Motorola has today announced the Moto Z2 Force, the successor to last year’s Verizon-variant Moto Z Force as Motorola‘s first crack at a modular mobile, brought in to replace the flagship X series. It was 2016, but now, in 2017, the company appears to be looking to reintroduce the X series, but the Z range remains at the top of the family tree. Here are the details you need to know about.
The company has followed up the recent release of the Moto Z2 Play with another Z model – the Moto Z2 Force this time. The device takes everything as the flagship Moto so far.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Design
This smartphone is compatible with Moto Mods, as the Z2 Force is designed as the high-end model in the Z Series. Slim build at 5.99mm, the Z2 Force also marks the end of the “standard” Z model, with the company claiming your choices will be between the Z2 Play and the Z2 Force.
As its name suggests, the smartphone is all about toughness, shatterproof display. The Z2 Force has a unibody design built from 7000 series aluminum, which is claimed to make it 80% stronger than the first generation Moto Z, and it also offers next-gen ShatterShield glass on its display.
Yes! You can expect from a Moto Z device is, the Z2 Force has attachment pins on the rear for compatibility and works with MotoMods. It also offers a super slim design, meaning that the Moto Mods are attached, the device still doesn’t look too bulky.
While the signature Moto “M” can be found in the center of the rear, though it is not intended as it has been on some previous Moto devices, delivering a premium finish, as well as the above “M” sits the circular camera housing, of Moto 360 Camera assembly.
The said camera housing on the Moto Z2 Force is raised and offers dual lenses with a LED flash beneath it, while the Z2 Play alternative has also has a housing but only one lens. There is no headphone jack found on the Moto Z2 Force this time, as there is on the Z2 Play, instead.
On the front of the Moto Z2 Force, you’ll definitely find a pill-shaped fingerprint sensor, while USB Type-C charging is present at the bottom and individual volume buttons are positioned on the side. The Z2 Force is weather resistant, but not water-resistant, as Motorola has provided no IP rating as yet.
Motorola Moto Z2: Display
Previous generation of the Moto Z smartphone had a gorgeous 5.5-inch 2560×1440 Quad HD AMOLED display, which offered a 534ppi and the new Z2 Force follows suit.
There’s no Mobile HDR and the 16:9 aspect ratio remains there. Both the size and resolution remain the same as the “standard” Z predecessor, though as we mentioned earlier, Motorola has moved to the next level of ShatterShield technology, which is a hard glass protection on the display used, compared to the original Moto Z Force. Vs Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, in terms of display it doesn’t tick all the same.
Motorola Moto Z2: Camera
As rumored, the Moto Z2 Force sports dual rear cameras. Housed within the raised circular module we aforementioned, Motorola takes the same direction as the likes of Huawei with its P10 Plus, offering one RGB sensor and one monochrome sensor.
Both sensors are 12MP in resolution and offer features including selective focus, selective black and white, post-shot depth control and background replacement functions.
Aperture, both these lenses are nice and wide at f/1.7, which is somewhat the same as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Up front, the forward-facing camera is tought to sit at 8MP with a dual-LED flash on board tyoo, but is shows only 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
Motorola Moto Z2: Hardware
The Moto Z2 Force is Motorola’s flagship device, flagship specs were expected and delivered, though. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform under its hood, coupled either 4GB of RAM (US Models) or 6GB of RAM (outside US), depending on the region.
There is still choice of either 32GB or 64GB of onboard memory, depending again on the region. Both of which have dedicated microSD support, and there’s also 2750mAh battery running the show.
With the integration of SD835, the Moto Z2 Force will deliver the fastest possible data speeds at 1Gbps LTE 4G and Wi-Fi 801.11 a/c. NFC is on board too so the fingerprint sensor on the front-facing can be used for mobile payments.
Motorola Moto Z2: Software
The latest, Moto Z2 Force runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Google Assistant, as well promised to get updated to Android 8.0 O in the near future. Motorola devices feature less bloatware than some of their rivals (competitors), so the company is sticking to an almost raw Android experience and the Z2 Force is no different, launching on Android Nougat.
Google Assistant is on board, though, along with the pre-installed Moto app, where actions can be accessed to make physical motions deliver outcomes, such as switching on the torch with a “karate chop”. This includes Moto Voice and Moto Display – the former acting like Moto’s own version of Google Assistant, using the “show me…” command.
Additionally, you will also get a new Moto Key with the Moto Z2 Force smartphone inside, which is a security and password manager that debuts on the phone, but on the whole, the interface is pretty close to venilla Android.
As the Motorola devices tend to get quick updates to the latest software builds thanks to their reduced bloatware, expected Android O on the Z2 Force before the end of 2017.
Motorola Moto Z2: Release date & price
As it has been unveiled on July 25. Pre-orders start in the US straight away. Other countries Z2 Force release dates yet to be detailed. Alongside the 360 Camera Mod, Motorola has announced the Moto Z2 Force at an event, with immediate preorders and giving an exact sales from August 10 starting at $30 per month contract.
The smartphone will be available to purchase in Super Black and Fine Gold colors but Motorola has yet to announce a UK price or release timeframe. We will update you when we know more.
Update x1: The Moto 360 Camera will be available globally for US$299.99. The Moto Z2 Force is priced at $799.99 in the US and free Moto Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod for purchases till September 9, 2017. As previously rumored, you can grab it from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Best Buy and Motorola.com and officially on sale August 10. It will roll out in Mexico, Brazil and various countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa starting later this summer.
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