High quality mid-range phone with fast processor, fast storage and large battery. You describe the Moto G100 as follows, but it omits an important feature: thanks to ready-to-dock software, smartphones can also be used as an alternative to desktop PCs.
Motorola is expanding its portfolio and Moto G series this year. In addition to the classic Moto G10 and the somewhat sleek Moto G30, the manufacturer has introduced the Moto G100, which is by far the best model in the series and definitely wants to compete with high-end smartphones.
As a reward, Motorola uses 5G capable SoC, dual front-facing camera, a larger battery and faster Wi-Fi 6.. It comes free, and allows you to connect a monitor via the device’s USB-C port. Even though Samsung already offers something like Tex, you need a PC or compatible smart TV, the smartphone serves as an alternative to PC when using Ready For.
Now let’s find out how well this feature works and how the Moto G100 actually works as a smartphone.
Motorola has referred to the IP52 as the safety rating for the Moto G100. This means that the smartphone is highly protected against dust, but you have to be careful when exposed to water. Even if you come from an unfavorable angle, splashes of water can become *.
The back of the device is made of plastic; In theory, it is matte, but our white model shines with a pearl effect. The dark gray version is slightly more subdued, while the blue version also shines in different colors. The front side is Gorilla Glass 3, a slightly older standard for broken glass.
The case is very long and offers a 21: 9 cinematic aspect ratio. However, for small hands it is difficult to gain all control over the screen. Otherwise, the smartphone feels solid and high quality at hand. However, quickly touching the front of the device affects the liquid crystal display in the form of a color change.
Overall, the Moto G100 looks beautiful, but there are few smartphones in this price range. Some examples are Xiaomi Mi10D Pro or OnePlus Nord.
The Moto G100 has 128GB of fast UFS 3.1 storage and 8GB of RAM. This is certainly fine for the price range, but the Xiaomi and OnePlus competitors offer more storage and slightly more RAM.
We like the fact that Motorola Mobile has installed a USB 3 port and NFC for mobile payment or control services.
If you want to use a microSD card for storage expansion, you will have to sacrifice one of the two SIM slots.
We use the Angelbird V60 as a reference card to test the microSD reader. This proves to be relatively slow in our experiment and shows a peculiar behavior as the readings proceed: Initially the change rates increase slightly, then they decrease at a slower rate; Before it runs out, they will raise the values we expect. As a result, you should not rely on a constant change rate.
Software – Security Link on Moto G100
The Moto G100 delivers the pretty clean version of Android 11 you would expect from the manufacturer. Motorola installs its Moto app, which is used to control many smartphone functions, but otherwise it leaves much to Google’s core, making it easy to switch from other manufacturers.
The security links to our review model have not been updated since January 2021. We found that it is vulnerable to a device in this price range.
5G is a common feature in almost all mid-range smartphones. The Moto G100 supports the latest mobile standards and multiple 4G frequencies, and is available in many countries.
In terms of WiFi, the latest WiFi 6 standard is also available. The speed we set in our reference test of the Netzier Nighthawk X12 is good, but the Sony Xperia 5 II shows that it is more than possible in this price range.
If you go out with the Moto G100, the smartphone will take some time to determine its position, which it does with an accuracy of about 5 meters. GPS, AGPS, Clonas and Galileo are available as satellite networks.
In our real-world testing, the Moto G100 has proved to be very reliable for fitting; The test consisted of narrow streets through roundabouts in the city, a bridge and a large city square. There are some minor exceptions, but in general the device can be recommended for navigation tasks without booking.
The use of the phone is familiar to other Android phones. This is basically Google’s solution. The application is well organized and provides all necessary functions. Supports VoWiFi and VoLTE.
Call quality is decent: the other person’s voice is clear, and even at higher levels, the earphones have only a slight distortion. The audio experience is very similar when using the speaker for hands-free calls.
However, we don’t really like the three microphones built into the Moto G100. Our voice quickly distorted and even though we didn’t speak it out loud, it was not completely clear.
The Moto G100 has a 64-megapixel camera on the back; This is complemented by a 2-megapixel camera that provides additional data for portrait shots and bokeh effects in a wide-angle lens. At first glance, it seems that there are four lenses on the back of the smartphone. However, the laser autofocus is located behind the fourth aperture, which is particularly suitable for close subjects.
The main camera typically only takes 16 megapixel photos, which means that it uses four pixels for each image point and its effect.