Motorola - Moto Z2 Force Edition 64GB - Super Black (Verizon)

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Stay connected to friends and family with this Motorola Z2 Force smartphone for Verizon. It pairs Android Nougat with 4GB of RAM for lag-free performance, and its 64GB of onboard storage provides ample room for music, photos and videos. This Motorola Z2 Force smartphone has a water-repellent nano coating and Motorola's ShatterShield for added protection.
$31.50/mo.
$23.16/mo.
for 24 months
Save $200 ($8.34/mo.)
Total savings of $200.16 includes $100.00 Best Buy instant discount and $4.16/mo. carrier bill credit for 24 months. Bill credits end when phone balance is paid off.
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$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $756.00.
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Super Black
  • Super Black
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Overview

What's Included


  • 2730 mAh Battery
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition with 64GB Memory Cell Phone
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (99 out of 109)

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 7.0 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" P-OLED 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.*

Listen to music and news with the included FM radio app

Scan for new stations, store your favorites and record audio directly from the radio.

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.


Overall customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.8

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smartphone I've had, Moto or other

    Posted
    KeithLa
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased at Best Buy Oct 2017, so have now used it daily for over three months. This is my third Motorola and Android smartphone (2015 Droid Turbo 2 and 2013 Droid Maxx, prior). I can't say enough positive things about this phone: Super snappy (iPhone X fast, perhaps?), excellent battery life, very fast Turbo charging, great Motorola camera app (much improved from earlier versions), very useful fingerprint sensor, usable voice recognition (both Google Assistant and Moto Voice), and more. Many misinformed web reviews almost steered me away from the Z2 Force, but I'm glad ignored them. Criticism of the Z2's smaller physical battery size vs. original Z is off base, battery life is actually higher due to Z2's much more efficient Snapdragon 835 processor, and other components. Also, most reviews over focus on Moto Mods, which I consider fairly useless (I own none), but the Z2 is a great flagship phone without them. The Z2's front fingerprint sensor is brilliant with Moto "One Button Nav" enabled to use finger swipes that are much faster than the standard Android home, app, and back buttons, plus it increases screen real estate for apps. It's also very fast for locking and unlocking with a quick touch -- I truly don't see how iPhone X FaceID can be faster or easier than this. Physical size and weight of this phone is ideal if you use a protector case. Without one, it's too thin to grip, but that's the point of its design. IMO, most other smartphones become *too* thick with protective cases. Verizon's flexible glass screen protector is inexpensive and makes the Z2's plastic shatterproof screen look and feel as nice as any glass phone screen. I love that this Z2 (and my prior DT2) is shatterproof, it's already survived several hard drops with zero damage. The new Moto camera app is a great improvement, very easy to use and some great features, and I now prefer it to iPhone and Google Camera apps. I especially love the Moto Action "quick capture" twist hand gesture to open the camera app (had this on DT2, as well), by far the fastest method I've ever used. I can twist the phone while coming out of my pocket, and the camera app will be open and ready to take a picture by the time I have it aimed at the subject (and while everyone else is still fumbling with their iPhones). I've snapped many great "fleeting moment" vacation shots thanks to this capability. The Z2's dual camera lens Depth Mode effects are also fun. I've generated some very artistic blurred and black and white background style shots. Action mode multiple exposure works great too, very fast and easy to review and discard unwanted shots. The Z2 Force camera is still deficient vs other flagship phones in low light, esp. with its lack of optical image stabilization (OIS). But outdoor daylight shots are great. And FWIW, there are also some pretty positive reviews of the Z2 camera app's Professional mode by advanced photographers, too. The "chop-chop" Moto Action hand gesture for flashlight on/off is brilliant, something I use multiple times every day on nighttime dog walks, in dimly lit rooms, in dark cabinets, etc. Seriously, it makes for the best flashlight I've ever owned, since it's instantaneous to turn on, very bright, and always in my pocket! Motorola also improved voice recognition by enabling both Google Assistant ("OK Google") and Moto Voice ("Show Me") to wake and unlock the phone hands free, something very few other brand smartphones can do. Moto Voice "Show Me" is a handy complement to "OK Google", I do use it regularly to open apps with my voice, near instantaneously, esp. when the phone is locked. "OK Google" on this Z2 works virtually the same as on my Google Home (in fact, both respond together when I'm home, which works fine). Other than low light camera improvements, the only other missing feature I anxiously await on my next Moto flagship phone (Z3 Force?) is IP68 waterproofing, which will be a de facto flagship trait in 2018 and beyond.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Expected

    Posted
    Z2ForceOwner
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I read some 3rd party reviews and was a bit concerned I wouldn't like this phone, but I'm glad to took a leap of faith with Motorola. First off, so many people complained about the battery being smaller than in the original Force. I have not had any issues. In fact, this 30% battery is smaller than the 3900 mAH one in my Droid Turbo 2, but the phone lasts longer. It also charges incredibly quickly, so I haven't had a capacity issue, even after a month of heavy use. The components, especially the Snapdragon 835 CPU, are clearly much more efficient than those in prior generations phones. I don't know why people only look at battery capacity - if your car is lighter, a V6 (or even a turbo 4) will get you moving just as fast as a V8 did in your old heavy car, with less fuel! As for efficiency, you really notice how much cooler the Z2 Force stays when running apps like Waze, which hit data, GPS, and screen pretty hard. My Turbo 2 would still drain the battery even if plugged into a car charger when running Waze. This phone, using the SAME (QC 2.0) charger, actually charges the battery when using Waze. That's just one example, and I have no affiliation with Waze, but I figure it's a familiar app with well-known battery consumption levels. The phone is also quite snappy. I think the 4G LTE is somehow faster than with my Turbo 2. Downloads, like podcasts and Netflix, seem to fly. And moving between apps is really fast. The Moto mods are pretty cool. I have the free projector and it's amazing that such a big picture comes out of a small device. I'll try the battery pack next. I don't think the mods alone are (yet) worth buying the phone, but they are a nice incentive in addition to everything else. And who knows what people with come up with for future mods? This phone is so slim, even with a case it's thinner than most phones. I actually got an inexpensive rubber bumper case that adds very little to the phone, but gives it a nice feel and makes it less slippery. It also gives me a place to stick my credit card holder. Note - If you plan to use the Moto Mods, make sure you get a case that is easy to slip off and on. It would be nice if there was a case that went around the edges, but let you snap mods on and off. For me, the biggest reason to buy this phone over others with similar specs is the shatterproof screen. I have read a lot of negative reviews that take issue with how easy the screen is to scratch, but that is par for the course with these screens (the Turbo 2 had same issue.) The fix is to buy a $10 screen protector that saves the screen from the keys in your pocket. That's what you'd probably buy for other phones too, but if you should drop this phone, the screen won't shatter. You can't say that for other phones. Perhaps the one thing where there could be a bit of improvement is the camera, but I really haven't played enough with all the features to know how good or bad it is. It does seem to have issues with backlighting, but there may be a Pro setting that fixes that. (I can say that the black and white camera is very cool.) What I really love is the Moto gesture (which has been around for a few Droid generations) to turn on the camera with a wrist flick. I don't miss many impromptu shots, and the picture seems fine for a phone. (If you want DSLR quality, why are you using a phone?) Overall, I recommend this, because it's well built, fast, has great battery life (in spite of a smaller battery), and the screen won't break. Mods add to the value, though they are not the deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Z2ForceOwner,

      Thanks for your wonderful feedback! We are glad that you have one of our devices. The phone is indeed a great phone as the device has lots of features you can great. Everything you need is with this phone. Overall, the best phone for the best android experience.

      -Jess MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Would Not Buy Again - 2 deal breaker issues

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

    Previously I had several Galaxy phones. I purchased the moto because I needed a new phone and this had a nice size screen and I figured android phones are basically the same. I have found a few issues that annoy me so much I wish I had returned this phone when I still had the chance. I would not purchase this again. Issue 1: No notification light. If you get a message or voice mail and do not hear the notification tone, you will never know. The phone does not have any kind of blinking notification light. To find out if you have missed a call, you must keep touching the screen to see if there is a missed call or voice mail notification. This is a *significant* missing feature in my view. I tried a 3rd party app that is supposed to flash the screen when there is a waiting message but I could not make it work. Reviews and warnings for other similar 3rd party apps made me drop searching for more. So now, I am a slave to my phone, having to tap the screen all the time to see if I missed a call. 2. Another significant drawback is that there isn't any headphone check. Something I did not notice when purchasing the phone. To use headphones, you must use a special USB to headphone conversion cord. 1 is included with the phone. So you must always carry around this extra cord. If you are driving in the car and you are using the headphone cord to listen to music on your phone, you cannot charge your phone. Conversely, if you are charging your phone you cannot use headphones. Another significant draw back to an expensive phone. If I had known about these two issues before my purchase, I would have never purchased this phone. On a less important note, Best Buy does not carry screen protectors or cases to protect this phone. The reason the staff gave is that protector cases can interfere with the moto "mods", which I expect I will never use. Since then, and since I have not gone to amazon to find a case for this, I have since dropped my phone and created a small crack in my screen. I purchased the Best Buy protection, but I have not bothered to use it on a small crack. So now I will have to finally go to amazon to find some kind of case to protect this phone. The phone has a nice screen, that is the best feature. The camera is just "ok" in my opinion. I use a better camera for photos. I also find the amazon app to read barcodes on this phone worked *much* better on my galaxy phone than it does on this phone. Again, it appears to be because the camera isn't great. Yes there is a moto camera add-on, but I don't want to have to purchase an addon that makes my phone bigger, more things to carry around, just so I can take decent pictures.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi MeAgain,

      Thanks for having one of our phones. The phone is a stock android phone which makes this very easy to use and runs with google features. If you have any other questions or concerns just let us know and we'll surely help.

      -Jess MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good Phone, Awful Customer Service

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

    My household has used Motorola phones for near-five years now and I decided to upgrade to the Moto z2 Force. First off, I love the phone and it is a very good product. The battery isn't as good as my old Droid Turbo 2 though sadly, but thankfully there is a battery mod and quick charging. The reason for my one-star rating is the garbage customer service at Motorola. I owned this phone for about 15 days and the vibration motor went out on it. So I figure it must have been a defective device and call Motorola. They tell me that the software update must have caused it stop functioning and advised that I wait on the subsequent update. I waited almost a month and no update so I contacted them again asking for a NEW replacement device (Which shouldn't be a problem for a device that lasts 15 days and loses a basic functionality by defect). I am told that they will give me a refurbished device in exchange and I refuse. I ask to speak to a manager and get told I will receive a callback in a couple days (This happens twice). On my third time explaining all of this I am told that my request for a new device is denied and I can only get a refurbished device. To add insult to injury I am told that Motorola will send my refurbished device a few days after they receive mine so that means I must go without a phone for at least 1-2 weeks... I have chosen not to send my phone in unless it has another defect as I don't trust refurbished devices. This will be the last Motorola device that this loyal customer purchases. I love the concept of moto mods, quick charge, and the innovation Motorola provides, but will not put myself or others in a situation of being conned by Motorola Customer Service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi dabone,

      Thanks for reaching out and sorry to hear about this report. Let me help you. Do you have a reference number that I can look into? If there is, I will review your account and I'll see what I can do to further assist. Please feel free to send us an email to supportforums@motorola.com. We are more than glad to give a hand.

      -Anne MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far a great upgrade

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

    I am impressed with the Moto Z2 so far. The battery life has been great and absolutely love how fast it charges from 15% to full charge in about an hour. Love the screen size and the processing speeds. I have been a loyal Motorola Droid customer for some time. Have had the Droid X, Droid Rzr, Droid Maxx, Droid Turbo, I may have missed one or two, and now the Moto Z2 Force. So far I'm very pleased with it's performance and features. I will have to say the only draw backs I have seen so far are how things the phone is and from what I have read in other reviews of how easy the screen is to be scratched. I think that Motorola should have stepped up and larger capacity battery with this device and that would have made it a little thicker. But saying that, the battery life has not been an issue so far as it does last me all day with no issues with have to carry a charger around with me. As far as the thickness goes, I do as I have done with all is predecessors in the past and put an Otter Box Defender case on it day one. I also put a self healing screen protector on it and removed the the one that comes with the Otter Box as it tends to get dust and dirt between it and the screen which would allow this screen to get scratched. So to conclude my review of the Moto Z2 Force I am very pleased with it so far and looking forward to see how well it follows the previous Droids that I've had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone with fun quirk

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

    Let's face it, the moto mods are a bit gimmicky. The projector is fun (and great if you get it for free with the sale) but fairly low-def. The speakers are decent but weak on bass and can't connect via bluetooth. The camera has a great zoom with good image stabilization but really needs a bigger sensor to make it stand out compared to other smartphone cameras. All that said, the phone itself is a great performer. Call quality, if anyone cares anymore, is great. Performance is snappy in apps and games, and the screen looks great. The screen doesn't go edge to edge, but is very tough and responsive. I have to say, the camera should have been two different focal lengths instead of color and black and white. Black and white just isn't useful when you can desaturate any color picture very easily. That said, the flash works well, and the manual controls function nicely. I really think they missed the boat on the camera mod by not having a bigger sensor, but the zoom and stabilization on the mod are very good. All in all, it's a top end phone that you can get at a great price at BB (mine was $300 off and a free projector).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

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

    This is a great phone. It is very thin. I suggest you still get a screen protector because it will still scratch even though it is shatter proof. The speaker is built into the top front which I like but if you set alarms make sure you don't face it down. Haven't found any problems with camera yet. Processor is fantastic. I play games and noticed improvement in them compared to my other phones. I got the free projector mod. It's cool but it's not bright enough to enjoy unless you are in a completely dark room with a screen or a white wall. If you are trying to show something to your friends, the lack of having a bare white wall to show it on makes it useless. The only complaint I have for the phone is there is no screen mirroring, dlna or video out(display port) built into the phone. Hopefully they will come out with a mod for that. I also found case options limited for this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like Transformers, you'll like this

    Posted
    Muzakman365
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This phone is a breath of fresh air compared to what is out in the market today. I've been a Samsung Galaxy fan for years, but I found their last line of products lacking in anything new. The moto mods make this phone unique, but that is the primary reason I purchased this phone. The screen is good size (I prefer larger screens), and pixels provide vibrant images. Some have commented about the camera on the back of the phone being too large and looking like a robot, but it doesn't really bother me. Moto mods offer some cool alternatives to the everyday stuff, like a speaker mod, projector mod, wireless charging mod, camera mod, and an upcoming gaming mod (turns your phone into a controller, looking forward to this one). This let's you take your phone to the next level. I own all the mods except the camera and forthcoming gaming mod. I tested the camera in store, but the mod didn't offer me much for what I wanted the phone for (I don't take a lot of pictures). Would recommend if you want something different. On a side note, I did have to reach out to Motorola support, very helpful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Muzakman365,

      Thanks for your feedback! The phone has great features which you can enjoy. We appreciate you have one of our phones.

      -Jess MotorolaMobility

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about performance, design, portability and reliability. Editors are less positive about connectivity and sound and have mixed opinions about battery. 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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