Meet the Moto Z2 Force. Arriving in the US August 10, it's the new top dog in the Z series. Attached is the new 360-degree camera mod, sold separately for $300.
The Z2 Force has two rear cameras, and new camera tricks like depth-of-field effects.
They're both 12-megapixel cameras. One's color, one's monochrome.
Motorola claims you get a truer black and white photo with these cameras.
Trying for a B&W shot of the ceiling.
The Z2 Force runs Android 7.1.1, and has a pretty clean interface.
It's really thin. USB-C onboard, but no headphone jack (an adapter is included).
6.1mm is super thin. One downside to that: The battery, at 2,730mAh, isn't as big as in last year's Force.
Giving the Moto Z2 Force a test drop: Motorola says it will survive drops of 4-5 feet. It did, but the case started to get scuffed.
The 360 Camera mod pops out the top, like an eye.
The mod, sold separately, is actually attached to a full back plate.
It snaps onto the back of any Moto Z phone.
360-degree photos and videos can be captured instantly, and edited in-camera. 4K video is supported, plus 150-degree "ultrawide angle" photos.
It was pretty easy to use in a quick demo.
Lens cap comes included.
A view from the back.
Do you need a 360 camera, though? And if you do, do you need one this expensive?
What you see when you snap on the 360 camera mod.
The mod detached from the Z2 Force.
This Moto GamePad is another new mod coming this summer for $80. It's a snap-on game controller.
Full buttons and analog sticks make it feel like a little game handheld.
It makes the phone much longer, but at least it's comfy to hold.
There are trigger buttons, which feel a little stiff.
The GamePad mod from the back. Notice the Lenovo gaming logo glowing red?