Motorola Moto Z2 Force

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Specs summary


The Motorola Moto Z2 Force's screen is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2730 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 16.7 days standby time.

The Moto Z2 Force combines a shatterproof screen with an innovative collection of Moto Mods, but its dual cameras aren’t stellar.

- Mark Spoonauer , Tom's Guide 

Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)

Business Insider

Strong and shatterproof — and really annoying

from Business Insider
I give Lenovo and Motorola credit for at least trying something different. But modular accessory systems remain a bad idea, and the Z2 Force's shatterproof display is marred by its extreme susceptibility to scratching. Everything the Z2 Force does well can be found on other phones with better cameras, smarter designs, and/or longer battery life. Go with Samsung's Galaxy S8 or LG's G6 instead... Full review

Nothing less, nothing more

from GSMArena
The Moto Z2 Force is one of the more compelling devices of 2017. But we can't help but think it should have been priced more competitively. After all, the phone doesn't come with any earbuds but a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter is tossed in. Additionally, if you're looking at getting Moto Mods, the price will quickly rack up with every one you add to the mix. If you can get in on one of the ongoing carrier deals for the Moto Z2 Force, it'd be a much easier pill to swallow... Full review

Motorola’s refined Android phone, now slimmer in all ways

from TechRadar
The Moto Z2 Force is back with its guaranteed shatter-resistant glass screen and even more MotoMods, like a 360-degree camera. But this time it's much thinner and that means it's back to nearly all-day battery life. You're going to pay a price to upgrade to this Android phone, but it's the only modular phone doing it mostly right... Full review

One step forward, another step back

from Engadget

The best way to think of the new Moto Z2 Force is as a mashup of the two flagships that came before it. It's very nearly as sleek as the first Moto Z, and packs a refreshed version of the ShatterShield display that made the original Z Force so durable. It's remarkably powerful too, though we could say that about any flagship released this year. Alas, the Z2 Force is let down somewhat by its unremarkable battery life and its lackluster dual camera. Ultimately, this phone is the way to go if you haven't given up on your modular gadget dreams, but others might be better served by a more fully... Full review

Tom's Guide

The Galaxy S8 can't do this

from Tom's Guide
Consider the Moto Z2 Force if you want a phone you can easily upgrade with new add-ons and a screen that won’t crack under pressure. But the cheaper Moto Z2 Play is a better option if you want more money left over for splurging on Moto Mods... Full review
Android Police

Focusing on the wrong things

from Android Police
While I'm not happy Motorola dropped the battery capacity, I will admit the Z2 Force does alright in this department. It'll get through a day comfortably with around five hours of screen time. I'd call it average. The speed is anything but that—this phone is fast thanks to the clean software and Snapdragon 835 tuned to take advantage of all that horsepower. It's close to Pixel levels of responsiveness... Full review
Android Central

Stronger, not better

from Android Central
Motorola decided to forgo a sequel to its mainline Moto Z flagship in favor of a neutered successor to the Moto Z Force. And while there are some reasons to be legitimately excited about the phone, it doesn't do anything well enough on its own to recommend over the incredibly competitive field of $700+ Android phones... Full review

Modular compromise

from SlashGear
Motorola scores kudos from me for doubling-down on Moto Mods, but altogether this is an expensive way to get the features that arguably should’ve come on the Moto Z2 Force as standard... Full review
The Next Web

Modular, shatterproof, and a little boring

from The Next Web
The Mods aren’t for everyone – they cost extra, after all – but some will find them invaluable, and I’m grateful there’s at least one major phone with a modular ecosystem. Considering this is the first time you can easily get a Motorola flagship outside of Verizon, I expect the company to sell a lot more Moto Z2s, and rightly so. For all my qualms, Motorola is one of the few companies doing something radically different from the competition. I just hope the Z3 is a better at the smartphone basics, without the mods... Full review

Phenomenal performance overall

from PhoneArena
The Moto Z2 Force can be a really fantastic smartphone, but it's going to take a little work. Absolutely buy a screen protector. And you're not going to be getting anything close to your money's worth if you don't pick up a couple Moto Mods. But for the user who's willing to do a bit of legwork, and also has faith that Motorola can smooth over a few of the software's rough patches through future updates, the Moto Z2 Force can easily be a powerful, versatile handset... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 10, 2017
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2500 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.87 W/kg
Body: 1.1 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2730 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Fine Gold, Lunar Gray, Super Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.6 x 7.6 x 0.6 cm
(6.1 x 3 x 0.2 in)
Weight 143 grams
(5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 534 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 12+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Zero shutter lag, Phase detection
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Night mode, Wide-Angle 85° lens
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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