Verizon gets U.S. exclusive on the Motorola Moto Z Force DROID and Motorola Moto Z DROID Editions

Verizon gets U.S. exclusive on the Motorola Moto Z Force DROID and Motorola Moto Z DROID Editions
The Droids are coming! The Droids are coming! And once again, Verizon customers will get a pair of new DROID models taken from the Motorola Moto lineup. Last year, the Motorola Moto X Force became the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 at Verizon, while the Motorola Moto X Play became the Motorola DROID MAXX 2.

This year, Verizon will be offering the Motorola Moto Z Force DROID Edition and the Motorola Moto Z DROID Edition. The Z Force DROID Edition will feature a 5.5-inch shatterproof AMOLED display carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM is inside along with 32GB/64GB of expandable native storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 2TB microSD slot. And a fingerprint scanner can be found under the display.

The 21MP rear camera (f/1.8 aperture) comes with OIS and phase detection auto-focus. The 5MP front-facing camera has a flash and a wide angle lens to spruce up your selfies. The 3500mAh battery provides up to 40 hours of power, and with Turbo charging, 15-minutes plugged into an outlet can provide up to 15-hours of battery life. Base color options include Black with Lunar Grey trim, Black front lens; Black with Rose Gold trim, Black front lens and Fine Gold, White front lens. Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed.

The Motorola Moto Z DROID Edition features a Gorilla Glass protected 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The chipset, RAM, ROM and microSD slot are the same as found on the Moto Z Force DROID Edition. The rear camera is 13MP with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS and laser auto-focus. The front-facing 5MP snapper has a flash and a wide angle lens. At 5.19mm thin, this will be the thinnest smartphone available once it is launched. A 2600mAh battery provides up to 30-hours of usage, and the Turbo charger gives the battery 8-hours of life after just 15-minutes plugged in. A fingerprint sensor can be found under the display in front, and Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed.

Both phones will work with the Moto Mods modular accessories, and are nano-coated for protection from spills and light rain. The new Droids will be coming to Verizon this summer. 

source: Motorola (1), (2)

Related phones

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



1. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

All these damn names.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

if it were a good phone and people wanted to buy it they would not just jump to Verizon to get it...POOOOR Motorola....can't get out of 1st gear and sell on evey carrier. I would have loved to try the Droid max back in the day, but I would not switch to Verizon to try it. Carrier exclusivity seems to impede sales and growth which Moto needs dearly.....No matter for me because I await the new Note 6/7.

4. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

A very terrible decision to kill the Moto flagship instantly

6. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I was worried thereally wouldn't be a Z Force Droid version. Hard to give up that big battery.

7. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Did anyone else hear that gun shot? I think the Moto just got killed

8. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Power rangers Z force? LOL

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The initial Verizon exclusivity is going to kill this device. The fall is when the new iPhone will come out, and the carriers will start pushing that, and ignore the Moto devices, since they will be months old by that time. This isn't 2010 anymore. Carrier exclusives do not sell well.

10. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Buyer be warned, Verizon has NO intention of supporting any Droid phones. I took the bait with the Droid Turbo with it's "lightly" modified SW. Well here I am STILL waiting for Marshmallow after 1 1/2 years and now the mighty V is removing the very useful Visual Voice Mail from the Turbo. Less than 4 months from pay off time, looking at other carries for phone replacement/service. Done with V's non-support and nickel dimeing.

11. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Get it rooted. LOL

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