Motorola Moto Z2 Force 

price₹ 34,999 onwards

launchFeb, 2018

62.0

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Design

  • Solid, thin, light-weight design, that's comfortable to hold
  • Very good front fingerprint sensor, which has some useful swipe navigation functions, too
  • That's not all - you also get a free MotoMod battery pack, to give you an extra boost! (might be a limited time offer) - this snap-on battery module has a capacity of 3, 940 mAh, which just by itself is more than enough to give you over a day and half of battery life (of course, it adds some fat to the slim form factor, it just adds around 7mm thickness and around 95 grams - but these may be small compromises for what you are getting in return) - you are getting a combined battery capacity of 6, 220 mAh battery - this ensures that your phone will run well over two days! - if you are looking for a premium phone that can truly be a road warrior - don't look beyond the Moto Z2 Force
  • The back of the Z2 Force still looks weird naked - the dual camera juts out of its circular housing, and exposed gold-coated pins for the MotoMods line the bottom of the phone's back (snapping on a back panel makes the phone look a lot more complete)
  • That's not all either - there's also an aesthetic quality you lose with a plastic screen - normally a phone's glass – especially when not illuminated – reflects its surroundings like a mirror - but with the Moto Z2 Force, those reflections are warped and distorted, like a old pane of glass

Display

  • Shatter-resistant screen with Motorola's ShatterShield
  • Good OLED display, and the Quad HD resolution means it's also compatible with Google Daydream for VR apps
  • What is supposedly one of the Moto Z2 Force's key selling points also ends up being a weakness - while the phone's (plastic based) screen is indeed shatter-proof, it is also much more prone that usual to scratches - so using scratch guard on the display will be absolutely essential, or it won't be long before your screen starts to be covered in scratches

Software

  • Motorola's enhancements over Android keep the UI close to stock, and add useful functionality as always - from quick gestures and display shortcuts to a voice command called "Show Me" that bypasses having to say "Ok Google" for key assistant requests

Performance

  • Top notch performance, comparable with other flagship devices - the Snapdragon 835 will handle anything you throw at it

Camera

  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - has a good depth (bokeh) mode
  • Decent front camera too
  • The cameras are decent, but not the best in this price bracket - video recording especially is quite inconsistent - and low light performance is average too

Audio

  • No standard headphone jack means you can't use your 3.5mm headphones, unless you use an adapter

Battery

  • Decent battery life by itself (even with no mods) - will last the day with moderate use
  • Fast-charging USB-C power adapter works well, too

More

  • Also splash-resistant (though not fully water-resistant)
  • Compatible with Motorola's snap-on MotoMods, that include things like a 360 degree camera, a crazy mini-projector, a zooming camera lens, fashion-design back covers, a kickstand speaker by JBL, etc (of course these have to be purchased separately and they are not cheap)
  • The modular accessories are fun and have novel use cases, but for most common users, may not worth the hassle
  • Also, in a modern world of 18:9 displays, the more traditionally-shaped Moto Z2 Force ends up feeling a bit “fat” in comparison
  • On the whole, the Moto Z2 Force sits in an awkward position as far as its credentials as a flagship smartphone are concerned - it has a tough task to create a space for itself somewhere in between Samsung, Apple on one end, and OnePlus on the other - the Moto Z2 Force could be an interesting choice if you really have a good use case for one of the mods, but otherwise it doesn't quite stand up the fierce competition

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Motorola Moto Z2 Force Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • POLED
  • Shatterproof Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ultrasonic Audio monitor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity2730 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, TurboPower
Dimensions
Weight143 gm
Thickness6.1 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Sony IMX386 Sensors
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.25um Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
  • Laser Autofocus
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Wide-Angle 85° lens
  • Flash
  • Auto Night mode
  • Beautification software
  • Professional mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Moto Mods connector
  • Natural Language Processor
  • Contextual Computing Processor
  • MIMO
  • USB On-The-Go

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