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Nokia XR20


Nokia XR20
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / 55
Graphics adapter
6144 MB 
6.67 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD slot (shared, up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B20/​B28/​B32/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B43/​B66), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n28/​n41/​n66/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.6 x 171.6 x 81.5 ( = 0.42 x 6.76 x 3.21 in)
4630 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18-watt charging (USB), 15-watt charging (Qi)
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 48.0 MP f/​1.79, phase-comparison AF, dual-LED flash, videos @1080p/​60fps (camera 1); 13.0 MP, f/​2.4, wide-angle lens (camera 2)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP68-certified, MIL-STD-810H-certified; SAR: 1.133 W/​kg (head), 1.427 W/​kg (body), fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
248 g ( = 8.75 oz / 0.55 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
579 Euro



Average Score: 78.58% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 49%, features: 54%, display: 74% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Nokia XR20

81.1% Nokia XR20 smartphone review: Water-resistant phone with elegant case | Notebookcheck
With the Nokia XR20, the Finns intend to launch a rugged phone that is both sturdy and good-looking. Moreover, the company wants to offer a lot of performance while still keeping the phone affordable. Has Nokia taken on too much?
80% Nokia XR20 review: A sharply dressed rugged phone with few flaws
Source: Android Authority English
HMD Global dialed in a good mixture of features and performance in the Nokia XR20, though it is not without its faults. The basic design is solid, with appealing looks and capable hardware. Its MIL-STD 810H and IP68 ratings ensure that the phone handles a fair amount of abuse in unforgiving environments — and it lived up to that in our testing. The large display is bright and contrasty with the benefit of Gorilla Glass Victus protecting it. Other essentials including excellent battery life, rapid charging speeds, solid 5G wireless support, and extra loud speakers round out the experience. We didn’t expect the Nokia XR20’s camera to deliver pure gold results, but we were hoping for sharper, more colorful images, especially considering there aren’t extra sensors for specialist workers. Perhaps most importantly, the entry-level processor, while enough to handle everyday tasks, might slow down with age and software updates over time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia XR20 review: A rugged handset with a few too many compromises
Source: Expert Reviews English
A run-of-the-mill handset in almost every way, the Nokia XR20 won’t appeal if you aren’t already in the market for a tough-as-nails smartphone. For the same amount of money, you can do much better as far as specs are concerned, but of course you’ll miss out on the Nokia XR20’s near-indestructible qualities. Paying extra for the reinforced screen, hardy design and rubber bumpers is the kind of decision that comes down to how you use your smartphone. As a compromise, though, you’ll miss out on fast performance, a strong camera and a long-lasting battery, but that’s not to say any of these aspects aren’t competent enough. Over the next few years, you may find yourself more frustrated by the Nokia XR20’s speeds, but at least you won't have to worry about it getting damaged easily, and the 5G connectivity will help the Nokia XR20 remain relevant for years to come, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia XR20
Source: PC Mag English
If you're a contractor, a first responder, or someone who needs a rugged phone and/or FirstNet connectivity, the Nokia XR20 is worth a look. It can take a tumble, has a dual SIM slot and solid connectivity, and good battery life. While you may not be able to play some games or take flagship-quality photos, it's good enough for basic tasks and phone calls. For everyone else, our Editors' Choice winner, the $449 Google Pixel 5a With 5G, is a better choice. It performs like a champ, has excellent cameras, and will get software updates even faster than the Nokia XR20. Add a year of Google’s Preferred Care plan and a sturdy case, and you’ll be paying the same price as the XR20 for a much better phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2021
80% Nokia XR20 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Not that the company has hit a home run here. Performance is fairly mediocre, and we would have liked to see a little more oomph in the CPU department. Elsewhere, a slightly higher screen refresh rate would go a long way to making the XR20 feel a little more current, while the advances made by affordable ‘normal’ phones make us think there’s still room for improvement in the camera department. But if you’re in the market for a genuinely tough phone that won’t break the bank, and that can stand up to home life as well as extreme environments, this is just about as good as it gets right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia XR20 Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Nokia XR20 display made of IPS LCD technology is far from the performance of an AMOLED screen. You will certainly get the latest built-in features, but there are many smartphones that offer better and stronger specs. On this budget, a 48 MP camera is just a trivial addition, though it doesn’t give you much satisfactory image quality. Also, a decent battery with a relatively less standard fast charger doesn’t make the phone a good buy. Overall this is a durable smartphone for the user who use to go in harsh conditions. Of course, a comparison would be a better decision. If you are looking for a better alternative option, you can check out the Ulefone Armor 11T smartphone in an almost similar price range with better specs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2021
80% Nokia XR20 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia XR20 is a tough phone, one made to appear not to throw too much away in favour of ruggedisation. You still get 5G. You still get stereo speakers. And while the XR20 may not be a work of art, it is not comically larger than some of the other 6.67-inch screen Androids.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia XR20 review: survival of the fittest
Source: Technobig English
The smartphone has a specific essence – it’s like a Jeep Wrangler, which is sold for a comfortable Lexus RX 300 crossover price. Each car has its own buyer, so is the Nokia XR20. This is not a mass device, a kind of smartphone. On the one hand, we get an increased level of protection, but on the other hand, you can buy last year’s flagship or an advanced middle school student for the same money. As a result, the choice remains with the buyer, but it is good that in our time, when the universe of the same type of devices has developed around, such original smartphones appear.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2021
Nokia XR20 Specs, Price, Reviews: Tough Like a Brick, But Is It Too Pricey?
Source: iTech Post English
The 5G modem covers a wide number of bands and offers faster than average speeds where 5G is available. XR20 owners will be getting faster download speeds a low latency. It does cost less than an iPhone with more sturdiness built-in, perfect for people who are looking for a phone that can take the rigorous wear and tear of an active life, but it isn't really anything special or new as a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2021
Nokia XR20 initial review: Tough as old boots
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nokia XR20 is an interesting phone and once in the hand, there's something about the rugged finish we really like. It has been designed to take a little abuse and that's likely to appeal to certain users who want protection but don't want a case on their phone. While we're still to fully assess the performance, there's this lingering feeling that many will look at the core hardware on offer and think that this phone is overpriced: indeed, there are plenty of alternatives at this price offering more power and that could pose a problem for Nokia. But we won't pass a definitive judgement until we've fully reviewed this quirky phone. Certainly for those who constantly smash up their phone, there's something here to be interested in.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2021
100% Nokia XR20 5G rugged smartphone review
Source: Techradar English
Should we be surprised that Nokia has finally launched its first true rugged smartphone? Not really. Years after Samsung with its Galaxy Active range and only a few weeks after the relaunch of the Motorola Defy range, HMD Global, which now owns the Nokia brand, finally woke up to the potential of that small but thriving outdoor market. The end product is the XR20, a Qualcomm-powered, 5G-enabled, shockproof and water resistant smartphone that aspires to be more than just a ruggedized device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Nokia XR20 – built to take it
Source: Gadgetguy English
It also meets MIL-STD-810H – something to look for if you want a ruggedised device. MIL-STD is just an acronym for US military standards for a device that meets some or all of the mechanical shock, vibration, temperature, low pressure (altitude), humidity, fungus, salt fog, and explosive atmosphere certifications. Nokia states that it meets two tests – 1.8M drop protection and IP68, 1.5M water submersion for up to 1 hour.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2021

Foreign Reviews

80% Outdoor-Handy Nokia XR20 im Alltags- und Härtetest
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Starkes Outdoor-Smartphone mit Display- und Update-Garantie
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Outdoor-Smartphone mit Android-Updates bis 2025
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2021
Nokia XR20 im Test: Outdoor-Smartphone mit Ansprüchen
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2021
80% Nokia XR20: een échte Nokia-smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Recenzja Nokia XR20 – zbyt droga, ale odporna na przeciwności losu
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 65%
62% Обзор Nokia XR20: неубиваемый смартфон для всех
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Обзор смартфона Nokia XR20: неуязвимый
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Mini-jack; stereo speakers; good cooling system; elegant design. Negative: Poor cameras; poor display; average autonomy; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2021
80% Nokia XR20
Source: NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test: Tuffa Nokia XR20 tål både vatten och hårda tag
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Test: Nokia XR20 – Tålig men inte klumpig
Source: SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 72%


Qualcomm Adreno 619: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 750G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 480: Lower mainstream octa-core with two big ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 SoC cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. Furthermore, integrates and the Adreno 619 GPU, a LPDDR4x-2133 memory controller as well as an X51 5G modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.248 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.

78.58%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-09- 4)