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Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs Motorola Moto Z2 Force: comparing only the best of the best


Apple iPhone 8 Plus, which was just released gets to meet the powerhouse Motorola Moto Z2 Force from Android camp. Let’s find out more about these two and what makes them tick, as they share an almost similar price tag.

Apple under Steve Jobs have said that iPhone would not have a big-sized smartphone, but with the threat of Android smartphones; there needs to be a large iPhone in the end. iPhone 8 Plus is the latest to provide for a good alternative for those who prefer large-screen devices.

Now that the intention is made clear, here’s to iPhone 8 Plus:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS LCD with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • True-tone display
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant for up to 1 meter and for 30 minutes
  • Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
  • Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  • 3D Touch display & home button
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Apple A11 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) processor, Apple GPU (three-core graphics) graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 7MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, face detection, HDR and panorama
  • 64GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • iOS 11
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2675 mAh battery with Fast battery charging and Wireless charging
  • 4G LTE
  • September 21st 2017 release date
  • $799 USD price tag

For starters, iPhone 8 Plus will be sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit IPS screen with a true-tone display. This latest display technology by Apple automatically adjusts white balance to match the light around you.

This will provide a better viewing experience in all kinds of environments. With a broad colour gamut and the best colour accuracy in the industry, everything on the screen looks more brilliant and vibrant. Then there’s the added advantage of being IP67 certified which makes it dust and water resistant.

Performance-wise, iPhone 8 Plus is set to feature the all-new A11 Bionic chipset, a six-core processor with four efficiency cores that are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion, and two performance cores that are up to 25 percent faster. To top it all off, there’s the Apple GPU and 3GB RAM to boot. Augmented reality or AR is seen as the future, that’s why you will need the A11 Bionic chipset to power up the extraordinary augmented reality apps and games.

Moving on to the camera section, iPhone 8 Plus will be sporting a dual 12MP primary camera that is also packed with more features and functions. You get to experience some solid photo-taking adventure, and we all know how great iPhone’s camera quality is all about. The 7MP selfie camera will then be available to cater for all your selfies.

As for the battery, iPhone 8 Plus now comes with a much bigger 2675 mAh battery that ensures you have all the power for a full day of charge. With no charging cable required, it is truly designed for the future of wireless.

With iOS 11, it is Apple’s most advanced operating system yet. New features and capabilities fundamentally improve the way you do things. The Files app brings all your files together. iOS 11 takes advantage of the security of Face ID and Touch ID to bring Apple Pay to Messages.

Are you so tied up with work that you can’t remember everything these days? Having a hectic day, and in need of a virtual assistant to handle more things on your plate? You will definitely benefit from a trusted virtual assistant, Siri. With sophisticated features like proactive suggestions, predictive typing, and everybody’s favourite intelligent assistant, iOS makes everything you do easier, quicker, and more fun. Talking to Siri is an easier, faster way to get things done. And iOS makes Siri even more helpful. Thanks to advanced machine learning, you can simply speak naturally. And Siri does too, with a new, more expressive voice.

Now that is out of the way, let’s move on to Moto Z2 Force with the following specs:

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~535 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Shatter-proof display
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with laser & phase detection autofocus, OIS and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2730 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Moto Mods
  • August 2017 release date
  • $750 USD price tag

The first thing that you will notice is the fact that Moto Z2 Force has a Quad HD resolution which makes for a much sharper viewing experience. Besides the metal body, fingerprint sensor and Gorilla Glass for protection – the screen is shatter-proof. 

In terms of performance, you can expect only the best out of the Moto Z2 Force with the high-end Snapdragon 835 chipset, fastest Kryo octa-core processor, great Adreno 540 graphics and 4GB RAM.

Similarly, Moto Z2 Force also comes with its own dual 12MP primary camera packed with all the features and functions that you can think of. If you are a selfie freak, you will definitely enjoy its 8MP selfie camera blessed with dual-LED (dual tone) flash. This lets you take selfies in the dark, and all will still look as bright as day.

Storage-wise, Moto Z2 Force also has a similar 64GB internal storage but having the advantage of an expansion slot that can take in up to a maximum of 256GB.

The latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system comes with its release which means that you get the best software paired with the best hardware that is available.

There’s also dual-sim capability on the Moto Z2 Force that lets you switch sim smoothly when you need to.

Finally, Moto Z2 Force has Moto Mods for it to further extend its functionality beyond just a traditional smartphone. For instance, there’s Motorola’s TurboPower pack which can supply up to a full day of additional battery life. Better yet, it charges quickly — when plugged into a compatible wall adapter, the TurboPower case takes just 20 minutes to reach 50-percent capacity.


Apple iPhone 8 Plus introduces an all-new glass design. The world's most popular camera, is now even better. The smartest, most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Wireless charging that is truly effortless. And augmented reality experiences like never before possible. iPhone 8 Plus- A new generation of iPhone.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus was released last September 21st. It is available for $799 USD and comes in Silver, Gold and Space Gray colours.

Meanwhile for Motorola Moto Z2 Force, it provides for a truly flagship experience in terms of great display that is also shatter-proof, great performance, great dual 12MP primary camera, the latest software and Moto Mods for further customization. It is also slightly cheaper by $49 USD in this case.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force had just been released last August 2017 for $750 USD price tag and comes in Super Black, Fine Gold and Lunar Grey colours.

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