More than 100 Motorola employees drop their Moto Z2 Force at the same time to show off ShatterShield

Motorola shook up the mobile world in 2015 when it introduced a shatter-proof screen for the Motorola DROID Turbo 2. The ShatterShield technology was refined and subsequently deployed on Motorola's next two flagship models, the Moto Z Force and the Moto Z2 Force. With its multi-layered approach, and the use of P-OLED instead of glass, the ShatterShield display is designed to survive a fall of five-feet or less without cracking or breaking.

With the ShatterShield display, the biggest fear that phone owners have is gone. Because the screen is plastic though, it is more sensitive to scratches as many Moto Z2 Force owners have recently discovered. Still, the layer that is prone to scratches can be replaced, although it will cost a bit of money. For example, the replacement layer costs $30 for the Moto Z Force. By the way, the five layers that make up the ShatterShield include:

  • Layer 1: Scratch-resistant replaceable lens.
  • Layer 2: Primary polycarbonate lens.
  • Layer 3: ShatterShield touch sensor.
  • Layer 4: Flexible OLED display.
  • Layer 5: High strength aluminum core.

To show off the ShatterShield screen, Motorola recently rounded up more than 100 employees from its Chicago office and took them outside where all of them dropped their phones at the same time. Apparently, not one display cracked. Check it out by clicking on the video at the top of the story!

source: Motorola

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



8. truthbetold

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

Of course not a single display cracked. Do you think they would have shown it if it did? Drop tests and other phone durability stunts are just ridiculous.

7. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010


6. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I DARE Apple to do the same with their $1k iPhones.

5. strbckboy

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Notice that they all dropped the phones onto the wood planks...

9. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

lol true. Good eye.

3. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Still putting a dBrand on it... or better yet, a Supcase, along with tempered-glass. Call me paranoid.

4. matistight

Posts: 1066; Member since: May 13, 2009

I'll just call you smart (It is a plastic screen, so it wont crack, but it will scratch.)

2. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

That's impressive! There are more Z2 Force than they're going to sell!

1. danny_a2005

Posts: 384; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

But fear the scratches

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