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Moto X Force now available to pre-order in the U.K.

The new Moto X Force, a Droid Turbo 2 for international markets, is now available to pre-order in the U.K. ahead of its official debut on November 9. Customers can get the handset on contracts starting at £37.50 (approx. $58) a month, or SIM-free and unlocked for £497.99 (approx. $768).

The Moto X Force is one of the first Motorola handsets — alongside the Droid Turbo 2 — to feature the company’s new ShatterShield technology. This makes its 5.4-inch Quad HD display near unbreakable; Motorola promises to protect you against cracks and shattering for four years.

The device also boasts Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 3,760mAh battery, and Motorola’s impressive 21-megapixel camera, which has earned great reviews since it made its debut inside the new Moto X lineup.

Both Carphone Warehouse and Handtec are taking Moto X Force pre-orders in the U.K. — and we expect other retailers and carriers to follow suit soon — ahead of the handset’s release on Monday, November 9.

If you want your Moto X Force off-contract, Handtec will charge you £497.99 (approx. $768) including VAT, while Carphone Warehouse is charging £529.99 (approx. $817). The latter is also selling the handset on contract with Vodafone, EE, O2, and others starting at £37.50, with nothing to pay upfront.

It may not be the prettiest smartphone money can buy, but the Moto X Force is ideal for those who frequently drop their smartphone and have to pay a small fortune to get it repaired every six months. And as it’s a Motorola device, you can be sure it’ll get the latest Android updates in a speedy fashion, too.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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