Moto Z2 Force Edition: yay or nay?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 26, 2017, 9:10 AM
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?
- 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
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posted on Jul 26, 2017, 10:02 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 9:38 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 11:43 AM 1
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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...
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 1:01 PM 2
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I don't care about battery size, battery mod will cover this, without adding bulk on it too
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 2:01 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 5:00 PM 1
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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
posted on Jul 26, 2017, 9:25 PM 1
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