Moto Z2 Force Review: A Modular Phone With Very Few Tricks

The world’s leading smartphone manufacturer Motorola is back with a bang – the Moto Z2 Force. The phone is said to be the last in the category of module smartphones. For example, LG’s transition from G5 to G6 marked the end of an era. Let’s see how this modular smartphone is going to engage the audience in its special way.

  • Design

Fixed next to ear-bezel-less smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, the Moto Z2 Force appears like just another smartphone. Though the design is not unimpressive, there is nothing spectacular in it.

Besides the bumpy bezels, other design aspects offer betterenhancements over last year’s Z Force. The frame around the Z2 Force’s chassis is quiteeven and even this time around. The front fingerprint sensor is easier to touch and faster to unlock. And the whole package is a fraction of a millimeter thinner.

  • Display

This is one element Motorola can bank upon – its shatterproof, 5.5-inch, Quad HD AMOLED display.Its five layers of plastic give adequate cover to glass and ensure that it remain intact even if you throw the phone on the ground. You can experience the plastic layers if you place your thumb against the front edges of the device, and while the display is shatterproof, it’s easy to scratch, even with sharp fingernails.

The display boasts of amazing brightness which might be a concern for people working in darker areas.

  • Hardware

When it comes to hardware of Moto Z2 Force, it features the latest elements – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, similar to the Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5. It’s important to note that an overseas version of the Z2 Force features 6GB of RAM, and packs 128GB of storage, whereas the U.S. version of the Z2 Force is limited to 64GB. But at least there’s an expansion slot if you get to the point where you require more storage space.

  • Battery

In comparison to last year’s massive 3500 mAH in Z Force, this time Motorola has added a paltry ,730 mAH in Z2 Force. This might irk a large number of buyers. However, this small-capacity battery is enough to power the device for whole day. In a recent test, the Z2 Force managed 7 hours and 14 minutes of onscreen time, which is actually better than how the original Moto Z Force performed last year in the same benchmark test.

  • Camera

Alike other leading smartphone manufacturers, Motorola has decided to go with the trending doubla rear camera to embark on depth-of-field bokeh effects.The Z2 Force’s depth-of-field mode works fine, with its 12-megapixel color sensor and 12-megapixel black and white sensor work perfectly.

  • Software

The Moto Z2 Force rests on stock Android 7.1.1 without too much glorification. Its user interface is quite simple and provides enough space to do creative things. For example, you can use Moto Voice to leverage Google Assistant’s voice recognition abilities.