After the success of the Moto X4 in the upper midrange segment, Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch a new handset in the high-end segment in India. The new handset – the Moto Z2 Force – is the successor to the Moto Z Force that was launched back in 2016. While the Moto Z Force never officially made it to India, we did have a taste of the Force series when Motorola launched the Moto X Force in the country. Like the Moto X Force, the Moto Z2 Force gets a shatterproof display that is also resistant to minor water spills. Motorola is set to officially launch the phone on February 15 at an event in Delhi. Since the Moto Z2 Force has been around for some time in other markets (in the U.S., it’s been around since mid-2017), it is likely to be priced under the psychological Rs.40,000 mark in the country.
Let us check out the Moto Z2 Play in detail now, shall we?
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Specifications
As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, the Moto Z2 Force is a high-end handset with near-flagship class hardware. The phone uses the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC which is currently the best SoC on any Android smartphone out there – until of course, the Snapdragon 835 arrives later this year. This SoC houses a 2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU and the fast Adreno 540 GPU for graphics. The Moto Z2 Force will be offered in a single 4GB RAM, 64GB storage version at the time of its launch.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Display
Moving on to the display, the Moto Z2 Force gets a large 5.5-inch POLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. As evident from the resolution, the display is in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The highlight of this display is the fact that it is shatterproof and resistant to some severe punishment.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Camera
The Z2 Force gets a dual-camera setup at the rear consisting of twin 12-megapixel Sony IMX 386 sensors. Both these cameras boast of a f/2.0 aperture and supports phase detection autofocus with zero shutter lag. The phone also gets laser autofocus, as well as a Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual,l LED flash. The primary camera supports video capture in the following resolutions and frame rates: 4K (30fps), 1080p (30fps, 60fps, slow motion 120fps), 720p (30fps, slow motion 240fps ), 480p (30fps). At the front, the Moto Z2 Force gets a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and an 85-degree wide-angle lens with flash, and an auto night mode.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Battery
Being a slim device, the Moto Z2 Play only ships with a 2730 mAh battery. As expected, this battery supports Motorola’s Turbo charging. The highlight, however, is the fact that in India, the Z2 Play will ship with the Moto Turbopower Pack – an add-on MotoMod with an additional battery capacity of 3490 mAh. This effectively increases the total battery capacity on the Moto Z2 Force to 6220 mAh. Note that this battery pack is a part of Motorola’s Moto Mods accessories that is sold separately in other markets. Indian consumers, however, will get this Moto Mod for free.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Price in India
While the official price of the Moto Z2 Force has not been announced yet, our estimate is that the handset would be priced just under the Rs.40,000 mark in India – making it a worthy competitor to the OnePlus 5T.