Motorola's latest Moto Mod is a snap-on 360-degree camera

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But why purchase the phone when you can own the Moto Z2 Force thru United States carriers for only $30 per month on a 24-month plan (the same $720 total)? The Z2 Force features a water-protective coating but doesn't offer full IP67 or IP68 ingress protection.

You can pre-order the Moto Z2 Force Edition now, and it will available in the US on August 10.

Rather than release two new phones this year, Motorola is simplifying things with just the Z2 Force. Moto promises the Z2 Force will still deliver all-day battery life, but with such a significant reduction, most people will want to carry around a TurboPower Pack mod for peace of mind.

The Moto Z2 Force and Z2 Play both use a vanilla version of Android Nougat, complete with the Moto Assistant which adds some handy gesture controls and one-handed operation.

A highlight of this new phone is the dual cameras on the back.

It has a 12 megapixel dual-camera setup, one monochrome and the other in colour to capture more detail in pictures. It has a little trouble locking down the correct exposure sometimes, though - we'll have to see how it handles brighter conditions. Motorola says this will allow you to play with depth-of-field effects, similar to those available on the iPhone 7 Plus. Essentially offering lovely portrait photography like the iPhone 7 Plus.

Moto Z2 Force Edition and its new dual-lens rear camera.

Now for the bad news, this phone is pretty expensive. The mod works with all Moto Z devices, including the new Z2 Force (but only after a software update that should be available when the 360 Camera Mod begins shipping or becomes available for purchase on 10 August). And if you were hoping Moto would bring back the headphone jack with the Z Force sequel, you're out of luck. The Moto Z2 Force is expected to be a Shatterproof smartphone.

It's worth stating that for a limited time most buyers will get a free Moto Mod or two, and T-Mobile is offering the Z2 Force as buy one get one free. You should be able to drop the Z2 Force without having to worry about cracking the screen, though the rest of the device is still likely to scuff up.

Other features of the Moto Z2 Force Edition include a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD slot for expanding on the built-in storage. It's also worth mentioning that the Moto Z2 Force sold outside of the United States has better specs.

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