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Moto Z2 Force is an unbreakable powerhouse

by Brandon Russell | July 25, 2017July 25, 2017 9:30 am PDT

Motorola on Tuesday officially unveiled the Moto Z2 Force, a brand new flagship that features the company’s patented ShatterShield technology and 7,000 series aluminum chassis. And it features some very impressive internals to match.

A follow-up to last year’s excellent (but under-appreciated) Moto Z Force, the Moto Z2 Force was designed to be as unbreakable as it is powerful. Outfitted with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and Snapdragon 835 chip, the Z2 Force is the kind of device you don’t have to protect with a bulky case.

According to Motorola, ShatterShield technology features a five-layer protection system that the company guarantees can withstand the everyday perils of smartphone use. And, like previous devices with ShatterShield technology, Motorola backs the Moto Z2 Force with a four-year warranty against shattering and cracking from the original purchase date. That’s a big vote of confidence.

The Z2 Force also features dual 12-megapixel cameras, one monochrome, and one color, which of course will allow users to create a bokeh effect like you’d get from a DSLR. Companies—even Apple—have struggled to get this feature right, so it’ll be interesting to see how Motorola implements its dual-camera system.

Additionally, the Z2 Force features support for TurboPower charging, 4GB of RAM, a 2,730mAh battery, 64GB of storage, Gigabit LTE, and Android 7.1, with the promise of an upgrade to Android O when the software becomes available later this summer.

And, as is the case with all Motorola devices, the Z2 Force features a number of exclusive software experiences, including night display, Moto Voice, and more.

The phone also supports a plethora of Moto Mods, including a new 360-degree camera and GamePad. And worth noting, the Z2 Force does not feature a headphone jack.

The Moto Z2 Force will be available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, and Best Buy and Motorola. Pre-orders are available today, with shipments expected to go out August 10. Motorola says the device will be available starting at $30 per month.

Motorola - Moto Z2 Force
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)
Resolution X 1440
Resolution Y 2560
Display Type QHD AMOLED
Operating System Android 7.1.1 (at launch)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
RAM 4GB
Storage
  • 64GB
External Storage Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP
Networks
  • 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41-Japan & China, 66, 252, 255) - AT&T and T-Mobile
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - AT&T and T-Mobile
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (B1, 2, 4, 5, 8) - AT&T and T-Mobile
  • 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 41) - Sprint
  • CDMA (BC0, 1, 10) - Sprint
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - Sprint
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (B1, 2, 4, 5, 8) - Sprint
  • 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66) - Verizon Model
  • CDMA (BC0, 1) - Verizon Model
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 - Verizon Model
  • UMTS/HSPA+ (B1, 2, 5, 8) - Verizon Model
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 (at launch, 5.0 after Android O update)
Battery 2730mAh
NFC Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
  • USB Type-C
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Audio monitor
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Ultrasonic
GPS
  • A-GPS
Height 155.8 mm (6.13 inches)
Width 76 mm (2.99 inches)
Depth 6.1 mm (0.24 inches)
Weight 143 g (5.04 oz)
Colors Black, Gold, Grey
Supported Audio Formats N/A
Supported Video Formats N/A
Motorola

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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