The Moto Z2 Force Edition (likely to be referred to as simply "Moto Z2 Force") is the top-end phone in Motorola's 2017 lineup. It's the year-on follow-up to the Moto Z Force Droid Edition (now you see where that "Edition" comes from), though this year it is no longer exclusive to Verizon — it's coming to all major U.S. carriers at launch, with a global release following U.S. availability.

A year on, the Moto Z2 Force hasn't changed much in its hardware on account of the physical limitations of retaining Moto Mods support. Many of the design elements, like the brushed metal back, have already been revealed in the lower-end Moto Z2 Play from earlier this year. The same base design of a thin metal slab with nicely crafted corners remains, as does a simple front facade only slightly broken by a fingerprint sensor below the screen and a speaker and front-facing flash above. The main event up front is the 5.5-inch QHD display with Motorola's "ShatterShield" tech that protects it from breaking with a four-year guarantee.

In terms of specs, Motorola made a logical improvement to a Snapdragon 835 processor, but made an odd decision in RAM: 4GB in the U.S., but 6GB everywhere else in the world. Storage is an ample 64GB, but China also has an optional 128GB version to go with its extra RAM. There's an SD card slot regardless, but it still feels odd for a phone that's priced above $700. The oddities continue with the battery, which has dropped dramatically to just 2730mAh — presumably to save on thickness and weight, but with the added benefit of pushing owners to buy one of the battery pack Moto Mods.

The launch coincided with the release of a new Moto Mod, called the Moto 360 Camera, which attaches to any compatible Moto Z model and gives you a 360-degree camera to work with.

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