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Test verdict on the Motorola Moto G200 5G - Mid-range smartphone with amazing performance

The Moto G200 5G is Motorola's newest flagship model of the Moto G series, equipped with the Snapdragon 888+.
The Moto G200 5G is Motorola's newest flagship model of the Moto G series, equipped with the Snapdragon 888+.
The Motorola Moto G200 5G offers a lot of performance. The mid-range smartphone doesn't fail to impress with its 144-Hz panel, a Snapdragon 888+, UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. In other areas, however, the Moto G flagship is lacking...

The Moto G200 5G is an upper mid-range smartphone with emphasis on the performance. In our review, the Snapdragon 888+-smartphone reaches top results in system performance, with barely any delays. Thanks to the flagship SoC in combination with the fast 144-Hz panel, UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 RAM, it is possible to achieve a pleasantly smooth depiction of animations and scrolling on websites.

The Motorola smartphone claims first place in our benchmark results, compared to other mid-range competitors. The Snapdragon 888+ does not reach its full potential. Furthermore, our GFXBench Benchmark shows a noticeable decrease of the CPU performance in the on- and especially off-screen results compared to its Snapdragon-888 competition. The Wild Life stress tests show that at higher workloads, the performance drops by about 20 %. The Moto G200 5G performance already starts decreasing after only a few seconds under load, though.

The technical requirements predestine the Moto G200 5G for Android games, but the gaming performance leaves something to be desired. Our test game Armajet reveals thermal based dips in performance and a visibly decreasing frame rate throughout the gaming session.

In comparison to the mid-range competition, the 6.8-inch Full HD+ display with its resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels is a weakness of the Moto G200 5G.

Although the panel has an HDR10 certification, we measured a maximum luminance of only 512 cd/m². Even our APL50 test result with 520 cd/m² barely changes the relatively low brightness for HDR content. For comparison: The Xiaomi 11T and Poco F3 shine twice as bright as our Moto smartphone. On top of that, the brightness distribution is not very even, which is especially visible in the hole-punch area, where faint shadows are apparent.

You are looking for high performance in an Android smartphone in the mid-range? Then you may want to take a closer look at our in-depth review of the Motorola Moto G200 5G.

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Marcus Herbrich, 2022-02-19 (Update: 2022-02-17)