Moto X Force: Unboxing and Hands On

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Old 02-Feb-2016
Moto X Force: Unboxing and Hands On

The much awaited phone with the “unbreakable display”, The Moto X Force is finally here. But before we put our hammers to work, check out our quick unboxing and hands-on of this handset.

The Moto X Force has come to India in two storage variants, 32GB, and 64GB. Pricing is set at a steep Rs 49,990 only for the former while the beefier 64GB variant will come to stores for Rs 53,999.

In terms of design, the phone does not stand out from any other Motorola phone in the family. It shares the DNA of most Moto phones already available in the market. The textured pattern at the back makes it easy to hold.

The X Force comes with a design scheme which features a flat back merged with curved edges. The addition of the ShatterShield tech makes the bezel a bit thick for our liking but does not take anything away from the looks of the phone. To sum it up, the phone is not too big on looks, but you wouldn’t call it ugly. It’s plain, but pleasant to look at.

The phone’s display is where all the magic happens. Moto X Force with its ShatterShield 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display is the selling point of the phone, and to be honest, it does not disappoint. The display from beneath the multiple layer system shines bright and nice. Text, videos and games look crisp without any blurring or any such apprehensions that one might have using a phone with display protection technology like this.

The phone comes packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz and Adreno 430 GPU. There will be 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM on board, and it will be available in 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage options. The phone will support expandable storage up to 2TB via a microSD card slot, and will be powered by a mammoth 3760mAh battery with Quick Charging support.

The Moto X Force packs a 21-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash and Phase Detect Autofocus around the back, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera with flash and f/2.0 aperture. The 21MP rear does well in outdoor conditions but low-light captures are still poor. The device is equipped with a bunch of gesture controls that let you unlock the camera, turn on LED flash, wake up the device from sleep mode.

To put the device’s shatterproof display to test, we dropped the Moto X Force from about a 1000-foot high and you can check what happens next by clicking on the video below.

Specification Moto X Force
Display 5.4 inch Quad HD AMOLED with ShatterShield technology
Resolution 1440 x 2560 (~540 ppi pixel density)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core
GPU Adreno 430
Front Camera 5 MP, f/2.0, LED flash
Rear Camera 21 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Storage 32 GB, 64 GB
Expandability 2TB
Battery 3,760 mAh
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Infrared port, microUSB v2.0
Operating System Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Price Rs. 49,999(32 GB), Rs 53,999(64GB)

Unboxing Video

Moto X Force : Benchmark and Gaming

The new kid on the block, Moto X Force which has been in the news for bullying its way out of drop tests without a scratch will today be put to task in our extremely strenuous benchmark, gaming and heat test. Let’s find out how it fares when it comes to handling the most demanding games available on the Play Store.

When it comes to gaming the Moto X Force promises to handle anything and everything you throw at it. Backed by some serious under the hood power in the form of an Adreno 430 GPU coupled with a Snapdragon 810 Quad Core rocking at 2GHz the Moto X Force gives users great gaming performance.

The Moto X Force does not show any signs of stutter, and we noticed little or lag with seamless animations while gaming. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM on board works in overdrive to provide users Graphics as smooth as butter, and with the help of the sturdy Quad HD AMOLED display gaming on the Moto X Force turns into a visual treat.

Speakers at the front provide great surround audio which adds to the overall gaming experience. The device also does not seem to heat too much, with the temperature staying around 35 degrees. Motorola’s use of ballistic nylon to the back of the phone helps keep the hands from feeling any rise in temperature.

The Moto X Force clocked impressive benchmark scores. The device scored 70839 on AnTuTu while still on Android Lollipop OS. The switch to Marshmallow OS is expected to offer better results.

Meanwhile, the device scored 7288 on Vellamo’s Chrome browser benchmark, beating the Galaxy S6 and LG G4. The Moto X Force’s multicore performance was also good, scoring 2437, though not as impressive as many other flagships currently out there.

To round it off, the Moto X Force not only promises a strong build with its shatterproof display, but does exceedingly well in benchmarks scores and real-world performance.

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