11 August 2017
Motorola's Moto Z2 Force flagship with its ShatterShield display is official and as you would expect, the USP of the smartphone is its shatterproof display which is supposed to be one of the most durable smartphone displays in the market. But if initial impressions from reviewers around the world are to believed, it is fairly easy to scratch Moto Z2 Force's display.
As reported by Android Police, Moto Z2 Force's display is so easy to scratch that it can be done by one's finger nails. This is surely a disappointment when compared to last year's Moto Z Force which does not attract scratches so easily even now. While the exact reason for such an unexpected behavior of the display is unknown, the common theory is that Motorola has made some changes to the way it has implemented ShatterShield technology on the current-generation Moto Z2 Force.
In response, Motorola has issued a statement:
"Shatterproof does not mean scratchproof, and scratches can subjective. Motorola encourages the use of a third-party screen protector for added scratch resistance. Over the three generations of ShatterShield, we’ve continued to evolve the design. This year, we’ve switched to a 3D design which makes it more competitive with other flagships, and we have test results that show it is just as durable as last year’s version. That being said, we will continue to evolve the design for continuous improvement. The unit you received was one of the very first production units and we do have an improvement in the works that consumers will see shortly after launch."
As you can notice that Motorola is apparently mentioning about the changes made to the ShatterShield this time around. While it is claiming that the display is still as durable as last year, we would suggest you go for a good quality screen protector if you are interested in buying the Moto Z2 Force. But what are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is something you would expect from a smartphone costing a fortune? Share your thoughts with us using the comments section below.