The Moto Z2 Force Edition affected by the "jelly effect" issue, what gives?

It's been less than a month since the Moto Z2 Force Edition made its debut in the United States, so many customers have already been able to purchase one. If you are one of those people, then you might not have known that the Moto Z2 Force is affected by the same “jelly effect” issue as the OnePlus 5.

Neither Lenovo nor OnePlus offered an official explanation as to why their phones display the same erratic behavior when scrolling. Many believe that the “jelly effect” is caused by the fact that the display on these phones has been mounted upside down.

We're pretty sure that both Lenovo and OnePlus have tested their products before making them available on the market, so there's probably only a small number of units affected by the issue.

It's not the first time that a Motorola smartphone is launched with its display mounted in an inverted orientation, but it's the first time that people start noticing it and complain about it.

Mounting the display upside down allows handset makers to better position the internal of the phone inside the chassis. Despite the “jelly scrolling” issue, both Moto Z2 Force and OnePlus 5 are pretty decent smartphones, but everyone deserves to know about any problems the products they plan to buy, be they minor or major.

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



15. kouakuma

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

In the video I didn't see anything but now that I have the phone I can confirm it has a Jelly effect, not extremely bad and the scrolling has to be fluid to notice but still for a phone at flagship price you don't expect these issues

12. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where was it? I didn't see anything in the video.

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm not seeing the issue to be honest. Not to say that Jelly scrolling effect isn't an issue, I've seen it on the One Plus 5 and it's pretty bad. I'm simply saying that if there is a jelly effect with the Moto Z2 Force, I'm simply not seeing it from the video provided.

8. jjface

Posts: 272; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

They are copying every feature in their line up - good bad and ugly. Wide angle camera check, jelly effect check.


Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

They f***ed up Motorola, Shame on Moto, shame on Lenovo, Shame on me and shame on you people! But I don't know why shame on you and me.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2087; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I can't see it !

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

If you pay attention, when the person starts to scroll, the items distort a bit like they're getting stretched then scrolling.

5. DellB

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I couldn't even make out the so called "jelly effect" even in the slo mo. This is a non-issue.

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Just because you can't see it doesn't make it a non issue. If it wasn't, then other sites like Reddit and XDA Developers, along with many others, wouldn't be reporting on it which they are.

13. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

It's only a non issue if your phone isn't doing that. This was why I got rid of my Droid Turbo, because it had that effect on the screen and the bottom half of the screen was a warmer white balance than the top.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Jelly is the new gate. #jellygate

3. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I'd expect a low-margin smartphone like the OP5 to have some defects and such, but to see this kind of thing coming from Motorola/Lenovo is disappointing.

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1625; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Just to see it on any flagship is inexcusable if it's a wide spread issue.

2. qolamreza

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

"We're pretty sure that both Lenovo and OnePlus have tested their products before making them available on the market, so there's probably only a small number of units affected by the issue." yes some of these phones are coming out with a not upside down display :|

1. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Ugh. Apparently it's too much work to properly engineer a phone nowadays. Im sure lenovo seen the negative reaction to it on the op5 and decided to do it anyway.

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