Motorola Moto Z Force

8.4/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Motorola Moto Z Force's screen is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.1.1 Nougat) operating system (OS).

21+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 21+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 1306 minutes (3G), 648 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

The Moto Z Force is one of the best smartphones Motorola's ever made, though it's best without any mods attached to it.

- Florence Ion , PCWorld 

The Moto Z is a thin, capable phone. But the Moto Mods are what make it special.

- Phil Nickinson , Android Community 

Reviews summary

Based on 18 reviews

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.

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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)

Beta News

Responsive, with finely balanced features and feel

from Beta News
Moto Z Force Droid has great physical balance; packs a shatter-resistant screen, if dropped; responds nearly instantly to touch or voice; and feels over prolonged use like a companion (there Google Assistant helps). What's not to like about that?.. Full review

Toughened up

from GSMArena
The Moto Z Force is a phone for Android power-users who would rather experience Android as it was meant to be, Nexus style, but with a few extra features on top. Although you wouldn't get the quickest updates as you would on Nexus devices, the Moto Z Force offers much more than the pure Android experience as long as you are willing to make the tradeoff... Full review

Premium design and build quality

from Phandroid
The Moto Z Force Droid is definitely the “better” of the two latest devices from Motorola and Lenovo. With its larger battery, better camera, and ShatterShield display you’d be hard pressed to pass this device up if given the opportunity. Even though its a bit heavier and thicker, it’s still thinner than other flagship devices on the market, so we’ll give this one the nod of approval... Full review

Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

from PCWorld

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

PC Magazine

Combines several hot trends into a worry-free, expandable smartphone

from PC Magazine
There are only two downsides to the Z Force Droid: it's big and it lacks a headphone jack. But I think it's worth putting up with these issues. While I'd still pick the Galaxy S7 as my own device because I'm into smaller phones, the Z Force Droid combines lots of power, some great accessories, and much sleeker software than Samsung provides. It's the most promising new phone of the year, and our Editors' Choice for Verizon buyers... Full review
Droid Life

Best of specs and modular functionality into a single device

from Droid Life
I would pass on the Moto Z Force DROID, unless you really want those Moto Mods. The cool factor of those could maybe outweigh a few of the negatives with this device... Full review

Bulky and overpriced

from Cnet
The Motorola Moto Z Force Droid Edition doesn't yet offer the level of customization that Google's upcoming Project Ara promises (there you can switch out components such as processors and camera lenses). The Mods aren't very portable, and on top of the $720 you're paying for the phone, things will get even more expensive... Full review

A gorgeous powerhouse

from TechnoBuffalo
Motorola has some thoughts on this whole “modular” thing. Instead of dismantling your phone into a series of puzzle pieces, the company is tackling the idea in a much more elegant way. With MotoMods, you just attach the accessory to the back of the Moto Z or Moto Z Force and magnets do the rest. It’s a great idea that doesn’t quite fulfill its potential, as we found out while reviewing both of the devices... Full review

Fantastically thin Moto Z Droid feels like it's from the future

from PhoneArena
Even if there were no modular hardware here, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid would still be some really attractive handsets. The super-thin design is stunning while still feeling robust (even if it's tricky to get used to handling a phone so svelte), performance doesn't let us down, and both models offer some decent camera output... Full review
Android Community

On its own, the Moto Z is a very capable phone

from Android Community
How badly do you want these Moto Mods? If you're not already madly in love with the Moto Z and have your mind set on it, are the Mods enough to sway you — and to get you to open your wallet? If so, congrats. You'll be buying yourself a very good Android smartphone... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 30, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/1800/2600 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.1.1 Nougat)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB or 64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.14 W/kg
Body: 1.14 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 610 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 648 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1306 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.6 x 7.6 x 0.7 cm
(6.1 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 163 grams
(5.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 535 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 21+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 8x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Zero shutter lag, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Night mode, Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola Moto Z Force Droid

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