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Motorola Moto X Force

Specifications

Motorola Moto X Force
Motorola Moto X Force (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.4 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, 540 ppi, AMOLED, 1440p quad-HD, ShatterShield, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD card max. 2 TB, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, Hall sensor, magnetometer, proximity sensor, supports wireless Qi charging and charging pad, infrared, OTG, Miracast, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (frequency bands B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, 40), nano-SIM, head SAR 0.549 W/kg, body-worn SAR 0.781 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 149.8 x 78 ( = 0.36 x 5.9 x 3.07 in)
Battery
3760 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 48 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 21 MPix max. resolution: 5344x4008 pixels, dual-LED flash, 1080p HD videos (30 FPS), 4K videos (30 FPS), HDR videos (1080p and 4K)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix max. resolution: 2592x1944 pixels, wide angle lens, flash
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, quick start guide, 24 Months Warranty, ruggedized
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.14% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 83%, features: 75%, display: 87% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Motorola Moto X Force

88.3% Motorola Moto X Force Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Tough. According to Motorola, the Moto X is the very first smartphone in the world to have an unbreakable screen. However, our test shows that the 5.4-inch handset not only comes with a decent amount of resistance, but it also convinces with plenty of other first-rate configuration features.
Lenovo Moto X Force — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
For the most part there’s very little wrong, and a lot right with the Moto X Force, but it’s literally getting to the point where it’s a year old, and that’s a problem, especially with the current security patch level. The phone with its ShatterShield technology, immense battery and decent camera is good, but at nearly 12 months old it’s not quite worth the $599 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016
A gorgeous powerhouse
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Motorola has some thoughts on this whole “modular” thing. Instead of dismantling your phone into a series of puzzle pieces, the company is tackling the idea in a much more elegant way. With MotoMods, you just attach the accessory to the back of the Moto Z or Moto Z Force and magnets do the rest. It’s a great idea that doesn’t quite fulfill its potential, as we found out while reviewing both of the devices.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2016
80% Motorola Moto X Force review
Source: Techradar English
The Motorola Moto X Force is a quietly impressive smartphone that handles its high-end business with restrained aplomb, before knocking you out with a single killer hook. It's a true flagship phone, but you won't feel obliged to wrap it up in cotton wool (or a protective case) despite its considerable price tag. Motorola's shatter-proof display is a truly impressive achievement, and one that seems to provide a viable solution to a long-standing smartphone problem. This isn't the prettiest flagship smartphone on the market, nor is it the nicest to use; but it's fast, long lasting, and it even takes good pictures. And the best thing is, you know that none of that is going to change when you accidentally drop it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Moto X Force review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Moto X Force isn't exactly a brand new model - it was announced back in October as the Droid Turbo 2 for Verizon and was later released as the X Force for the global markets. But availability back then was limited to certain markets. The fact that Moto is owned by Lenovo now is proving beneficial to the brand as Lenovo's supply chain can bring Moto phones to a wider range of markets. The wider availability is one of the reasons why we turned our attention to Moto's current flagship now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2016
80% Moto X Force – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I am very glad to see that this has already been updated to Marshamallow whilst other devices are still languishing on Lollipop (Xperia Z5). What really brings this phone home is the unique aspect of the screen being ‘shatterproof”. This makes it a very good choice for the clutzy among us, but maybe not for those wanting to ditch the digital camera. I have been very pleased with the device I like how well it has been put together and I love the form and fit of it in your hand. Had this been a phone I was going to keep I would have been very happy driving off into the sunset with it, However I have got give it back, so on to the next review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Motorola Moto X Force
Source: It Pro English
Even if you always treat your phones with kid gloves and thus uninterested in the Moto X Force’s ShatterShield screen, this is still an impressive Android phone. It gets almost everything right, with only mediocre low-light photography letting it down. It’s one of our favourite Android phones of 2015.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Moto X Force Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Moto X Force is undeniably a force to reckon with among smartphones. This is a powerhouse of a smartphone with good looks, a superb screen, great performance and an excellent camera. Above all, it has a killer feature that's currently exclusive to it: the Moto X Force's display is truly shatterproof, and as a result, the phone can take a pounding like no other. If you have a habit of dropping your phone often or have had to deal with expensive mobile phone repair bills in the past, you should seriously consider the Moto X Force.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
79% Motorola Moto X Force Review
Source: Think Digit English
Many have called the Moto X Force overpriced, and in a way, it is. The company is expected to bring phones that are inexpensive, which means that the premium 50k price point always raises doubts in the consumer’s mind. That said, while you and I may be calling the Moto X Force an overpriced phone, neither of us can say it’s not a good phone. So, for those with a severe case of butter fingers, this may be the best phone to buy out there. It’s a complete package, with a screen that never gives in. Unfortunately, though, it just doesn't match up to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 etc. in terms of premiumness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%
Moto X Force – Unboxing
Source: Cool Smartphone English
This is a phone that, at first glance, looks unassuming and mild-mannered. However, under the utilitarian exterior lies a beast that will not suffer from those nasty “smashed screen” issues seen on inferior devices. I likened the phone to the Incredible Hulk as it will take a beating and then come back for more.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2016
70% Moto X Force review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a phone that can go the distance and won’t shatter after a close encounter with a pavement then you could do a lot worse than take a serious look at the Moto X Force. But, it’s not for everyone. It may be powerful, but it’s also chunky, wide and in many ways more difficult to hold than your typical flagship. Even though the screen is smaller.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Motorola Moto X Force review
Source: Stuff TV English
Ultimately, the Moto X Force's USP is that its screen won’t shatter. You can ding the metal surround, you can probably make the rear nylon fray, you can kill it with water if you try. But you can’t shatter the screen because it’s largely plastic. That’s a pretty neat feature for people who seem to smash every phone they own. Battery life is good too. Other phones at the same price get you better ergonomics, better cameras and better screens, though, so the Force isn't irresistably strong with this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola's new flagship Android phone with a shatterproof screen
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s a clear reason to buy the Moto X Force: the shatter-proof screen. Whether you’re accident prone, or simply need a phone that’s not going to break on you at a critical moment, the X Force should be a compelling choice. It’s a great phone in its own right, too. Powerful and with a top-quality screen and decent (if imperfect) cameras, you can’t ask for much more at this price. Except, perhaps, a fingerprint scanner and use of the second SIM slot for those that want it. Battery life is good, if not quite as long as Motorola claims, and it charges speedily with the included adaptor. Ultimately, the Moto X Force is a little on the expensive side for what you get, but the unique mix of additions to Android and the tough screen will make it worth it for some people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
70% Motorola Moto X Force review: A smashing smartphone
Source: PC Pro English
The one gaping hole in the Motorola Moto X Force’s long list of features is a fingerprint reader. After using a series of reader-enabled handsets over the last few months, I’m firmly of the opinion that, when implemented well, this is a technology well worth having on your smartphone, and the lack of one here is a black mark against the Moto X Force. Added to the middling display quality and slightly off-the-pace camera, and it’s clear you’re not getting the best of the best here. It’s quite an expensive phone as well, at £100 more than the Motorola X Style and £60 pricier than the superlative Nexus 6P. Still, Motorola’s newest smartphone does get an awful lot right, not least the fact that it’s as tough as the proverbial old boot, and has great battery life as well. For serial phone smashers around the globe, it will be an absolute revelation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Motorola Moto X Force Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Moto X Force is one of the most rugged phones around, with no compromise on performance or features. That shatterproof screen is gorgeously sharp and vibrant, while battery life and camera performance are also solid. Of course, you’ll have to pay top dollar for the Force, which starts at £499, and you don’t get the sexy good looks - or some premium features such as a fingerprint sensor - found on similarly-priced rivals like the Xperia Z5 and Galaxy S6. Bottom line is, if you want a premium phone to take on outdoor jollies where it’s likely to get a bit of a battering, the Moto X Force is a natural choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Motorola Moto X Force review - the incredible shatterproof smartphone
Source: Expert Reviews English
With its top-end specs, beautiful build quality and outstanding shatterproof display, the Moto X Force is officially king of all smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Motorola's new flagship Android phone with a shatterproof screen
Source: PC Advisor English
There’s a clear reason to buy the Moto X Force: the shatter-proof screen. Whether you’re accident prone, or simply need a phone that’s not going to break on you at a critical moment, the X Force should be a compelling choice. It’s a great phone in its own right, too. Powerful and with a top-quality screen and decent (if imperfect) cameras, you can’t ask for much more at this price. Except, perhaps, a fingerprint scanner and use of the second SIM slot for those that want it. Battery life is good, if not quite as long as Motorola claims, and it charges speedily with the included adaptor. Ultimately, the Moto X Force is a little on the expensive side for what you get, but the unique mix of additions to Android and the tough screen will make it worth it for some people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

87% Motorola Moto X Force (32 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
87% Motorola Moto X Force
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
Motorola Moto X Force
Source: Handwerk Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2016
90% Das Motorola Moto X Force Im Test: Möge Die Macht Mit Mir Sein
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X Force (32 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 11/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2016
Display bruchsicher, Akku stark
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2016
87% Motorola Moto X Force (32 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% Moto X Force – Das Erwachen der Macht!
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
Das unzerstörbare Smartphone im Test
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2016
82% Unkaputtbares Display und starker Akku
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 86% ergonomy: 78%
78% Smartphone mit bruchsicherem Display ausprobiert
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Möge die Macht mit dem Display sein
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Motorola Moto X Force review
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid design; good display. Negative: Poor cameras; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2016
90% Motorola Moto X Force
Source: Le monde numerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto X Force - Демонстрация силы
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Negative: No fingerprint scanner; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2017
75% Recenze: Lenovo Moto X Force: Nezničitelný Unikát S Velkým Ale
Source: Smartfoun.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
90% Recenzia: Lenovo Moto X Force
Source: Digitalportal.sk SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: The Motorola Moto X Force is the newest phone coming out from the very notable and user friendly Motorola line. It was released in November of 2015 and packs a very good set of capabilities. It is available with 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and the storage capacity can be expanded up to 200 GB. That means that there is much space for videos, music, and pictures. The Moto X Force runs Android OS V5.1.1 Lollipop and an upgrade to the Marshmallow (V6.0) is planned to be available in early 2016. The 21 MP camera supports recording in 2160p (4K video recording) and 1080p HDR.

The battery life is 25 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby time, which allows more time away from electrical outlets and using the phone. Moreover, the phone supports wireless charging. The 5.4 inch screen with shatterproof glass displays beautiful colors and is very bright. In addition, the Moto X Force is very light at less than 6 ounces (169 grams). It has the original, sleek Motorola curves, is available in original black and is only 9.2 mm thick, which means that it is easier to storage in the pocket. Surfing on the phone is also very fast on the LTE networks.

Qualcomm Adreno 430: Integrated smartphone and tablet GPU that supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11.2 (FL 11_1). The graphics card has 192 unified shaders clocked at up to 650 MHz. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
810 MSM8994:

High-end ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (4x Cortex-A57 and 4x Cortex-A53) and an Adreno 430 GPU. Manufactured in a 20 nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.4":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Motorola: The original company Motorola Inc was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility got the smartphone range and was taken over by Google in 2012 and by Lenovo in 2014. The Motorola smartphone brand continues for the time being. There are still a lot of reviews on Motorola Mobiles with average ratings.
85.14%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-12- 6)