Motorola announces Moto X Force with iPhone and Galaxy S6 drop test

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 29, 2015

It’s hard to argue with the main selling point of Motorola’s marketing campaign for the Verizon-bound Droid Turbo 2. We’ve all had, or at least seen, phones with cracked displays, and no matter how careful we are with our devices, we’re always just a slip or bump away from disaster. In this fragile world, the Droid Turbo 2 offers some much-needed firmness.

Now Motorola is rebranding the Droid Turbo 2 as the Moto X Force and bringing it to international markets. And instead of the usual press release, it’s announcing it with a one-minute video starring Motorola President Rick Osterloh, dropping the iPhone 6S (?), the Galaxy S6, and the Moto X Force.

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Only one device makes it through alive. No surprises here – as this video from CNN shows us, the Turbo 2/X Force is capable of taking a ton of punishment.

If the promise of a shatterproof display isn’t enough for you, the Moto X Force brings the same powerful specifications as the Turbo 2, including a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a beautiful 5.4” AMOLED Quad HD, and a massive 3,760-mAh battery that’s guaranteed to take you through a day of power usage.

Turbo_6See also: Motorola Droid Turbo 2 hands-on and first look10

Besides Rick Osterloh cracking competitors, the only other info included in Motorola’s #ShortestPressAnnouncementEver regards availability: the Moto X Force is coming to Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia Pacific from November.

What do you think of the new Moto X Force? What about Motorola’s marketing?

  • WorldStarrrrr

    But no Marshmallow because………shatter proof display.

    • Пешо Пешев

      Put it this way- this phone will get Android 6.0 soon, but no other phone will get shatter proof display tomorrow…

      • WorldStarrrrr

        I approve of your spin.

      • 1213 1213

        Turtle glass is shatter proof and is coming out in January.

        • Пешо Пешев

          But today is still October…
          And believe me- there is NO such thing as “shatter PROOF glass”, EVERY type of glass has a breaking point. When we speak about thin layers of glass like phone displays it’s literally impossible to create a non-breakable glass.

          PS: In fact Motorola uses some kind of transparent polymer, there is NO glass. Just go and read tech specs of that phone- I bet that you can’t find word “glass” at all…

          • Aadil

            Didn’t Sony have shatterproof glass way before everybody else but it wasn’t that much scratch resistant. Z1 and phones before that had the shatterproof film but with the z2 they made the screen shatter proof.

  • Dan McSweeney

    With its shatterproof screen there’s a good chance that for most users this phone will survive until it doesn’t get the Android N update. :-p

    • Diego

      Samsung CEO hay guys lets copy motorola’s shatter proof display.
      But boss will all get sued for this.
      Samsung CEO I don’t care

      • 1213 1213

        Samsung’s turtle glass is said to be shatter proof, with a January release.

  • Sculptureguy

    No surprise, not available in Canada. Why do you hate us so much Motorola? Please don’t try to sell us your lowest spec phones any more. Offer us the goods. I hope the LG G5 gets some good leaks soon. We most likely will get that in Canada. It’s hard to believe that it’s easier to get a OnePlus 2 in Canada than almost anything other than Apple or Samsung. I guess there is Google.

    • FYLegend21

      I was considering getting the X Style but aside from eBay and Expansys you can’t ship it to Canada. Really annoyed by the lack of good choices this year. The Z5 fits my book (good camera, stereo speakers, microSD) but it is much more expensive.

      Just saw the Lenovo Vive X3 announced this week. Hope a similar phone is released soon. (a bit uneasy about Lenovo, and the questionable support now with Moto as well)

  • Guest123

    Does that mean Corning is going bankrupt soon

    • Eduardogbg

      Nah, the plastic screen is lame, scratches a lot. And to think I almost waited it to launch, glad I took the pure edition.

  • Diego

    The sd 810 already fuckt it up for me..

    • Peter

      Get used to it. All you Android fanboys cared about is specs specs specs. This is the price you have to pay, and its only going to get worse.

      • Andreas Larsson

        Haha and why is that? ^^ the fastest SoC on the market doesn’t overheat at all, it’s just the sd810 and that is known from a year ago, I don’t see history repeating itself like this, and if it does those who manufacture SoC:s that does overheat will go out of business eventually

    • 1213 1213

      Seeing as how the z5 is apparently cooler than the s6, I wouldn’t be so quick to judge it.

  • Wjdzm

    shatter proof screen feature isn’t as appealing as 3d touch or edge display… because it isnt. herp derp.

  • Rob

    Love how they cut from scene to scene as he transitions from picking up the phone to showing it cracked. I’ve dropped my S6 Edge quite a few times and not a scratch at all. This surprised me, to be honest. Having said that, I’ve also seen drop tests on YouTube by actual users for iPhone and S6, and their tests were fairly consistent about the S6 not cracking as easily. My wife and on of my kids both have iPhones and they’re both cracked…granted they drop theirs more than I do.

  • NamelessStar

    i love how for every drop they show him pick it up without letting the phone got out of sight for the camera and for the moto they don’t show the phone as if it was replaced.

  • Peter

    That’s a pretty weak selling point. Also, drop tests have shown both iPhone 6s and Galaxy to be very resilient. Want to show a real test? Stop cutting scenes. This way we could do the same for every single phone with the result being whatever we decided to show.

    Want a selling point Motorola? How about timely updates ? No? Didn’t think so…

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  • Mary Louise Hermosa

    Gorilla Glass 4 is hardly that weak for drop tests. How many times did they torture the poor S6 to get what they wanted.

    • 1213 1213

      While the screen is good, it doesn’t compare to a screen that dents before it cracks. But you can expect concessions in terms of thickness and brightness.

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  • Arol Wright

    If in the end they are going to take their whole Droid line and rebrand it as Moto devices everywhere else, might as well release those Moto-branded Droids in the US as well. Americans have to drag their asses to Verizon to get the same device the rest of the world can get unlocked and with near-stock Android.

  • JGaLaXY

    sooo how can I get this for T-Mobile? Or I just cant? lol

    • Brian Khanzadeh

      u can get it from verizon in Verizon it is called the droid turbo 2

  • Jason Wilson

    Not coming to the US????? I’m crying!

    • Eduardogbg

      God, it’s just Turbo 2/Maxx with other look and name,