The Droid Turbo Is Not Waterproof. Is It A Deal Breaker?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by Jeffrey, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Jeffrey

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    Would you put it through a wash cycle, or a dip in the hot tub?

    Or is a deal breaker?​

     
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    They say a little water.. Not, take it for a swim lol.. But hey.. Anyone willing to risk it.. I'll put 20$ on doa when they're done.
     
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    They say it can survive 20 minutes in the rain. That's enough for me.
     
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    Big difference between water resistant and water proof.
     
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    No reason for a bleeding edge phone in today's world not to be waterproof. Sony and Samsung can do it, why can't Motorola?
     
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    It's not a deal breaker for me! Caught in the rain for 20 minutes & the phone gets wet but still works is good enough for me. I know other manufacturers claim waterproof as a feature (and I have seen some of the videos demonstrating it)...but there is something about phones and truly being "waterproof" that makes me doubt it. The Droid Turbo will still be my next phone (just not sure when)!
     
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    Its waterproof with a life proof case.. Which mine has on.. But I still won't be swimming with it
     
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    Exactly.

    To me it being able to resist water is a plus but not a deal breaker I can buy a case for days it rain. For the most part we know when it is going to rain by looking at the weather report. As far as waterproof if you have young kids get insurance and/or an otterbox defender. If you going to the lake or beach put the phone in a life proof case. That coating that new phones come with is not going to survive most of the water accidents that destroy phones. That coating is mainly for a couple of rain drops and natural moisture in the air.
     
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    Actually they could, but for whatever reason there isn't enough demand for it or they would all be waterproof. Proof of that is evident in the responses here which are clearly divided among those who feel it's impressive and those who are content with water resistance.

    There is a cost for that extra protection both in the financial aspect and also in the overall design. Certain case styles and features make a phone either more or less susceptible to water damage so to make one design waterproof costs less in materials and workmanship than another. Also, being waterproof means it likely will add weight.
     
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    I've never had a truly waterproof phone, but don't they have plugs over the USB and audio Jacks? If so, that seems like a big every day hassle to me (for the few times you may actually need it)

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
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    I know the lifeproof case does .. I know the s5 which is somewhat waterproof has no covers
     
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    Most new phones have wireless charging, Bluetooth and video streaming. So there really is no reason to open plugs to connect a peripheral like on new Sony phone. On my current droid maxx I've never used it's audio jack and I don't even use the usb port since it has wireless charging. I stream audio and video via allcast app in the house to our smart devices and in car it connects to Bluetooth audio system.
     
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