Motorola’s Moto X Force can take abuse, features great specs for £499

What would you give for a phone that didn’t disintegrate, shatter, or spew its guts after it was dropped? Motorola believes that it finally has a device for you, dubbed the Moto Droid Turbo 2, if you’ve a Verizon user, or the Moto X Force if you’re everyone else.

The device features Motorola’s new Moto ShatterShield drop, bump and splat resistant screen that the company suggests can withstand years of abuse compared to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6.

While that’s probably a great feature for butterfingered users, what about those hunting for specs?

Thankfully, Motorola doesn’t disappoint with the Moto X Force. The phone features a 5.4-inch screen running at 2560×1440, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and a 21MP rear camera. But impressively, Motorola also claims a ridiculous 48-hour battery life from the 3760mAh unit.

Key numbers:

Dimensions: 149.8mm x 78mm x 7.6-9.2mm
Weight: 169g
Display: 5.4-inch, 2560×1440, 541ppi
SIM type: Nano SIM
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core | quad-core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A53 & quad-core 2.0GHz ARM Cortex A57 | Adreno 430 GPU | 3GB RAM
Storage: 32GB or 64GB (128GB microSD card supported)
Imaging: Rear: 21MP with phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 lens, dual LED flash | Front: 5MP with LED flash, f/2.0 wide angle lens
Video recording: 2160p (4K) at 30fps; 1080p at 30fps
Battery: 3760mAh fixed
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Killer features: Moto ShatterShield drop-resistant screen, IP68 water- and dust repellent

And in true Motorola fashion, users can tweak the finish of the device on MotoMaker, choosing from a leather back, nylon back or softer, grippier rear.

Overall, the Moto X Force does sounds like an interesting alternative flagship, and will start at £499 for the base 32GB model. It will be available in November.



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