Moto Z Force - Review


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    Alright guys, wanted to share my experiences with this thing so far. I swapped over from T-Mobile to Verizon yesterday and I'm thrilled with the coverage thus far. The Moto Z Force is the Moto Z with an upgraded battery (for obvious reasons). I'm coming from an original Nexus 5 (LG) so this review may seem a little exaggerated... I've been using this device for the past 12 hours now without any issues.

    • Battery life is insanity 3500mAH... I've been using the device almost nonstop all morning with full brightness and no GPS services. I'm down to 75% after 5.5 hours.

    • The phone is USB-C without a headphone jack... (marketing...) but they do include the adapter. The downside to this is you can't charge and enjoy music on headphones simultaneously.

    • Screen resolution 1440x2560 never looked so good on this HUGE IPS panel.

    • Camera packs a whopping 21 MP on the rear @ 4x3 orientation. At 16x9 the camera shoots at 16.1. However, the rear also has the ability to shoot 4K @ 30fps or 1080p @ 30/60 fps depending on what you configure it for.

    • Bloatware? Not seeing much of if anything that Motorola loads aside from their custom GUIs for apps and the widgets included on the device. This pleases me in so many ways.

    • RAM IT UP. I was told by the salesman this was 6 GB or ram but after a closer look it's 4 GB. This is the fastest android device I've ever used personally.

    • Finger print scanning that works as it should... Alright this sensor is really amazing. You initially set it up and scan a single finger but it can take as many as you'd like to you in order to unlock. This beats the hell of using a pin/pattern imo. I was always iffy about scanners on mobile devices but this has taken care of those assumptions I made previously...

    • I have yet to come across any bugs on the device itself. However, some VPN applications have acted funny... disconnects and reconnects to 3G after using a WiFi network etc. For now, I've removed the VPN application I was running.

    • The mods are a really neat and cool idea imo. However, the projector they offer is 50 lumens... The camera is $350 (way too high) and the extended battery gives you 6-7 hours of intensive use. The battery does show as another battery device within the OS itself so you can differ use from the internal battery.

    Here's a link to the specs: http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_z_force-pictures-8093.php



  • Similar to the new APPLE Mac - I expect that at some point there will be an adapter that will allow you to do so.

    I like that it doesn't matter how you insert the connector (no registration key for proper connection like the 30-PIN Apple, or USB A and B ), but did we really need yet another connector?

    Oh well. In time, all the others will fade off into the distance I suppose.


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    @gjacobse said in Moto Z Force - Review:

    Similar to the new APPLE Mac - I expect that at some point there will be an adapter that will allow you to do so.

    I like that it doesn't matter how you insert the connector (no registration key for proper connection like the 30-PIN Apple, or USB A and B ), but did we really need yet another connector?

    Oh well. In time, all the others will fade off into the distance I suppose.

    I love the fact that it's impossible to plug in backwards. Normally when I plug my phone in it's dark AF so this definitely helps keep the connector intact in the long run. Little mad that I have to buy some USB-C cables now but that day was inevitable...



  • @zuphzuph said in Moto Z Force - Review:

    @gjacobse said in Moto Z Force - Review:

    Similar to the new APPLE Mac - I expect that at some point there will be an adapter that will allow you to do so.

    I like that it doesn't matter how you insert the connector (no registration key for proper connection like the 30-PIN Apple, or USB A and B ), but did we really need yet another connector?

    Oh well. In time, all the others will fade off into the distance I suppose.

    I love the fact that it's impossible to plug in backwards. Normally when I plug my phone in it's dark AF so this definitely helps keep the connector intact in the long run. Little mad that I have to buy some USB-C cables now but that day was inevitable...

    agreed. I like the new iPhone Lightning connector for that reason.

    Since I house my phone in an Otter Box, I find that some cables fit better than others. The normal six foot long cable I have at the house has a bigger bit of plastic on the connector housing. so it's more difficult to connect. However my shorter four foot ones don't seem to be an issue.



  • It just sucks that Apple has to be so proprietary.


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    @Dashrender said in Moto Z Force - Review:

    It just sucks that Apple has to be so proprietary.

    Agreed, the open source aspect of android is why I'll never swap...



  • just found your review, great info


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    @Murtlap said in Moto Z Force - Review:

    just found your review, great info

    Glad you found it helpful! 🙂 Still kicking ass though I've come across a few minor bugs. But, I guess that's android for you. 😛


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