Motorola Droid Turbo splash-resistant – not water-resistant

Motorola has just lifted the lid on the Droid Turbo and is avertised as “splash-resistant.” So does this mean that you can swim in a pool, take a call while in the bathtub, or text in the pouring rain like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony XPERIA Z3? Sadly, the answer is no.

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The Sony XPERIA Z3 is IP68-certified, meaning it can be submerged in a meter of water for as much as 30 minutes. Try and do this with the Motorola Droid Turbo and you’ll get an expensive brick.

The Turbo is splash-resistant, thanks to its coating involving nano technology. In a nutshell, this means that the smartphone can only withstand the occasional spills and splash from liquids. If it does get wet, get it out of the water immediately.

Although the Turbo isn’t as waterproof as other flagships, it does come with pretty impressive hardware. It sports a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels (Quad HD), a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 4K video recording capabilities, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32-64GB of internal memory (sadly no microSD card slot), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor (each core is clocked at 2.7GHz) with an Adreno 420 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. A massive 3900mAh batter provides the smartphone with more than enough juice. This battery is no ordinary battery. With only 15 minutes of turbo-charging, you get 8 hours of battery life.

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Currently, the Motorola Droid Turbo with US network operator Verizon. The Lenovo-owned phone maker is yet to announce if its new flagship will be available in other markets such as the UK. If it does land in the UK, it will be known as just the “Motorola Turbo” without “Droid.”

Hope the Motorola Droid Turbo is launched in the UK. Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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