Is Motorola Moto G42 Waterproof Smartphone?

Motorola Moto G42 launched in India as their latest budget segment that features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The device runs on Android 12 out of the box and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC. The device sports a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 50 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide and depth shooter, and a 2 MP macro shooter.  But the main question arises whether Moto G42 waterproof smartphone or not?

Many users plan to buy the latest Moto G42 because of its good hardware specifications and impressive camera at a budget price. But that’s not why anyone would be interested in buying this smartphone. Users demand waterproof smartphones from Motorola, but Motorola fails to deliver every time. Maybe this time, the Motorola G42 will finally have waterproof features, which all Motorola fans are waiting for.

If you are looking ahead to buying this fantastic smartphone but are in trouble with its IP rating, you are right. Today we have a guide on Is Motorola G42 Waterproof Smartphone? Right at your doorstep.

Motorola G42 is a budget segment-range smartphone with a power pack 4G processor, ample storage space, excellent camera setup, and long battery life. However, the device weighs, making it difficult to string out one-handed use. However, we have decided to arrange a water test on Motorola G42 for surety about its durability and resistance against accidental water drops.

Is Motorola Moto G42 Waterproof Smartphone?

Motorola Moto G42 Device Overview:

The Motorola Moto G42 features a 6.4 inches AMOLED panel with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G processor built on a 6nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor withfour Kryo 265 Gold cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Kryo 265 Silver cores clocked at 1.9 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 610. The smartphone comes with Android 12 out of the box with Motorola’s stockUI skin running on top.

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In optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single selfie camera at the front. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 50 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens, and a 2 MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. The selfie camera at the front is a 16MP primary sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The front and rear camera systems are limited to 1080p video recording.

The smartphone comes in two storage options: 64GB internal storage + 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage + 4GB RAM. We also get a dedicated MicroSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 5,000 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using an 18W power adapter. The smartphone has two color options: Atlantic Green and Metallic Rose.

Is Motorola G42 Waterproof Smartphone?

Motorola is known for producing the best entry-level to the most enticing flagship smartphone. Motorola always came up with high-quality products and nailed the competition.

In India, every buyer currently demands an IP rating on their smartphone. However, Motorola doesn’t provide any information about IP ratings in Motorola G42. Some sources leak that it has an IP rating, but the company doesn’t expose it. We have decided to arrange a water test for this device because of no positive official statement on IP rating. So, the obvious answer is no, Motorola G42 is not a waterproof device.

Motorola G42 Waterproof Tests

In our test, the smartphone has to go through different conditions, such as:

  • 30 Seconds dipped in Water or accidental splashes.
  • 5 Minutes dipped in Water.
  • 10 Minutes dipped in Water.

The waterproof test results are purely based on individual/team observation. These tests will only give an idea of whether a device is waterproof or not. We recommend users not try this test at home, as it might damage their device.

Let’s begin with our waterproof test on the latest Motorola G42.

30 Seconds Dipped in Water

Touch screen/ Display Working
Speakers Not Working
Microphone Not Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner Responsive
3.5mm Jack Not working
Charging Port Working
Power and Volume Key Working

5 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Not Working
Speakers Not Working
Microphone Not Working
Camera Working
Fingerprint Scanner No Problem Yet
Power and Volume Key Working

10 Minutes Dipped into Water

Touch Screen/ Display Not Working
Camera Not Working
Fingerprint Scanner Not Working
Power and Volume Key Not Working

Conclusion

After thoroughly testing the Motorola G42, we reached the final crucial outlook. As the result shows, the device is splashproof and somewhat withstands dustproof. So if you do not care about IP rating, you should go for this smartphone. However, I must warn users that the device is not waterproof or splashproof. There are no official IP67 or IP68 ratings for the device, which strongly suggests that it is not a waterproof device. Furthermore, our tests failed because the device does not have any active water-resistant coating or other protective gear to protect it against liquid.

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