Moto G200 review

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Moto G200 review

The Moto G200 is a beast; it's large, with a massive FHD+ 144Hz screen, and it's loaded with processing power, making it ideal for gaming and watching movies. It won't be suitable for all users, however, because the size makes it difficult to use one-handed, and there are some rough edges in the photography and charging departments as well.

The phone's main selling point is its speed; with the Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, it's lightning fast for gaming or any other high-end function. In that regard, this power works well with the high refresh rate display, which also makes navigating the phone feel smooth.

The display is massive, though Motorola has never used the most visually appealing displays, preferring LCD over OLED. Nonetheless, due to its size and refresh rate, it's an excellent choice for people who enjoy watching content or playing games on their smartphone.

Moto G200 review : Price

The Moto G200 was released in the United Kingdom in November 2021, and while it's possible that it will also be released in the United States and Australia at some point, we can't say for certain because Motorola has a rather haphazard and dispersed release pattern across regions.

The phone costs £399 in the UK, and there is only one memory configuration, which is 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, though you can choose between blue and green versions.

Moto G200 review : Design

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We can see the Moto G200 design dividing people simply because it is so large. For this to sit naturally in the palm, you'll need quite large hands.

In fact, we had difficulty using this one-handed, despite having average-sized mitts, so we recommend purchasing this only if you're content to use a mobile two-handed.

The main functional issue with its large size, aside from the fact that it can be difficult to reach the display's extremities, is that the side-mounted fingerprint scanner can be difficult to reach when you want to unlock the phone. The volume rocker is located above the fingerprint scanner on the phone's right edge, and a small Google Assistant button is located on the opposite edge.
There's a USB-C port here, but no 3.5mm headphone jack, which isn't surprising given that many phone companies are abandoning the port, but Motorola is one of the few that still uses it frequently.

Moto G200 review : Display

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The Moto G200 has the same amount of screen space as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, making it ideal for those who enjoy streaming or gaming.

It's not entirely comparable to that phone because its resolution is 'only' 1080 x 2460, or FHD+, but the vast majority of smartphones are also FHD+.

There's also a 144Hz refresh rate, which is faster than the competition (most competitors use 120Hz), and this means motion looks very smooth. The refresh rate of a display refers to how many times per second the image is updated, and at 144Hz, everything from gaming to simply scrolling through menus looks smoother.

The maximum brightness of the screen was also a little low, but given how rarely you need a phone's display to be as bright as it can be, this had no effect on our day-to-day experience with the device.

Moto G200 review : Camera

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Pictures from the main camera were bright and sharp, and while they could occasionally appear a little desaturated, that could be due to the software as much as the hardware.

The advantage of a 108MP main camera, which Moto has already used in its Edge 20 series, is that it can perform 9-in-1 'pixel binning,' which is a technique in which pixels combine to create fewer, larger ones that'see' more light. 

That doesn't mean the Moto G200 is great at night photography, but it is better than previous Moto phones in terms of grain and exposure.

You can also shoot in high-resolution mode, avoiding pixel binning for full-size snaps, which may be preferable for people who like to edit photos in apps or on the computer, but this type of file can quickly consume storage space.

Video recording can be done at an unnecessarily high resolution of 8K, as with a few other Snapdragon 888 phones, or at 60fps but only at 4K. If you record at lower resolutions, you can get some pretty good video stabilization, but it won't work at 8K.

Moto G200 review : Performance

One of the key selling points of the Moto G200 is its Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, which was the most powerful processor used in Android phones at the time the Moto was announced, making the phone more powerful than the OnePlus 9, Xiaomi Mi 11, or Realme GT. The chipset is combined with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, as well as a 5G modem, making this phone compatible with next-generation networks.

Moto G200 review : Battery Life

Motorola appears to be fond of its 5,000mAh batteries, as many of its phones use them - it's a large size for a smartphone, but battery life is determined as much by display size and processor efficiency as it is by capacity.

 Moto G200's battery life is perfectly adequate, the phone always lasted a full day of use without needing to be charged halfway through. However, unlike on some other Moto devices, it did not always last into the second day, so we recommend charging the phone on a daily basis.

Should I Invest in Moto G200?

* Buy it , If you need a gaming phone.

* Buy it, If you want a large screen. 

* Don't Buy it, If you like Ultra-wide pictures.

Don't Buy it, If you need fast charging .

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