1. bold1193's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether the Nexus 6 is water resistant/proof and if so what does that detail?
    04-01-2015 02:10 PM
  2. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether the Nexus 6 is water resistant/proof and if so what does that detail?
    Officially waterproof or water resistant with a tested rating (IP)? No. Unofficially? Watch below... (note - I don't recommend trying this with yours, but it's nice to know that it doesn't die at the slightest hint of rain, to say the least)

    04-01-2015 02:43 PM
  3. imrgoodbari's Avatar
    Actually officially it is water resistant. Listed at Motorola.com see screenshot

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    04-01-2015 03:30 PM
  4. planoman's Avatar
    Water resistant with components nano coated. Can withstand splashes and spills and even a quick dunk under water. Not designed to be submerged intentionally like IP rated devices. YMMV!
    04-01-2015 04:36 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Even IP67 rated devices (it's actually IP6 plus IP6 - the 6 is dust protection level, the 7 is water protection level) can only stand about 16 psi - 1 meter of water. They may take more, but that's the rating for IP67 and it's for 30 minutes. (IP68 rated devices may be rated to withstand up to 3 meters, with water intrusion but no harm.) Dropping the phone, unprotected, but with all ports securely sealed, into a 20 foot lake, is probably not a good idea. (Sealing any phone into 2 waterproof plastic bags will make the phone waterproof to about 100 feet [or more, if the bag seals are rated for more]. Even a 2 cent sandwich bag can withstand deeper water for a longer time than an S5 Active.)
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    04-01-2015 11:38 PM
  6. mwara244's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether the Nexus 6 is water resistant/proof and if so what does that detail?
    Nexus 6 is water resistant.

    I have personally spilled 8 oz of tea on my Nexus 6 directly and even into the headphone jack, accidentally. The speakers and mic both cut out. I charged my device while using chromecast because it heats up a lot, to help dry it. After two days with no speakers or mic, I factory reset it and everything works fine now. Talk about lucky only had it for 2 weeks and no insurance yet.
    04-02-2015 11:07 PM
  7. bold1193's Avatar
    Nexus 6 is water resistant.


    I have personally spilled 8 oz of tea on my Nexus 6 directly and even into the headphone jack, accidentally. The speakers and mic both cut out. I charged my device while using chromecast because it heats up a lot, to help dry it. After two days with no speakers or mic, I factory reset it and everything works fine now. Talk about lucky only had it for 2 weeks and no insurance yet.
    Just curious but why do you think the factory reset helped the situation?
    04-03-2015 07:23 AM
  8. DroidTron's Avatar
    This video shows the guts of the Nexus 6. Don't see much "water proofing" technology. A light splash or some rain it should be fine. But if water gets into the unit, who knows what will happen.

    04-03-2015 02:21 PM
  9. planoman's Avatar
    This video shows the guts of the Nexus 6. Don't see much "water proofing" technology. A light splash or some rain it should be fine. But if water gets into the unit, who knows what will happen.

    The electrical components are coated with a nano coating. It is designed to seal the components from shorting out when exposed to water which is what happens to phones when dunked in water. Not designed to keep water out, but to not short out when water does hit the circuit.
    04-03-2015 05:10 PM
  10. DroidTron's Avatar
    The electrical components are coated with a nano coating. It is designed to seal the components from shorting out when exposed to water which is what happens to phones when dunked in water. Not designed to keep water out, but to not short out when water does hit the circuit.
    So if you drop it by accident into the pool, should you even care about drying out the internals using the rice method, or don't worry about the water inside since it's nano coated?
    04-03-2015 05:21 PM
  11. planoman's Avatar
    So if you drop it by accident into the pool, should you even care about drying out the internals using the rice method, or don't worry about the water inside since it's nano coated?
    Correct. It would not hurt if it gives you piece of mind. Did you watch the video above of the guy submerging his Nexus 6 in the bathtub? Not fool proof, but great technology for the occasional accident.
    04-03-2015 05:24 PM
  12. DroidTron's Avatar
    That's comforting it can handle accidental submersion. My favorite video is of some guy drenching his Z3 Compact in a bowl of spoiled milk.

    I curious to what are the limits of this nano coating. For example, would it break down from salt or high temperatures over time.
    04-03-2015 05:41 PM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    That's comforting it can handle accidental submersion. My favorite video is of some guy drenching his Z3 Compact in a bowl of spoiled milk.

    I curious to what are the limits of this nano coating. For example, would it break down from salt or high temperatures over time.
    Yes to the Sony! Had a Z2 for a while and routinely took pics at 8 feet in our pool. The camera lens got a weird smudge on it I could not get off, so I sent it to Sony here in Texas to have the back glass (it is all one piece with camera lens) replaced and they called a factory defect and sent me a brand new sealed Z2 which I sold for top dollar! I keep checking the Z3 listings on swappa to see a deal I cannot pass up!

    Posted via Nexus 6!
    04-03-2015 05:51 PM
  14. ccates's Avatar
    Water resistant with components nano coated. Can withstand splashes and spills and even a quick dunk under water. Not designed to be submerged intentionally like IP rated devices. YMMV!
    this guy's got it

    Shamu to you too *splash*
    04-04-2015 07:17 PM
  15. OpenDoc's Avatar
    The 2013 Moto G had nano coating (along with impressive dunk videos when they came out), yet I see broken ones all the time on eBay with "water damage.", so either the nano only protects it for a certain amount of exposure or it degrades with time?
    10-11-2015 09:56 AM
  16. Jason C_973's Avatar
    They mostly nano-coated the externals so once it gets past that it's practically doomed. I might have got water damage on mine, touchscreen failure, power button malfunctioning, apps going crazy (Avast Anti Theft decided to turn on by itself). Which is why i'm checking if the Nexus 6 is water resistant
    02-16-2016 12:25 AM
  17. TacoKingYo's Avatar
    Just curious but why do you think the factory reset helped the situation?
    Probably recalibration

    To answer OP, my Nexus 6 has withstood a bit of water. A bit of water being my hands are wet from showering/etc or using it in rain. Didn't cover it in the rain while using it and the only problem I had with that is it was hard to use (cause of all the water on the screen :P)

    Posted via my smexy Nexus 6
    02-16-2016 03:00 PM
  18. PBBennett2633's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether the Nexus 6 is water resistant/proof and if so what does that detail?
    I dunked mine into a pool recently. Drunkenly dropped it right into the water and grabbed it just before it hit the surface of a 4 foot pool floor. Turned it off immediately and sat it next to a fan overnight. Phone works just fine, in fact it's what I'm using to respond to this right now. Not a chance I'd intentionally take, but they really thought of it all with this phone. Long live the Nexus 6!
    10-04-2016 01:40 PM
  19. DWooderson's Avatar
    Mine fell in the river while fishing two weeks ago. Doc, our guide was horrified. I just put it back in my pocket, and haven't had any issues at all. I'll never buy a non-water resistant/proof phone again. I'm too clumsy, and phones are way too darn expensive.
    10-07-2016 11:43 AM
  20. jbutchart's Avatar
    Does anyone know whether the Nexus 6 is water resistant/proof and if so what does that detail?
    This is late in the life of the Nexus 6 but I just proved that the Nexus 6 is not waterproof. I made the mistake of having the 6 in my pocket while paddleboarding. Took an accidental dive in salt water and the phone probably went 3 or 4 feet under. I rinsed it and dried it and it is dead Jim. Loved the phone but I guess it is time to upgrade to the Pixel.
    05-07-2017 12:29 PM
  21. Nzicequeen's Avatar
    I dropped mine in the spa pool and quickly grabbed it back out. It works fine still! I was mortified!
    05-22-2017 03:09 AM

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