1. Coresh's Avatar
    I've bought a Moto X Pure for a family member who is being hospitalized overseas in a relatively sterilized conditions. It means he cannot use any phone except his own, for example, to prevent infections.
    For this reason I wanted him to get a sealed package. But in the other hand, I also want to open the package to make sure the phone is working, and that it was built as we designed it in Moto Maker. But if the is phone being factory sterilized before being packed, I'll send the phone in its sealed box, as is. If not, I'll open the package to make sure everything is ok, and we can find a way to sterilized it later before he gets it. Problem is that if there is any issue with the phone, he will have to send it back to Motorola from overseas..
    What do you guys think?
    10-01-2015 07:03 AM
  2. radgatt's Avatar
    I would like to think that it is sterilized. When the phone arrives even the box is wrapped in plastic. You also have to take plastic off the phone once you get into the box as well.
    Coresh likes this.
    10-01-2015 07:18 AM
  3. Uncle Louie's Avatar
    I'd like to think so as well...but I wouldn't guarantee it. I would try to find a was to do it yourself, just to be safe.
    10-01-2015 08:15 AM
  4. AustinTech's Avatar
    Call Motorola. A forum isn't the place to find info involving someone's health.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-01-2015 08:26 AM
  5. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    I would sterilize it myself in your position. Even if they are supposed to be sterilized before packaging, you never know for sure.
    jasoraso and azdmelani like this.
    10-01-2015 08:41 AM
  6. dcemureviews's Avatar
    Just sterilize it yourself to be safe
    10-01-2015 09:45 AM
  7. Evilnut's Avatar
    As a person that has spent many many hours and weeks in manufacturing facilities for electronics products, I can guarantee you that this product is not sterilized in any way. They are wiped down with some type of cleaning solution that has been specified by engineering that will not damage the materials used in building the phone but that's it. The only thing they're concerned with is that they go out of the factory without finger prints or visible dust particles on them.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    10-01-2015 02:50 PM
  8. Coresh's Avatar
    Thank you, all.
    Any suggestions of how to sterilize a cell phone..?
    10-01-2015 05:36 PM
  9. brentj's Avatar

    Also, my wife will sometimes clean our TabS and its keyboard with a Chlorox wipe, and I've not noticed any ill effects from that, but I can't guarantee it renders the device sterile.
    10-01-2015 06:12 PM
  10. Samsung.Galaxy.S3's Avatar
    Call Motorola. A forum isn't the place to find info involving someone's health.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    IMHO, best advice. We are all conjecturing.
    Ntchwaidumela, Coresh and dmark44 like this.
    10-01-2015 08:30 PM
  11. gebinsk's Avatar
    Seems like a big risk to take just to get the phone in his hands a little quicker. If he's so bad off that he might die from using this phone, wait until he's out of the woods. Motorola will give you the exact same advice; last thing they need is a wrongful death lawsuit.
    Titan206 and Coresh like this.
    10-02-2015 08:02 AM

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