Lenovo’s Moto Z Force is the first of two major flagship phones to be released under the Moto branding in 2016. Both phones are making a big splash for different reasons, but it’s likely the Moto Z Force that’ll turn the most heads because of a couple major reasons. While it’s not nearly as paper thin as the Moto Z, which holds the title of thinnest flagship phone from any major brand, it’s still quite a bit thinner than the average smartphone, all while packing in a significantly larger battery than many phones too. At 3,500mAh the battery inside the Moto Z Force is nothing short of fantastic, and is set to offer long battery life without the expense of being a bulky or heavy phone.
Inside is a cutting-edge Snapdragon 820 chipset that’ll run anything you throw at it with ease, and 4GB of RAM means you’ll never have to worry about apps closing right after you navigate away from them. On top of all this the Moto Z and Moto Z Force both feature a brand new modular design that allows users to easily drop new modules on the back of the phone for enhanced functionality. Many of these Moto Mods, as they are called, offer increased functionality like a boombox-quality speaker, and extra battery pack when the juice is running low, and even a projector for sharing your screen instantly on any wall or surface.
Our video review below contains all the essential information you’ll need to make a purchasing decision, but of course there are some things you’ll also need to consider before jumping on the hype train for this phone. First up if you’re in the US you’ll need to be on Verizon, or at least willing to switch to Verizon’s network, in order to get the phone as it’s part of their exclusive Droid branding. Second of course is the consideration of price, as the phone costs $720 and of course those Moto Mods will all set you back more money depending on how many you want and which kind you’re interested in. It’s not a cheap endeavor, but as our more detailed written review points out it may very well be worth the cost.