Motorola has been successful in carving a niche for itself in the smart phone market dominated by Samsung and Apple. The constant stream of interesting products has retained the user base. Latest in the long list of illustrated products is Motorola Force. The company had produced a winner in the form of the Moto X three years ago. After that Moto X has been its calling card. However, last year instead of just releasing one high end variant of the Moto X third generation, Moto released the Moto X play and Moto X style. The former at the higher end and the later as a mid range offering. Never satisfied, Motorola was not done with just two variants. It has seen the release of the third variant Moto X Force that comes with a shatter proof glass, a technology which Motorola claims to have been working on for the past three years.
The signature feature on the device is the Moto shatter shield technology sporting display. There is a 5.4 inch Quad HD display which has a five layer glass construction. The base has an aluminum core which holds on to the other layers to ensure stability. There is also amoled display followed by two touch screen layers that provides back up in case one of them fails. The fifth layer is similar to externally fitted layer which is meant more for scratch resistant protection. This is a replaceable layer. The metal frame is quite neatly complemented by a black ballistic nylon cover on the rear side which is scratch resistant. The right hand side has the power stand by and volume rocker buttons.
Power button is little bit too flush with the right hand side and is located at the edge of the frame. The micro USB charging and data transfer port is located on base and the top has 3.5 mm audio jack. The phone has the earpiece speaker in the front at the top and the dual speaker grills at the bottom. The phone measures around 9.2mm thick and is 169 grams. The phone has a good feel in hand. Moreover, the curves on both sides help in gripping the phone with ease. The colors are vibrant and the text appears sharp. User will have to use it for a longer period outdoors to give a better idea of the display quality.
The Moto X Force houses the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC that houses an Octa core processor which is paired with 3GB RAM. On the storage front, one will find 32GB as well as 64GB variants with the chance to expand it using a micro SD card. The high end configuration ensures smooth running of the device. Apps get opened without any delay. There is not any delay switching between apps as well. However, one needs to use the phone in real world scenario to assess the heat management. The phone comes with a single nano SIM card slot.
Similar to its predecessors, the Moto X force also comes with an almost stock version of Android 5.1.1 along with features such as Moto assist, Moto Voice and so on. Gesture based features have been carried forward from other Moto X devices. There is also a feature called attentive display which ensures that the display does not go to sleep as long as one is looking at it.