Moto Z Force – Reviewed by Nelson

The Moto Z Force looks almost like any other smart phone but it packs some impressive technology but is it right for you? This may not be one of the most popular phones of 2017 but it certainly is one of the most ambitious.

The Specs

These are some pretty serious specs inside of the Z Force. 1440p display and 4gb of ram jumps past the iPhone 6S.

  • 4gb of ram
  • 32GB of storage that can be expanded up to 2TB with a Micro SD.
  • 5.5” AMOLED, 1440p Quad HD (2560 x 1440), 535 ppi
  • 21 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front

Its also worth noting that this phone is exclusive to Verizon. Its not a bad thing, Verizon recently announced “LTE Advanced” which is expected to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds. New devices like the Z Force can takes advantage of LTE Advanced Technology at no extra charge. I included one of the official speed test videos below.

See also, Verizon’s wireless U.S. network has been acknowledged by RootMetrics as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers across the country.


I noticed that it feels very solid compared to something like a iPhone of Galaxy S7 which feels too fragile to me. The specs says that the Z Force has a second gen Shatter proof screen. Ill take their word for it since I don’t plan on dropping this device anytime soon. Notice the unique design of the edge? Its not competently round like other devices. This makes it easier to hold in my hands.

I also love the front facing speakers compared to the bottom speakers that most smart phones have.

The Camera

Last year I review the Moto X Pure and felt a bit disappointed with the camera but that has been fixed this year (Thankfully!). Its the small things that make a big difference, Like putting back the shutter button and allowing 1080p 60fps recording. There is also a front facing flash which I don’t use but you might find it useful. Low light photos has improved but its not the best. You can see all of my raw photos taken with this phone on my flickr page.

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No headphone port?

As far as I know, This is the first smart phone that does not have a built in headphone port. It comes with a USB-C adapter for audio so there is no real need to worry but this is a step forward in thinking about the future. Many people don’t like bluetooth headphones due to battery life or audio quality and that is understandable. As I said in my Moto Mods review, Motorla is taking the big steps to making smart phones truly wireless. I approve of this movement and I’m glad that they included a cable. It would have been terrible to remove the headphone jack and then charge extra for it.


Moto Mods

I already done a video review on the Moto Mods and all the awesome things that it can do. Long Story short, These Mods are what will set this phone apart from the competition.

Is it right for you?

I been showing this phone off to my friends and family, They went crazy over this phone…until I told them the price. The Moto Z Force is a few steps ahead of the other smart phones out there but it comes at a price. This is a true all in one phone that can become a boombox or a portable projector withint a few seconds. It is amazing but not everyone needs all of that. I am truly impressed with what Motorola has done with this device and it is gonna be exciting to see what they do with it in the coming months.