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Motorola Moto G20 Review: Affordable and Reliable



Motorola Moto G20 Review: Affordable and Reliable

Protagonist of today’s review is Motorola Moto G20, new entry level of the winged house. How will it behave in daily use? Find out in our review!

packaging

The Moto packaging G20 it is quite rich, despite the market segment in which it fits: in addition to the 10W and the USB cable have a cover transparent silicone and a couple of earphones wired.

construction and design

The size of Moto G20 are 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm, for a total weight of 200g, distributed evenly along the body. The aspect ratio of 20: 9 makes it quite pleasant to hold. The satin back cover keeps fingerprints very well and houses a fingerprint reader that is very easy to reach in any situation.

If the side left it is bare, except for the presence of the slot capable of hosting a Nano SIM and a Mirco SD card (or two Nano SIMs), on the right there is a dedicated key to quickly call up the Google Assistant, the volume rocker and the power key, which has grooves that make it easily identifiable. The top edge houses the input for the 3.5mm, while on the lower one we find the microphone, the door USB-C and a speaker. I was pleased to find the notification LED installed on the upper frame, which is very convenient to know without turning on the screen if we have received new messages.

display

The front panel of Moto G20 it’s a IPS from 6.5 ″ with refresh rate a 90Hz, an absolutely not obvious feature in this price range and certainly to be appreciated.

The maximum brightness is more than enough to be able to use the smartphone even in direct sunlight and the color rendering is satisfactory, as long as you do not observe the screen too much. At the top, in a central position, we find a notch drip with a camera from 13MP and f / 2.2, which returns good shots.

hardware and performance

The processor is the real novelty of this device: under the body we find neither a Soc produced by the American Qualcomm nor one made by the Chinese MediaTek, but a UniSoc T700 octa-core made with 12nm production process and locked at 1.8GHz. They are flanked by it 4GB from RAM And 64GB internal memory, expandable via Micro SD.

On board we find Android 11 practically stock: I appreciated the presence of a very clean and bloatware-free interface, which wants to get as close as possible to the user experience designed by Google, without renouncing to offer some gems such as Motorola customized gestures.

Daily use proceeds smoothly: the opening times of the applications are not lightning fast but still contained, the apps are kept in memory for a satisfactory period of time and I have not encountered slowdowns or crashes during my days. If you want, you can also play games that are not exactly light, as long as you are satisfied with low graphics settings. Reception is very good, as are the audio quality in calls and the stability of the Bluetooth connection (5.0). A small note that I feel like making is the minimum volume level, which is a bit too high: I would have liked there to be an intermediate level between 1 and 0. Finally, the presence of the chip is excellent NFC, very useful for mobile payments.

photographic sector

Moto G20 is equipped with four rear cameras: one main from 8MP (f / 1.7), a wide angle lens from 8MP (f / 2.2), a Macro sensor from 2MP and f / 24 and a depth sensor always from 2MP and f / 2.4.

The shots obtained with this smartphone are sufficient, but we stop here. The details captured are not very many, even in conditions of excellent brightness and the colors are often rather cold.

As the ambient light falls, the quality of the photos drops dramatically, with a lot of background noise. Night mode can lighten scenes, but it doesn’t work wonders.

Finally, the macros are pleasant.

Among the different functions available in the camera app we find the recognition of the scenes thanks to AI, Time Lapse, Slow Motion, Pro Mode, Panoramic and Night Mode.

autonomy

The Moto G20 battery is a unit from 5,000mAh with 10W wired charging support. If the recharge times are not record-breaking, the overall autonomy is really excellent: you will not have any difficulty in reaching 2 full days of use with a single recharge by making it a moderate use.

conclusions

Moto G20, overall, I liked it: it is a device reliable, excellent for basic use, with satisfactory performance, a clean interface and a battery impossible to run out in a single day. The list price is € 169.99, but it is possible to find it at a street price of € 139 (or a little less): these figures are certainly right to think about.