moto x force

Motorola makes the Moto X Force Official

October 29, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Motorola has had a busy week this week. Announcing two new DROID smartphones with Verizon, and now announcing a new smartphone for everyone outside of the US. In the Moto X Force. Essentially, the Moto X Force is the Droid Turbo 2, but with just GSM radios and available in Europe and Asia. The Moto X Force does bring that same shatter-proof display found on the DROID Turbo 2. Using their ShatterShield technology, which uses five layers, to ensure that when you drop your phone, it doesn’t shatter the display. Now we’ve done many drop tests, as well as other sites, and so far not a single crack in the displays on the DROID Turbo 2. A few dents though. So it’s looking pretty good for the DROID Turbo 2 and the Moto X Force.

Inside, the Moto X Force will seem pretty familiar. We’re looking at all the same specs as the DROID Turbo 2. That includes a 5.4-inch 2560×1440 resolution display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 3730mAh battery inside to keep the display on all day long. Additionally it does come with the Turbo charger, which Motorola quotes as giving you around 10 hours of use in just 10 minutes of charge time. Of course that 10 hours of use is a variable that may be the same for everyone, but likely it won’t be.

Motorola hasn’t given specific dates for when the Moto X Force is launching, but they did say that the Moto X Force is launching in Latin America, Europe and Asia. So if you’re here in the US, you’ll have to import it, unfortunately. Pricing also wasn’t announced, but it’s likely to be similar to what we have here in the US with the DROID Turbo 2, which is $628 off contract or unlocked. So now, those of you outside of North America can get their hands on a smartphone that has a display that will not shatter, no matter what you drop it on. as Motorola demonstrates in the video below. Where they take the iPhone 6S, a Galaxy S6 and the Moto X Force and drop them all on concrete. The Moto X Force’s display does not shatter. Pretty impressive to say the least.