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Shatterproof Motorola Moto X Force to arrive this December, priced at $628 USD?

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Shatterproof Motorola Moto X Force to arrive this December, priced at $628 USD?
Tipster @upleaks has taken to his Weibo page to pass along a new rumor about the Motorola Moto X Force. This is the unannounced Moto X model that is reportedly sporting a shatterproof display. Originally called the Motorola Bounce, we expect this device to feature a 5.4-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. Powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset, the phone will come with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage (two different variations of the phone are expected).

A large capacity 3760mAh juicer keeps the generator humming, and the rumored camera combo from back to front comes in at 21MP/5MP. With a rugged theme, we wouldn't be surprised to see Motorola go with an IP certification instead of its usual nanocoating. The latter protects phones from splashes and light rain. The IP X7 certification on the Motorola Moto G allows the phone to be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.

Ah! We almost forgot the rumor. According to @upleaks, Motorola will be selling the phone this December, at a price of $628. If this phone makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, better start putting away some money now.


Thanks for the tip!

via: Mobipicker

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posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:13

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This phone with a 5" screen will be so appreciated.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:24 1

3. PootisMan (Posts: 248; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Unfortunately the day of small compact phones are numbered. It really sucks because not everyone wants a big ass phone, but oh well their mentality is, lets just f**k over the consumer and not offer different choices because we know what's best for them.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:29 2

4. djkhalid (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


for me 5.2 in max, and even that is pushing the limit

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:35

29. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


For me 5.5" is the minimum.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:34

28. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


The problem for you, and the petite lover were, the economic doesn't add up.

Most premium sold is the large phone. This is the reason that samsung can't ignore the phablet size and release 5.7" edge+. Sony suddenly releasing the 5.5" premium phone. Motorola releasing the X Style with 5.7". This is also the reason that every major manufacture right now were upping the size.

If you really like the petite premium. VOTE with your wallet to buy one. Otherwise, manufacture will assume no one want small phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:30 1

5. Bison (Posts: 9; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)


I agree, there is a lack of high-end smartphones like that with 5" or less...

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:01

8. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


But there are some 5-5.1 inch phones that have flagship specs..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:03

9. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


There is the s6 active with a 5.1 inch screen.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:11 1

11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


S6 active is a little too big for 5.1 inch. Plus, it's not available in my country.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 15:38

18. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


What about the z5 compact that is coming out?

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 22:03

27. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


720p screen, too thick for the size, 2 GB RAM, glossy plastic build on the sides.

Plus, the point is we need options. One phone isn't enough.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 01:54

32. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Galaxy S6/S6 edge
iPhone 6
HTC One M9

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 03:08

33. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


One M9: too big for a 5 inch phone, plus too thick.

S6/edge: Again, 5.1 inchers.

iPhone 6: Yes, that's a phone.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 03:52

34. NonFanBoy (Posts: 146; Member since: 28 May 2015)


I am sure there is not that big of a difference between 5 inches and 5.1 inches. Besides the S6 has a screen to body ratio >70% while for the iPhone 6, its close to 65%.

Basically I think any phone in the 5-5.2 in segment with small bezels is good enough but anything beyond that is too big. But then, that's just my opinion.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 13:03

41. nohasslecastle (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


Get Robin from nextbit

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:20

2. djkhalid (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


but the real question is, will it be customizable through moto maker?

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:33

6. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Verizon customers, your 2015 Droid. May the Force be with you.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 17:40

19. tomn1ce (Posts: 203; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


If it comes with expandable storage I may pick this one up, if not I'll just go for the customized Moto X Pure Edition...I'm waiting on for a few reviews before I pull the trigger on the Moto X Pure Edition, by then there should be more info about the Moto X Force floating around.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 18:15

21. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


My assumption is that it will have microSD, since both the Play and Pure have it. My interest in this device will come down to size and heft, and how much bloatware Verizon dumps on it. Camera will be identical to the Pure, which is to say good but not the best. I'm also wary of battery life with the SD810.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:55

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11398; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Smh really Motorola?

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:04 2

10. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


What do you mean? Price and specs are right.. What more do you want?

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:37 5

13. Ordinary (Posts: 2178; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Apple logo on the back and he is sold.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:40 2

14. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Make it $1000 and he is sold with the fruit logo. You know the sheep likes spending %100 more for their iphones. They just feel cheap if the iphone is only $999.:)

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 18:07 2

20. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


He wants Motorola to give up because they can do no right in his eyes.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 18:39

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11398; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


To the ones who stupidly still thinks I use strictly Apple needs to actually read some of my previous comments. I passed on the Note 5 and stayed with my Note 4 and I'm looking at the Style. So shut it.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:38 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That surprises me. I knew you weren't a pro-iPhone anti-Android troll, but I thought you only posted on Motorola articles because you hated Motorola.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 06:54 1

35. Scott93274 (Posts: 4135; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


It's true, he's the biggest Motorola Troll. He says that he's looking at the Style only so he can say that he bought it and hated it and returned it the next day. This guy lives in these Motorola articles simply to talk trash and piss people off. He's always like, "Specs suck" and "their phones are too expensive", and when you prove him wrong by comparing what Motorola offers to the rest of the industry he ignores logic and reason, changes the subject and calls you "salty".

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 08:41

37. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It would be easy if he were purely troll with nothing to say, but occasionally he will make a valid point or make me think for a moment. But on the whole, I get a vibe of "it's the Bionic all over again." It's been four years. Motorola has been through two new owners since then. It's a different company now, with the best Android experience IMO.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 12:32

39. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11398; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


He's in denial. I don't pay attention to Scott.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 12:34

40. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11398; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I wasn't aware you were able to see in the future. Oh wait you're just talking out of your rear end.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:23

12. xondk (Posts: 1207; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Shatter proof, well we know people are going to show insane tests of this device now :)

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:47

26. aksa123 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


No matter how strong the device is, I highy doubt if it can withstand the SD810' breath of fire :(

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:51

15. .KRATOS. (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


It's coming in December n packing sd 810 by then the sd 820 it would be released

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:59

17. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


It doesn't matter the Moto E 2 use the same CPU than the latest Moto G3 but it doesn't make the Moto G3 a bad phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:52

16. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


Motorola make better phone in 2015

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:24

23. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


this is top spec from motorola, hope it go's to all 4 carriers in US. 5.4 SCREEN is just better,not many have this only 5.5 down to 5.2 and 5.1.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:36

24. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


lenovo is secretly screwing motorola

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:36

30. medtxa (Posts: 1116; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Does this phone have shatterproof screen. I rarely drop my phone and the only damage it managed is just minor scuff on body before i sell it. So its rather useless feature for me and phone just looks bulky.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:36

31. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


It seems that Motorola is NOT really cheap. The "cheaper-than-competition" X Style is NOT their top of the line.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 07:11

36. Scott93274 (Posts: 4135; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The Moto X has never been their top of the line phone. For the past two years, the Motorola Droid brand exclusive to Verizon has always been a more expensive and more powerful device. This Force phone will be this year's Droid.

Also, you'd be hard pressed to find many phones that offer the quality experience as the Moto X with comparable features that fall into the same price range. The LG G4 has the same processor, RAM, battery capacity, LCD display, and expandable storage like the Moto X, but it costs $200 more for the base model. It also has it's own custom skins that will slow down OS updates from rolling out in a timely fashion, lacks the charging speed that the Moto X offers, and only offers two customization options in the form of the back panel where the Moto X offers a vast array of customization options to make the device your own.

So, the Moto X is not the best that Motorola has to offer this year, but it is the best phone you can get at the price they offer it at.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 08:48

38. roldefol (Posts: 4097; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


No, the Moto X has not been their top-specs phone since its inception, but it is still the flagship. I would take the Moto X '14 over the Turbo/Moto Maxx any day, because it was a more elegant design with perfect size and feel.

People get confused between flagships and power devices. The Galaxy S and Note lines are a prime example. The Galaxy S has been Samsung's flagship for six years. But every fall, they release the bigger, spec'd-up Note. Does that make the S less of a flagship? No, it just gives customers needing more power and size another option.

The X Style vs X Force equation is only a little different because the Style is the larger device (we think - bezels might make them comparable).

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