After launching the Moto G100 in Latin America and Europe earlier this year, Motorola is now offering it in the United States. For $599, it has midrange specs like a large 5,000mAh battery, 5G, and a 90Hz screen. Motorola is providing a $100 discount off the full retail price from now through August 5th.
The G100’s US carrier compatibility has two key caveats: it’s a GSM-only phone, so it’ll function on AT&T and T-Mobile but not Verizon, and its 5G connectivity is limited to T-5G Mobile’s network.
Aside from that, it appears to be a good intermediate tablet, but at a premium price. It has an 8GB RAM Snapdragon 870 processor, sub-6GHz 5G, and a 6.7-inch 1080p display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
This year’s Motorola phone launches in the United States have been concentrated in the $200-400 area, making the G100 one of the more expensive handsets the company has released recently in the United States.
While a large battery, faster-refreshing screen, and a higher-tier chipset seem appropriate for its $599 price tag, its lack of IP-rating and extensive carrier / 5G compatibility may put it at a disadvantage when compared to similarly priced competitors like the Samsung A52 5G or the Pixel 4A 5G. (if you can still find one).