Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

So, yesterday, Motorola revealed its 2017 flagship — the Moto Z2 Force Edition. No more separation between a “normal” Moto Z and an “indestructible” Moto Z Force, it's now just this one phone. Well, at least for now.

What does it have? A Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, a dual camera... then a 2,730 mAh battery and no headphone jack. Yeah, to the dismay of a lot of fans, Motorola went with the “thin phone” concept and sacrificed battery capacity and headphone jack. But surely that's curable via some of the many Moto Mods, which come with a small battery themselves, right?

Complaints aside, the Moto Z2 Force is slim and shatter-proof. It looks great and rocks a near-stock Android with Moto's few extra touch-ups on top. The camera looks promising, the selfie flash is dual-tone, and the new Moto Mods sound cool (360 camera, gamepad... yes, please!).

All that said, what's your stance on the Moto Z2 Force Edition?

Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh



1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

No headphone jack, small battery? No deal lol

2. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Decreasing the battery size to make the device thinner is completely idiotic in my opinion.

3. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

It's nice, but I wouldn't say great... Yet. However, if it gets full developer support it will shoot past great to phenomenal.

4. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

It would be great if it stays 3500mAh and Dual 21+12 Cameras

5. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Damnit phonearena. Stop it with the fullscreen advertisements

7. techfreeq

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 22, 2017

I use adblock extension with chrome, no ads here :)

13. Brewski

Posts: 691; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Same here. Only thing is, it interferes with the loading so I have to hit refresh and then stop before it gets to that error page.

6. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

No headphone jack and small battery is a no no for me. I was excited about this phone with rumors of the headphone jack coming back but now I'm not. Maybe next year get rid of the fingerprint sensor in the front and bring back the headphone jack and I'll consider it.

8. LordDavon

Posts: 156; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

With the new game pad coming, I really want this one. The SD835 can run Dolphin!

9. Gadgetex

Posts: 197; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

I voted Meh for a few reasons, No Dual Sim card for US,No Headphone Jack,Battery too small, and poor speaker output due to them making it slimmer/thinner which means that they have to use a lower quality speaker inside. I know though with Moto mods you can change some of those faults.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think it's a great device, but the small battery and that chin just look super dated. I think the mods are a great concept, it's modularity done better than most, but it still limited in versatility after a year on the market. Really, the only thing this model has going for it over last year's is that it's not exclusive to Verizon. I had to vote Meh...

11. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

The small battery is the only thing that kept me from pre-order this device!.. Stupid Lenovo!

12. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I don't care about battery size, battery mod will cover this, without adding bulk on it too

16. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Except battery mod is additional money and your internal battery will still wear out faster than it would if you had a larger battery.

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

These stupid companies can't understand that we want bigger batteries AND a headphone jack. WHY THEY ARE NOT LISTENING? GOD.

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Uncomfortably thin, no head phone jack, no wireless charging, no water resistance, large bezels, small battery to screen size ratio. Maybe if it was a couple hundred dollars, but I'm not paying flagship money for a meh phone just because it has mods.

17. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Motorola spent years being great at adding things and revolutionizing. But the last two years they keep taking things away. And playing follow up with inferior/over priced options. No z-force owner complained that the phone was too fat. So shaving off a millimeter but sacrificing battery life which was always a Motorola Hallmark. Also the fact that the US version is neutered of 2 gigabytes of RAM is complete crap. I was waiting for the Z-Force 2 to upgrade but i'm #MotoNoMore - sent from my Moto Z

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