Bridging the gap between the affordable G-series and the more upmarket Edge models, the Moto G100 is Motorola’s take on a high-powered midrange. Indeed, with a mighty Snapdragon chip at the helm, a few interesting camera choices, and potential for PC replacement use, the Moto G100 is indeed a promising package.
We brought up the Moto Edges for a reason – the Moto Edge S has been available in China for a couple of months, and the G100 is essentially that. Minor differences can be found in a head-to-head spec comparison but we’d say that a few extra degrees of coverage on the ultrawide cameras are hardly consequential.
The important stuff is certainly the same, and that starts with the Snapdragon 870 chip – an even higher-clocked, ++ version of the top-tier SD865 from last year. That enables one of the G100 headlining features – the (oddly named) ‘Ready For’ functionality for using the phone as the heart of a desktop computer, Samsung Dex style.
There are other unusual bits on the Moto G100 too. Its 16MP ultrawide camera on the back has autofocus and a ring flash, offering some serious potential for close-up photography. At least of equal importance is the secondary camera on the front – you’d be getting ultrawide selfies on top of the regular ones.
In this context, the display looks almost too mainstream. It’s a 6.7-inch LCD that maxes out at 90Hz – it’s not an OLED, and it’s not a 120Hz panel either. It is particularly tall, however, at 21:9, so there’s that.
Motorola G100 5G Full Specification
|BODY||168.4 x 74 x 9.7 mm (6.63 x 2.91 x 0.38 in)|
|Weight||207 g (7.30 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
Water repellent design
|Type||IPS LCD, 90Hz, HDR10, 560 nits|
|Size||6.7 inches, 104.9 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
Motorola G100 – Chipset and Operating System
|Operating System||Android 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)|
|SD Card Slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM UFS 3.1|
|MAIN CAMERA||64 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.7µm, PDAF, Laser AF|
16 MP, f/2.2, 117˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA||16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm|
8 MP, f/2.4, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Motorola G100 5G – Battery
|BATTERY||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 20w|