❤ Nokia X20



The Nokia X20 was the premium offering among Nokia’s budget-focused April 2021 launch, offering a great-looking design, long battery life, Zeiss cameras and three Android OS upgrades starting at just £299.

But while the Nokia X20 may tempt consumers with a stock Android experience, extended software updates and a three-year warranty to match, performance issues stop it from reaching its full potential.

Design and build

  • Premium build quality
  • Simplistic yet attractive design
  • Non-remappable Google Assistant button

Nokia smartphones tend to sport the same form factor, and those looking for a change with the Nokia X20 may be disappointed. It’s very much business as usual from a Nokia perspective, offering a simplistic take compared to the likes of Realme and Xiaomi who tend to peacock with their offerings, offering shimmering finishes, curved displays and more to entice consumers.






That’s not to say it’s dull; the Nokia X20 sports a reflective matte finish on the rear that looks premium, feels great in the hand, and helps to negate those pesky fingerprints too. However, there’s no denying that it’s also among the thicker smartphones out there at 9.1mm, and it’s a little weighty at 220g too.

It’s the small details that help the X20 shine, like the premium metal band that runs around the exterior, matching the colour of the rear – either the bronze-tinted Midnight Sun or deep Nordic Blue – and the Zeiss-branded circular camera housing on the rear.

It’s clear that this isn’t an entry-level Nokia, although that line would’ve been more clearly defined if Nokia opted for a glass rear in place of plastic.

On the right of the 6.67in display, you’ll find volume rockers and a fingerprint reader, and on the left, you’ll find a SIM card tray and the Google Assistant button – another staple of Nokia smartphones. And, just like every other Nokia, it’s not remappable, so it’s pretty useless unless you actively use Google’s virtual assistant.


Nokia X20 Specs :


NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 66, 38, 39, 40, 41
5G bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 28, 38, 41, 66, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2021, April 08
Status Available. Released 2021, May 12
BODY Dimensions 168.9 x 79.7 x 9.1 mm (6.65 x 3.14 x 0.36 in)
Weight 220 g (7.76 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD, 450 nits (typ)
Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~79.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM4350 Snapdragon 480 5G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 460)
GPU Adreno 619
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Quad 64 MP, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
Features Zeiss optics, LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 32 MP, (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
BATTERY Type Li-Po 4470 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
MISC Colors Midnight Sun, Nordic Blue
Models TA-1341, TA-1344
SAR 1.04 W/kg (head)     0.62 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.51 W/kg (head)     1.29 W/kg (body)
Price $ 370.00 / € 313.95 / £ 299.00



  • Premium design
  • Long battery life
  • Three years of OS upgrades


  • 60Hz display
  • Underpowered processor
  • More expensive than similar rivals


The Nokia X20 tempts users with stock Android, three OS upgrades and a three-year warranty, but that’s not enough to make up for comparatively lacklustre hardware.