Motorola cuts the price of its unlocked Moto Z2 Force by $79 (UPDATE)

Motorola cuts the price of its unlocked Moto Z2 Force by $79 (UPDATE)
The new Motorola flagship, the Moto Z2 Force, is the sequel to last year's Moto Z Force. And the Lenovo owned Motorola made some rather controversial decisions when it came to this year's model. Among the most discussed was the sharp 22% drop in battery capacity from the 3500mAh cell used on the Moto Z Force Droid to the 2730mAh cell used on the sequel. Motorola claims that the smaller battery on the Moto Z2 Force still offers all-day power, some of which could be due to the energy sipping 10nm process used on the Snapdragon 835 chipset found inside the Moto Z2 Force.

Another issue is that the ShatterShield screen, while guaranteed not to shatter or crack after a fall 5-feet or lower, is prone to scratches from fingernails or sharp objects. This happens on the outer layer of the ShatterShield screen, and a replacement can be purchased. Some buyers of the Moto Z2 Force say that the new display is scratching must easier than seen on last year's model.


Motorola today dropped the price of the Moto Z2 Force for those purchasing the handset directly from the manufacturer. On Motorola's own website, the price of the phone has been cut from $799 to $720. That is a drop of 9.9%. All four major U.S. carriers are offering the Moto Z2 Force, and all are giving away a free InstaShare projector MotoMod with a pre-order. At Verizon, the price to pre-order the phone is just $15 a month for 24-months versus a non sale price of $31.50 a month or $756. T-Mobile has a pre-order price of $30 a month over 24 months, which works out to $750. It also offers a BOGO deal on the device.

UPDATE: Motorola has reached out today to tell us that the price of the Moto Z2 Force on its website has always been $30 a month depending on different carrier offerings. The $799 price quote was a mistake on the manufacturer's part. Thus, the $79 reduction in price is not a sale, but merely corrects a misprint.

While the version of the Moto Z2 Force offered by Motorola on its site is unlocked, Motorola requests that buyers in the states pick from one of the four major operators before making their purchase of the handset..

source: 9to5Google

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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

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14 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I pity those who purchase a phone with flagship-grade processor and junk-grade battery size.

2. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I'm more concerned with the screen scratching so easily than I am the battery. As long as it makes it thru the work day and back home to be charged thats really all I need. But if the screen can scratch from a fingernail, imagine what your keys or loose change or a drop on gravel would do to it.

5. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Just because it is shatterproof doesn't mean you have to test it out. You don't see people owning Subaru's crashing into to people just to see if they will live.

11. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

who said anything about testing it? Particles of dust in the air or pocket lint is often times harder than a fingernail and would apparently be hard enough to leave visible marks on the screen. Of course no sensible person is going to go around intentionally scratching their phone screen. So I'm not quite sure what point you were trying to make.

3. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

This is fail of a phone release if I'd ever seen any. I swear, I'd buy the G6 over this any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

14. Chidoro

Posts: 168; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

well, someone has to I guess, just kinda lonely though

4. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

An android phone's value dropping like a sack of rocks? Nothing new here.

6. logicsdude

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Yeah, they were trying to sell a $400 phone for $700-800, whereas apple sells a $200 phone for $700+

7. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

With a comment like that, you use the wrong username, and obviously never used an Apple device. Maybe make another account and call it "emotionsdude"

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Apples phones do actually cost significantly less to make than some of the Android phones, it's why they have the best profit margins. Apple users literally pay more for less when looking at hardware alone, but if you want iOS you've got to pay, there is no competition or cheaper device to pick from.

9. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

They find out what they did. Making this phone is a suicide unless they put a free power pack in the box.

10. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Z2 play and force = flop

12. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It is really disappointing tho, my wife has the original z force and it is awesome. Some aspects of it I even like better than my Note 5. They definitely went backwards with this design.

13. JoePhoto

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I have never HATED HATED HATED a phone in my life, but I do the original Moto Z Droid. A terrible UI, very bad battery life. I have dropped many phones, many times, (even on concrete), and never broke/scratched a phone -- in three months I already have both broke & scratched my Moto Z Droid screen 3 times from very short drops, (never on concrete). I carried a Note 2 for 4 years, and can't wait for the Note 8.

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