Moto Z2 Force review – this handset will survive almost any accidental drop

Moto launched the Z2 Force handset in India, this handset comes with shatter proof display, will survive drops and specially made for users who have a history of accidentally dropping and damaging phones. Moto Z2 Force is Qualcomm powered and also comes with dual cameras and host of exciting features.

What makes the Moto Z2 Force unique is the excellent build quality and the shatter proof display that will simply not crack, one can rest assure that if for any reason, this handset drops, it will work with hardly any scratches.

Inside the hood its using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa core processor, powerful, smooth and it works great even on Quad HD resolution. Moto Z2 Force however comes with a 5.5 inch normal display so not a full view display in case you are looking for that.

Moto Z2 Force review

Moto Z2 Force features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Moto Z2 Force) :  Handset, user manual, warranty card, SIM ejector pin, data cable (USB To USB Type C), travel charger 12V / 1.2 A, premium quality earphones.
Extra  for free : Moto Turbopower pack mod box – inside you will get Turbopower mod, user manual and warranty card
SAR : 0.804 head 0.951 body
Weight and Thickness : 143 grams and 6.1mm
Body : Metal body, curvy design, light weight and very comfortable to hold and use.
SIM Type : Nano + Nano / Micro SD (Hybrid slot)
Screen  :  5.5 inches, 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution – Quad HD, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Ambient Light sensor, step, hall and Barometer
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor on front
LED Notification : no, but unique sensor to auto switch on the screen when you pick up the handset (check video review)
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 6GB (about 3.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 55GB free on first boot)
OS : Android Oreo 8 (stock android)

Moto Z2 Force box pack

Moto Z2 Force Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 64 bit octa core @ 2.3GHz
GPU :  Adreno 540
Heating : medium
Max Battery Temperature : 37 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, SD 835 is well known.

Moto Z2 Force unboxing

Moto Z2 Force Benchmark

Antutu : 211172 / 58064
NenaMark3 :  59.3fps (3-3)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  504 MB/s read  and 234 MB/s write

Moto Z2 Force Gaming Review

Modern combat 5 and Asphalt 8 game in high quality mode played well.

Moto Z2 Force with turbopower mod

Moto Z2 Force Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 12MP (f/2.0)+12MP(f/2.0), auto focus, laser AF, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP, dual tone LED flash, f/2.2
Video Recording : 4K resolution, with image stabilization

Moto Z2 Force dual cameras on back

Camera quality is excellent (just a point above average). The shots taken in black and white mode looks great. However when using dual camera mode the shots look good but when you look at minute details sharpness is missing, edges not properly detected. Check video review.

Front camera does a decent job. The handset can shoot 4K videos and the quality is pretty good, plus the image stabilization is impressive.

Camera Rating : 4.1 out of 5

Moto Z2 Force Camera Samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear, finger print sensor on the front is fast and accurate. The speaker / in call speaker is in the same location. i.e. on front top. This handset does not come with audio jack you need to use the USB to audio jack connect in case you want to attach the audio cable.

Moto Z2 Force  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 2730 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : 2:13 minutes using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 7 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a Half depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 29 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 13 minutes / 4% / 37 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 21 minutes / 5% / 34 degrees
4K video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  32 minutes / 7% / 32 degrees

Moto TurboPower Mod performance

Charging time : 1 hours 30 minutes
Other features : Supports 30W charging (charging the mod) and this mod can fast charge handset
Battery life of handset with TurboPower Mod : 2 to 3 days based on your usage

Verdict

The Moto Z2 Force is a modular smartphone if you look on the back there are points to attach mods. There are several mods available like the gaming mod, JBL speaker mod, projector mod, camera mod etc. With the Z2 Force the company is giving the TurboPower mod that not only charges the phone but you can also use it like a power bank that connect to the phone. Though it does make the phone heavy and bulky.

An excellent buy for those who have a history of dropping phones and looking for a phone that will survive any drop.

Rating : 4.3  out of 5

Moto Z2 Force price in India is Rs. 34,998.

The handset will go on sale tonight on Flipkart.

 

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