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Moto G100:  A decent display and long battery life!


The Moto G100 is a great phone in its own right. But we’d be foolish to rate it without considering the complete package. And as it stands, the G100 only makes sense as a buy if you want to use the Ready For feature.

The phone’s battery life is also rather good. And it got us through a full day of heavy use without fail. However, the poor charging speed may turn off some prospective customers. At least when compared to other Moto phones. This have traditionally left a lot to be desired in terms of cameras.

While the device is somewhat large in terms of smartphones. Which may turn off those with little hands. We found the side-mounted fingerprint scanner and even the volume button to be quite simple to reach.

Price and availability:

Price and availability: Moto g100

The Moto G100 costs £449 in the UK. Which includes the phone, and a USB-C to HDMI connection. And a standing dock. Which, as already said, allows you to use the phone with Ready For. You cannot purchase the phone without them.

That price translates to around $620 or AU$810. Although we don’t yet know about availability in the United States or Australia. However, Motorola regularly releases its phones in those nations. So a release is feasible. And we’ll update this story as soon as we learn more.

That is the most expensive Moto G phone we’ve ever seen in the UK. To give you some context, below are the costs for some of the brand’s other phones in your region:

Design of the Moto g100

Design: Moto g100

The Moto G100 is one of the largest smartphones, especially in terms of size. It measures 168.4 x 74 x 9.7mm. This makes it tall and thick but not particularly broad. It weighs 207g. So it’s not the lightest phone. But it’s above average.

Because of its screen ratio. The phone is long and thin, making it simple to use in the hand despite its huge size. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which is built into the power button on the right edge of the smartphone, was very easy to access.

Above that button is a volume rocker. The other edge of the phone is a Google Assistant button. Because it is very far up, it is a little hard to access.

A USB-C connector and 3.5mm headphone jack is located on the bottom edge, while a quad-camera bump with four lenses is placed on the back.

Display of Moto g100

Moto G100:  A decent display and long battery life!

The screen of the Moto G100 is 6.7in length. It boasts a resolution of 2,520 x 1,080 (FHD+), a high refresh rate of 90Hz, and HDR10 capability. It’s a solid display in terms of quality, but because it lacks the features of an OLED panel – seen on the lower Pixel 4a 5G, Galaxy A52 5G, and iPhone SE – it doesn’t stand up as well under observation.

Color accuracy isn’t bad, though, with an average Delta E of 1.43 in the device’s “Natural” display mode, as well as 87.7 % sRGB gamut coverage and 88.4 % volume. Where it comes up short is in contrast. It doesn’t become especially bright while watching HDR material, peaking at a paltry 572cd/m2, considerably below the HDR10 requirement.


The Moto G100 runs Android 11. This is the standard version of Google’s mobile operating system with no overlay, so icons and menus remain in their clean, ‘original’ form.

Moto actions, movements that you can use to trigger various features — our favorite is doing a double ‘karate-chop’ motion to switch on the flashlight, while another useful one is activating Do Not Disturb mode by simply laying the phone face-down.

Battery life of moto g100

The Moto G100 has a 5,000mAh battery, which is a large capacity that few phones can match, and as a result, its battery life is really good.

Even though we used the phone a lot, we never had to charge it in the middle of the day – and the phone sometimes even lasted into the next day, but we can’t exactly say it has two-day battery life.

While the battery life is excellent, the charging speed is not – in fact, it is glacial. At 20W. It will take around two hours to charge the phone from empty to full. Which is an epic in a world of cheap 50W and 65W charging devices. There’s also no wireless charging, which is common among phones in this price range.


So, what about those cameras? The Moto G100, like most smartphones nowadays, features a quad-camera array on the rear that includes a 64MP (f/1.7) primary sensor, a 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP (f/2.4) depth camera, and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor to aid with blurred background pictures.

The photo quality is really decent. Especially in very well situations. There’s a lot of detail, not much graphic noise, and the colors appear lovely and natural. It’s not quite as good as the Pixel 4a 5G — the Moto has a habit to overexpose photographs – but the shots aren’t horrible.

Does Motorola G100 have Gorilla Glass?

Motorola chose a flat screen with a little curve around the sides and two hole-punch slots on the top left. The borders on the G100 are likewise modest, and the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with an anti-fingerprint layer.

Does Moto G100 have wireless charging?

The Moto G100 does not support wireless charging and must be charged using the provided 20W USB-C connection. It also has a formal IP standard for dust and water entry protection, instead of choosing a “waterproof design.”

How many updates will Moto G100 get?

Motorola’s Android 12 rollout took a long time to get started. But it seems to be picking up speed in recent weeks. The Moto G100, which was released in April of last year with Android 11, is the most recent device to be graced with 2021’s Android version.


The Moto G100 is a semi-smart phone that stands atop Motorola’s low-cost G line. It supports 5G and has a huge screen that’s easy on the eyes. The two front cameras give more selfie flexibility than normal, and general use is surprisingly clear of bloatware, as is typical with Moto phones. The included Ready For dock and HDMI cable should also be beneficial.

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