Earlier this year in March, Motorola launched its first flagship phone under the Moto G series named the Moto G100. It had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G SOC and was priced at €499. Today, Motorola launched its successor named the Moto G200 and the most impressive thing about this phone is the impressive value for money it offers. It is priced at €450 which means it is cheaper than even its predecessor, yet it offers the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SOC, the most powerful Qualcomm chip currently in the market.
Design-wise, this phone does look beautiful in the renders but as per Motorola’s website, the phone has a plastic build so there is indeed some cost-cutting done here. The phone gets a flat display on the front with a hole-punch cutout in the middle and a triple camera setup on the rear. The Motorola logo on the rear is placed in the center instead of in the upper portion so this placement is also quite new. The fingerprint scanner sits on the right side and doubles as a power button. There is a Google Assistant key on the left side. The phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and has only one speaker that is placed on the bottom.
The cost-cutting continues on the front as the Moto G200 has a 6.8-inch 144Hz LCD with a Full-HD+ resolution. This is the reason the fingerprint scanner is not under the display. That hole-punch cutout has a 16 Megapixel selfie shooter in it.
Perhaps the biggest USP of this phone is its performance. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SOC under the hood which means it rocks the fastest chip currently in the market for Android phones. There is 8GB RAM LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage so there is no cost-cutting in the performance department.
The battery size is 5,000mAh and the phone supports 33W fast charging. You get a 33W adapter in the box.
Finally, talking about that camera setup on the rear, the Moto G200 has a primary 108 Megapixel sensor, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultrawide/macro camera, and a third 2-megapixel depth sensor. Android 11 runs out of the box.
Moto G200 starts at €450 and the color options are named Glacier Green & Stellar Blue. It will initially be available in the European market and then in markets such as Latin America.