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  1. rushmore's Avatar
    Bet that would get a lot of hits on youtube

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    Scanners!
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    07-28-2016 12:24 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Scanners!
    You're dating yourself

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    07-28-2016 01:01 PM
  3. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    With Adoptable Storage all memory should be recognized as one large block, that was my understanding. So there was no reason to get that message about not having enough storage, since combined (internal +SD) I had close to 160 GB available.
    Looks like you don't want to use "adoptable" storage for media files, just basic "portable" storage:

    Inside Marshmallow: Adoptable storage | Android Central
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    07-28-2016 01:08 PM
  4. ch5220's Avatar
    One issue I'm having is on the home screen. When I get rid of the Google search banner at the top of the home screen, it leaves that entire row blank and won't let me place apps there. Any idea if this can be changed, otherwise it's really annoying having an entire row blank at the top of the home screen and I don't like having the Google search banner there.
    07-28-2016 03:49 PM
  5. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    One issue I'm having is on the home screen. When I get rid of the Google search banner at the top of the home screen, it leaves that entire row blank and won't let me place apps there. Any idea if this can be changed, otherwise it's really annoying having an entire row blank at the top of the home screen and I don't like having the Google search banner there.
    You could use a different launcher. Not sure if there is a fix in the stock launcher.
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    07-28-2016 03:51 PM
  6. sangs's Avatar
    Love the speaker mod btw. Really good sound for a device this size.

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    07-28-2016 04:05 PM
  7. sangs's Avatar
    One issue I'm having is on the home screen. When I get rid of the Google search banner at the top of the home screen, it leaves that entire row blank and won't let me place apps there. Any idea if this can be changed, otherwise it's really annoying having an entire row blank at the top of the home screen and I don't like having the Google search banner there.
    Been trying to figure that one out as well. Might try the Google Now launcher, since it's incredibly similar to this stock one.

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    07-28-2016 04:06 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    Well. I came from a s7 so the size is quite different to me. In terms of one handed holding its not bad. I have small hands. The build quality is very good. If you use the style back the phone becomes very thick.
    The screen is amazing compared to the droid turbo 2 which had a lot of issues.

    It feels much quicker than my s7 does in terms of processing power. Signal quality is a little better than the s7 (when I as in Target). I've been using it for the last 5 hours so I'll have more thoughts later.
    Did it come with any backs out of the box or did you have to buy some?
    07-28-2016 05:00 PM
  9. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Still setting it up this morning, currently transferring my music collection via iSyncr.

    -- Love the fact that Moto has enabled Adoptable Storage - something some other manufacturers - !COUGH! Samsung, LG - !COUGH! - have avoided doing. **** (EDIT - OK, maybe Samsung and LG knew what they were doing by disabling Adoptable Storage. As my music was populating, I kept receiving warnings that there was no more storage available. I assumed it would go away. It did not. Phone restarted on it's own, the message about having no storage available popped up again, along with one saying there wasn't enough space for messages. So Adoptable Storage will be TURNED OFF for me from here on in. That's one huge glitch!) ****
    -- Installed the flexible glass screen protector from Verizon. Very easy install and now no worries about scratches;
    -- Was surprised to find several "bloatware" items that were able to be completely uninstalled, instead of just disabled. The others have already been disabled and just like that - TADA! - no bloatware, not that that will stop people from ******** about it, for whatever reason;
    -- Also the "Moto" lettering right about the fingerprint sensor is less noticeable than photos have made it appear. It's a very dull white. I can't even see it when I look from certain angles;
    -- The "chin" is also much smaller in person;
    -- Security patch is on May 1 edition. Ran a "System Update" check and none was found;
    -- Screen is very bright and punchy. Side-by-side with my S7 Edge shows very little difference, if any at all;
    -- Out of the box, battery was at 80 percent. "Turbo Charger" had it to 100 within 25 minutes or so;
    -- One suggestion that I always do during setup. Don't sign in to ANY accounts during the setup process. Skip all that so you can delete/disable whatever you want before it auto updates. Then go to "Accounts" and add what you want.

    Setup has gone smoothly, but too early to tell how much I enjoy it yet.
    Interesting. Mine came out of the box at 100%.
    07-28-2016 05:17 PM
  10. YAYTech's Avatar
    Did it come with any backs out of the box or did you have to buy some?
    My Force came with the same dark wood back that all the reviews show.
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    07-28-2016 06:02 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    My Force came with the same dark wood back that all the reviews show.
    Nice. Good to know they are including those out of the box. If you don't mind, could you take some pics with it on/off to show difference in thickness.
    07-28-2016 07:23 PM
  12. sangs's Avatar
    Well I was tickled pink to wake up this morning and see only three percent of the battery had drained on standby overnight (10:45 p.m. to 7:10 a.m.) Still not exactly iPhone performance, but much better than I ever had on my Galaxies, which routinely drained 6-10 percent overnight. And not to Galaxy bash, because I like the Galaxy, the Z just seems to flow smoother operationally. I'm going to assume it's because of the lack of TouchWiz gumming up the works. Going to give the projector mod a try today.
    07-29-2016 06:35 AM
  13. lotsamosi's Avatar
    I just bought the Force yesterday at Best Buy. $99 with 2 year renewal, including a free Soundboost speaker. So far i love it!
    07-29-2016 01:25 PM
  14. sangs's Avatar
    Ran into my first issue today, regarding Bluetooth connectivity. I have a 2011 X5, which only has phone Bluetooth, so I use a Bluetooth device called Tune 2 Air, which plugs into the on-board USB port to allow Bluetooth audio for music. It's worked flawlessly with several other Androids and iPhones.

    The Z Force Droid is not working. It will connect to one or the other - but not both at the same time. I'll keep trying, but this would unfortunately be a deal-breaker for me if it continues to operate this way. 😪

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    07-29-2016 03:06 PM
  15. mobrules's Avatar
    Well I was tickled pink to wake up this morning and see only three percent of the battery had drained on standby overnight (10:45 p.m. to 7:10 a.m.) Still not exactly iPhone performance, but much better than I ever had on my Galaxies, which routinely drained 6-10 percent overnight. And not to Galaxy bash, because I like the Galaxy, the Z just seems to flow smoother operationally. I'm going to assume it's because of the lack of TouchWiz gumming up the works. Going to give the projector mod a try today.
    Thanks for the updates on battery life, good or bad. This one issue will make the decision for me if I decide to purchase. So please keep them coming. It's very helpful. By chance do you know your 4g signal strength?

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    07-29-2016 03:55 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Ran into my first issue today, regarding Bluetooth connectivity. I have a 2011 X5, which only has phone Bluetooth, so I use a Bluetooth device called Tune 2 Air, which plugs into the on-board USB port to allow Bluetooth audio for music. It's worked flawlessly with several other Androids and iPhones.

    The Z Force Droid is not working. It will connect to one or the other - but not both at the same time. I'll keep trying, but this would unfortunately be a deal-breaker for me if it continues to operate this way. 😪

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    There should be a way to do it from within the phone. I'm sure you looked but each device you connect two normally has a checkbox so you disable one or the other.

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    07-29-2016 04:15 PM
  17. sangs's Avatar
    Thanks for the updates on battery life, good or bad. This one issue will make the decision for me if I decide to purchase. So please keep them coming. It's very helpful. By chance do you know your 4g signal strength?

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    We have the Verizon LTE Network Extender in our house, so I have an excellent 4G/LTE signal. Without the extender, signal in our house is abysmal - from every carrier.
    07-29-2016 09:27 PM
  18. sangs's Avatar
    There should be a way to do it from within the phone. I'm sure you looked but each device you connect two normally has a checkbox so you disable one or the other.

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    I've looked, but no luck so far.
    07-29-2016 09:27 PM
  19. mobrules's Avatar
    We have the Verizon LTE Network Extender in our house, so I have an excellent 4G/LTE signal. Without the extender, signal in our house is abysmal - from every carrier.
    My signal at my house is -120 to -125 typically. Ive tried to get them to give me a deal on the extender but no luck. I do have the 3g one and it works well for what i need it for. My 4g signal is just really bad. Whats funny is my wife has us cellular and her signal is -90. Go figure.
    07-29-2016 10:46 PM
  20. sangs's Avatar
    My signal at my house is -120 to -125 typically. Ive tried to get them to give me a deal on the extender but no luck. I do have the 3g one and it works well for what i need it for. My 4g signal is just really bad. Whats funny is my wife has us cellular and her signal is -90. Go figure.
    They initially wouldn't give me a deal either. Threatened to walk with our five lines to AT&T and - PRESTO! - deal given. (And let me tell you, it's a tremendous improvement over the 3G version.)
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    07-30-2016 08:58 AM
  21. sangs's Avatar
    Thanks for the updates on battery life, good or bad. This one issue will make the decision for me if I decide to purchase. So please keep them coming. It's very helpful. By chance do you know your 4g signal strength?

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    Battery at 98 percent this morning after being on standby since 10:30 last night. And, mind you, this is with everything being installed and configured the last couple days. With my Galaxies, those first few days following setup meant wild battery drain until things stabilized. Another noticeable difference between the two? Using GSam Pro battery monitor, "Android Services" barely registers as a battery drain on the Z Force. It's almost ALWAYS at the top of the list on my S7 Edge, with a big percentage. Wonder what the two manufactures do differently in that regard?
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    07-30-2016 09:03 AM
  22. mobrules's Avatar
    They initially wouldn't give me a deal either. Threatened to walk with our five lines to AT&T and - PRESTO! - deal given. (And let me tell you, it's a tremendous improvement over the 3G version.)
    Wellllllll..... Thank you. I called them today and will be picking up the extender tomorrow. Your post prompted me to call and " point some things out".
    I wasn't sure they would want to work with me at all since I'm still on an unlimited plan.

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    07-30-2016 07:50 PM
  23. sangs's Avatar
    Wellllllll..... Thank you. I called them today and will be picking up the extender tomorrow. Your post prompted me to call and " point some things out".
    I wasn't sure they would want to work with me at all since I'm still on an unlimited plan.

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    Phone call never hurts! Congrats man.
    07-31-2016 08:24 AM
  24. sangs's Avatar
    This'll be my last morning battery update unless something dramatically changes, but from 10:45 last night until 7:05 this morning, just another two percent drain, from 100 to 98. I think I'm in love. (I just hope I can figure out the bluetooth issue.)
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    07-31-2016 08:27 AM
  25. 1901Madison's Avatar
    This'll be my last morning battery update unless something dramatically changes, but from 10:45 last night until 7:05 this morning, just another two percent drain, from 100 to 98. I think I'm in love. (I just hope I can figure out the bluetooth issue.)
    Agree on the battery. The standby battery life is EPIC! SOT and active use battery is really good too, but the standby is unlike anything I've ever seen. Literally better than the iPhone 6s Plus, which I used to have and I always thought that set the standard for smartphones.
    mobrules likes this.
    07-31-2016 08:37 AM
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