Motorola’s Moto X Force smartphone claims to be “shatterproof”
The Moto X Force phone’s key selling point is that it’s extremely tough.
Shattered smartphone screens are, it seems, an everyday thing. Step onto public transport, and the chances that you’ll see someone swiping over a cracked glass screen are extremely high indeed; nearly one in three Australians are estimated to have broken the screen on a smartphone at some point in time.
Motorola’s announced Australian availability from today for the Moto X Force phone, an Android handset whose key selling point is that its screen is claimed to be "shatterproof", thanks to five layers of glass to absorb shocks from drops or falls. It’s a mid-range phone in both price and features otherwise that, like recent Motorola handsets will be sold online through its web store as well as directly at Harvey Norman stores.
The Moto X Force runs on Android 5.1.1 ("Lollipop") which is a little disappointing for a late 2016 smartphone, but that's largely because, like the Moto 360 smartwatch, Motorola has taken its time to launch in Australia, with availability for the phone elsewhere from late last year. The Moto X Force's other specifications are decent given the $599 outright asking price, including a high resolution 2560 x 1440 display, 21MP rear camera and 32GB of integrated storage plus microSD compatibility.
|Motorola||Moto X Force|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 ("Lollipop")|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Processor||Snapdragon 810 2.0GHz|
Motorola has also announced availability for the Moto 360 Sport watch, which it will sell directly or via Harvey Norman for $449 outright. Like its other Android Wear devices, it's a round faced watch design with, as the name suggest, a focus on sporting activities that includes inbuilt GPS and Motorola's own Moto Body application.