Main Content

Motorola - Moto Z2 Force Edition 64GB - Super Black (AT&T)

Motorola - Moto Z2 Force Edition 64GB - Super Black (AT&T) - logoLargeImage
Keep up online with this Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone. Its 5.5-inch Quad HD ShatterShield display provides brilliant picture quality, and it operates seamlessly thanks to its octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM. This dual-camera Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone has 64GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for up to 2TB of extra storage.

Cell Phone Buying Guide
$18.17/mo.
for 30 months
Protection Plan Options
$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $544.99.

Ready to Upgrade?

Overview

What's Included


  • 3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition with 64GB Memory Cell Phone
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 38)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

Octa-core 2.35GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.1 Nougat OS

Enjoy the benefits of a fully featured operating system that is compatible with a wide range of apps.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.5" 1440p Quad HD AMOLED touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

12.0MP rear-facing camera

Record your favorite memories with good resolutions, with enough detail for print. Also includes a front-facing 5.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

64GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Extensive storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 2TB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to unlock your phone.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.


Customer rating

Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lots to like, but some issues

    Posted
    CWinNH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this 7 months ago, and started out really liking it. This takes better photos than any previous phone I've owned. It is plenty fast. The screen looks good. And, I love the fingerprint reader -- I never want to get another phone without this feature, way better than entering a long password all day long or trying to set up geo zones that it remains unlocked. It also connects to AT&T as well as wifi with few issues and seems more able to connect to weak signals than previous phones. Oh, and battery life is spectacular, far better than any other phone I've had and is my main reason for purchasing this. Also terrific are these shake shortcuts to turn on/off the flashlight, and turn on the camera, by shaking the phone... these are great and I use this all the time. Now, the issues. First, the dual camera where one of them is B&W, is almost completely unnecessary, and I think the cost that went into this could have been better spent elsewhere. I suppose someone out there may like it, but other than to try it out, I never wanted to take another B&W after that. Nor do I care to use the "cut out" camera feature... it's cute, but the subject literally has to be 5 or less feet in front of you for it to work. And, it's a feature that could otherwise just be done using photo editing software to add in an alternate background. Next, the mods you can buy for these phones... while this is a significant feature of the phone, it turns out I just don't use it. I got the free projector mod as a deal when I bought it, and it works fine, but is also kind of pointless because casting to a TV is easier and is a better end result. There's a battery mod, but the battery life is already great so I don't need that. And the camera mod interested me, but when I want really good photos, I just bring the DSLR. And the speaker mods, what's the point when you can pair with a bluetooth speaker. Plus, you need a case with this phone, but the case prevents you from easily snapping on a mod. I couldn't find a case solution that also easily deals with using the phone with and without a mod. I also don't care for this shatter-proof screen idea. I never shattered or scratched a phone screen before, and this screen scratches extremely easily -- you MUST use a screen protector, something I never needed with other screens. It works fine with the screen protector and looks decent, and it's not a huge deal, but still I'd rather just have a naked unscratchable screen that could in theory shatter. Not many cases exist for this phone, but I did find a nice one with a kick stand. If it was just the above issues, I would still overwhelmingly recommend this phone. But, today I noticed I have screen burn in issues, something I never had before on a phone and didn't think was possible. The bars on top and bottom are burning in and visible mostly while using photos or video, and is rather annoying. My wife has a Moto X Pure Edition that is 2 years old and heavily used, and my mother has a Moto G4 also with no issues, so it doesn't seem to be a Moto problem but is at least happening with the Z2. To compensate for this, I downloaded an app called GMD Immersive to hide these bars to reduce further burn in. So, I'm quite disappointed now... I'll keep using it but this issue has me worried. I have also had notification issues, where the phone doesn't present me with any notifications after 30 minutes have passed, until I pick up the phone then suddenly it bombards me with a dozen beeps/notifications at once. This seems to be a common problem with the Z2. I installed an app to keep pinging some server every 5 minutes, and that seems to have helped. But, I should not have had to do this. So, in conclusion I'm not sure I can enthusiastically recommend this phone, although I would like to. I wish this had a "maybe" recommendation radio box but it doesn't, so I have to regrettably recommend "no". But, if you go buy it, I can't say you're necessarily making a bad decision. The things I do like are terrific, and it does need to be compared with other phones.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor phone all around, gimmicky backs

    Posted
    Mbon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this Z2 Force to replace my Moto G4, and in the 2 months I've had it I've been quite disappointed with the Z2. Screen: The "drop-proof" screen has this weird coating on it that prevents most screen protectors from sticking properly and I've wasted $30 trying. It is also *extremely* scratch-prone. Simply pressing your fingernail lightly on the screen is enough to leave a permanent gouge on its soft surface. After 2 months in my jeans pocket it is quite scratched. Camera: I got this phone mainly for the camera, and it's just OK. Low-light performance is terrible. I do like the selfie flash, which is well color-balanced. The depth focus feature is cool but not something I use regularly. I like the B+W camera feature; it has good tonal range. Battery: I realize that battery performance varies greatly depending on cell signal strength, but I've had really inconsistent battery life even at the exact same job site with the phone sitting in the car all day. Sometimes it'll drain only a few % over 8 hours of complete non-use, sometimes it'll drain 60%. The battery usage information is highly inaccurate though, so it's hard to figure out what's going on. Performance: It is often fast and snappy. Sometimes it lags, but rebooting it and/or uninstalling the last installed app or two will sometimes take care of that. Swappable backs: I have the Moto battery, the projector, and a wood back. The projector is OK. The battery is horrible - you have to fill the internal battery to 100% for the external battery to charge at all, and it does so at an insanely slow rate. The battery also makes the phone comically large and heavy. The wooden back is so slippery it makes it quite hard to hold on to the phone - a phone that without the back is already quite challenging to hold on to. Overall: I regret purchasing such a mediocre phone for such a ridiculously high price. I'll be trading it in at 12 months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Mbon, sorry you are disappointed. If the shattershield screen is already scratched, we can assist in getting it replaced. Kindly email us at supportforums@motorola.com and we'll have someone get back to you. Thanks -Erwin MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    nice when it works. Buy extended warranty!

    Posted
    bondo

    I bought this from Best Buy. Thefirst was a Mooto Z force droid. Worked great for about 4 months then started rebooting at random. when it got so bad that it would not finish a reboot sequence before it started another reboot, I returned it for repair under warranty. The replacement phone worked for 6 more months, then started rebooting again. back goes phone 2. phone 3 started rebooting after 8 months, no warranty, $150 to replace phone. Bought Moto Z2 Force instead from Best Buy. Phone 3 worked for 1 day and microphone stopped working. I could make calls with Bluetooth device but returned phone to store. Phone 4 worked until August 9 then started rebooting again. Back to Lenovo for exchange. got new phone. day one while setting up new phone, reboot. If I hadn't purchased all the moto mods I would have given up after phone 3. I just purchased a Samsung Note 9.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi bondo, we know this is so much of a trouble and we cannot imagine how much hassle you've been through. Sorry to lose you. It would have been better if we were able to assist you beforehand. We still hope you consider to purchase our product in the future. -Jhei MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Offering By Motorola

    Posted
    floridalife
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Moto Z2 Force does not disappoint. It's fast, easy to use and durable. I'd suggest also grabbing the Turbo Charge Mod and the JBL Speaker Mod, both are great and add very little bulk to the device. The upgraded dual camera on the back can do some neat tricks as well. Moto's approach to Android, which is to basically keep it stock and add a few sprinkles, in my opinion, offers the best Android experience available today. The screen is shatterproof, but it can scratch, so do yourself a favor and grab and screen protector (I've got the Gadget Guard Black Ice one) and a nice case (I went with the Speck Presidio Grip option). With those additions this phone should be all set to last a few years. And it'll get the latest Android OS in the very near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    underrated....... try it

    Posted
    escapeguy08
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I generally hate a trip to the store to buy a phone......you know what you want, and when you get there......they push 1 of 2 phones...... Here's our new apple or here's the new Samsung. Let me say that I would never own another of either of those! If you don't have Apple everything, it doesn't play well with others, and Samsung's are full of defects. That being said, I needed a new phone....and I knew that Motorola had the z force 2 out. W/o a case, this thing is super thin! I think the Moto mods are gimmicky, but I give them credit for trying something new. The phone itself is fast! It has the same processor that the Galaxy s8's have and doesn't have all the extra Bloat ware attached. The phone is almost stock Android which makes everything run better. I caught this phone on sale for 13/month and it was a steal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features, love my phone

    Posted
    Imazman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Been using it for two weeks. Loaded it up with a bunch (like 30) of my prefered apps and the phone is still rock solid and fast. Best part of phone is ability to navigate via the finger print sensor! Takes a bit getting use to but definitely a game changer. The dual camera is really cool, ability to change the foreground subject onto a different background is fun, as well as blurring the background but not the foreground subject. The printer mod is my daughters favorite. She loves taking goofy pics, printing them, and sticking them all over. Printer is definitely a fun mod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Moto phone

    Posted
    Pinky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had to get a new phone my Samsung 5 was about explode and they wouldn't replace the battery. I use to buy Motorola phone all the time because of their durablity. Thus far this phone is great! It is faster, eaiser, and lighter. They didn't tell me the face is plastic and I would still need a screen protector. I had to order it. Yet the pictures are crystal clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    no improvement over old phone

    Posted
    disappointed
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am not overly pleased with the Moto Z2 Force. I am still dropping calls which I was told would improve with G4 / LTE technology and better tower coverage, I had to load most of my contacts manually as well as all of my calendar appointments that did not transfer from my Galaxy S5. In addition I have issues with general apps that functioned flawlessly on the Galaxy S5. This has not been worth the $600 cost to "upgrade"!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

Click to visit alaTest website
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about performance, design, usability and size. Editors are less positive about connectivity and reception and have mixed opinions about sound. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.5 out of 5Manuel Masiero on January 15, 2018
    Motorola Moto Z2 Force Smartphone Review
    Bulletproof? The Motorola Moto Z2 Force high-end smartphone is the latest member of the Moto Z family and is, as expected, compatible with Moto Mods upgrades. In addition, it is equipped with ShatterShield: a display technology that is supposed toFull Review
  • Alphr (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Lee Bell on October 19, 2017
    Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Moto's smashproof phone returns with a slimmer design and a performance boost
    Motorola's Moto Z2 Force puts a high price on smartphone indestructibility, but is it worth it?Full Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Alastair Stevenson on October 12, 2017
    Moto Z2 Force
    Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Price, uk release date and features for Moto's latest rugged device. Can it compare to the competition?Full Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Nathan Spendelow on October 6, 2017
    Motorola Moto Z2 Force review: Moto's indestructo-phone is back with a vengeance
    Motorola's indestructible phone is back, but does the Moto Z2 Force improve on the ambitions of its predecessor?Full Review
  • PCWorldRating, 3 out of 5Florence Ion on September 7, 2017
    Moto Z2 Force review: A modular phone with very few tricks
    It's one of the last series of smartphones to ride on the modularity bandwagon. Is it even worth considering for its snap-on accessories?Full Review
  • Chip ChickChance Kinney on August 28, 2017
    Moto Z2 Force Review
    We had a lot of fun with the Moto Z last year, if for no other reason than it tried something radically different. Motorola was seemingly able to get modularity right, creating an ultra-thin phone that could be paired with a number of magneticFull Review
  • MobileTechReviewAugust 22, 2017
    Moto Z2 Force
    The Z2 Force is available on the 4 big US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and it's also sold as an unlocked GSM phone on Moto's website for $720. The Z2 Force has a 5.5" QHD 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with ShatterShield, 4G LTE, aFull Review
  • ZDNetAugust 10, 2017
    First impressions of the Moto Z2 Force Edition: Internal updates and dual cameras with ShatterShield for all
    Motorola's new Z2 Force Edition brings the Verizon-exclusive shatterproof display to all carriers in 2017, along with improved internal specs and a dual rear camera arrangementFull Review


Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.