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Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

US carrier availability

Available: Sprint
Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Small dimensions (6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (534 ppi)

Cons

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Description

Moto’s Z line of devices is defined by its support for Moto mods, Lenovo’s answer to the modular smartphone craze. And the Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition, which is the company’s only flagship of the year, offers full support for the whole line of accessories, which take the form of snappable backs. Just like last year’s Z Force, it features a ShatterShield display, which Moto guarantees won’t shatter no matter what. Powering the Z2 Force Edition is Qualcomm’s current best-in-line chip, with either 4 or 6 GB of RAM in tow. This is also the first Moto handset to feature a dual camera, with two 12 MP sensors — one monochrome and one color. And despite carrying the Force branding, the phone does not feature its predecessor’s large battery capacity, which has instead been reduced to just 2,730 mAh.

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Displaybenchmark

  • Display size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 534 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 70.52 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • ShatterShield, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Rear:
      • Dual camera
  • Main camera:
      • Popup12 megapixels
      • Laser and Phase detection autofocus
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size:

        Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

        F2.0; Sensor size:

        Sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

        1/2.9"; Pixel size:

        Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

        1.25 μm
  • Second camera:
      • 12 megapixels
      • Laser and Phase detection autofocus
    • Specifications:
      • Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.9"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
  • Flash:
    • Dual LED
  • Software Features:
    • Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Video recording:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Flash

Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches (155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.04 oz (143 g)
      the average is 5.9 oz (169 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Resistance:
      • Splash
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performancebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 540
  • Memory:

    Memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 4 GB
    • Type:
      • LPDDR4
    • Architecture:
      • Dual-channel
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 2000 GB
    • Slot Type:
      • microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2730 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Wireless charging:

    Wireless charging - Allows the device to charge wirelessly when placed on a compatible wireless charging pad or stand. While convenient, wireless charging is usually slower than traditional wired charging.

    • Optional

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE, GPRS
  • SIM type:
    • Nano SIM
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
      • MIMO
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
    • Wi-Fi Direct:

      Wi-Fi Direct - Allows two nearby Wi-Fi-capable devices to exchange data at high speeds. Applications of Wi-Fi Direct include streaming video from a phone to a TV, sending pictures from a digital camera to a phone, exchanging files between phones, and more.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • USB Type-C (reversible)
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Other:
    • NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • USB Type-C (reversible)
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Jul 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 800
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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

for Verizon Wireless

Differences from the main variant:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 13

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 13

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

International version

Differences from the main variant:

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 18, 19

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