The Motorola G100 was launched on 25 March 2021 and it’s hands down the best Motorola budget phone in terms of its specs and price range. Motorola’s G-series is known for its budget-level smartphones like the G10 and the G30 among others. These budget smartphones are equipped with very good specs but they also sell at very affordable prices. This time, Motorola took it to the next level with the G100 adding to it a mid-range price, a stand, and a cable to use for its ‘Ready For’ system which will be discussed later in this article.
Moto G100 Price (USA and Europe)
Currently, the Moto G100 will cost you €499.99 in the UK. This is equivalent to $589.15 in the United States and AU$764.95 in Australia. The phone is available in Europe and select Latin American markets but according to TechRadar, the Moto G100 will not be available in the US.
Specifications and Features
The most powerful Moto G series phone, the Moto G100, is offered in 3 color options. These are Iridescent Sky, Iridescent Ocean, and Slate Grey colors. It weighs just 207g and is 9.69 mm thick.
It has a 6.7 inches FULL HD+ IPS LCD display with dual punch-hole cutouts, which has a 90 Hz screen refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The display offers a 20:9 Aspect Ratio, has a total pixel density of 409 pixels per inch, and an 84.1% screen-to-body ratio.
The phone runs on Android 11 OS out of the box. It is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G chipset. This chipset has an Octa-core CPU with a 3.2 GHz clock speed and the Adreno 650 GPU. This is good news for mobile gamers as this chipset is more than capable of handling heavy games. It is further paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It has a MicroSDXC slot but it is shared with the SIM slot.
The Moto G100 has a total of 6 cameras. The back of the phone has 4 cameras which include a 64 MP main camera, a 16 MP ultrawide camera, a 2 MP depth sensor and fourth is a TOF 3D sensor. The main camera can shoot 6K videos at 30fps and 4K videos at 60fps which is quite impressive considering its price range. At the front, inside the dual punch-hole cutouts sits a 16 MP main selfie camera and an 8 MP ultrawide snapper. The selfie camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps which is decent quality for zoom and WhatsApp video calls.
A 5000 mAh non-removable battery powers the Moto G100. It has 20W fast charging support via a USB Type-C 3.1 located at the bottom of the phone.
Sensors on the Moto G100 include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and a compass. The fingerprint sensor is specifically located on the power button and not the Motorola Logo on the back of the phone as is Motorola’s tradition. Other features on the phone include; Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, NFC, dual SIM support, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Moto G100 ‘Ready For’ System
The ‘Ready For’ system is a way of using your smartphone together with your computer monitor or TV. That is what the stand and the cable are for. This makes it possible for you to work on your phone from your computer monitor, game, watch videos/movies, make video calls, and also stream. You use a USB-C to HDMI cable to connect to the external monitor or TV. When connected it will look something like this;
We have not had the chance to make a hands-on review of the Motorola Moto G100. However, TechRadar has made a very comprehensive review that will answer all the hands-on experience you will most likely get with the Moto G100.
However, from our side, we can tell you that the MOTO G100 looks like a very good device. There’s no doubt that it will handle games very easily and also provide high performance in other tasks. This is because the Snapdragon 870 5G, which also powers the Vivo X60 5G, is a powerful processor and when combined with the huge 6.7 inches display, it makes a perfect budget gaming phone. The 6 cameras and the 4000 mAh battery is an added advantage but the 20W fast charging might seem a bit slow to some smartphone users.