Motorola Moto X Force review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

Motorola's Moto X Force is a more than capable smartphone that offers quality features, but it primarily sells on its heavy duty screen.

The good

  • Can take a hit from every angle.
  • The price is right.
  • Impressive 21MP camera with 4K recording.

The bad

  • One colour option.
  • Processor lacks punch.
  • Water-repellant coating is good, but not good enough.

Motorola Moto X Force at a glance

When does the Moto X Force come out? Available from October 2016.
What’s new about the Moto X Force? Heavy duty display, 4K camera.
How much does the Moto X Force cost? Originally $599 outright.

The Moto X Force boasts an impressive 21MP camera, long-lasting battery and a near-indestructible shell.

A lot of Motorola’s Android offerings have catered to a market of klutzes and ruffians. While it has generally gone for a clean and tidy Android UI, its range of smartphones has never been too afraid to get down and dirty.

The Moto X Force continued that legacy by offering a premium smartphone in a seemingly indestructible shell. In addition to a 21MP camera, 4K video capture a Snapdragon 810 chipset, the X Force also boasts a shatter-proof display and water-repellant coated internals. Oh, and it’s clearly named after one of the most indestructible superhero teams in history.

Design

  • Near indestructible screen.
  • Water-repellant coating is good, but not good enough.

Camera

  • Impressive 21MP camera with 4K recording.

Performance

  • Processor lacks punch.

Battery life

  • 3000 mAh battery

Verdict

  • Another good Motorola handset, although its newer efforts do eclipse it.

Pricing and availability

Motorola Moto X Force

Motorola's heavy duty Moto X Force

The Motorola Moto X Force has a tough screen that can take a beating and just keep on going.

Promoted
  • The Motorola Moto X Force originally sold in Australia for $599 outright.
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OS Android 5
Display size (inches) 5.4
Display resolution (pixels) 2560 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 540
Processor Snapdragon 810
Height (mm) 149.8
Width (mm) 78
Depth (mm) 7.6
Weight (g) 169
Battery size (mAh) 3,760
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 2TB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 3
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 21
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
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Updated October 22nd, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Snapdragon 636
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
MSM8937
5.7
1440 x 720
32GB
Motorola Moto E5
Motorola Moto E5
Snapdragon 425
5.7
1440 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 450
5.7
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 630
5.9
2180 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 630
5.2
1920 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 626
5.5
1920 × 1080
64GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
MTK 6737M
5
854 × 480
16GB
Motorola moto G4 Plus
Motorola moto G4 Plus
Snapdragon 617
5.5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 430
5
1920 x 1080
16GB
Snapdragon 625
5.2
1920 x 1080
16GB
32GB
Snapdragon 625
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 820
5.5
2560 x 1440
64GB
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 810
5.4
2560 x 1440
32GB

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