Did anyone else notice that Motorola had released a new phone in the USA over the last few days?
Well they did and it was called the Droid Turbo 2.
Now Motorola have decided that we UK buyers are also worthy of such a powerful device too, albeit with a tweaked name. it is now being called the Moto X Force (oooohhhh just feel the power in saying that).
Fot all for all intents and purposes this was just a rebranded Moto X Style for Verizon but it did have a few differences that you may want to pay attention to.
Pretty impressive don’t you think?
So apart from the Moto ShatterShield display what else does this beast offer? Well, the specs look pretty good to be honest.
Display: 5.4” AMOLED, 1440p Quad HD (2560 x 1440), 540 ppi, ShatterShield™
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPUs (MSM8994) Adreno 430 @ 600 MHz GPU Natural Language Processor Contextual Computing Processor
Memory (RAM): 3GB (LPDDR4 with 64-bit access)
Storage (ROM): 32GB/64GB6, microSD Card support (up to 2TB)3
Dimensions:Height: 149.8 mm (5.90 inches), Width: 78 mm (3.07 inches), Curve: 7.6 mm – 9.2 mm (.30 inches – .36 inches), Weight 169g (6.0 oz)
Battery: 3760 mAh, TurboPower™ for up to 13 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging, Supports PMA and Qi wireless charging (wireless charger sold separately)
Water Protection: Water repellent nano-coating
Networks: 4G LTE (Cat 4), UMTS / HSPA+, GSM / EDGE
Bands: XT1580 -GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28, 40)
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO
Bluetooth version 4.1 LE
Rear Camera: 21 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF), Closed loop processing, Colour Correlated Temperature (CCT) flash with dual LEDs, Quick Capture, Tap (anywhere) to capture, 4X digital zoom, Burst mode, Night mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure ,Video Stabilization, 1080p HD video (30fps), 4K video (30fps), Slow Motion video, Video HDR (1080p and 4K)
Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Wide-Angle lens, 1.4um pixel for better low light, Night mode, Flash
Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5 mm headset jack
Speakers/Microphones, Front-ported loud speaker, 5-Mics with active noise cancellation support
Sensors: A-GPS,Acceleromter, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Hall Effect, Infrared, Magnetometer, Proximity
Operating System: Android™ 5.1.1, Lollipop
Colour: Black Ballistic Nylon
Moto Maker: Choose from a variety of materials, colours, accents and more.
I am very impressed with the spec list here and I’m also vglad to see features such as water repellency, NFC, a front facing flash, fast charging and QI charging support. I have always been a fan of the Motorola build quality and they seem to have ramped this up from the Moto X Style quite nicely. The phone will be coming to a Carphone Warehouse store near you soon and can be ordered from Motorola direct. This will allow you to take advantage of the Moto Maker option as well.
With regard to the screen, Motorola is stating that they will honour a 4-year guarantee if you shatter your screen. Now, there are some terms to that guarantee, but it is nice to see them putting their money where their mouth is. Something to bear in mind is that they don’t cover scratches – just cracks or shatters.
Additional warranty coverage for those Products that contain the
ShatterShield™ Display System: the ShatterShield™ display system is made up’of 3 separate components; the display, embedded lens and a
consumer-replaceable protective lens. The display and embedded lens are
warranted against shattering and cracking for four (4) years from the original date of consumer purchase. The consumer-replaceable protective lens is not covered by this Limited Warranty, but should always be in place to prevent scratches and other damage to the underlying components
Here is what it looks like when broken down …
We have asked for a review unit and will get into the nitty gritty of the phone once it arrives here at Coolsmartphone towers. In the mean time enjoy this second little video below.
As with all smartphones in our portfolio, we strive to bring you more meaningful, premium experiences at the best possible price, and Moto X Force is no exception. With our best-ever camera, long-lasting battery life, customisation through Moto Maker® and premium specs, Moto X Force shatters today’s device expectations.
Moto ShatterShield display won’t let you down.
The Moto X Force display is made of an integrated system of five layers that absorb shock from impact and are guaranteed not to shatter2. This means, its ultra hi-res 5.4” Quad HD AMOLED display will always bring your photos and videos to life flawlessly. In fact, it’s so sharp, it renders 77% more pixels than 1080p.
It has brains (processor), beauty (camera) and brawn (battery).
Moto X Force outperforms the competition in other ways, too. It’s packed with the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with octa-core CPUs and features our best camera yet — 21MP with rapid focus and a 5MP wide angle front-facing camera with flash for selfies. Plus, it’s designed to go the distance. You get power for days – up to 48 hours of battery life3 and blazing fast TurboPowerTM charging – that’s up to 13 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging4.
With a sleek design and choice of materials, it’s easy to make yours more you.
Of course it certainly wouldn’t be a Moto smartphone if we didn’t offer you the power of choice. You can customise Moto X Force the way you want it with Moto Maker. Choose from premium new design options, like durable ballistic nylon and genuine pebbled leather, and even choose the colour of its strong, yet lightweight, aluminium frame.
Starting today, you can visit Motorola.co.uk to register your interest in the Moto X Force. It will be available from mid-November in the UK direct from Motorola.co.uk with prices starting at £499 for 32GB version and £534 for 64GB. It will also be available from mid-November via Carphone Warehouse, from £29.99 upfront cost at £32.00 per month on Vodafone (based on a 24 month contract) – www.carphonewarehouse.com
Please find the link to the blog post here: http://motorola-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/meet-moto-x-force.html
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