The Nokia XR20 is a durable 5G phone priced at $ 549


HMD Global’s latest Nokia device is the XR20, a durable phone with a 5G phone that will sell for $ 549 at the end of August. In addition to solid physical protection, the XR20 is well supported on the software side – a big focus on Nokia’s latest devices – as it comes with Android 11 and comes with three-year operating system updates alongside four-year monthly security updates. Although taking into account that the first of these updates, Android 12, to be released soon, it is a much stronger practice than most mid-range Android devices.

The XR20 has a long list of durable specifications. It is IP68 rated and can withstand immersion in 1.5 meter water for up to an hour. It also meets other criteria of the MIL-STD 810H standard, such as the ability to withstand temperatures from 55 ° C to -22 ° C and protects against drops up to 5.9 feet (1.8 meters). Its screen uses Gorilla Glass Victus, which Nokia boasts, is the “hard screen” of its single smartphone. You can also be pleased that your phone has a two-year extended warranty in the US (three years in the UK).

The XR20 meets the durable requirements for water immersion, drops and extreme temperatures.
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In addition to its strong credentials, the Nokia XR20 has many similarities unsustainable X20, starting at a 6.67-inch 1080p screen. It bypasses the X20’s macro and depth sensors and offers only two rear-facing cameras: a 48-megapixel f / 1.79 main camera and a 13-megapixel f / 2.4 wide-angle. Internally, it is equipped with a Snapdragon 480 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We found the combination to be adequate for some random hiccups of X20. It has a 4630 mAh battery and Qi wireless charging is supported.

In terms of raw hardware specifications, it won’t be able to challenge the best mid-range phones like the Samsung A52 5G or Pixel 4A 5G (on the road to 5A soon), which follows Nokia’s recent emphasis on value-driven devices. The X20’s camera didn’t impress us, and the Snapdragon 480 chipset isn’t likely to offer best-in-class performance, but the XR20 could potentially fill the gap with an affordable, mainstream-resistant device with healthy software support.

The 6GB RAM / 128GB storage option is the only one sold in the United States and availability will begin on August 24th. This version sells for £ 449 in the UK, where 4GB of RAM / 64GB of storage is also available for £ 399. Both will be available in the UK from 27 July.

The Nokia C30 includes a huge 6000 mAh battery.
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Nokia C30, Nokia 6310 and Clarity Earbuds Pro

HMD also announces a few other devices to be released worldwide: the Nokia C30 and Nokia 6310. The C30 is a large-screen, large-battery case with a huge 6.82-inch panel – Nokia’s largest to date – and a 6,000 mAh battery. A version with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will go on sale in the UK in September for £ 99.

Nokia Clarity Earbuds Pro includes active noise reduction.
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Clarity Earbuds Pro features active noise reduction, is IPX5 sweat and water resistant, and offers up to nine hours of use on a single charge (with seven ANC functions). The included case offers an additional 36 hours of use without ANC or 28 hours when in use. They will go on sale in the UK in September for £ 99.

The Nokia 6310 phone has 2G basic connections and emphasizes accessibility.
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Finally, the Nokia 6310 is just a 2G phone designed with usability in mind, including larger buttons and fonts, and allows users to read texts aloud. It will go on sale in the UK in August for £ 49.

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