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Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Nokia G20
Nokia's G20 is an inexpensive smartphone with a large screen, a durable battery, and several cameras. In the test, we take a look at whether the smartphone from Finland can outperform other devices in its price range.
Source: Ricks Tech
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2023
Source: Tech Advisor
The Nokia G20 presents as a good honest phone with nothing to hide. It’s very cheap, reasonably well made and its battery can potentially last two days if you don’t go too hard on the media. This is useful because you really won’t want to go hard on the media with this phone. The G20’s LCD display, with its fuzzy 720p resolution and lowly 60Hz refresh rate, doesn’t exactly make video or gaming content sing. This is also fine, but even general navigation can feel sluggish and choppy here. Nokia’s clean approach to Android software is commendable, particularly with its renewed commitment to extensive updates. But thinking about how the Nokia G20 is likely to be running in two or even three years makes me wince. Ultimately, this is a very cheap phone, so I can’t be too hard on it. But you can get better performance for similar money, and spending a little more will secure significant gains in all departments.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Android Headlines
And the design of the device is just modern enough to not disappoint. With a coat of textured paint that makes the device feel good in the hand, with minimal slip. While also helping the color tone shift, at least in the case of our review unit, from a deep satisfying blue to a purple hue that would make even The Artist (Formerly Known as Prince) happy. Meanwhile, the biggest benefit of this smartphone is its battery life. Not only will it last all day. It will last multiple days with moderate use and battery-saving features such as adaptive brightness turned on. So if that’s what you’re looking for in a bundle costing less than $200, the Nokia G20 could easily be it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
After using the Nokia G20 for a week it became clear that this is a budget smartphone with entry-level performance. Nokia promises software updates, but the lacklustre hardware means that the UI struggles to keep up with daily tasks, even though it's running a near-stock version of Android 11. The two-day battery life is quite good, but charging that 5,050mAh battery takes more than three hours. Camera performance is just about okay in the daytime and the same goes for video quality. Even Samsung's Galaxy F22 (Review), priced at Rs. 12,499, offers much better hardware with a 90Hz HD+ Super AMOLED display, a capable Helio G80 processor, and a 6,000mAh battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Android Central
The Nokia G20 has a genuinely impressive battery that barely drains when idle and should remain functional for days. Its satisfyingly simple stock Android software, striking design, and decent main camera all add up to a more-than-respectable package for a $200 phone. But its slow chipset, last-gen Wi-Fi support, and low-resolution display undermine the experience. Anyone willing to spend just a bit more can likely find something better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Gadgetbyte Nepal
To wrap up this review of the Nokia G20, it’s a fairly underwhelming phone. While its design, clean Android experience, and battery life are somewhat of saving grace, the phone ultimately lags behind the competition when it comes to performance. Maybe MediaTek’s Helio G80/G85 would’ve been a better choice for a phone at this price bracket. Still, if you’re a casual smartphone user who wants an excellent battery endurance and reliable software experience, the Nokia G20 makes for an appealing choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2021
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Helio G35: ARM based octa core SoC (8x small ARM Cortex-A53 cores) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.4 LTE modem and a PowerVR G38320 at 680 MHz. The SoC is produced in 12nm (FinFET) and except for the higher clock speed similar to the old Helio G25.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years.
In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.
71.07%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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