After many rumors and leaks, Motorola has unveiled its Snapdragon 888+ smartphone. As we’ve previously speculated, the device is reaching global markets today under the Moto G200 moniker. The device arrives with Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset to date, as the Snapdragon 898 / Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is still not available. More than that, it arrives to be one of the cheapest Snapdragon 888+ powered smartphones. So, you’ll be getting an extreme performance for low money. However, Motorola did make some compromises to achieve this. Without further ado, let’s see what this flagship killer has in tow.
Motorola Moto G200 specifications
The Moto G200 continues the lineup created with the Moto G100. As usual, devices under this lineup are the most powerful Moto G-series smartphones, and the first flagships to come under this popular mid-range lineup. That said, the Moto G200 is a major step over the G100. It brings the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ which is a fairly large step forward.
Although the performance impresses, the same won’t be said about the display. To reduce the costs, Motorola is sticking with an LCD screen with a 6.8-inch diagonal. However, the upgrade comes in the form of a refresh rate which is now set at an impressive 144 Hz. Motorola keeps this standard of display for its flagship which is uncommon for smartphones out of the gaming segment. This panel also boasts an HDR10 certification and offers support for DCI-P3 color space.
In addition to the powerful chipset, the Moto G200 is paired with 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and is available in two configurations with 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Camera and other features
In terms of optics, the Moto G200 packs a primary 108 MP camera with 2.1 um effective pixel size through 9-in-1 binning. The camera offers 8K video capture plus a 960 fps slow-motion mode. It is paired along with a 13 MP ultrawide camera with autofocus, it doubles as a macro camera. There is a third and final 2 MP depth sensor. For selfies and video calls, there is a 16 MP selfie snapper inside of the centered punch-hole.
The flagship draws its powers from a beefy 5,000 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast-charging. This is not the most impressive speed in the industry, but it is still acceptable when you take the package in consideration. The device’s build is another aspect of the device that suffers to bring the price a little down. The frame and back are made out of plastic. However, Motorola has applied a metallic coat of paint on the frame and a matte finish on the back, it does a good job making the device look more premium than it really is. Another good addition is basic water resistance.
The Moto G200 sports a USB Type-C port and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device runs stock-ish Android 11 OS, but an update to Android 12 should arrive in the coming months.
Pricing and Availability
The Moto G200 is heading to Europe in a few weeks and will also be available for purchase in Latin America. The device will cost around €450 which is an amazing price for everything it brings to the table.