Nokia X20 Retail Price in Pakistan 2021: X20 Nokia Review
Nokia X20 has become the most expensive smartphone in the budget Nokia X line, presented in April 2021. The device offers a beautiful design, long battery life, cameras from Zeiss and three major Android updates, at a price of 50,000 rupees.
However, despite the attractiveness of a pure Android system and good support, poor performance is unlikely to allow the X20 to be successful; the hardware is really weak here.
Design and appearance
Almost all of Nokia’s latest smartphones are similar, and the X20 is not that different here.
The smartphone has a simple, classic design that can disappoint fans of Realme or Xiaomi, who often offer unusual solutions in the form of iridescent colors and rounded sides. But, one cannot say that the device looks bad. The matte back cover of Nokia X20 has an attractive design; it fits nicely in the hand without collecting fingerprints.
However, it is one of the thickest phones in recent times (9.1 mm), weighing around 220 grams. On the other hand, the design of the X20 is really thoughtful. The side frames are made of metal and match the color of the back cover: bronze or blue.
At the top in the middle is a round module with cameras from Zeiss. The exterior of the device says it’s not an entry-level model, although a glass back would have been nice here.
On the right side of the case are the volume keys and a fingerprint scanner, on the left – the SIM card slot and the Google Assistant call button. The latter is a distinctive feature of Nokia smartphones – alas, it cannot be reassigned. If you don’t use Google Voice Assistant, it will be useless to you.
The front side of Nokia X20 is occupied by a 6.67-inch IPS LCD-screen with Full HD + resolution (2400 × 1080 pixels). The display here is bright and detailed, with a maximum level of up to 520 nits.
The panel is great for viewing Instagram photos and TikTok videos, although it doesn’t have the same effect as OLED or AMOLED matrices. A 20: 9 aspect ratio means the display is vertically elongated and the body is not too wide, so the X20 is comfortable to use with one hand. But, the top of the screen is more difficult to reach with one finger. The bezels around the display are huge – especially the bottom one, even the brand’s inscription fits here.
However, the smartphone screen is disappointing with a 60Hz refresh rate. Even cheaper models like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro have 120Hz AMOLED displays. In 2021, this technology is no longer advanced, so it is strange not to see it in the new line of Nokia phones.
Nokia X20 cameras
One of the main aspects that Nokia has focused on is the quality of shooting cameras from Zeiss, located in a module on the back of the smartphone.
Here we get four sensors: the main 64-megapixel, 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, as well as a 2-megapixel macro lens and a depth sensor. The front camera shoots selfies in 32MP resolution. The set is pretty standard for a mid-range 2021 device.
When shooting with the main lens, due to pixel binning, we get the final frames with a resolution of 16 MP. You can shoot full 64MP photos as well, if the huge file size doesn’t bother you. Either way, you will get results with good detail, saturation, and dynamic range.
The depth sensor contributes to stunning portrait shots. The separation of the person in the foreground from the background is flawless, and there are no hair problems. The bokeh effect gives your photos a professional look.
Unfortunately, this cannot be attributed to the ultra-wide-angle camera – due to the low resolution of the 5-megapixel images, the images are blurry. The same goes for the 2MP macro lens.
Although the X20 cameras are given special attention, video recording is limited to 1080p / 60 fps. Of course, 4K is not necessary on an FHD + display, however, on a TV or a good monitor, the footage does not look the best. Moreover, 4K recording is already available on cheaper smartphones, it’s strange not to see it here.
The system and software of the Nokia X20 is one of the most attractive things about the hardware.
Here we get an almost pure Android 11 OS – which looks and works much nicer than shells like MIUI from Xiaomi. Nokia is promising users three years of major operating system updates and the same amount for security updates. This is longer than most of the competition, you will surely get Android 12, 13 and 14.
The Nokia X20 smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor, coupled with Adreno 619 graphics and 6 or 8 GB of RAM.
Internal storage capacity – 128 GB, expandable with microSD memory cards. While the Snapdragon 480 has the advantage of a 5G module, it is far from the most powerful chipset available today.
Performance tests clearly demonstrate the poor performance and speed of the X20. Geekbench 5 in multi-core mode gives a result of only 1667 points – where Poco X3 Pro gains 2646 points. In the GFX Manhattan 3.1 graphics test, the X20 scores 26 fps, while the Poco X3 Pro has 62 fps.
The Nokia smartphone is good at only the most basic tasks like web surfing. In modern games like Genshin Impact, you have to set the minimum graphics settings, here even regular applications sometimes open with a noticeable delay.
While the Nokia X20 boasts an attractive design, pure Android, and three years of major upgrades, it’s all spoiled by weak hardware. There are many cheaper smartphones on the market with better displays, cameras, and charging. The Snapdragon 480 processor is too weak for a smartphone worth 50,000 rupees.