A friend of mine, Steve, puts the durability of his cellphone screens to the test. It doesn’t take him very long to break the screen and he has consistently broken screens of pretty much every phone that he has bought. So, when I saw the Droid Turbo 2 come out with ShatterShield I suggested that he should try it out.
He decided to try it out. To test out Motorola’s claim of the durability of the screen, he has intentionally thrown it a few times in front of me. The first time that he threw it I gasped, and, surprisingly, it survived the drop. It has now been almost eight months and the screen is still in one piece and working! During this time he also bought a Galaxy S7 (work vs. personal phones) and broke its screen fairly quickly 🙂 Suffice it to say ShatterShield works.
I wasn’t impressed by the specs of the Droid Turbo 2 so I was hoping that Motorola would release another phone with better specs and ShatterSheild. Even better make it water proof. Well, two weeks ago Motorola released the Moto Z Force that has most of what I was looking for. ShatterShield, latest processor, 5.5” AMOLED screen, and large battery (3,500 mAh).
Unfortunately, the battery isn’t as big as I had hoped, especially when the Galaxy S7 has a 3,600 mAh battery for the same screen size. It’s also not water resistant like the S7, but the Moto Z has ShatterShield, which I feel is way more important than water resistance.
The other highlighted feature of the Moto Z is the ability to add on the Moto Mods. Honestly, LG came out with their “Friend Devices” for the G5, but it’s hard to see these one-off, vendor-specific add-on modules getting much adoption to really excited about them. It needs to be a standard that multiple vendors support.
I am ready to pull the trigger and get the Moto Z, but Motorola needs to hurry up. Otherwise, we will start hearing rumors about the next generation of Nexus phones and I might just end up waiting for those to come out!