Motorola’s G100 midrange battery champion is now available in the US

Motorola is now selling the Moto G100 in the US, having launched earlier this year for Latin American and European markets. It comes with mid-range specs like a large 5,000mAh battery, 5G and a 90Hz display for a suggested retail price of $599. Starting now through August 5, Motorola is offering a $100 discount off the full retail price.

There are two important footnotes about the G100’s US carrier compatibility: it’s a GSM-only phone, so it works on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon, and the 5G connectivity is only compatible with the 5G network. T-Mobile network. Other than that it seems to be a respectable midrange device, if the price is a bit on the high side. It uses a Snapdragon 870 processor with 8 GB of RAM, sub-6 GHz 5G and a 6.7-inch 1080p display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

Motorola’s US phone releases this year have concentrated around $200-400, making the G100 one of the more expensive devices the company has recently introduced to the United States. While a big battery, faster refresh screen, and higher processor fit the $599 price tag, the lack of IP rating and broad carrier/5G support could set it back against similarly priced peers like the Samsung A52 5G or the Pixel 4A. 5G (if you can find another one).