Poll results: 75% prefer the large battery and durability of the Moto Z Force over the slim body of the Moto Z

Poll results: 75% prefer the large battery and durability of the Moto Z Force over the slim body of the Moto Z
As this year's duo of Moto flagships is getting prepped to be launched under the Verizon-exclusive Droid moniker, it's only normal if every smartphone fan's having the passing thought of “If I were to get one of these, which one would I prefer?”. On one side, we have the Moto Z Droid with its insanely thin profile (0.20 inches / 5.19 mm), which, despite the rather large camera bump on its back, still manages to look impressively elegant. On the other side, we have theMoto Z Force Droid, which is slightly thicker, housing a larger battery (3,500 mAh on the Force vs 2,600 mAh on the regular Z), a shatterproof glass on the front, and a higher-resolution camera sensor. All the while, the camera module itself, while still protruding, doesn't stick out as offensively as the one on the Moto Z.

Seeing as these two handsets will accept the so-called "Moto Mod" snap-on covers, most of which offer an additional battery, some might not see the smaller juicer of the Moto Z as much of a problem. In fact, we decided to ask you, our readers, which Moto Z you'd get, if you were to get one. 75% still preferred the Moto Z Force due to its indestructible glass, 3,500 mAh cell, and 21 MP camera. And we have to say, we get it!

If you were getting one, which one would it be? Moto Z or Moto Z Force?

I'd go for the super-slim Moto Z and maybe compensate for the smaller battery with a Moto Mod Power Pack
Moto Z Force all the way! More is always better!

Related phones

Moto Z
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Moto Z Force
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Man if the bottom bezel wasn't so large I'd buy this without hesitation. But since it's such a large phone, I gotta wait and see the sizing of the new Moto X 2016 and Nexus Marlin.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Agreed. It's going to be an interesting waiting game to see what these phones offer. Can't wait.

3. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I'd have to see how long the Z vanilla's battery lasts. If it lasts the 30 hours Moto claims it does, I can live with it, and would take it by merit of its more scratch-resistant glass alone (ShatterShield is plastic and scratches at level 3 on Moh's scale, GG4 scratches at 6 or 7). Don't drop my phones at all.

6. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Moto did not specify if its new phones use GG3 or GG4. If you're not in the US, battery life claim is also lower for those models.

4. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

only a moron would go for a slim phone over a phone with a large battery ...

14. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Or someone who doesn't use the phone that much. I have see people who only use their phones sparingly. I think a thinner profile would benefit that person more, as in this case, portability is more desired.

15. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

why would someone go for a flagship phone if they dont plan to use it so much? they are either spoiled or stupid

17. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

That was my immediate thought. @therealstmc do you even phone, bro?

7. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Does Z Force include a 3.5mm headphone jack?

18. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

No, it does not.

8. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

7mm with 3500 mah battery. That shocks me ! haha

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Moto Z Force anyday!

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Phones have been thin enough for a few years, these super slim designs are harder to hold and they're sacrificing battery life to achieve it.

11. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Theyre both f**kin slim are you kidding me? Extra slim phone's aren't needed anyway, honestly it makes me feel uncomfortable like I'm gonna drop it, like my 6.85mm S6.... it's just a gimmicks where an 8mm thick phone is comfortable AND can have a way bigger battery

12. Fona13A unregistered

So consumers are getting smarter, that's a change.

13. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't call a phone with such a horribly protruding camera hump impressively slim. I call it ugly and a cheat.

16. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Could you pass on the message to apple and samsung, please, ppl prefer performance over style and looks...

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