Is Motorola Moto Z3 a waterproof device?

Motorola is a Lenovo-owned company now. And they are making some quality smartphones since then. Their latest flagship device is the Motorola Moto Z3 which is launched in August 2018. Since the device isn’t cheap and comes with a premium price tag. So users want to know whether this device is completely waterproof or not. Since the device has official water splashproof IP67 ratings, there are chances that it might pass out Motorola Moto Z3 waterproof test as well.

Is Motorola Moto Z3 a waterproof device?

So before moving further to our Motorola Moto Z3 Waterproof test, let’s get to know some of its specifications. The device is rocking a 6.01-inch display with a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels. Motorola Moto Z3 comes with a 2.35GHz octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM which makes it a powerful beast. The base unit comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage which you can expand further by a MicroSD card. Talking about the camera department, it is rocking a 12MP rear camera with an 8MP selfie camera. Now as the specifications are done, let’s start without Motorola Moto Z3 waterproof test.

Motorola Moto Z3 Splash Proof Test

When we subject Moto Z3 underwater droplets, it behaves abnormally. The screen flickers and random apps open. This is because the screen is not designed to work underwater. However, the device resists water droplets because of its all body oleophobic water-resistant coating.

Touchscreen It flickers a lot (Not usable under such conditions)
Camera Working, no fog problem
I/O ports No water damage found

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Motorola Moto Z3 Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. Later on, we will see if the device is ideal to use in rainy conditions or not. This test will also reveal that whether the users can make or receive calls under rainy or showering conditions.


After testing Motorola Moto Z3 in artificial rain condition, we observed that the device flicks and random apps start to open. The device is indeed splash proof, but the user can not use the device when it is in water.

Can you use the device in rainy conditions No
Can you receive calls while taking a shower No
Any damage due to rain or water droplets No

Motorola Moto Z3 Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash the device with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not.

After our Motorola Moto Z3 washing test, we found that the device works fine under washing test. This clears the fact that Moto Z3 is waterproof indeed.

Touchscreen Control Non-responsive after a couple of seconds
Water damage with hardware Yes, water goes inside the device
Speaker Working
Camera Working

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I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside the device or not. Most smartphones come with a waterproof coating over their I/O ports. After I/O ports water test, we didn’t found any complications in the device. Moto Z3 seems to work fine under such conditions.

Earpiece & Mic Works
Speaker Does not work
Touchscreen Does not work
Charging Point Works
Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Any other I/O port damage Nope

Motorola Moto Z3 Waterproof test final outcome

Official Waterproof Ratings IP67
Splashproof test Passed
Rainwater test Passed
Washing test Passed

It seems that the device is completely waterproof as it holds good for all aspects of Motorola Moto Z3 waterproof test.


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