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The Moto Z2 Force makes an uneventful trip to DxOMark

The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Lenovo)
The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Lenovo)
The Moto Z2 Force stopped by at DxOMark last week and mostly underachieved, with its video score, in particular, doing its best to remind us of 2015 flagships.

DxOMark's last few evaluation tests have awarded some rather lackluster numbers to flagships. The Nokia 8 came away from its trip beaten and haggard, and the LG V30 didn't do much better, something we had issues with. The next device on the list is the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola's flagship of 2017, and while it doesn't disappoint as much as the Nokia 8, it still doesn't compete with high-profile devices from other OEMs.

The DxOMark test awards the Z2 Force a photo score of 84, on par with devices like the LG V30, Xperia XZ Premium, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The test cites issues with noise, zoom, and an underwhelming bokeh as the biggest weaknesses in the device's still photography capabilities. The device, however, does well with its flash and exposure/contrast. 

On the video side of the fence, the Z2 Force manages to achieve a rating of 78, which is on par with the iPhone 6, Nexus 6P, and Samsung Galaxy S5. These are all devices from three generations ago, however, so the Z2 Force can't really be called a great video-capturing device.

Of course, DxOMark ratings aren't always indicative of actual camera performance. The Nexus 6P, for example, achieved a score of 70 in still photography, which is a tad hard to believe, considering how good its camera is, even relative to new devices on the market.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-02-19 (Update: 2018-02-19)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.