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Moto X Force hands on review, specs and price

   

Motorola has recently launched Moto X Force, a shatter-proof glass equipped phone which claims to be unbreakable and stocked up features at a very reasonable price. Motorola is any which ways famous to make budgeted smartphones with good features, so  let’s have a closer look at what this device has in store for us.

Moto X Force specifications:

Design and Display:

The overall design of Motorola X-Force appears to be a bit chunky and is far away from sleek. Our eyes are used to see good Motorola phones with sleek design and light weight, but Force is completely opposite of it. It comes with a textured back panel which is a little rough so that solid grip can be placed on the device. The curved back extends from 7.6 mm through to 9.2 mm, weighing 169 gms and making the device a little bulky and heavy on the hands. The overall design has not shown much improvement since the launch of Moto X Play and Moto G3. All three devices are similar in design, the only difference being the rough back of the X Force.

Force comes with a display of 5.4 inches and 1440*2560 pixels. The bezels appear to be pretty huge and we did like the overall screen quality. After every use, you might leave smudges on the display and use your hand again to get rid of all the dirt. The colors appear to be vibrant and display adjusts as per the light around it, but we would have really loved some extra protection over the glass for smudges. Also, the claims of device’s screen being indestructible seem true, but it is not scratch free. During the review, we have dropped the phone (obviously!) and tested it. Tick mark the box for indestructible nature but what about scratches? Uhmm, No!

Software and Performance:

Moto X-Force comes packed with Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 along with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 and Adreno 430. It has a layer of Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop) and also has a planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow).  The 3 GB RAM gives ample of space to multitask and switch between apps without lagging on the performance part. We would have love something different in the UI of the device, something which is long due in Motorola devices. Maybe with an upgrade, we might be able to see something fresh. But stock ROM too works great as long as nothing stutters.

Camera:

Motorola X-Force comes packs almost the same Moto X Style 21 MP and 5 MP cameras. There is a front facing flash also to help you get those perfect selfies. There’s a two-tone flash available with the main camera. The shutter speed is pretty responsive and image quality good, in accordance with Motorola’s never changing quality. Additional features in the camera segment include 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR.

Here’s a full HD video sample taken from the front camera of the Moto X Force:

The primary camera is capable of shooting 4k videos at 3840x2160p resolution and with sufficient amount of detail.

Here’s a 4K HD video sample taken from the Moto X Force’s primary camera: 

Battery:

Motorola X-Force comes packed with Non-removable Li-Ion 3760 mAh battery which claims to last about 25 hours. When we used the Force as per our needs, the battery lasted for about 18 hours with regular to heavy usage, which is not that bad and a pretty decent performance.

The Moto X Force is a gem of a phone but it does have a few shortcomings notably the high price that it has. Apart from that this phone suffers from absolutely nothing, it has a gorgeous display, the near stock Android experience, a nice camera, shatterproof technology on the display, front facing speakers though not as powerful as those on the previous stereo offerings by Motorola but still these pack a punch. For the kind of build quality and software experience that this smartphone provides it’s a great deal and still a worthy upgrade for someone looking for a premium android smartphone or someone just jumping into the Android platform!

Here’s our full hands on review of the Moto X Force: 

And a small comparison overview between the YU Yutopia and the Moto X Force:

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Written by Aditya Nath Jha

Aditya Nath Jha is an Engineer from New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Gadgets, WordPress, speed optimization & latest technology.
When he is not busy blogging he loves to write poetry, compose his own songs and has a taste for music! Find me on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Linked in.
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