Motorola has launched two new smartphones this year. Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus are the latest offerings by the company. They come with exceptional specs and new design to please modern consumers. However, people want to know whether the new Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus are waterproof or not. Since there is no information about IP68 ratings for the two devices in the official site, we will perform Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus waterproof test to find out the truth.
Many smartphone buyers check the waterproof rating of a smartphone before buying the product. A waterproof device can’t get any liquid damage while swimming, in rain or in the shower. This is why the modern generation demands a waterproof smartphone. In case of latest Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus, both of them are lacking a proper IP68 waterproof certification. However, this doesn’t mean that it is not waterproof at all. Today we will conduct Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus waterproof test, to find out whether this device is waterproof or not.
Table of Contents
- 1 Did Motorola introduce Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus with Waterproof device?
- 2 Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus waterproof test
- 3 Conclusion: Can Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus survive under water?
Did Motorola introduce Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus with Waterproof device?
The smartphone market is booming up and new smartphones are being launched by companies every week. Motorola has launched two new smartphones this year. Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus are the latest offerings by the company. Many customers are eager to know whether these devices will hold under water or not. Due to the increased popularity of waterproof devices, customers want their new devices to be officially waterproof. To test this out, we will be conducting Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus waterproof test to find out the truth. But before that, take a look at device specifications.
|Device Name||Moto G7||Moto G7 Plus|
|Screen||6.24″ (15.85 cm)||6.24″ (15.85 cm)|
|Processor||Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 250 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 250)||Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)|
|RAM/ROM||4GB/64 GB||4GB/64 GB|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Camera||12 MP + 5 MP||16 MP + 5 MP|
|IP67/68 waterproof ratings||None||None|
Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus waterproof test
There are a couple of tests we can perform to find whether Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus is waterproof or not. These include Splashproof test, water immersion test, rainwater test, and dustproof test. After performing all these tests, we will be able to know whether Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus is waterproof or not.
This test is purely based on individual/team observation. This test will only give an idea whether a device is waterproof or not. So users are advised not to try this at home, as it might damage your device.
Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus Splash Proof Test
In this test, we are going to put some water droplets on the device to find out how the device reacts to it. Since most of the devices have an oleophobic coating which saves them from any kind of water splash from fatal damage.
|Moto G7||Moto G7 Plus|
|Display||Touch input flickering||Touch input flickering|
|Speaker damage||None||Sound distorted|
After performing the splashproof test we didn’t find any signs of damage on the device. However, touch input was not working adequately because of water droplets. Apart from that, a little distortion in the speaker can also be seen. It seems that the device is indeed splashproof to some extent.
Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus Shower test
In this test, we are going to suspend the device in an artificial shower/rain environment. Later one we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or showering conditions.
|Moto G7||Moto G7 Plus|
|Hardware damage||Speaker damage||Volume button not working|
|Able to call?||User can’t place or make calls||User can’t place or make calls|
After testing Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus in artificial rain condition, we came to know that a user can’t make or place calls because the speaker and volume buttons don’t work properly in shower conditions.
Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus Quick Immersion Test
In this test, we are going to immerse the device with a bucket full of water for 30 seconds and will see whether it survives this or not.
|Moto G7||Moto G7 Plus|
|Water damage||Speaker damage||Volume button not working|
|Touchscreen||not working||white screen (permanent damage)|
After performing this test we found out that the device cannot hold under water. The speaker has a distorted sound.
Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus DustProof Test
In this test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.
After the dustproof test, no dust was found in the internal parts fo the device. This shows that indeed Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus is dustproof.
Conclusion: Can Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus survive under water?
The latest Moto G7 & Moto G7 Plus isn’t officially IP68 certified. However, it will survive some water splashes, accidental drops of water or everyday use in the moderate dusty environment.