Motorola takes a step forward with the new Moto g100, its first economic flagship, and the first mobile to debut the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Previously shown in China under the name Motorola Edge S, it now arrives in the global market under the classic Moto G family. A series of phones that once represented the best of the mid-range and is now updated to try to carve a niche as a cheap flagship.
These are the features of the Moto g100, which will be Motorola’s flagship for the first half of 2021 and arrives with a 90 Hz panel, triple rear camera, up to 5,000 mAh battery, and the new ‘Ready For’ mode to get a desktop experience, very much in the style of Samsung DeX.
Motorola Moto g100 Specifications
|Screen||6.7″ IPS LCD |
2,520 x 1,080 pixels, 409 ppi
21:9, 90 Hz
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128 GB UFS 3.1|
|Operating System||Android 11|
|Rear Cameras||Main: 64 MP, f/1.7|
Ultra wide-angle: 16 MP, 117º, f/2.2
Macro: 2MP, f/2.4
|Front Cameras||Main: 16 MP, f/2.2|
Ultra wide-angle: 8 MP, 118º
Fast charge 20W, USB type C
|Dimensions and Weight||168.38 x 73.97 x 9.69 mm|
Gorilla Glass 3
Side fingerprint sensor
Desktop mode Ready For
90 Hz display, 5G, and up to 8 GB of RAM
The new Moto g100 arrives with a slightly curved body where on the back highlights the Motorola logo and a triple camera placed in a square module. On the front, the dual camera stands out with its double hole. The chosen panel is 6.7 inches with FullHD+ resolution.
We have an IPS panel in 21:9 format and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, being also compatible with HDR10. It is not exactly a small screen, although it reaches a density of 409 pixels per inch.
Accompanying the processor we find 8 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 128 GB of storage, expandable via microSD card up to 1 TB. As for the battery, the Moto g100 comes with 5,000 mAh along with 20W fast charging.
For the multimedia section, the Moto g100 features a triple camera with a 64-megapixel main sensor, along with a 16-megapixel secondary for wide-angle and a third 2-megapixel sensor for macro, assisted by a ToF sensor for depth. On the front, the dual camera is 20 and 8 megapixels, having an aperture of up to 118 degrees.
‘Ready For’: Motorola’s new desktop platform
The main novelty of this Moto g100 is the presentation of ‘Ready For’, its new platform to get a desktop experience. It works both with a dock and with a direct cable.
Once connected, the user will still be able to receive calls and record video calls, but we can also move games or mobile applications to the big screen, adapting its interface to take advantage of the desktop format.
With Ready For, users can connect accessories such as a keyboard, mouse, or gaming controller for control, without having to install any additional software. Both via cable and Bluetooth.
Price and Availability of Moto g100
The new Moto g100 is available in three colors: ocean blue, dark gray, and silver. Its official price will be 499 euros for the version with 128 GB of storage, being available for purchase from March 26.