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[Video] Droid RAZR Gets Tested for Water Resistance

Authored by: Steven Blum — Nov 7, 2011

Besides being a mere 7.1mm thick and featuring Ice Cream Sandwich soon after launch, the Droid RAZR and razr accessories have another claim to fame: it is touted as being completely splash-resistant. But how well does the phone actually hold up after a good dunk?

In the video you will see below, the device seems to hold up fairly well. After being drenched in a cup of water, the phone quickly springs back to life. While it takes a few tries to open the lockscreen, we think this has more to do with the fact that it's hard to activate a touchscreen with wet fingers than anything else.

A few months ago, the Casio G'zOne was the only Android I knew that featured a water-proof casing. Then the Motorola Defy, Defy+ and Xperia Active were launched. Now there are half a dozen water-resistant Androids on the market, and the Xperia Active even allows for wet-finger tracking. I wonder how long it'll be before splash-resistance comes standard on most Androids. 

This article has been updated since its original publication.


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Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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