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After making Indian fans  wait for months, Motorola today finally launched its Flagship phone, the Moto X Force (Droid Turbo 2 in the States) in India. However, unlike other launches from the brand, which tend to be on the budget conscious side of things, the Moto X Force is one of the most expensive handsets launched by the company in recent times. Retailing for Rs 49,999 (32GB), it’s considerably more expensive than its predecessor (Turbo). Also, at half a lakh mark, the phone will be competing against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the iPhone 6 Plus (and a few bikes if you’d like that comparison). Let’s take a quick look at what each phone has to offer in the table below.

 

Moto X Force Samsung Galaxy Note 5 iPhone 6 Plus
Display 5.4 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels Shatterproof display 5.7 inch 1440 x 2560 pixels 5.5 inch 1080p
Pixel Density 541 518 401
Processor Snapdragon 810 Exynos 7420 Apple A8
GPU Adreno 430 Mali-T760MP8 PowerVR GX6450
RAM 3GB 4GB 1GB
Camera 21MP f/2.0 16MP f/1.9 8MP f/2.2
Video recording 2160p 2160p 1080p
Secondary camera 5MP f/2.0 5MP f/1.9 1.2MP f/2.2
Battery 3,760mAh 3,000mAh 2,915mAh
Storage 32GB 32GB 16GB
MicroSD slot Yes No No
Platform Android 5.1 Android 5.1 iOS 9.2

 

What makes the Moto X Force truly special is its shatterproof display. The phone has been designed to survive and continue working even after being dropped from a few feet on hard surfaces like concrete. To make it even better, the phone comes with two touchscreen layers, so that the smartphone remains usable even if one of the layers gets cracked. The phone is no slacker in other departments either and comes with a 5.4 inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, and internal storage of either 32GB or 64GB. It’s also been packed with a 21MP rear shooter and a 5MP front facing unit, both having a f/2.0 aperture.

In comparison, the Galaxy Note 5 offers similar specs, but has a slightly better processor and comes with the stylus support. It loses out in the battery and expandable memory department though. The iPhone 6 Plus on the other hand is the weakest on the paper among the three and and started showing its age. The iPhone 6s Plus would have been a better comparison, but that’s quite above the price range of the other two.

Even with these killer specs, the Moto X Force seems to be priced slightly on the upside, given that besides its shatterproof display, it offers nothing groundbreaking. Perhaps something close to Rs 45,000 would have made more sense according to us. Also, with the Snapdragon 820 announced already, it’s not like it’s got the greatest innards either.

Our recommendation? Wait for the price to drop a little (it will and soon), or sit out until Flipkart offers some healthy discount on it during one of its monthly sales.