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Motorola Moto g100, analysis: a very powerful smartphone for those who don’t settle for the same old thing

Motorola, hand in hand with Lenovo, is increasing its stakes in its range of g-smartphones with the new Moto g100, a premium mid-range terminal priced at 499 euros and going to compete with large terminals.

The Moto g100 does this by taking risks in many sections and proposing a use that goes beyond the usual of a smartphone. We’ve analyzed it to see firsthand if everything it promises is kept.

Motorola Moto g100 datasheet

MOTOROLA MOTO G100
SCREEN 6.7 “IPS LCD 6.7 FullHD +
2,520 x 1,080 pixels, 409 ppi
21: 9, 90 Hz HDR10
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
ToF sensor
FRONT CAMERAS Main: 16 MP, f / 2.2
Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, 118º
DRUMS 5,000 mAh
Fast charge 20W, USB type C
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 168.38 x 73.97 x 9.69 mm
207 g
OTHERS 5G connectivity
Gorilla Glass 3
Side fingerprint sensor
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
Desktop mode Ready For
PRICE 499 euros

 

An eye-catching design from another era

Motorola Moto

Big. Very large . The first feeling you get when you take the Moto g100 out of the box is that you are in front of an impressive smartphone, especially in terms of size.

The Motorola Moto g100, with a 6.7-inch screen, has a height of almost 17 cm and in the hand it is a figure that immediately stands out. It’s not uncomfortable to hold, nor does it slip excessively due to its enclosed width, but it’s unreachable in a comfortable way if we plan on using just one hand.

In addition, although the weight of 207 grams is no exaggeration, the thickness of almost 1 cm gives us the idea of ​​standing in front of a terminal from a different era. Here the Motorola Moto G100 has a hard time competing with its rivals, which offer much more stylish designs and are generally comfortable to deal with.

The excessive thickness, of almost 1 cm, is the only thing to blame for the design of the Moto g100, which despite having a plastic finish, in hand looks like a premium terminal

Other competing terminals also teach at the final level, at least in the material. The back of the Moto G100 is made of plastic, it does not have a specific projection profile, but the manufacturer states that it is water-resistant.

The use of this material is surprising because it really resembles glass both visually and especially when touched. Not a problem because of the use of this material that probably allowed him not to go to a problematic weight figure.

That back is very attractive visually. It curves slightly at the edges (the frame is also plastic) and offers a matte finish, but with a lot of reflections that attractively change the color of the terminal, which, by the way, is very resistant to fingerprints.

What we have the most doubts about is resistance. After the first few days of use, we already noticed micro-scrapes and small scratches on the case, but we definitely have to look them up against the light to appreciate them.

The feel of the huge phone is also determined by the design of the rear, where there is only room for the camera module, quite isolated in the corner. The usual brand logo is not missing in the central part, but in the design it is hardly noticeable except when the light falls on it.

Regarding the module of the photographic system, it practically does not protrude from the back, which is not surprising due to the great thickness of the phone.

The start button is the fingerprint reader

How strange it is to see a headphone port these days that is not completely taped to the edges of the terminal. Due to the image of the 3.5 mm port, a lot of space, this Moto G100 gives us a very visual picture of the thickness of this smartphone.

Next to it, in the bottom frame, we find the USB-C port and next to it the main speaker, which we will see at sound level is actually not only the main speaker, but also unique.

On the right, we have the volume control, one-piece, and the power button, which acts as a fingerprint reader.