Moto Z2 Force debuts with 'shatterproof' display and Snapdragon 835 onboard
- Author: Joey Payne Jul 26, 2017,
Jul 26, 2017, 0:42
This enables you to connect one of Motorola's many Moto Mods to the phone's backside, like the the Moto Insta-Share Projector, Hasselblad True Zoom camera grip, JBL SoundBoost speaker, and extended battery packs.
Currently, the Moto Z2 Force is available in a few color variants with pricing that hovers around $750-$800.
According to Motorola, the Z2 Force was designed so users can record 4K videos in 360 degrees or do live-streaming. It'll look awfully familiar if you've spent any time with the Moto Z2 Play as well, but you probably could've guessed that based on their names. Where last year's Z Force featured a massive 3,500mAh battery, the Z2 only has a 2,730mAh one. The Z2 Force is treated with a nano-coating to keep things from getting fouled up in a light rain, but really - who among us hasn't gotten our phones right to the edge of "dangerously wet"? With that said, the phone will be sold via the major carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular are expected to offer various versions. You can use these dual rear cameras together to capture higher-quality photos and add blurry backgrounds to your images. It has a little trouble locking down the correct exposure sometimes, though - we'll have to see how it handles brighter conditions. The device will have a dual 12MP main camera setup - a dual rear camera with one sensor bearing 12-megapixel resolutions and the front selfie snapper sporting a more modest 5-megapixel resolution. Furthermore, Motorola also included a portrait mode on the phone, which adds bokeh effect to the images, similar to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Now for the bad news, this phone is pretty expensive. The phone will be compatible with old Moto Mods like the JBL Soundboost Mod and new Moto Mods, some of which were unveiled during a recent event in Ghana - a 360-degree camera Mod, DSLR Mod, Direct RV Mods, and DSLR Mod.
The Moto Z2 Force is probably the thinnest flagship of 2017 with a thickness of 6mm. You should be able to drop the Z2 Force without having to worry about cracking the screen, though the rest of the device is still likely to scuff up.
The Mod uses the same magnetic pins to communicate with the phone, and it uses the default camera application on any of the Moto Z devices. The former carries a price tag of $299, while the latter is a bit cheaper at $79. It also includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with worldwide buyers getting the option of a 6GB/128GB upgrade.