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Moto Z2 Force Edition is up on the torture table and that shatter-proof display sure scratches easily

Moto Z2 Force Edition is up on the torture table and that shatter-proof display sure scratches easily
This year, Moto made things simpler with its flagships — instead of launching heirs to both the elegant Moto Z and the durable Moto Z Force, it just went with a Moto Z2 Force Edition, which takes cues from both worlds. It's slim and lacks a headphone jack, yet sports the shatter-proof display.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything is well-known for running a pre-planner, elaborate torture test on every hot device that comes out and, sure enough, the Moto Z2 Force Edition was destined for his chopping block. It got tested for scratch durability, bend durability, and resistance to flame (the last one is not really a practical test, just a curious one).

You will notice that the screen scratches really, really easy — it's much software than other phones out there. The reason is that the ShatterShield display needs to be made out of plastic to ensure the “no shattering” part. So, sure, if you drop your phone, its screen won't break, but rest assured that it will be scratched by pretty much anything in your pocket.





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posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:22

1. maherk (Posts: 4845; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I would take a phone with GG over this. What's the point of getting a phone with a screen that won't break, but would be full of scuffs and scratches within days of regular usage.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 10:17 3

4. southernzombie (Posts: 146; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Easy solution to your issue would be $20-$40 for a quality tempered glass screen protector

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:25 1

2. kevin97 (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


The point is that you can replace the plastic screen protector if it scratches.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 09:39 1

3. maherk (Posts: 4845; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I might be wrong, but don't you need to take it to Motorola to get it replaced?

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:52 3

6. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 516; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


You are correct, because it's not just a screen protector, it's the phones actual screen that is made of Plastic.

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 02:12

10. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


That's why the owner of this phone should use tampered glass screen protector..
Screen protector is cheap and much resistant to scratches than this plastic display, and if you crack that screen protector, it's easy to replace it

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 11:46 2

5. jsjammu (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


I love the review but love the DT comment even more.

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 17:39

7. collin3000 (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Apr 2015)


I used to work for Moto during Turbo 2/Z force 1 launch and the one thing I was afraid people would ask/mention about shatter shield and never did was this
"It still scratches so I need a screen protector. But if I'm buying a tempered glass screen protector to protect from scratches won't that already protect other phones from 97% of breakage/cracks from drops?"
Lowering the actual usefulness of ShatterShield to 3%-ish or less of actual useful scenarios. Considering they've neutered so many other features on the Z2 and are coming late to the gane with the 835 ShatterShield really was/is the biggest selling feature. But a feature that is now even less competitive with Gorilla Glass 5

posted on 11 Aug 2017, 19:49

8. Chidoro (Posts: 134; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


So you put a tempered glass screen protector on for a few bucks, now it's scratch and shatter resistant. People put cases on their phones all of the time, I'm not sure what the issue is.
Even the host states that and doesn't see it as a big deal because it isn't

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 01:16

9. Gandalfdenvite (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Dec 2016)


Gorilla glass for scratch protection, and a simple cheap TPU case for drop protection making the screen practically "shatter proof" is a far better solution than having an external screen protector that frequently needs to be replaced because they always break and scratch easily even if they protect the actual screen!

posted on 12 Aug 2017, 17:27

11. strikerchooooo (Posts: 129; Member since: 25 Sep 2016)


Another dumb phone from moto this time. Android, no replaceable battery and so huge. Next, pls.

posted on 13 Aug 2017, 01:06

12. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 251; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


My nail actually can scratch it.

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