In lack of a real new flagship to observe within the footsteps of final yr’s Snapdragon 865-powered Edge+ and whereas we proceed to attend for the mid-range Edge 20 5G to interrupt cowl, we’re completely satisfied to report the Moto G100 has simply change into formally accessible stateside with little to no fanfare.
In contrast to early members of the budget-friendly Moto G household, this factor is actually no pushover, pairing a high-end Snapdragon 870 processor with a fairly beneficiant 8GB RAM. That truly makes the G100 Motorola’s strongest cellular machine up to now, which is why we’re completely delighted to see it price simply $499.99 in a GSM unlocked variant appropriate with AT&T and T-Cellular.
Technically, the telephone’s listing value is about at $599.99, however when you hurry, it can save you a cool $100 on Motorola’s official US web site with no questions requested and completely no strings hooked up.
At $499.99, the Moto G100 is undoubtedly a prime candidate for the title of greatest price range 5G telephone accessible in 2021, however just for T-Cellular prospects. Not less than for now, the 6.7-inch handset cannot be used on Verizon (in any respect) whereas forcing you to accept 4G LTE speeds when you select to activate it on AT&T.
In comparison with Samsung’s $500 Galaxy A52 5G, as an example, the G100 comes with each a much bigger display screen and a heftier 5,000mAh battery in tow, in addition to a quicker chipset. The triple rear-facing digicam system, nonetheless, will not be essentially higher, consisting of a 64MP main shooter, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP depth sensor, and the identical goes for the 16MP selfie snapper.
However there’s additionally a second 8MP cam mounted on the entrance of the Moto G100 5G to deal with ultra-wide selfies, which is… good. On the not so brilliant facet of issues, the handset’s “water repellent” design is clearly inferior to the IP67 mud and water resistant construct of the aforementioned A52 5G.
We’re not notably impressed by the G100’s 215-gram weight, 90Hz show refresh price know-how, or side-mounted fingerprint scanner both, however the headphone jack and microSD card slot are nonetheless there, and with 128 gigs of inside space for storing, the high-end (ish) Android 11 smartphone is an undeniably strong deal at 5 Benjamins.