- Florence Ion , PCWorld
The Moto Z Force is one of the best smartphones Motorola's ever made, though it's best without any mods attached to it.
- Phil Nickinson , Android Community
The Moto Z is a thin, capable phone. But the Moto Mods are what make it special.
The latest modular addition to the Moto family is turning heads, but it has an upgraded premium version as well--the Motorola Moto Z Force.
In many ways, the phone is identical to its lower-priced sibling. They both feature the same Snapdragon 820 processor, 32 or 64GB of storage, modular add-ons, lack of headphone port and beautiful 5.5-inch QHD display.
While the design is similar, the Moto Z Force is slightly thicker--largely due to the increased battery capacity. However, many reviewers agreed that the added heft was a welcome addition to the phone. With a 3500mAh battery, reviewers had no problems pushing a day and a half of usage on a single charge.
The other major change is an upgraded rear camera. Replacing the 13MP chip on the Moto Z with a 21MP Sony chip, the Moto Z Force wowed reviewers and performed comparably to the best flagships currently available. The camera also adds phase-detection autofocus to the feature list to make snapping shots even faster.
While the differences might seem minor, so is difference in price. If you’re on the fence about which to grab, PC Magazine says, “If you're going to spend $600 on a phone, you might as well spend $700. Go out and get a Moto Z Force.”
For more information on what to expect from the rest of the phone’s features, check out our review summary for the Motorola Moto Z!
Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)
Premium design and build quality
Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods
I’d suggest you don’t even bother with the Moto Z unless you’re particularly attracted to the idea of the Moto Mods. And definitely don’t choose this variant if you do like Motorola’s approach to modular smartphones. The Moto Z Force’s thicker chassis doesn’t pair well with the mods. Once you strap on a mod like the JBL SoundBooster, or even one of the Power Packs, it feels like you’re carting around a brick in your bag. However, I love the shatter-resistant display and the stellar 21-megapixel camera. The extra $100 is worth it for the rear-f... Full review
Combines several hot trends into a worry-free, expandable smartphone
Best of specs and modular functionality into a single device
Bulky and overpriced
A gorgeous powerhouse
Fantastically thin Moto Z Droid feels like it's from the future
On its own, the Moto Z is a very capable phone
The risks are mostly worth it
Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.
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