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Motorola Moto Z2 Force / Motorola Moto z Force Edition (2nd gen.)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Motorola Moto Z2 Force / Motorola Moto z Force Edition (2nd gen.). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the usability and portability are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated, but opinions about the camera and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the reception and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto Z2 Force / Motorola Moto z Force Edition (2nd gen.) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Moto Z2 Force

 

Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Price, uk release date and features for Moto's latest rugged device. Can it compare to the competition?

Crack-resistant screen ; Powerful performance ; Mod support

Average battery and camera at this price ; Expensive

The Moto Z2 Force comes with a dual-lens rear camera that combines two 12-megapixel, ƒ/2.0, Sony IMX 386 sensors – one bayer (colour), one clear (mono). The setup is similar to the Huawei P10’s and in my mind isn’t as useful as the more common...

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Moto’s indestructo-phone is back with a vengeance

 

Motorola's indestructible phone is back, but does the Moto Z2 Force improve on the ambitions of its predecessor?

Shatterproof screen ; Top notch performance

Absurdly expensive ; Camera struggles in low light

The only thing that makes me pause in my recommendation is the price, which at £719 means it isn’t quite the force to be reckoned with it once was.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Lee Bell (alphr.com)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Moto’s smashproof phone returns with a slimmer design and a performance boost

 

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force puts a high price on smartphone indestructibility, but is it worth it?

Motorola’s latest is a very tempting alternative to the usual crowd of fragile devices we see in shops, but at £735, this indestructible phone is no longer a force to be reckoned with.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Smartphone Review

 

Bulletproof? The Motorola Moto Z2 Force high-end smartphone is the latest member of the Moto Z family and is, as expected, compatible with Moto Mods upgrades. In addition, it is equipped with ShatterShield: a display technology that is supposed to make...

very high performance ; shatterproof displaty ; upgradeable and enhanceable thanks to Moto Mods ; Android 8.0 update announced ; very fast Wi-Fi speeds ; bright WQHD OLED display ; decent camera ; remains comparatively cool ; decent quality speaker ;...

display scratches very easily ; case isn't waterproof ; audio jack only via adapter ; hybrid dual SIM slot ; poor camera performance under low-light conditions ; PWM flickering ; throttling under maximum load

No doubt, the Moto Z2 Force is an exceptional high-end smartphone with many pros and a few cons. First things first: gaming and application performance, Wi-Fi transfer speeds, its bright WQHD OLED display, and the shatterproof display are outstanding....

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

Moto Z2 Force review: A modular phone with very few tricks

 

It's one of the last series of smartphones to ride on the modularity bandwagon. Is it even worth considering for its snap-on accessories?

Processor and RAM on par with other flagship devices. ; Near-stock Android 7.1.1. ; Shatteshield protects the display.

Battery life is inconsistent. ; Moto Mods present big compromises. ; Shattershield isn't impervious to scratches. ; No water resistance. ; Neither rear camera has OIS.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: One step forward, another step back

 

The best way to think of the new Moto Z2 Force is as a mashup of the two flagships that came before it. It's very nearly as sleek as the first Moto Z, and packs a refreshed version of the ShatterShield display that made the original Z Force so durable....

Top-tier performance ; ShatterShield works as advertised ; Mostly stock Android 7.1.1 ; Mods offer lots of flexibility ; Available for all major US carriers

Battery life could be better ; ShatterShield screen is prone to scratches ; Not actually water-resistant ; International versions have more RAM

Motorola made some questionable trade-offs here, but the Moto Z2 Force is still a solid, impressive smartphone. I'll give it props for being the most powerful modular phone out there (unless you count RED's forthcoming monstrosity) and so far, the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

 

The Z2 Force Edition is a powerful phone with a modular design that takes advantage of Motorola's useful Moto Mods accessories.

Useful modular design. Fast performance. Long battery life. Sharp display. Solid dual-sensor camera.

Easy to scratch plastic display cover. Weak speaker. No waterproofing or headphone jack. Some carrier bloatware.

In many ways the Moto Z2 Force Edition matches the Galaxy S8 feature for feature while adding support for truly useful add-on accessories. If you're sold on the Moto Mod idea, the Z2 Force Edition is the most powerful phone with which you can use them....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Moto Z2 Force review

 

The Moto Z2 Force ( $756.00 at Best Buy ) is a really good phone, and that has nothing to do with its mods.

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering. The new dual rear cameras have some cool features we haven't seen before.

It's a really high price for a phone that doesn't do anything terribly new or exciting. The modular accessories are sometimes fun, but generally not worth the hassle. There's also no headphone jack, and it's more splash-resistant than water-resistant.

Motorola's step-up sequel to the Moto Z2 has great features and solid design, but the competition in this price range is about to get fierce.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Moto Z2 Force review

 

The Moto Z2 Force packs impressive specs in a thin frame, but it will drain your wallet dry.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: the screen won’t shatter, but your wallet will

 

The flagship Moto Z doesn't offer enough to justify its expensive price.

A screen that delivers on its shatterproof promise ; Blazing fast performance ; Moto’s tasteful software improvements to Android

Design looks dated compared to 2017 competition ; Shatterproof screen is easily scratched ; Not truly water resistant ; No headphone jack ; Smaller battery than predecessor

Motorola is still making some very good phones like the G5 Plus and Z2 Play, but it’s hard to classify this Moto Z2 Force as one of them. Between the smaller battery, Motorola’s cost cutting (omitting a Style Shell), and the high price, it's hard to...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2730

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:120 / 240
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@30fps,1280x720@240fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1440 x 2560
Display Type:P-OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

FM radio:N

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.11 / O

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.99
Height :155.8
Weight:143
Width:76