In what is certainly the shortest press release I’ve ever seen, Motorola’s official UK handle announced what I’ve been hoping to hear ever since Verizon and Motorola announced the DROID Turbo 2 earlier this week. The device is making its way across the pond, albeit without the Verizon livery, bloatware and brand name. Internationally, the DROID Turbo 2 will be sold as the Moto X Force, and it features all the specifications that make the DROID Turbo 2 so appealing…
As a recap, the Moto X Force features a QHD resolution 5.4-inch AMOLED display which Motorola has protected with its ShatterShield technology. This tech, Moto claims, can survive any scrapes, bangs and drops thanks to its innovative glass-free 5-layer construction. At its thickest point, the device is 9.2mm thin, while the thinnest parts (at the edges) are 7.6mm. Inside, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and Adreno 430 GPU and should get you through two days’ use with its huge 3,760mAh battery. What’s more, it supports TurboPower (Quick-Charge) fast charging as well as both Qi and PMA wireless charging. Customers buying the Moto x Force will have the option of 32GB or 64GB storage, but both come with MicroSD expansion up to a maximum of 2TB via MicroSD.
If all of that wasn’t enough to convince you, it has a 21MP camera on the back with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash, HDR and 4K video recording. On the front, there’s a 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and large pixels for good low light performance, as well as a front-facing flash. It has a front firing loudspeaker and has 5 mics built in for advanced noise cancellation. There’s no fingerprint sensor, but there is NFC and the whole phone is protected by a water resistant nano-coating. Out-of-box it will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, although it should be upgraded to 6.0 Marshmallow pretty soon.
In short: Motorola threw everything it could in to this phone. It has a great camera (according to DxOMark), a brilliant screen, huge battery, it’s indestructible, and runs an almost stock version of Android. Is it too soon to suggest this might be ‘the’ perfect all-round Android phone?
Although Motorola hasn’t said how much the device will cost, we’re expecting it to be more expensive than the Moto X Style. Hopeful buyers can register for updates at Motorola’s online store from today. Like the Turbo 2, buyers will be able to customize their phone pre-purchase using Moto Maker to choose several colors in either Horween pebbled leather, ballistic nylon or a grippy plastic.