The Moto flagship phone is a pretty decent phone all in all, but like every other smartphone, there are some questions about the phone that need to be answered. For this phone’s case, in particular, the questions would seem to revolve around the spec sheet. For an instance, the battery that is featured in the phone is 22 smaller in capacity than its predecessor. The official reasoning given for this reduction in the battery is that Motorola wanted to bring us a phone which was .9 mm thinner than its previous flagship.
When compared to the other flagships, the Moto Z2’s battery does not seem to stand out. With all the flagships that have been released over this year or even last year, we expect batteries to be greater than 3000 mAh at least. This is not the case for the Moto Z2 force, which features a 2700 mAh battery when compared to last year’s 3,500 mAh one. Sure, the thinner size is great, but are we really content with just the 2700 mAh battery?
A battery of 2700 mAh should not really be that big an issue if the phone were to be a normal mid-range phone, but with the features that the Moto Z2 force brings along with it, the battery really doesn’t compliment the phone. The phone features a Snapdragon 835 processor, QHD display, 4K video recording and while all these features are great and what you would come to expect from a flagship phone, they all consume a lot of power, something I am not quite sure a 2700 mAh battery can cope with.
Motorola still claims that the battery will last a full-day, but until the full-on reviews start flowing in from all the experts, I can’t really support that statement. Last year’s Moto Z force was 6.9mm thick, and when you put it into perspective, this is still thinner than many of the flagships that we have seen in 2017. So again, the question arises, was the change really necessary, and will it be worth it? Well, we can only wait and see.