Motorola launched the first flagship G-series smartphone – the Moto G100. It’s actually not a new phone in and of itself, but a rebranded version of the Moto Edge S that was launched in China a few weeks ago. Motorola’s latest offering includes a flagship Qualcomm SoC (i.e., by 2020), a total of six cameras, a high refresh rate panel and a large 5,000 mAh battery. The device costs € 499.99 and is available starting today in select European and Latin American countries.
64MP rear camera setup, 90Hz LCD display, 5G and a 5,000mAh battery
In terms of internal hardware, the Moto G100 a 6.7-inch FHD + display (2520 x 1080 pixels) with a screen-to-body ratio of 85% and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. However, this is an LCD panel and not an OLED panel. There are two circular hole cutouts on the front. When it comes to color options, you can choose between Iridescent Ocean and Iridescent Sky.
The Moto G100 allows storage expansion of up to 1 TB via a microSD card
Inside, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC – essentially a reworked version of last year’s Snapdragon 865 SoC – keeps things going. The Moto G100 combines the new SoC with 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB onboard storage. In particular, the onboard memory can be expanded using a microSD card with a capacity of up to 1 TB.
The Moto G100 supports Ready For, which is essentially a Samsung DeX equivalent
We come to the camera hardware of the Moto G100, You get a 64-megapixel primary camera that can record 6K video at up to 30 frames per second and 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a ToF laser autofocus sensor. The dual camera setup on the front includes a 16-megapixel main snapper and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.
The Moto G100 is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 20 W fast charging. In particular, the Motorola budget phone retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. Android 11 takes care of the software and supports the Ready For feature, which was also available on the Motorola Edge + earlier this month. The Moto G100 has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button for authentication.
Moto G100 specifications
FHD + (2520 x 1080 pixels)
90Hz refresh rate
DCI-P3 color space
85% screen-to-body ratio
|CPU + GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
|R.A.M.||8 GB LPDDR5|
|camp||128 GB UFS 3.1
Up to 1 TB microSD card
|Reversing cameras||64MP main
1/2 “optical format
F / 1.7 aperture
0.7 µm pixel size
Quad-pixel technology for 1.4 µm
16MP ultra wide angle
2MP depth camera
6K UHD (30 fps)
f / 2.2 aperture
1.0 µm pixel size
4-in-1 pixel binning for 2.0 µm
8MP ultra wide angle
TurboPower 20 is charging
|Dimensions||168.38 x 73.97 x 9.69 mm|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
Hybrid dual SIM
(2 nano-SIMs, 5G + 4G or 1 nano-SIM + 1 microSD)
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