-inch) rainstorm?
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    Did it taste better then a donut? :)
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    I took my razr scuba diving and it placed a 10 min call at a depth of 6 meters. It still works fine

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    A rumoured source said he/she was an eye witness when James Cameron stepped out of his submersible to take a leak while at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. He/she had to call him on his RAZR to tell him fly was down as he was getting back in his sub.
    FYI the Rolex submariner didn't fair as well.

    All razr's lose their edge.
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    How did you do that? I can see having it in a bag but you still couldn't hear or speak. You have piqued my curiosity. :p
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    I think by "scuba diving" he means taking a bath with a snorkel on, and by making a phone call means the phone was on speaker sitting outside the tub.
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    Yep! Now I'm off to go scuba diving... :biggrin:
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    This caused me grief back in the day with my Casio Calculator Watch, jumped in a pool and it never worked again
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    The phone wouldn't work properly either in or out of a plastic bag (while under water). The water surrounding the phone would essentially act like one giant thumbprint on the screen and confuse the digitizer. You can see the same thing happening in the videos where the phone starts making a call and the screen goes crazy. Even in a plastic bag, the capacitance of the water against plastic bag pressed up against the digitizer would prevent it from making any type of determination of a finger press.

    Now, you CAN put your phone into a plastic bag, and you CAN both use the digitizer AND have a conversation (both speak and hear), in open air, since the bag would act like a diafragm and simply transfer the vibrations of the air being excited by speaker's transducer and essentially re-transmit those vibrations out into the air in your ear canal. Same holds true in the reverse, your speech vibrates the plastic bag, which in turn vibrates the air in the tiny cavity in front of the microphone, and that excited air would vibrate the transducer in the microphone to generate the electrical representation of your speech.

    Now you probably didn't want to know all that, but this is a perfect way to protect your phone from moisture if you are going to be outdoors and could get caught in high humidity, rain, water from a carnival ride, or on a boat. As for humidity, I had my phone out one morning not too many weeks ago while walking to my car and it was very humid (foggy). When I powered the screen up, it went crazy and started trying to dial a phone number, then changed to the home screen, selected a couple different apps, and generally became completely unusable. Had it been in a plastic bag, it might have not suffered the same issue. The air was so thick with humidity that it was acting like a capacitive touch on the screen.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
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    Come live in the desert.... problem solved! :laugh:
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