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While Motorola probably owes a large part of its recent success in markets like the US to its robust and very competitively priced low to mid-end smartphone portfolio, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered Edge Plus (2022) strongly suggests the Lenovo-owned brand is also ready to take the premium segment seriously again.
But although no true Moto flagships have been released stateside in quite some time, 5G speed junkies on relatively tight budgets arguably can’t do much better than the likes of the G100 and Edge (2021).
The two stylish and reasonably powerful handsets just so happen to be on sale at very special prices ahead of the actual commercial debut of the aforementioned Motorola Edge+ (2022) beast, fetching up to a whopping 250 bucks less than usual in unlocked variants with absolutely no strings attached.
The slightly older Moto G100 is still cheaper, at $399.99 instead of its $599.99 list price, beating both its surprisingly attractive launch deal from last summer and the enhanced $150 discount offered for the first time back in November. As far as we know, the high-end (ish) 6.7-inch device has never been more affordable than this, rivaling the best phones under $500 out there with a Snapdragon 870 processor on deck, as well as a hefty 5,000mAh battery, decently smooth 90Hz IPS LCD screen, and a quad rear-facing camera system including a 64MP primary shooter.
Of course, the Motorola Edge (2021) currently bids for the same title, setting you back $449.99 with an inferior Snapdragon 778 SoC under the hood, but also a vastly superior 144Hz 6.8-inch display in tow and twice the 128GB internal storage space of the G100.
Normally available for $699.99, this flat-screened beaut has been marked down by the same 250 bucks a couple of times before, which doesn’t make Motorola’s latest promotion any less compelling. Not with 5G support for both T-Mobile and Verizon (minus mmWave, of course), a 108MP main snapper, and a 5,000mAh battery equipped with blazing fast 30W charging.