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Nokia X30 smartphone review: Nokia's fastest eco-smartphone

Traditional brand. Nokia is stepping up its game once again. The X30 5G is the Finnish manufacturer's fastest smartphone so far and is also supposed to be the most sustainable. The mid-range smartphone makes a strong impression terms of features, accompanied by a 3-year warranty and equally long updates. Whether the overall package lives up to expectations is revealed in the following review.
Nokia X30 5G

With the X30 5G, Nokia is introducing what it claims to be its most sustainable smartphone to date. The frame of the 6.43-inch Android phone is made from recycled aluminum, while the back cover is made from 65 percent recycled plastic. Nokia produces the packaging of the X30 5G from 70 percent recycled paper and omits the charger to minimize e-waste and emissions.

In keeping with the eco-friendly focus, you can also rent the smartphone instead of buying it, thus counteracting the throwaway mentality.

A Snapdragon 695 5G powers Nokia's mid-range smartphone, flanked by up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. In contrast to its IPS predecessor, the Nokia X20, the X30 5G has a 90 Hz AMOLED display and comes with Android 12 out of the box. This is further accompanied by a 3-year warranty and the manufacturer's promise to provide the X30 5G with Android upgrades and security updates for just as long.

Nokia X30 (X Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, FHD+, HDR10, HLG, under display Fingerprint sensor, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 700 Nits peak brightness, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity sensor, IR-LED, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, USB-OTG, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), 4G (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41), 5G (Band n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78), Dual-SIM, eSIM, Head SAR 0.79 W/kg, Body SAR 1.37 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 158.9 x 73.9 ( = 0.31 x 6.26 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix 50MP main camera (AF, OIS, 2.0μm 4-in-1, f/1.8, 1/1.57”) + 13MP ultrawide camera (FOV 123°, f/2.4, 1/3.06”), video recording up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix 2.0μm 4-in-1, f/2.4, 1/3.06”
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker, Keyboard: virtual, SIM Tool, Quick start guide, Warranty information, 3 years of OS upgrades, 3 years of monthly security updates, 36 Months Warranty, fanless, waterproof
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
519 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81.7 %
11/2022
Nokia X30
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
185 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
80.6 %
05/2021
Nokia X20
SD 480, Adreno 619
220 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85.6 %
07/2022
Nothing Phone (1)
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
87.7 %
03/2022
Xiaomi 12
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
179 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.28"2400x1080

Nokia offers the X30 5G in the colors "Cloudy Blue" and "Ice White", whereby the former looks more like a dark gray or green depending on the ambient light. At 185 grams, the smartphone is significantly lighter than its Nokia X20 predecessor, which weighs 220 grams with its 6.67-inch display. The review candidate goes one step further with its IP67 certification and is thus dust- and waterproof.

While the back cover of Nokia's X30 5G is made of plastic, it feels much higher-quality and fits well with the aluminum frame that stably holds the front and back together. Thanks to its matte surface, the back of the X30 5G is very fingerprint resistant and merges seamlessly with the camera unit, which protrudes around 3 millimeters from the back cover.

The AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and houses a fingerprint sensor hidden underneath the screen. The 16 MP selfie camera sits in a punchhole in the center at the top.

Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G

Size Comparison

168.9 mm / 6.65 inch 79.7 mm / 3.14 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 220 g0.485 lbs159.6 mm / 6.28 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs158.9 mm / 6.26 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs152.7 mm / 6.01 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Renting the Nokia X30 instead of buying

The Nokia X30 5G comes in two storage variants. The first variant, with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, officially costs EUR 519 (~US$ 514). The second variant may be more interesting, offering 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, but only costing EUR 30 (~US$ 29) more at EUR 549 (~US$ 545). 

Instead of buying the smartphone, you can also rent it. This is possible via Nokia's subscription model, which is offered at EUR 25 (~US$ 24) per month and can be canceled with a 3-month period of notice. Once the X30 5G is returned, it is given to another subscriber in line with Nokia's sustainability standards. According to the manufacturer, older smartphones are either recycled or donated to charity. If no longer functioning, the smartphones can also be used for spare parts.

Unlike its Nokia X20 predecessor, the X30 5G does not have a headphone jack and a microSD slot. Instead, an OTG-capable USB-C port that transfers data at USB 2.0 speeds, an FM radio receiver, Bluetooth 5.1 and an NFC chip are included. The smartphone also plays HD web streams thanks to DRM Widevine L1 support.

Left: no connections
Left: no connections
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Top: microphones
Top: microphones
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speakers
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C 2.0, speakers

Software - Three Android upgrades guaranteed

The X30 5G runs a stock Android 12, which Nokia has supplemented with only a handful of third-party apps such as LinkedIn, Netflix, GoPro Quik and Spotify. The tools are located in the Apps folder on the home screen and can all be uninstalled if desired. Nokia's in-house support app My Device also counts among the smartphone's software repertoire.

Nokia also intends to supply the X30 5G with monthly security updates for three years and also promises three operating system upgrades. We can thus reasonably assume that Android 15 will also be provided for the smartphone.

However, the manufacturer appears to be lax in regard to monthly security updates, at least during our review period. As of early November, the Android security patch was from September 5, at least a month too long when judging Nokia by its own standards.

Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 6 speed only on paper

At 16 4G bands and 11 5G bands, the Nokia X30 5G offers rather broad mobile frequency coverage. Although a little too sparse for international use, no connection problems should be expected in the European area.

With WiFi 6 (aka WLAN 802.11ax), Nokia's X30 5G is equipped with a fast WLAN standard. Wi-Fi transfer rates prove stable under testing, but are on the Wi-Fi 5 level at best.

At a peak rate of 359 Mbps, the X30 5G is slightly faster than the WiFi-5 capable Nokia X20, but falls far behind comparison devices such as the Google Pixel 6a and the Xiaomi 12, which achieve more than double the data throughput.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100% +173%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
854 (763min - 898max) MBit/s ∼95% +160%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼67% +83%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s ∼38% +5%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
329 (286min - 340max) MBit/s ∼37%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s ∼100% +164%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
757 (380min - 826max) MBit/s ∼80% +111%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼68% +81%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
359 (346min - 369max) MBit/s ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s ∼28% -25%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1894, n=18, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1407 (872min - 1714max) MBit/s ∼94%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (926min - 951max) MBit/s ∼63%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1751 (879min - 1776max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=19, last 2 years)
1315 MBit/s ∼75%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
598 (517min - 731max) MBit/s ∼34%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=128, last 2 years)
515 MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
222 (126min - 326max) MBit/s ∼43%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=129, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
313 (190min - 343max) MBit/s ∼64%
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Nokia X30; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (286-340)
Nokia X30; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø359 (346-369)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

Localization of the Nokia smartphone finds takes place via the satellite navigation systems GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1, E5a) and Beidou (B1, B2a, B1c). Under testing, this worked quickly inside buildings as well as outdoors with an accuracy of up to three meters. 

The X30 5G also provided precise location data on a 4-kilometer bike ride. Compared to the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch, the smartphone is not quite as accurate, but the small deviations recorded are so minimal that they do not negatively impact everyday use.

Nokia X30 5G: summary
Nokia X30 5G: summary
Nokia X30 5G: bridge
Nokia X30 5G: bridge
Nokia X30 5G: loop
Nokia X30 5G: loop
Garmin Venu 2: summary
Garmin Venu 2: summary
Garmin Venu 2: bridge
Garmin Venu 2: bridge
Garmin Venu 2: loop
Garmin Venu 2: loop

Telephony and Voice Quality

The Nokia X30 5G delivers good voice quality during calls. Our voice reaches the other party clearly and distinctly. Ambient noise is reliably filtered out, even when hands-free mode is enabled. The only drawback: The body SAR radiation level is quite high (head SAR 0.79 W/kg). 

VoLTE and WLAN calls are supported. Two nano-SIM cards fit in the SIM slot. An eSIM can also be activated.

Cameras - Dual camera with 50 MP

Photo with the selfie camera
Photo with the selfie camera

The dual camera system of the X30 5G consists of a 50 MP main camera and a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The former offers optical image stabilization and takes 12.5 MP photos using 4-in-1 pixel binning. The ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.4) covers a 123° field of view.

Like the main camera, the 16 MP selfie camera, which is housed in a punchhole, combines four adjacent pixels into one. It takes good 4 MP shots and is able to produce bokeh effects in portrait mode with the help of AI. Other special image modes include a tripod mode for long exposures and night shots, and 'Dark Vision' mode for particularly dark environments.

The X30 5G is said to deliver "the best PureView photo experience to date," according to Nokia's own statements, implying that buyers can expect better image quality compared to the average mid-range smartphone. The main camera actually takes good pictures in daylight that impress with natural colors. But sometimes the contrast is a little low and the details not so rich. The night shots are more impressive because the main camera still manages to take sharp and vivid photos, even in very low residual light.

The ultra-wide-angle camera cannot compete with the main camera, but it makes use of its capabilities to achieve decent picture quality. The underlying feature is called 'Capture Fusion' and functions as follows: images from the main and ultra-wide-angle cameras are combined, which means that the ultra-wide-angle photo then has more details in the center of the image. This is directly noticeable in the test shots, for example, of the embankment and its shadows, which are sharper and more detailed than the photos of all comparison devices.

However, the weaknesses of the ultra-wide-angle camera are just as noticeable wherever the assistance of the main camera is lacking, such as in the peripheral areas, which appear blurry.

The X30 5G can record videos in Full HD at 60 FPS and is supported by software image stabilization. Overall, the picture quality is decent, but not outstanding. On the other hand, we really liked the sound, which is recorded very clearly. Higher resolutions than Full HD are not possible because the Snapdragon 695 5G does not support 4K videos.

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the ultra-wide-angle camera
Photo with the ultra-wide-angle camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultra wide angleLow light photo
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The main camera once again demonstrates its talents under controlled lighting conditions. Under optimal light, it reproduces the colors of the ColorChecker reference chart very accurately (with the exception of the darker green and brown tones) and also displays the test chart sharply. However, color fidelity and, above all, image sharpness suffer under low light conditions (1 lux residual light).

ColorChecker
17.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia X30: 9.28 ∆E min: 3.43 - max: 20.2 ∆E
ColorChecker
26.2 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
37 ∆E
53.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
55.3 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
58.4 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
40.7 ∆E
60.2 ∆E
58.9 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
34.9 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia X30: 38.44 ∆E min: 13.98 - max: 60.23 ∆E

Accessories & Warranty - 3 years warranty for Nokia's smartphone

In addition to the smartphone, the X30 5G's flat packaging contains a USB cable (type A to C), a SIM tool, a quick start guide, and a brochure with safety instructions.

Nokia's online store offers numerous accessories such as speakers, headphones, protective covers and power adapters. Although the smartphone can be charged with up to 33 watts, only two 18-watt power adapters were available in Nokia's store at the time of review. 

The Nokia X30 5G comes with a 36-month warranty in the EU region. According to Nokia's warranty conditions, Australia, the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia also benefit from the 36-month warranty. This may differ in other countries, so interested buyers should check with their supplier before purchasing. 

Input Devices & Operation - Responsive 90 Hz touchscreen

The Nokia X30 5G is pleasantly smooth to use thanks to its 90 Hz screen. Moreover, the touchscreen responds accurately to inputs right up to the corners and offers very little resistance to the fingers. 

However, the Snapdragon 695 5G and 6 GB of RAM do not make the Nokia smartphone a racehorse. A few stutters in the otherwise smooth display can occur when a large number of apps are open at the same time or complex background processes are running.

The fingerprint sensor of the X30 5G is located under the screen and unlocks the smartphone quickly and reliably. The fingerprint icon is displayed by default even when the display is deactivated, so the screen does not have to be turned on for authentication.

If the Activate display when lifting option is selected in the system settings, 2D face recognition functions just as well. The hit rate of face scans was equal to that of the fingerprint sensor under testing, but requires sufficient ambient light or a bright display.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portait mode
Keyboard in portait mode

Display - AMOLED panel with four-digit brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The 6.43-inch AMOLED panel of the Nokia X30 5G has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (aspect ratio 20:9), corresponding to a decent pixel density of 409 PPI.

The refresh rate can be adjusted in two stages. In the preset Adaptive setting, the Nokia smartphone automatically adjusts the refresh rate to the content displayed, which works up to a maximum of 90 Hz. In the second stage, the standard setting, the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz.

The AMOLED panel shines at an average of 708.7 cd/m² on a pure white background. If we restrict the luminance measurement to a smaller image section (APL18) instead of the full screen, we can even elicit a brightness of up to 1048 cd/m² from the display.

The AMOLED display regulates its brightness via pulse width modulation (PWM) and flickers at a low 92 Hz in all brightness levels we measured. Because the amplitude curve of the frequency curve is always very flat, the Nokia X30 5G should also be suitable for sensitive users. However, we could not find a DC dimming mode in the Android settings.

660
cd/m²
679
cd/m²
747
cd/m²
655
cd/m²
693
cd/m²
772
cd/m²
685
cd/m²
699
cd/m²
788
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 788 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 708.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 693 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.78 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
144.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.228
Nokia X30
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Nokia X20
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Nothing Phone (1)
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi 12
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.28
Screen
39%
-20%
32%
29%
37%
Brightness middle
693
758
9%
646
-7%
620
-11%
718
4%
867
25%
Brightness
709
767
8%
617
-13%
625
-12%
730
3%
867
22%
Brightness Distribution
83
93
12%
89
7%
98
18%
92
11%
98
18%
Black Level *
0.7
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.78
0.9
81%
5.71
-19%
1.24
74%
1.62
66%
1.7
64%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.54
2.5
67%
8.9
-18%
2.31
69%
4.21
44%
4.4
42%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.6
1.6
56%
6.2
-72%
1.7
53%
2
44%
1.8
50%
Gamma
2.228 99%
2.2 100%
2.122 104%
2.318 95%
2.156 102%
2.2 100%
CCT
7327 89%
6599 98%
8256 79%
6325 103%
6545 99%
6762 96%
Contrast
923

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 92 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 92 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 92 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

In the test lab, the screen of the Nokia X30 5G does not prove to be particularly color accurate. The AMOLED panel clearly far from the ideal values in colors and grayscale (Delta-E > 3), and the high color temperature makes the display look cool. Not much can be done to improve picture quality, since the display settings only offer the choice of white balance and a design with a dark background.

Color fidelity
Color fidelity
Grayscale
Grayscale
Color saturation
Color saturation
sRGB color space coverage
sRGB color space coverage
DCI P3 color space coverage
DCI P3 color space coverage
AdobeRGB color space coverage
AdobeRGB color space coverage

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 24 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Thanks to its high brightness reserves, users are able to use the Nokia X30 5G outdoors. Even in direct sunlight, content can be read from the viewing-angle-stable display without much difficulty.

Outdoor use (in the fall sun)
Outdoor use (in the fall sun)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Nokia smartphone with Snapdragon 695 5G

The X30 5G is equipped with a solid mid-range SoC in the form of the Snapdragon 695 5G and its Adreno 619 graphics unit. The eight-core processor is supported by 6 GB of RAM and achieves performance values comparable to the Exynos 1280, which is used in the Samsung Galaxy A53, among others.

The Nokia X30 5G runs through our benchmark testing a little faster than its predecessor, the Nokia X20, but does not prove to be a supercomputer either. Nonetheless, the given performance is completely sufficient for everyday use. Then again, the performance comparison with other mid-range smartphones in a similar price range is not too flattering.

The Nokia X30 5G is far behind in the synthetic benchmarks and GPU tests; much faster smartphones such as the Google Pixel 6a or the Xiaomi 12 are available at similar prices. The Nokia cuts a better figure in the browser and memory tests, as the performance gap to the competition is much smaller overall.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1237 Points ∼100% +85%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points ∼83% +53%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
824 Points ∼67% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼62% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points ∼60% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=14)
678 Points ∼55% +1%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
669 Points ∼54%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
510 Points ∼41% -24%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3581 Points ∼100% +87%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2998 Points ∼84% +56%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points ∼82% +53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼69% +29%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1918 Points ∼54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=14)
1916 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points ∼52% -2%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1663 Points ∼46% -13%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
982789 Points ∼100% +144%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points ∼73% +77%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼61% +49%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
582264 Points ∼59% +44%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points ∼42% +2%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
403289 Points ∼41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (344344 - 409358, n=10)
388907 Points ∼40% -4%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
325785 Points ∼33% -19%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14508 Points ∼100% +47%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
11662 Points ∼80% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points ∼79% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼71% +5%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9875 Points ∼68%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points ∼67% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=13)
9226 Points ∼64% -7%
CrossMark - Overall
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1109 Points ∼100% +91%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points ∼78% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼71% +36%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
760 Points ∼69% +31%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
580 Points ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points ∼52% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (521 - 604, n=10)
575 Points ∼52% -1%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6860 Points ∼100% +91%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points ∼87% +66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼70% +35%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4768 Points ∼70% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3171 - 3848, n=11)
3644 Points ∼53% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points ∼53% +1%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3589 Points ∼52%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3260 Points ∼48% -9%
System
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10424 Points ∼100% +29%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10334 Points ∼99% +28%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points ∼87% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼81% +5%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8072 Points ∼77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6789 - 8072, n=11)
7748 Points ∼74% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points ∼69% -11%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
6308 Points ∼61% -22%
Memory
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6535 Points ∼99% +50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼82% +24%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4763 Points ∼72% +9%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4351 Points ∼66%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3167 - 4836, n=11)
4329 Points ∼66% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points ∼58% -11%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3484 Points ∼53% -20%
Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
18370 Points ∼100% +320%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points ∼77% +223%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼53% +121%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8175 Points ∼45% +87%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points ∼28% +18%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4379 Points ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4166 - 4426, n=11)
4359 Points ∼24% 0%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3780 Points ∼21% -14%
Web
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1785 Points ∼100% +66%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points ∼83% +37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼80% +33%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1360 Points ∼76% +26%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1273 Points ∼71% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points ∼68% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1078 - 1378, n=11)
1208 Points ∼68% +12%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1078 Points ∼60%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼100% +240%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
21639 Points ∼92% +213%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
20784 Points ∼89% +201%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6903 - 9348, n=7)
7862 Points ∼33% +14%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6903 Points ∼29%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
6125 Points ∼26% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4239 Points ∼18% -39%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼100% +939%
Xiaomi 12
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6766 Points ∼13% +33%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5967 Points ∼11% +17%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5823 Points ∼11% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (4924 - 5839, n=10)
5173 Points ∼10% +2%
Nokia X30
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
5096 Points ∼10%
Nokia X20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
4722 Points ∼9% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4714 Points ∼9% -7%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2418 Points ∼100% +585%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1626 Points ∼67% +361%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
686 Points ∼28% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points ∼26% +76%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
353 Points ∼15%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2586 Points ∼100% +622%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2040 Points ∼79% +470%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
692 Points ∼27% +93%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points ∼25% +78%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 Points ∼14%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9782 Points ∼100% +714%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7261 Points ∼74% +505%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2576 Points ∼26% +114%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points ∼23% +89%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1201 Points ∼12%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
974 Points ∼10% -19%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9713 Points ∼100% +705%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6695 Points ∼69% +455%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2570 Points ∼26% +113%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼24% +90%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1206 Points ∼12%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
980 Points ∼10% -19%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2854 Points ∼100% 0%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2841 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2689 Points ∼94% -5%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2606 Points ∼91% -8%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5412 Points ∼100% +101%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼72% +45%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2694 Points ∼50%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2186 Points ∼40% -19%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4513 Points ∼100% +66%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3546 Points ∼79% +30%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2725 Points ∼60%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2267 Points ∼50% -17%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4518 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4303 Points ∼95% +24%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points ∼95% +24%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3458 Points ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points ∼69% -10%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2941 Points ∼65% -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18286 Points ∼100% +513%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points ∼49% +200%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5759 Points ∼31% +93%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points ∼22% +33%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2985 Points ∼16%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2440 Points ∼13% -18%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10618 Points ∼100% +245%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points ∼68% +134%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5428 Points ∼51% +76%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points ∼35% +22%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3079 Points ∼29%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2536 Points ∼24% -18%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3415 Points ∼100%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2938 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2261 Points ∼66% -34%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5172 Points ∼100% +18%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4369 Points ∼84%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3647 Points ∼71% -17%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4114 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4021 Points ∼98% -2%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3461 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5060 Points ∼100% +72%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3621 Points ∼72% +23%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2940 Points ∼58%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2419 Points ∼48% -18%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5345 Points ∼100% +90%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3939 Points ∼74% +40%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2815 Points ∼53%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2289 Points ∼43% -19%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4265 Points ∼100% +22%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3483 Points ∼82%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3017 Points ∼71% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2823 Points ∼66% -19%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9693 Points ∼100% +129%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9526 Points ∼98% +125%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4645 Points ∼48% +10%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4229 Points ∼44%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3639 Points ∼38% -14%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24177 Points ∼100% +435%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13988 Points ∼58% +210%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5510 Points ∼23% +22%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4519 Points ∼19%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3842 Points ∼16% -15%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4501 Points ∼100% +30%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3754 Points ∼83% +9%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3453 Points ∼77%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3070 Points ∼68% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2997 Points ∼67% -13%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +55%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼93% +45%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼67% +4%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
78 fps ∼64%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -23%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
59 fps ∼49% -24%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
428 fps ∼100% +351%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps ∼59% +165%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps ∼33% +48%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
95 fps ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps ∼21% -3%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼19% -15%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +188%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼61% +76%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps ∼46% +33%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼35%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼21% -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
213 fps ∼100% +344%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps ∼71% +215%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps ∼38% +71%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼29% +27%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
48 fps ∼23%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
41 fps ∼19% -15%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps ∼100% +317%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% +107%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼48% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼29% +21%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼24%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼21% -10%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
164 fps ∼100% +382%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps ∼61% +194%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼39% +88%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps ∼23% +12%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
34 fps ∼21%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
29 fps ∼18% -15%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps ∼100% +376%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼67% +218%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps ∼41% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼25% +18%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼21%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
14 fps ∼17% -18%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps ∼100% +290%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼67% +160%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼47% +85%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼29% +15%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼26%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼21% -20%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69 fps ∼100% +475%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼57% +225%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼32% +83%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼22% +25%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼17%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9.9 fps ∼14% -17%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼100% +376%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼72% +241%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps ∼38% +83%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼26% +22%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.2 fps ∼21%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6.5 fps ∼17% -21%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps ∼100% +389%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼46% +126%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼39% +89%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼25% +21%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼20%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼17% -16%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 fps ∼100% +330%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼59% +152%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼40% +74%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼26% +13%
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼23%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps ∼18% -22%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
113.8 Points ∼100% +88%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼68% +28%
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points ∼66% +24%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
73.679 Points ∼65% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points ∼56% +5%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
60.684 Points ∼53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (48.6 - 72.3, n=11)
60.2 Points ∼53% -1%
Nokia X20 (Chrome 90)
49.39 Points ∼43% -19%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
107 runs/min ∼100% +124%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min ∼84% +90%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼68% +53%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chome 103)
53.71 runs/min ∼50% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min ∼48% +7%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
47.7 runs/min ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (38.7 - 47.7, n=9)
43.7 runs/min ∼41% -8%
Nokia X20 (Chome 90)
38.7 runs/min ∼36% -19%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼100% +54%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points ∼79% +22%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
69 Points ∼76% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (58 - 75, n=10)
62.7 Points ∼69% +6%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
59 Points ∼65%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
148 Points ∼100% +95%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼71% +38%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
102 Points ∼69% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (75 - 112, n=9)
89.6 Points ∼61% +18%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points ∼52% +1%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
76 Points ∼51%
Nokia X20 (Chrome 90)
70 Points ∼47% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points ∼47% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
37279 Points ∼100% +72%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points ∼89% +52%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼74% +28%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
24488 Points ∼66% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points ∼65% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (17849 - 27593, n=11)
21915 Points ∼59% +1%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
21723 Points ∼58%
Nokia X20 (Chrome 90)
15958 Points ∼43% -27%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Nokia X20 (Chrome 90)
2749 ms * ∼100% -44%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼87% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (1502 - 2501, n=10)
1975 ms * ∼72% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * ∼70% -0%
Nokia X30 (Chrome 106.0.5249.118)
1913.1 ms * ∼70%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
1796.1 ms * ∼65% +6%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * ∼56% +20%
Xiaomi 12 (Chrome 99.0.4844.58)
930 ms * ∼34% +51%

* ... smaller is better

Nokia X30Google Pixel 6aNokia X20Nothing Phone (1)Samsung Galaxy A53Xiaomi 12Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
68%
-7%
121%
14%
178%
13%
42%
Sequential Read 256KB
499.88
1312.64
163%
489.3
-2%
1638
228%
510.1
2%
1851
270%
716 ?(303 - 999, n=38)
43%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
112%
Sequential Write 256KB
467.96
712.94
52%
462.7
-1%
1351.9
189%
486.7
4%
1417
203%
499 ?(105.3 - 884, n=38)
7%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
34%
Random Read 4KB
189.83
219.53
16%
165.4
-13%
240.6
27%
229.9
21%
325.2
71%
175.8 ?(89.3 - 253, n=38)
-7%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
1%
Random Write 4KB
162.59
225.61
39%
144.6
-11%
228.2
40%
210.8
30%
437.5
169%
175.4 ?(113.8 - 258, n=38)
8%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
21%

Gaming - 90 FPS remain the big exception

Current games largely run smoothly on Nokia's X30 5G. Sometimes you have to reduce the graphics settings. In PUBG Mobile, the maximum setting that can be selected is "HD/High", which means that the game is almost always rendered at 30 FPS. In the case of the graphically undemanding Armajet, the Nokia smartphone is able to fully utilize its 90 Hz screen, but the frame rate is limited to 60 Hz, presumably for energy-saving reasons.

Frame rates are determined with our Gamebench testing tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Nokia X30; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.5 (55-61)
Nokia X30; PUBG Mobile; 2.2.0: Ø29.8 (28-31)

Emissions - Always cool in operation

Temperature

The Nokia X30 5G stays pleasantly cool during use. It only heats up to a maximum of 38.5 °C, even under heavy load. Internally, the smartphone does not get out of control either. As shown in the 3DMark wild-life stress tests, it is able to extract full performance at virtually any time, even under prolonged maximum load.

Max. Load
 36.5 °C
98 F
31.9 °C
89 F
28.5 °C
83 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
31.1 °C
88 F
29 °C
84 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
31.3 °C
88 F
28.8 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
27.1 °C
81 F
30.9 °C
88 F
34.3 °C
94 F
28.1 °C
83 F
31.6 °C
89 F
38.5 °C
101 F
29 °C
84 F
31.9 °C
89 F
38.5 °C
101 F
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 10.2 °C = 50 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20.2 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.5 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.7 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % ∼100%
Nokia X20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46.3 % ∼46% -54%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42.9 % ∼43% -57%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Nokia X30
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.8 % ∼98% -2%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49.2 % ∼49% -51%
Xiaomi 12
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Nokia X30 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.16 (2.15-2.17)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.52 (6.17-12.6)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.12 (4.09-4.14)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.81 (3.75-3.84)
Nokia X30 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.22 (7.21-7.23)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.7 (17.4-40.5)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.3 (15.3-15.3)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.7-13.7)
Xiaomi 12 Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø35.6 (27.5-59.4)
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia X30 5G

Speakers

The loudspeaker of the Nokia X30 5G, located next to the USB-C port, can play quite loudly at 82.3 dB(A) and produces a sound quality that is typical of smartphones, where trebles and mids dominate. Bass is virtually absent from the sound mix, which makes the sound quite thin overall.

Wired audio devices such as headphones can be connected to the smartphone via a USB-C adapter. This works wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.1. Bluetooth codecs ranging from aptX, aptX HD to aptX Adaptive are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.241.72531.634.43128.228.74029.629.95034.238.86326.727.68019.417.610020.121.412513.826.216013.335.620010.441.525011.249.23159.555.4400960.25009.461.86309.362.980013.167.1100015.175.7125015.575.316009.673.620009.373.2250010.170.5315010.662.5400011.46450001259.8630012.957.4800013.560.71000014.168.41250014.961.61600015.543.6SPL24.482.3N0.547.4median 12median 61.6Delta2.19.13536.23030.221.934.122.833.734.839.824.337.423.234.727.840.914.744.120.95521.253.617.559.813.460.814.160.413.169.111.571.513.171.711.777.811.878.91377.112.178.612.180.812.382.412.578.91379.113.280.91379.413.770.813.564.414.267.425.190.70.786.3median 13.1median 71.51.19.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNokia X30Xiaomi 12
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nokia X30 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi 12 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 27% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 67% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Enduring despite small battery

Power Consumption

Nokia equips the X30 5G with a 4200 mAh battery, which is relatively small by Android standards. Battery capacities between 4500 and 5000 mAh are usually common in competing devices. In return, Nokia's smartphone makes efficient use of its power storage and excels in energy-saving operation, especially under high load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.5 / 1.8 Watt
Load midlight 4.3 / 6.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Nokia X30
4200 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 12
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-7%
0%
-7%
-9%
6%
-5%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.68
15%
1
-25%
0.9
-13%
0.87
-9%
0.83 ?(0.56 - 1.01, n=10)
-4%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Average *
1.5
1.56
-4%
1.2
20%
1.3
13%
1.7
-13%
1.653 ?(1 - 2.47, n=10)
-10%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Maximum *
1.8
1.58
12%
1.5
17%
1.6
11%
1.82
-1%
1.814 ?(1.4 - 2.52, n=10)
-1%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
2%
Load Average *
4.3
5.37
-25%
4.2
2%
5.7
-33%
4.68
-9%
3.23 ?(2.4 - 4.83, n=10)
25%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
-1%
Load Maximum *
6.5
8.74
-34%
7.4
-14%
7.3
-12%
7.41
-14%
5.11 ?(4.47 - 6.5, n=10)
21%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
-11%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Nokia X30 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G: Ø4 (1.971-6.19)
Google Pixel 6a Google Tensor: Ø5.41 (1.011-10.6)
Nothing Phone (1) Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G: Ø4.05 (0.884-8.38)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280: Ø7.03 (4.38-10.4)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Ø7.17 (1.141-13.1)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Nokia X30 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.11 (3.95-4.25)
Google Pixel 6a Google Tensor; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø8.65 (6.03-11.4)
Nothing Phone (1) Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.64 (4.38-5.25)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.55 (7.22-9.66)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.02 (8.51-9.65)
Nokia X30 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.773 (1.712-1.849)
Google Pixel 6a Google Tensor; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.013 (0.966-1.263)
Nothing Phone (1) Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.337 (1.083-1.702)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.129 (0.898-1.623)
Xiaomi 12 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.18 (1.054-1.884)

Battery Life

The Nokia X30 5G extracts above-average runtimes out of its small battery. The smartphone lasts for over 14 hours when websurfing, and lasts for over 20 hours during video playback 

Although these are not record rates, runtimes of 1 to 2 working days should be definitely possible in practice. Among the comparison devices, the Nokia X20, the Google Pixel 6a and the Xiaomi 12 have similar levels of endurance. 

The X30 5G can be charged with a maximum of 33 watts, but you'll have to look for a suitable power adapter yourself because the smartphone is not supplied with one. Nokia estimates the battery life of the 4200 mAh battery to be 800 full charge cycles.

The X30 5G does not support wireless charging or reverse wireless charging.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
41h 07min
WiFi Websurfing
14h 20min
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