Lenovo’s Moto Z Force is one of two brand new flagships from the giant Chinese electronics manufacturer, and the beginning of a brand new lineup of phones that’s primarily designed to be modular above all. Last week we gave you our full review of the Moto Z Force and it turned out to be one truly amazing phone. Sporting the latest in mobile powerhouse processors as well as plenty of RAM and the fastest internal storage we’ve ever seen from any mobile device, the Moto Z Force is truly a force to be reckoned with. On top of that the new modular design of the phone is nothing short of genius, and offers ways to expand the functionality of the device without having to configure or mess with any sort of settings or the hardware itself for that matter.
Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force feature all the above things though, so what’s so different about the Force version of the line? Aside from the larger battery, the Moto Z Force is designed to withstand the force of a drop from practically any height, something most phones could never claim. This is made possible by Lenovo’s new second generation ShatterShield technology on the front, which is comprised of five different layers to keep things from breaking. The lowest level of the design is the aluminum frame, which keeps the base of the phone strong yet resilient when it’s dropped. Next is a flexible AMOLED panel that won’t crack when it’s bent, something that’s absolutely integral in keeping things working, as folks out there have likely experienced when dropping their devices and watching the display break.
Next up are redundant layers of touch sensitivity just in case one happens to fail during a drop, and lastly are two separate layers of glass-like material up top, one that’s more flexible than traditional hardened glass like Gorilla Glass, and an external ShatterShield lens that’s coated with a proprietary material for extra strength and resistance. Check out our drop test video below to see how well the ShatterShield and the Moto Z Force stand up to the test of being dropped on cold, hard tile. We drop it from three different heights in total, so be sure to stick around for that last big drop to see what happens!