Motorola now extending its Moto G lineup to include higher-end flagship performance thanks to the newly announced Moto G100. Previously, the Moto G series was only meant for budget offering, but after the Moto G100, it seems like Motorola has something else planned for the series. The Moto G100 packs a powerful SD870 SoC, a 90Hz refresh rate panel and a massive 5000mAh battery.
Moto G100: Specifications
At its core, the Moto G100 is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC which is the slightly tweaked version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 launched last year. It also makes the Moto G100 the first smartphone in the Moto G series to sport a Snapdragon 800-series chipset. The smartphone is paired with 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. It can be expanded further by 1TB using a microSD card.
Moving towards the front, the device flaunts a 6.7″ FHD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also supports DCI-P3, HDR10 colour space, CinemaVision 21: 9, 2520 x 1080 resolution, and an 85% screen-to-body ratio. It is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which has an anti-fingerprint coating on top to get rid of those annoying smudges.
For optics, the device houses a triple-camera setup. The device uses a 64 MP primary sensor (1/2 “optical format, f/1.7 aperture, and 0.7 µm pixel size | 1.4 µm Quad Pixel technology), a 16 MP super wide-angle with 117-degree FOV (Macro Vision, f/2.2 aperture) and a 2 MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture. Whereas at the front, the device uses a dual camera which includes a 16 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and an 8 MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.4 aperture.
For videography the Rear main camera can record up to UHD 6K @ 30 fps), UHD 4K @30/60 fps) and FHD @60/30 fps. On the other hand, the Rear super wide-angle camera can record UHD 4K @ 30 fps, and FHD @ 30/60 fps. Whereas both the front cameras can record only up to FHD @ 30fps.
The device draws its power from a 5000 mAh battery which supports only 20W TurboPower charging. Motorola should have done a bit better in this department, considering that this device will fall under a top tier Moto G smartphone.
Motorola has also introduced the “Ready For” application which is similar to Samsung’s DeX offering which allows you to connect the phone to a TV or monitor using the optional dock or a USB-C to HDMI cable.
According to the company, Ready For allows users to enhance video calls by moving them to a large television screen so that it appears that the user is in the same room. It uses the ultra-high-resolution camera on your Motorola smartphone instead of the front camera. The software smartly keeps track of your movement and tends to keeps everyone in a single frame. You can even add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse which can help you writing and sending emails faster. In fact, you can edit photos and videos easily.
According to the company, “Ready For”will let pair a Bluetooth controller with the phone and provide a console experience for the user. There’s also a special dock with a built-in cooling fan that allows you to charge your phone while keeping it connected to the external display.
In addition, the device features a dedicated Google Assistant key, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, a 3.5MM headphone jack, and a hybrid nano-SIM slot (5G+4G), Accelerometer, magnetometer (compass), gyroscope, proximity, and ambient light. The device runs on a near-stock My UI skin which is based on Android 11.
Pricing and Availability
The Moto G100 is available in three colours – Iridescent Sky, Iridescent Ocean, and Slate Grey.
As for its pricing, the device costs 12,999 Pesos (~$623) in Mexico for the 8GB+128GB version. On the other hand, it costs R$3,999 (~$709) in Brazil for its 12GB+256GB variant and includes a free pair of Motorola TWS earbuds. In the UK, it has a price of £449.99 for the 8GB+128GB variant. Lastly, in Spain, it costs 499,00 EURO for its 8GB+128GB variant.