Review: Nokia X20 - Ecology 5G smartphone

In addition to the heavier weight, the rather thick edges around the large 6.67-inch screen also leave a negative impression.

Review: Nokia X20 - Ecology 5G smartphone

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The company emphasizes that the Nokia X20 was created to last. Nokia X20 is a larger device, but the first thing we noticed when we picked it up was its considerable weight of 220 g. It’s hard to justify this heavyweight because the Nokia X20 doesn’t come with an extra-large battery, and the back panel is made of plastic. In addition to the heavier weight, the rather thick edges around the large 6.67-inch screen also leave a negative impression.

Fingerprint sensor is located on the power button, and it proved to be very fast and accurate. Device was unlocked by fingerprint recognition from the first in at least 9 out of 10 attempts. The front panel is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection from scratches and other damage. In addition, there is an additional protective film on the screen. A selfie camera is located in a centrally located hole inside the screen. The lower part of the device is reserved for a 3.5 mm audio output, microphone, USB Type C port and speaker. On the right side of the frame is the power button and volume keys, while the SIM card tray is on the left side of the frame.

Screen

Although the Nokia X20 smartphone belongs to the price segment where the competition usually offers AMOLED screens with a high refresh rate, the company decided to equip this model with a screen that is at least twice as cheap in its characteristics. For example, for a slightly lower price, it is possible to buy a Redmi Note 10 Pro that has a 120 Hz AMOLED screen.

The front of the Nokia X20 smartphone is dominated by a 6.67" IPS LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate, which we can say offers a good color display and contrast, and in terms of brightness, we think it’s a little below average because it’s sometimes hard to see when outdoors content on the screen.

The Nokia X20 smartphone has an FHD + resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, while the aspect ratio is 20: 9.

Hardware

The heart of the Nokia X20 smartphone is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor, created for those users who want an affordable device, and they also need support for 5G networks. This is the first Snapdragon 400 series processor to support 5G networks. This processor has eight cores in two clusters, two large ARM Cortex A77 cores clocked at 2 GHz and six smaller ARM Cortex A55 cores with a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz, and the package includes Adreno 619 graphics processor.

When it comes to memory configurations, the Nokia X20 smartphone is available in 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM variants, while when it comes to internal memory, there is only a 128 GB variant. The memory of this device can be further expanded with MicroSD cards.

Cameras

Four cameras on the back are a standard on mid-range smartphones, and the Nokia X20 is no exception. So on the back of the Nokia X20 smartphone, along with the primary 64 MP camera with ZEISS optics with aperture f / 1.79, there are 2 MP macro cameras, 5 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth camera, and next to this module there is also an LED flash.

The rear camera of the Nokia X20 smartphone does not boast a large number of video recording options, but the user is limited to recording videos only in FHD resolution at 60 or 30 fps.

The camera app is very easy to use and is set to make the most commonly used shooting modes like photos, videos and portraits available as soon as the app launches, and it comes with night mode.

Front camera, just like the rear, comes with Portrait mode for taking photos with the Bokeh effect, and a camera with a 32 MP sensor is in charge of getting a selfie portrait. In addition to taking photos and recording, this camera also serves as a Face Unlock feature with which the device is unlocked by recognizing the user’s face.

Audio and video

The speaker hole on the Nokia X20 smartphone is located at the bottom next to the USB Type C port and is capable of reproducing loud enough. The speaker pleasantly surprised us with its volume. In addition to the USB Type C port, the Nokia X20 also has a 3.5 mm audio output.

Battery

One of the definitely key points of this smartphone is the 4,470 mAh battery, which doesn’t seem like much by today’s standards, but thanks to its energy-efficient processor, the company states that it should provide the user with up to two days of autonomy on a single charge. Charging the Nokia X20 smartphone of course takes place via the already mentioned USB Type-C port, and the supported charging speed is not very impressive 18W.