The Motorola Moto G200 5G was announced on November 18, 2021, and released on February 10, 2022. This new midrange from Motorola, the Moto G200 5G, is aimed at those looking for the best bang for their buck device. It has a high-res camera, a flagship chipset, and a very smooth display, so if you’re a value hunter, this phone is for you. Let’s have a look at Motorola Moto G22 5G Review.
The Moto G200 doesn’t look or feel cheap; its rear panel and frame are made of plastic, but the back looks and feels like glass, and the matte frame does a very decent impersonation of aluminum. On the backside, you’ll find a ramp-like island housing three cameras and a matte stellar blue coloring which is a bit of a smudge magnet if you’re not too keen on those. You might want to go with a glacier-green version of the phone which will make them less visible.
The Moto G6 has a power button and fingerprint scanner on the right side of the phone. If you turn on the power touch option in the Moto app, you can double-tap it to access a shortcut menu where you can arrange apps, tools, and contacts. Moto G200 5G has curved edges and a textured back that makes it feel comfortable and secure in your hand. The only downside is that it’s not a lightweight phone.
The G200 has a water-repellent coating, but it is only good for IP52 dust and water protection. The screen is protected by flat tempered glass. On the front, you’ll see a punch hole in the LCD panel, but it’s nice to note that there are no traces of uneven backlighting. The 6.8 inch IPS LCD itself has a Full HD resolution and a 144hz refresh rate. It’s a larger and faster panel than the one on the Moto G100.
You can either choose to lock the refresh rate at 144hz, go for the standard 60hz or use the auto mode option, which balances power and smoothness but only goes up to 120 hertz. Overall, the auto mode worked well and with it, most games ran at 120 hertz.
The panel on the phone has a max brightness of 558 nits and an excellent contrast ratio, making it comfortable to use outdoors. The phone has two color modes, saturated and natural, both of which have good accuracy. The saturated mode shifts more toward blue, while the natural mode shifts more toward red. The phone also has HDR10 support for high dynamic range streams on YouTube and Amazon Prime and supports Widevine L1 DRM support.
The phone has a 108-megapixel primary camera that takes 12-megapixel bend photos. It also has a 13-megapixel ultrawide shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The daytime shots taken with the auto mode and the main camera have a lot of detail and balance processing. Foliage and even complex objects look good, and we didn’t see much noise if any. The contrast is high, and the photos look lively even if the dynamic range is only average.
The white balance could be better with images coming out with a red tint on occasion if you choose to capture shots in the high res mode. You’ll find white balance and dynamic range to be better, but you get some extra detail, and the images do look a little bit like oil paintings when zoomed to the pixel level.
The Motorola Moto G200 5G has Android 11, which is the most recent Android version as of the time of this writing. However, it is disappointing that Motorola is unlikely to update this phone to Android 13, considering that it was launched after Android 12 was announced. If you’re a fan of Android as Google intended, then Motorola phones are definitely phones you should consider.
Most of the Moto G200’s customizations are limited to the Moto app, which lets you choose among icon shapes, quick toggles and accent colors. You can also turn on quick launch gestures like the traditional Moto karate chop for the flashlight or twist to launch the camera app.
There are a couple of display-related extras that are new, like peak display, which lights up when it detects motion, and attentive display, which keeps the phone from turning off when you’re looking at it. Another newer feature is ready for a platform, which enables you to put the phone in the heart of a big-screen setup. It runs within a window on your desktop and can be helpful for multitasking between devices. You can use the phone to make big-screen video calls and use the camera to capture yourself and the external screen to see other participants.
The Moto G200 has the flagship Snapdragon 855+ 5G chipset and eight gigs of ram unsurprisingly, gaming is a breeze, and it offers flagship performance across the board; in fact, the phone doesn’t even get hot during stress tests, and it kept 70 percent of its max performance at the end of an hour-long torture test.
The G200 has a single bottom-firing speaker that achieved a good loudness score in tests; however, the audio quality is average, and the lack of stereo speakers is the biggest issue with its output. Motorola has been making a big deal out of the high-end wireless audio experience you can get with this phone, so if you have a good pair of headphones, you might want to try it out.
The large 5 000 mAh battery achieved 102 hours of endurance in battery life tests. It fared decently as far as charging is concerned too; the 33-watt turbocharger got the G200 from zero to 52 in 30 minutes, and a full charge required an hour and 14 minutes.