The Google Nexus 6 may not have an IP rating for water resistance, but it sure seems like it does. YouTuber Harris Craycraft decided to put the Nexus 6’s water resistance to the test, and the result may surprise you.
In the video, the Nexus 6 was washed, soaked, and submerged underwater for an hour. After the ordeal, the phone still works fine. The digitizer didn’t short up, the display still works fine, and even the camera is still functional.
The Nexus 6’s rather amazing water resistance is probably due to the water-repellent nano coating applied on its internals. Officially, Motorola said that the Nexus 6 can survive up to a minute in six inches of water thanks to the coating. Motorola gives this same treatment to the Moto G and Droid Turbo.
We saw a similar story earlier this year, when some brave soul decided to submerge his HTC One M8, only to see it still working fine after hours underwater.
Another YouTuber took it a step further and decided to try if wireless working works underwater, and sure enough, it does. We’re not sure of the practical application of this, but it sure is cool.
We wouldn’t advise anyone to do any of these to their Nexus 6, but it sure is nice to know just how water resistant the current Nexus flagship is. Just don’t bring it swimming with you.