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Motorola Moto Z Force

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Motorola Moto Z Force
Motorola Moto Z Force (Moto Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 87.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Moto Z Force

Verizon Moto Z & Moto Z Force [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
So with this all said and done I like the new Moto Z devices that have come out this year. They run pretty good thanks to their specs and battery life can be strongly relied on. Moto Mods is an interesting concept and depending if one caters to you it could be a good fit for your mobile lifestyle. I do like the Moto Z more only because its slimmer and lighter than the Moto Z Force but can see that more expensive route that need more in their devices.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Motorola Moto Z / Force vs Samsung Galaxy S7 / Edge
Source: Android Authority English
So, there you have it for this in-depth look at the Motorola Moto Z and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge! Both of these devices are two really fantastic smartphones in their own right, but what it is really going to come down to is how much you value the Moto Mods, and how easily you can get your hands on one of them. The Galaxy S7 Edge is the easier phone to get right now, with it being available from all major network carriers, and while an unlocked version of the Moto Z will be arriving soon, Verizon is your only option currently.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2016
Motorola Moto Z Force vs LG G5 – Modular Or Mods?
Source: Android Authority English
On the other hand, quite literally, the LG G5 has some trouble convincing us to use its modularity. And not just us, either – I personally have come across a few people recently who were using the G5 without mods. Upon asking, these people said that they didn’t ever get a Friend or use the ones that may have come with their phones. What they did enjoy was the camera package, where the wide angle shooter totally added to their picture and video taking experiences. We tend to feel the same way, as the wide angle camera is the most fun we’ve had shooting with a smartphone in a while.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2016
Moto Z Force Droid review
Source: GSM Arena English
Lenovo's Moto Z Force Droid took over for the Moto X Force (Droid Turbo 2 in the US) and has kept the same screen size as the standard Moto Z model. Whatever deal Verizon has struck with Motorola, obviously it's not one that they will be letting go of anytime soon. Many might be upset that the Moto Z Force is not making a worldwide debut (at least for now). Even in previous years of Verizon's Droid exclusivity, there was always a worldwide version (e.g. Droid Turbo 2 = Moto X Force). So this is why we still hang on to the chance of it happening again. Or perhaps Lenovo is doing away with a shatterproof version of the Moto flagship for worldwide release, we'll see.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2016
85% Moto Z phones
Source: Engadget English
After years of thoughtful refinements to the Moto X line, Motorola has plotted a new direction with the Moto Z. It's incredibly slim, modular, and packs true flagship-level horsepower -- all things you couldn't really say about last year's Moto X Pure edition.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
Moto Z Force Droid vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Source: Phone Arena English
When two handsets do so much, so well, it's tricky delivering a balanced comparison. Sure, there will inevitably be areas where one phone outdoes the other, or one exhibits an unfortunate weakness. And as a result, we can end up getting pretty picky about just which measuring sticks we're using to evaluate these smartphones. But you can rest easy knowing that whether you go with the Galaxy S7 edge or the Moto Z Force Droid, you'll be rocking one of the best-equipped phones of 2016.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2016
98% Moto Z Force Droid Review
Source: Phandroid English
The Moto Z Force Droid is definitely the “better” of the two latest devices from Motorola and Lenovo. With its larger battery, better camera, and ShatterShield display you’d be hard pressed to pass this device up if given the opportunity. Even though its a bit heavier and thicker, it’s still thinner than other flagship devices on the market, so we’ll give this one the nod of approval.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 98%
Motorola Moto Z
Source: AnandTech English
Over the past few years, Motorola’s phones have stuck to the same formula—unique design, conservative features, near-stock Android, and reasonable pricing. Rather than tweak a few variables and release updated Moto X models, however, Motorola derived a completely new formula with an output variable equal to Z.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2016
80% Moto Z Force review
Source: Techradar English
Even without MotoMods to boost its feature set, the Moto Z Force is worthy of your consideration if you're looking for one of the best Android phones to be released in 2016. It competes with the top contenders in terms of sheer power, battery life and screen resolution. But in that regard, it doesn't really offer anything new. We're still on the cusp of devices packed with the Snapdragon 821, which could quickly leave the Moto Z Force in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods
Source: Greenbot English
I’d suggest you don’t even bother with the Moto Z unless you’re particularly attracted to the idea of the Moto Mods. And definitely don’t choose this variant if you do like Motorola’s approach to modular smartphones. The Moto Z Force’s thicker chassis doesn’t pair well with the mods. Once you strap on a mod like the JBL SoundBooster, or even one of the Power Packs, it feels like you’re carting around a brick in your bag. However, I love the shatter-resistant display and the stellar 21-megapixel camera. The extra $100 is worth it for the rear-facing camera alone, and with its larger battery pack, you can ensure the Z Force can carry you through even the longest of days.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto Z Force Droid vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Source: Phone Arena English
Whether you're looking at the Apple iPhone 6s Plus or the Moto Z Force Droid, both these phones offer some tangible benefits over the iPhone 6s and Moto Z Droid, respectively. Those benefits don't come without trade-offs, though, and from added expense, to increased size (though we suppose that could be a plus, depending on your preferences), there are a number of factors that might drive potential shoppers to their sibling-phones.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2016
87% More than just mods?
Source: Pocketnow English
Moto has a really interesting pair of phones here. The Moto Z represents a solid flagship, but if we were pressed to pick between the two, we’d probably side with the Z Force over the Z. Shopping these phones on Verizon, we’re looking at $624 for the Moto Z and $720 for the Z force. If thin is your thing, you can’t beat the regular Z. It will give off a stunning first impression. However, the additional battery, nicer camera, and more durable screen on the Z Force are well worth the additional $100 if you have the means. The additional girth, which happens to be less than the thickness of a Galaxy S7, is hardly a compromise.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
90% Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods
Source: PC World English
I’d suggest you don’t even bother with the Moto Z unless you’re particularly attracted to the idea of the Moto Mods. And definitely don’t choose this variant if you do like Motorola’s approach to modular smartphones. The Moto Z Force’s thicker chassis doesn’t pair well with the mods. Once you strap on a mod like the JBL SoundBooster, or even one of the Power Packs, it feels like you’re carting around a brick in your bag. However, I love the shatter-resistant display and the stellar 21-megapixel camera. The extra $100 is worth it for the rear-facing camera alone, and with its larger battery pack, you can ensure the Z Force can carry you through even the longest of days.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Moto Z Droid, Droid Force Review Part 1: Features in a Nutshell
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
The Moto Z Droid and Force Droid definitely checks off a lot from the smartphone checklist, but what we've seen here is really only the tip of a large, two-piece iceberg. In our next installments, we will dive deeper into two features that truly make these smartphones worth talking about: the promise of super smartphone camera and a slightly different take on the modular smartphone dream.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2016
Excellent Execution
Source: Hot Hardware English
But wow, are we impressed with Moto Mods; there's just no two ways about it. Motorola and Lenovo's design implementation is fantastic and the Moto Mods we tested worked flawlessly, well beyond what we expected in terms of quality and functionality. Team Lenovo-Moto should be commended for delivering true innovation in the smartphone arena.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Moto Z Force DROID Review
Source: Droid-Life English
Updates on Android are very important. I repeat, updates are muy importante. If I know a certain device shouldn’t be expecting an update anytime soon, especially with a major Android release coming up, I can’t recommend it. On top of that, we have Nexus phones coming soon. Should you hold off on the new DROIDs and see what Google has to offer in 2016? Yes, yes you absolutely should. If the new Nexus phones end up being poor offerings, which they probably won’t be, you can go back and consider the DROID. Once you’re back on the DROID, though, there’s the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 to consider. Ugh, buying phones is hard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid review
Source: BGR English
Motorola has managed to build phones that feature a better design, better materials, better build quality, better relative battery life and better performance than just about anything else out there. The look is incredible, the feel is as impressive, and the major pain points from earlier Moto phones have been addressed with a great AMOLED display and two different dramatically improved cameras.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Review
Source: Phone Arena English
From the secure magnetic hardware, to the friendly software, to just how much these Moto Mods actually add to the user experience, it's really awe-inspiring what Lenovo has managed to put together here. Still, there's plenty of ways Moto Mods could go wrong, form third-party developers failing to deliver compelling new options (though Lenovo's really encouraging them to come up with hot new Mods, as it makes a dev kit available), to prohibitive pricing keeping Moto Z Droid owners from taking full advantage of the hardware ecosystem available. But while it remains to be seen if Moto Mods can thrive where LG Friends have not, Lenovo is already in a much stronger starting position.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Smartphone innovation is back
Source: Gizmag English
The bold, premium, creative, versatile and battery-friendly Moto Z and Moto Z Force, along with Moto Mods, are now up for preorder from Motorola, Verizon and Best Buy (just remember they ship unlocked, so you can use them on other carriers). The Moto Z Droid (32 GB) rings up for $624 full retail and the Moto Z Force Droid (also 32 GB) is $720. Both support microSD cards up to 2 TB.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2016
88% Possibly showing us the future of smartphones
Source: Android Authority English
Adding the Moto Mods brings versatility, and if the mods continue to bring convenient but useful features, the packages of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force can be really hard to pass up. As phones on their own, the new Motos are still worthy of their flagship designation, boasting every feature that a high-end device should have, and the user experience that can prove reliable on the daily.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90%
90% Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
Source: PC Mag English
There are only two downsides to the Z Force Droid: it's big and it lacks a headphone jack. But I think it's worth putting up with these issues. While I'd still pick the Galaxy S7 as my own device because I'm into smaller phones, the Z Force Droid combines lots of power, some great accessories, and much sleeker software than Samsung provides. It's the most promising new phone of the year, and our Editors' Choice for Verizon buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Modularity Done Right
Source: Tom's Guide English
I really like how progressive the Moto Z and Z Force feel. Both phones feature a refreshing function-first approach to design. The standard Moto Z pushes the boundaries of smartphone thinness, while the Z Force comes with an even sharper camera, longer battery life and a shatter-resistant screen. Add in a more approachable take on smartphone modularity than what’s currently available, and you get a phone that's a bigger success than the LG G5 in almost every way.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Moto Z Force Droid Edition hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
In case you don't know what Moto Mods are, these are modular phone accessories, which snap on magnetically on the phone's back. Motorola has also opened this modular connection with an SDK and developers and companies can build their own Moto Mods for the Moto Z and Z Force Droid! And, yes, the Moto Mods work interchangeably with either device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2016
Moto Z and Moto Z Force hands on
Source: Android Authority English
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force do have some key differences between them in terms of features and specifications, but both feature the same modular capabilities, and with the execution far better this time around, this may be the innovative step forward that we were looking for.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2016

Comment

Model: The Motorola Moto Z Force is a beautifully built smartphone with solid features. Coming from a solid lineage of smartphones, the device feels premium in hand with several colors to choose from including black/grey, black/rose gold, black/gold and white. The rounded edges and textured back panel make gripping easier and the rear camera is heightened by a circular raised section. Display on the Motorola Moto Z Force is a 5.5 inch AMOLED touchscreen protected with Shatterproof glass, which is something new in the smartphone industry. Clarity is top notch with 535 ppi pixel density and brightness levels are sufficient for outdoor usage. The 163 g device comes installed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip with a double dual-core CPU setup.

There are 4 GB RAM, an Adreno 530 GPU, and two storage options; 32 GB and 64 GB. There is a 21 MP laser and phase detection autofocus rear camera and a 5 MP f/2.2 front camera. Other features on the device include Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type C, A-GPS and NFC. Audio quality is impressive with the speaker making it a good mobile multimedia platform. Battery life on the Motorola Moto Z Force is provided by a non-removable lithium ion cell rated at 3500 mAh.

Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games.

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.

820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

5.5":

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.

0.163 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.

87.56%: 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: 2016-07-28)