Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Motorola's super-tough phone - the Moto X Force, that come with Shatterproof display, claimed to have a screen that will not break, no matter how many times you drop it.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    There are two factors that make the Moto X Force stand out from the crowd. First is its display, which makes the Moto X Force the world's first smartphone with a shatterproof display. The display has been equipped with 5-layers of a coating to ensure against accidental falls.

    Secondly, it's the price, the Moto X Force has a price tag of Rs. 49,999 for a 32GB variant, which makes it the most expensive Moto handset currently available in the India.

    Key Specifications Of Moto X Force

    Just to recall, the Moto X Force sports a 5.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels with Moto Shatter-shield technology. This device is clocked at 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 as GPU.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Talking about the storage, this device is equipped with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM with 32GB/64GB ROM with an expansion option via microSD card up to 2TB. On the software front, this device is shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which can be upgradeable to Android 6.0 in future.

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    The imaging factor is backed by a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording and a 5-megapixel camera on the front, with wide angle lens and also has an LED flash. The camera hardware is same as seen in the Moto X Style and Moto X Play, which as per the company is the best on a Moto phone till date.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    The rear camera comes with f/2.0 aperture and supports phase detect autofocus. It is capable of shooting 4K video recording as well as all motion videos. The camera app is similar to its predecessors and does not have any pro modes.

    We have been using the device for a quite some time and here is the review of Moto X Force's 21-megapixel camera to see how good it is at shooting photos in a range of conditions.

    Moto X Force Camera Features

    As usual, Motorola's camera interface is smooth and simple-to-use app. On the screen you will just see two buttons; one to shoot video and another to swap between the front and rear camera. With just a single tap on the display, the Moto X Force takes a shot almost immediately.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Drag from the left edge of the screen to pull out the settings menu, which allows you to toggle the flash, HDR mode, Panorama mode, Low Light mode, Timer and Geo-tagging. There is also a manual focus wheel, which can be dragged around the screen to override the autofocus.

    Well, another major annoying thing is that it still has the stock camera app. Well, it's nice to be able to open it with a quick shake of the wrist, the fact is that instead of tapping to focus, it's tap to shoot is infuriating.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    However, just like the other two devices, the Moto X Force also takes strong daylight photos. Thanks for its 12-megapixel camera, shots are full of details even when you zoom right in. Colors in the images are accurate and doesn't overexpose light sources.

    The f/2.0 aperture lens does a decent job of adjusting to most conditions, capturing bright and detailed shots. Well, the low light shots came out better than expected. The camera produced a bright, clear photo even when the environment is very dark.

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    However, in high contrast, the darker areas of the photos were very shaded and lacking in details. Well, using the manual focus wheel seemed to help, especially if you are adjusting the exposure level.

    For the most part, the autofocus works well. However, it struggled to focus on the subject, actually, it happened when you get up close and try to shoot a complex macro photo. In such cases, you can flip on the manual focus wheel and drag it to a precise area to keep it sharp.

    Moto X Force Camera Samples

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Close Up

    The camera takes great close up shots, the color rendition is good, especially with extra controls using manual focus wheel and HDR in Manual mode.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Outdoor: Daylight

    The image shot by Moto X Force in the outdoor location during daylight give a nice color combination and captures the colors accurately.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Outdoor: Moderate Low Light

    The image came out really surprising than expected in the low lighting condition. The lighting condition was moderately low and we found the image is crispy clear, records accurate colours and captures more light.

    Why We Found the Camera of Moto X Force Good Enough! [Camera Review]

    Outdoor: Night Shots

    The images taken in extremely low was quite a disappointment. Due to low lighting condition, the output was grainy and less sharp.

    Moto X Force Camera Footage Gallery


    As you can see, the sample images taken from Moto X Force are packed with details and the lens copes well with changes in exposure levels as well as focus. The lens only needs just a second to adjust focus when shifting suddenly from far to near focal point. There is also digital image stabilization in the play, even with the 4K video footage, helping to cut some of the shakes when walking.

    Motorola has once again proved with Moto X Force that its mettle when shooting everyday photos and videos. Images are crisp and are packed with more details while only the occasional exposure and focus stumble detracts. Well, the Moto X Force is known for its toughness, the shatterproof glass. But, the camera could also be one of the biggest selling points in this smartphone.


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