Motorola is getting ready to launch the 2017 edition of Moto Z2 smartphones. The one that stands out the most of the bunch is the Moto Z2 Force. This phone follows in the footsteps of Moto Z Force which, in turn, followed in the footsteps of Moto X Force. Now there are some pretty evident reasons to buy Motorola phones (stock Android OS, minimal bloatware, good looks). However, the Moto Z2 Force will once again remind folks why going for a Motorola device is a smart decision. So, we sat down and thought about the reasons to wait for this phone. We came up with the following Moto Z2 Force features no other phone will have. Have a look.
Moto Z2 Force features that will stand out
Feature 1: ShatterShield Display
If there was only one reason for us to recommend the Moto Z2 Force to you, it is this. The ShatterShield Display feature has been one of the standout features of the Moto X Force and Moto Z Force. There is no reasons why it will not be one of Moto Z2 Force features that are not unique to the phone. The ShatterShield display has given the Moto X Force and Moto Z Force near indestructible aura.
In a touchscreen smartphone, the display is its most vulnerable area. However, with ShatterShield display, Motorola has covered that one crucial aspect. This is how much abuse the Moto X Force handled with the first-ever iteration of ShatterShield Display (Moto X Force is called Droid Turbo 2 in USA). Even the Moto Z Force can take a beating without getting anything more than scratches (Moto Z Force is called Moto Z Force Droid Edition in USA).
Feature 2: Moto Mods Compatibility
LG may have had the lead in introducing a modular smartphone. However, Motorola nailed that idea. How? The Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force have magnetic pins on their backs. These magnetic pins allow the use of Moto Mods as plug-and-play accessories. All you have to do is slap on the Moto Mod on the back and voila! Your phone will have extra capability. To ensure the fit is tight, all three phones also have camera bumps on their backs.
Coming to Moto Z2 Force, it has a camera bump on its back. It also has magnetic pins on its back panel. All these factors suggest that it will be compatible with the Moto Mods that already exist. Not just that, Motorola is encouraging developers to make more Mods. From something as simple as a back cover to a mini projector, the Moto Mods can add numerous capabilities to Moto Z phones. With Moto Z2 Force, the same vision will continue.
Feature 3: Stock Android OS with slight tweaks
Can you name a brand outside of Google’s own Nexus/Pixel lineup that offers stock Android experience? Motorola is the one. When it comes to flagship msmartphone segment, Motorola is the closest thing to a Pixel you can buy without a Google logo on the back. However, that is not the sole trick Motorola has up its sleeve. How so? Here’s the answer to that.
Motorola incorporates few tweaks into its phones to improve user experience. Anyone who has used a Motorola phone in recent past will tell you about some things. Gestures such as twist for camera, chop twice for flashlight, etc. are built into a Motorola smartphone. Even the Moto G5 Plus sports them now. Also, can you call up Google Now on your old phones with a phrase of your choice instead of ‘OK Google’? A Motorola owner can. Expect the same triggers to also be present on the Moto Z2 Force. Such tweaks may not result in adding much features to the phones. However, they enrich the user experience by making the phone a more personal device that you can use.
In the end, all I will say is that there is more to a phone than just its specs. Its unique features are what will endear the phone to you as a user. In my case, I have been using a Motorola Moto Turbo for over two years now. Barring the old hardware issue, there is not a single complaint I have against the device.It is well-contoured phone in a time when slabs rule the day. But here is a little secret. Before this device, I wanted to own the HTC One M7. It had the charm that few phones have today. As the first metal unibody smartphone with dual front-facing speakers, it nailed the looks and features department (IR blaster, anyone?)
The point I am trying to make is this. Today, smartphones tend to stand out less than ever. In such times, a phone such as the Galaxy S8 reigns supreme even when it feels slippery and delicate as hell. A phone which feels solid to hold and use is always reassuring. The Moto Z Force is one such device. In due time, the Moto Z2 Force will be another such device (we hope). Now, let’s wait for its launch in India (reportedly in second half of 2017). Let’s wish Motorola plans more such Moto Z2 Force features as mentioned above.