The high-end (ish) Moto G100 5G goes on sale in the US at a surprisingly low price4
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Unlike early members of the budget-friendly Moto G family, this thing is certainly no pushover, pairing a high-end Snapdragon 870 processor with a reasonably generous 8GB RAM. That actually makes the G100 Motorola's most powerful mobile device to date, which is why we're absolutely delighted to see it cost just $499.99 in a GSM unlocked variant compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
Motorola's official US website with no questions asked and absolutely no strings attached.Technically, the phone's list price is set at $599.99, but if you hurry, you can save a cool $100 on
At $499.99, the Moto G100 is undoubtedly a top candidate for the title of best budget 5G phone available in 2021, but only for T-Mobile customers. At least for now, the 6.7-inch handset can't be used on Verizon (at all) while forcing you to settle for 4G LTE speeds if you choose to activate it on AT&T.
Galaxy A52 5G, for instance, the G100 comes with both a bigger screen and a heftier 5,000mAh battery in tow, as well as a faster chipset. The triple rear-facing camera system, however, is not necessarily better, consisting of a 64MP primary shooter, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP depth sensor, and the same goes for the 16MP selfie snapper.Compared to Samsung's $500
But there's also a second 8MP cam mounted on the front of the Moto G100 5G to handle ultra-wide selfies, which is... nice. On the not so bright side of things, the handset's "water repellent" design is obviously inferior to the IP67 dust and water-resistant build of the aforementioned A52 5G.
We're not particularly impressed by the G100's 215-gram weight, 90Hz display refresh rate technology, or side-mounted fingerprint scanner either, but the headphone jack and microSD card slot are still there, and with 128 gigs of internal storage space, the high-end (ish) Android 11 smartphone is an undeniably solid deal at five Benjamins.