Motorola Moto Z2 Force hands-on review

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The world's second-largest smartphone market has hosted a number of special launches lately, but although the Moto Z2 Force is billed as a "limited edition" device in India, the same exact model has been available stateside since way back in August.

First of all, Moto Z2 Force Limited Edition boasts of a shatterproof display powered by the ShatterShield technology, which means it is relatively safe from drops. The smartphone is priced at ₹34,999 with the TurboPower Mod. The Moto Z2 Force is also the most durable smartphone thanks to its shattershield display. The back of the phone also comes with pogo pin connectors for it to interact with the Moto Mods. The Moto Z2 Force will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting today midnight, in addition to Moto Hub outlets across the country.

The only thing we don't know as of know is the launch date. The Z2 Force also has a water-repellent coating to protect it from splashes and light showers. You have to swipe left and right from the home button all the way to the edges to activate these controls and since the home button is a bit recessed and sharp edged, it's never a smooth sensation.

The ShatterShield display of the Moto Z2 Force mainly comprises of 5.5-inch P-OLED screen that offers Quad HD screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The phone comes with 64GB/ 128GB inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).

For photography, it features a dual camera setup coupled with dual-LED flash placed inside a prominent and round-shaped camera module.

Other bits of G6 news that the HTML5 benchmark tests have revealed include Android 8.0 Oreo to come pre-installed on all the three handsets. The phone will be backed by a 3250mAh battery. The Moto Z2 Force matches with the OnePlus 5T in nearly every aspect and then does a bit more. There's no headphone jack on the smartphone.

RAM: The Moto Z2 Force comes with a sizeable 6GB of RAM. The 4GB RAM variant was priced at $799 (around Rs 51,000) when it was launched in the U.S. in July a year ago.

Although we haven't heard much about the Moto G6 family of devices prior to this leak, Motorola will likely unveil the new phones at MWC 2018 later this month.

- In order to complement the relatively meagre internal 2,730mAh battery, Motorola India will be bundling a Moto TurboPowerPack with every Moto Z2 Force.