How to get portrait mode / Bokeh on Moto Z2 Force Camera

How to get portrait mode/bokeh on Moto Z2 Force: Moto Z2 Force is the latest flagship device released by Motorola in 2017. The device is a successor to Moto Z Force 2016, the device comes with major improvements in Camera department, hardware and design. The Z2 Force is equipped with Dual Camera sensor on the rear that sports a popular portrait mode feature also known as Bokeh as well. In this guide we will let you know how to enable portrait mode or Bokeh on Moto Z2 Force.

Moto Z2 Force: A brief overview

Moto Z2 Force has got pretty impressive hardware specs, the device comes with 16:9 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED display with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels @ 534 ppi. Under the metallic body the motherboard is housing a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with Andreno 540 GPU and comes with up to 128GB and 6GB of RAM on board. The optics department has also got improved, the Moto Z2 Force now comes with a Dual 12MP camera setup on rear and a front 5MP camera for selfies. The whole device is powered by a 2730 mAh battery enough for a day long use. The box opened device is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board with firmware up-gradable to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Moto Z2 Force Camera overview

The Motorola under Lenovo had worked a lot in the camera department to overcome the label of average quality camera in the smartphone market. Well, it seems that Motorola has improved a lot in this regard, the Moto Z2 Force Dual Camera sensor is now capable of taking great quality images with good dynamic range and OIS enabled stable quality.

The Moto Z2 Force camera can take black and white photos, slow motion video recording up to 240fps, other features include, depth enabled photos, portrait mode(background blur) a.k.a bokeh effect and manual camera settings for professional photography. Motorola has not embedded a portrait mode in the camera app itself but depth mode works pretty well in the same. Just follow the instruction to see how to enable portrait mode or blur effect on Moto Z2 Force.

How to enable portrait mode/Bokeh on Moto Z2 Force Camera


The Moto Z2 Force uses the dual cameras to activate the bokeh effect, or blur effect just like any DSLR camera, with the foreground subject in focus and the background blurred. Motorola itself does’t embedded the portrait mode in the Z2 Force camera rather it give you a coolest feature which is known as ‘Depth enabled’, the Depth Enabled features works the same way like the portrait mode on iPhone 7 or ‘boken’ effect on Nokia 8.

  • Open the camera app on your Moto Z2 Force.
  • Swipe the camera interface towards right, until you see camera modes.
  • Now choose the ‘Depth enabled’ option from the menu.
  • Now focus on the subject by taping on it.
  • Just press the camera shutter to take the image. The depth enabled mode will blur the background with more focus on the subject.

If you are still not happy with the result don’t worry, Motorola also gives you option to increase/decrease the blur. To do so, open the image you want to edit, in the editing tool adjust the “blur” effect on the image you can taken before. In the Depth Editor, you can adjust location and depth of focus as well.

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