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The rugged smartphone Nokia XR20 new series with quality

Here we going to talk about smartphone Nokia XR20

Table of contents

  • Also Key features of smartphone Nokia XR20
  • Appearance and usability
  • Screen
  • Camera
  • Telephone part and communications
  • Software and multimedia
  • Performance
  • Thermal imagery
  • Video playback
  • Battery life
  • Outcome

HMD Global, which manufactures smartphones and phones under the Nokia brand, began selling in Russia in the summer a rugged model of the Nokia XR20 smartphone, designed for use in challenging conditions and tested for durability following the military standard MIL-STD-810H. “Traditional” manufacturers of secure mobile devices stubbornly equip their devices with very simple hardware stuffing, relying only on a robust outer shell. Nokia has released in the new season a smartphone with both maximum protection and decent functionality.

Key features of smartphone Nokia XR20

  • So, SoC Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G, 8 cores (2 × Cortex-A76 @ 2.0 GHz + 6 × Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz)
  • GPU Adreno 619
  • Operating system Android 11
  • Display IPS 6.67 ″, 1080 × 2400, 20: 9, 395 ppi
  • Random access memory (RAM) 4/6 GB, internal memory 64/128 GB
  • MicroSD support (shared slot)
  • Nano-SIM support (2 pcs.)
  • GPS / A-GPS, Galileo, Glonass / A-Glonass, Beidou, QZSS, NavIC
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax), dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX Adaptive
  • NFC
  • USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm headphone audio output
  • Camera 48 MP + 13 MP (wide angle), video 1080p @ 60 fps
  • Front camera 8 MP
  • Also Fingerprint scanner of smartphone Nokia XR20 (side)
  • 4630mAh battery, 18W charging, 15W fast wireless charging
  • Dimensions 172 x 82 x 10.6 mm
  • Weight 248 g

Appearance and usability smartphone Nokia XR20

Nokia XR20 is a rugged and practical smartphone. The durable non-slip body has a rubberized textured coating, so it does not slip out of your hands under any circumstances. It is partially visible on the side edges. This makes the design more visually complex and attractive.

Almost the entire frame is hidden under a thick layer of rubberized plastic. So, on the top and bottom ends and the back wall. Relatively high sides protrude above the screen’s glass. Therefore, protecting it from direct contact in the event of a fall.

The screen cover is made of tempered Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. This is the most modern version of a well-known product that reliably protects the display from scratches, drops, water, sand, and temperature changes. Thus, Nokia XR20 can withstand drops from one and a half meters, having certified support for the IP68 standard.

Screen

The Nokia XR20 smartphone features a 6.67-inch 1080 × 2400. Therefore, display protected by flat glass. The physical dimensions of the screen are 70 × 155 mm. So, The aspect ratio is 20: 9, 6 mm from the sides. So, 8 mm from the top, and 9 mm from the bottom. It is noteworthy that the display is protected by the most modern and resistant to external influences, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. This is logical: after all, the device is positioned as an “off-road vehicle.”

Camera

The smartphone’s back has only two Nokia XR20 cameras. So, the main one and a wide-angle one, without fake modules, which commands respect. But with Zeiss optics. And the manufacturer has designed the symmetry due to a pair of very powerful LED flashes, without which the “SUV” cannot do. Moreover, they are also different in tone and size.

  • 48 MP camera, 1 / 2.25 ″, 0.8 μm, f / 1.8, PDAF (main)
  • 13 MP, 1 / 3.0 ″, 1.12 μm, f / 2.4, 123 ° (ultra wide)

The interface is familiar and straightforward. The main modes are also selected right on the screen and collected in the “More” section. So, in general, we see no reason to shoot with this 48-megapixel smartphone Nokia XR20. But we cannot say that in the 12-megapixel mode, the photos are flawless – no, this is a solid average level, even higher.

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More examples of shooting in automatic mode:

The wide-angle module is quite simple: the picture is soapy. Often not juicy, and with low contrast.

In the fight against noise at night. So the camera destroys the details, and the result is only suitable for miniatures. However, the picture remains juicy, and it is night, not “night as day.”

The smartphone can shoot video in full quality 1080p at 60 fps.v So, Often There is smartphone Nokia XR20 electronic stabilization. Therefore, The picture quality is not impressive: it is not juicy, even whitish. And stabilization doesn’t help much either.

  • # 1 Movie (1920 × 1080 @ 60 fps, H.264, AAC)
  • Movie # 2 (1920 × 1080 @ 60 fps, H.264, AAC)
  • Movie # 3 (1920 × 1080 @ 60 fps, H.264, AAC, night)

The dedicated Cinematic Mode exposes shooting in 21: 9 at 24 fps. Thus offering manual settings and a ton of color filters. If not for the depressingly low detail when using the same filters. However, the effect of an old film with a large grain and a speed of 24 frames per second, the “retro” mode, for example, conveys excellently – it remains to figure out why it is needed.

Movie # 4 (1920 × 822 @ 24 fps, H.264, AAC, cinematic mode)

But the smartphone’s selfie camera (8 megapixels, 1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12 microns) is excellent. It perfectly processes light and shadow. The dynamic range of the matrix is ​​sufficient for any lighting. In addition, colors are rendered naturally, without beauty, and portrait mode does not lose hair from the head with a soft background blurring.

Telephone part and communications

The smartphone platform includes a Snapdragon X51 5G modem. Also Thanks to him, the device should theoretically support operation in smartphone Nokia XR20 4G LTE Cat.15 networks with a maximum download speed of up to 800 Mbps and sending up to 210 Mbps. Among the supported LTE frequencies, all the most common bands in Russia were found: LTE Bands. In addition, the modem can work with 5G- networks, but millimeter frequencies are not supported.

Also, with support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC please, the smartphone turns out to be truly universal.

The navigation module works with a wide range of satellite systems: GPS / A-GPS, Galileo, Glonass / A-Glonass, Beidou, QZSS, NavIC. T With such a thick “impenetrable” case, the vibration alert is certainly not very well felt, but this is to be expected.

Software and multimedia

The Nokia XR20 runs on the latest Android 11 over-the-air also upgrade. And Nokia promises OS updates within three years. This is almost a pure Android OS. So, You can easily refuse to install a package with Russian services at the first start.

The stereo speakers of the smartphone produce a loud and clear sound. The sound in the headphones is also acceptable. There is Bluetooth 5.1 with support for aptX Adaptive. Not forgotten is the 3.5mm audio output for wired headphones.

Performance

The smartphone runs on a Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G SoC with 8 processor cores: 2 × Cortex-A76 @ 2.0 GHz + 6 × Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz. GPU – Adreno 619.

The Snapdragon 480 SoC was announced on January 4, 2021. A

nd is manufactured using an 8nm process technology. The platform is very fresh and quite productive. In tests, it demonstrates results similar to those of the flagship Mediatek Helio G95. The graphics accelerator here is Adreno 619, and by this indicator, the platform even outperforms the famous Snapdragon 720G with its Adreno 618.

Benchmarking AnTuTu and GeekBench:

All the results obtained by us when testing the smartphone Nokia XR20 in the most recent versions of popular benchmarks, we have summarized for convenience in tables.  

 Nokia XR20

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G)Infinix Note 10 Pro

(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L +

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Realme Narzo 30 5G

(MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G)

AnTuTu (v9.x)

(more is better)316221 354606 300841 325102

GeekBench 5

(more is better)505/1559 511/1659 563/1735 313/1380 573/1775

Testing the graphics subsystem in-game tests 3DMark and GFXBenchmark:

 Nokia XR20

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G)Infinix Note 10 Pro

(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L +

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Realme Narzo 30 5G

(MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G)

3DMark Wild Life Ex Vulkan

(more is better)295 440 337 106 308

3DMark Sling Shot Ex OpenGL ES 3.1

(more is better)2283 2767 2708 1155 2339

3DMark Sling Shot Ex Vulkan

(more is better)2246 2847 2517 1108 2232

GFXBenchmark Manhattan ES 3.1

(Onscreen, fps)26 28 29 12 22

GFXBenchmark Manhattan ES 3.1

(1080p Offscreen, fps)29 33 33 13 25

GFXBenchmark T-Rex

(Onscreen, fps)59 59 81 31 57

GFXBenchmark T-Rex

(1080p Offscreen, fps)81 82 91 35 63

Testing in cross-platform browser tests:

 Nokia XR20

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G)Infinix Note 10 Pro

(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L +

(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Realme Narzo 30 5G

(MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G)

Google Octane 2

(bigger is better)12847 16048 14852 9011 16299

JetStream

(bigger is better)53 36 40 thirty 40

Thermal imagery

  surface took after 15 minutes of fighting a gorilla in Injustice 2 (this test is also used to determine autonomy in 3D games):

Heating is higher on the upper right side of the device. Which corresponds to the location of the SoC.  

 

Note: If green marks are set in both the Uniformity and Gaps columns, it means that most likely, when watching movies, artifacts caused by uneven interleaving and skipping of frames will not be visible at all, or their number and visibility will not affect the comfort viewing. Red marks indicate possible problems with the playback of the respective files.

Battery life

The smartphone has a built-in battery with an average capacity to date. Its autonomy is also average. In actual use, the smartphone behaves in the same way as most modern models: you have to charge it every day.

The tests were traditionally carried out at the usual power consumption level without using power-saving functions, although some are in the device. Test conditions: the minimum comfortable brightness level is set (approximately 100 cd / m²). Tests: continuous reading in the Moon + Reader program (with a standard, light theme); uninterrupted viewing of video in HD-quality (720p) via your home Wi-Fi network; Injustice 2 game with auto graphics.

 so, Battery capacity Reading modeVideo mode3D Game Mode

Nokia XR204630 mAh 18h 00m 14h 00m 7h 00m

Infinix Note 10 Pro5000 mAh 20h 30m 17h 00m 8h 30m

Redmi Note 10 Pro5020 mAh 25h 00m 18h 00m 8h 00m

TCL 20L +5000 mAh 20 h 00 m 18h 00m 7h 30m

Redmi note 105000 mAh 26h 00m 21h 00m 7h 00m

Traditionally, we will confirm that these are the maximum possible numbers obtained. in ideal conditions and without installed SIM cards.  

  Its Supports fast wireless charging (15W).

 Outcome

Nokia XR20 is a niche product for a certain circle of users who lead an active lifestyle or need maximum protection for their electronic pocket assistant for other reasons, such as special working conditions (construction, blasting operations). Otherwise, the price of 45 thousand rubles for a smartphone-based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, of course, is not justified. (However, it may be cheaper to buy a “disposable” smartphone for a construction site as well.) In this case, the stake is made in the uniqueness of the product. 

 It should be noted an excellent set of communication modules, an excellent selfie camera, loud and solid stereo sound, and all this in a robust case that is not afraid of water or shock.

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