Our Opinion

The OnePlus 5T (6GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola Moto Z2 Force, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the OnePlus 5T (6GB RAM, 64GB)!

Motorola Moto Z2 Force  OnePlus 5T (6GB RAM, 64GB) 
Motorola Moto Z2 Force OnePlus 5T
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Excellence Score
57.9
70.6
Value for Money Score
56.5
68.1
Price ₹ 34,999 onwards ₹ 32,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2018 Nov, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features POLED, Shatterproof Display Optic AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass, DCI-P3 Colour Coverage, sRGB, Reading Mode, Night Mode, Lift Up Display, Ambient Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.45 GHz 2.45 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #7 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP 16MP + 20MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX386 Sensors, F/2.0 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Laser Autofocus 16MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX398 Sensor; 1.12um Pixel Size, 20MP: F/1.7 Aperture; Sony IMX376K Sensor; 1.0um Pixel Size, Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Slow Motion Video, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, HQ, Dynamic Denoise, Clear Image, RAW Image
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 16.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle 85° lens, Flash, Auto Night mode, Beautification software, Professional mode Sony IMX371 Sensor, 1.0um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, Electronic Image Stabilisation, Full HD Video Recording, HDR, Screen Flash, Smile Capture, Face Beauty
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 6.1 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 143 gm 162 gm
Audio Output USB-C 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 2730 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboPower Yes, Dash Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Moto Mods connector; Natural Language Processor; Contextual Computing Processor; NFC; MIMO; Noise Filtration UFS 2.1 Internal Storage; Fast Battery Charging (Dash Charge); Support AANC; Dirac HD Sound; Dirac Power Sound; DLNA; NFC; USB Audio Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top notch performance, comparable with other flagship devices - the Snapdragon 835 will handle anything you throw at it
  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear - has a good depth (bokeh) mode
  • Decent front camera too
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Top-notch build quality, minimalistic/elegant design, and even more premium looks now, with a modern 18:9 minimal-bezel display
  • Continues to have the very handy mute switch, in the tradition of earlier OnePlus phones
  • One of the new additions this time is Face Unlock - a la iPhone X - it works super fast (though not quite as reliably as the iPhone X), and is another area where OP went the extra mile to make one of Google's stock feature better - it's a useful, time-saving method to unlock your phone
  • The fingerprint reader, which used to be below the display, now sits on the back, below the camera - and it works well
  • Very good, and this time larger AMOLED display with great color rendition, and an excellent in-built Kindle-like "reading mode"
  • The larger display (6 inches instead of 5.5) is clearly the most envy-inciting difference between the OnePlus 5 and 5T, offering a better experience for watching videos and also simply a larger canvas to do the regular phone stuff too - and because the bezels are thinner, the 5T's physical size remains relatively the same - managing to fit in a 6-inch display within the dimensions of a one-handed phone
  • OxygenOS continues to be an excellent blend of stock Android and light but useful touches in all the right places - it is, without doubt, one of the best Android UIs around
  • There is also an option to make "parallel" apps on the phone if you have two different accounts for apps like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
  • Performance is blazing fast all round, and same as OnePlus 5 - matching and sometimes even beating other Snapdragon 835 powerhouses like the Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and even the newer Pixel 2 XL
  • Very good dual camera setup, like the OnePlus 5 - overall it's pleasing color rendering and good dynamic range - the portrait mode is pretty nice too - on the whole the camera is fast and reliable
  • The one major change from the OnePlus 5 is that OnePlus swapped out the 20-megapixel telephoto lens on its dual camera, replacing it with a lens for low light - resulting in better low light pictures at the expense of optical zoom - which is a good trade-off because most users will prefer having better low-light capabilities at the end of the day, over optical zoom
  • Front facing camera is pretty good too, and so is 4K video recording (with good stabilisation)
  • Good loudspeaker - a bit richer and full-bodied compared to OnePlus 5
  • Very solid battery life - similar to the OnePlus 5 - will last the day easily
  • OnePlus's proprietary dash charging technology continues to provide industry leading fast charging speeds, and continues to work even when you are using your phone
  • On the whole, once again leaving aside the camera, which is good but not comparable to the best in business (Google Pixel 2), the OP5T matches other premium flagships in all other areas - and delivers this at a fraction of the price - continuing OnePlus's tradition of offering great performance at excellent value for money
  • And with improvements in some key areas (especially the screen and the looks), the OnePlus 5T also replaces its sibling as the new best phone to buy in this price range
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • No standard headphone jack means you can't use your 3.5mm headphones, unless you use an adapter
  • 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
  • The phone still misses out on water and dust resistance, that is there in other (yes, more expensive) flagships
  • The phone's face unlock doesn't authorize payments like the iPhone X, and is not that consistent in challenging light
  • The phone's display is pretty good but doesn't pack the same punch as the (again, admittedly higher priced) premium Android flagships
  • The camera is also excellent for the price, and a little bit better than the OnePlus 5, but it is a notch below the level of the best Android camera phones like the Pixel 2 - the Pixel 2's camera outpaces the OnePlus 5T in clarity and focus, low-light (due to the camera's OIS/EIS setup), and portrait mode despite only having one lens - though of course the Pixel 2 is also much more expensive
  • If you already have a OnePlus 5, then the changes other than the screen are not that big, so you can easily skip the OnePlus 5T
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