Nokia are back with an exciting new phone that is rugged AND has 5G connectivity. The Nokia XR20 has been described by Nokia as a tough phone built for the future. It is apparently resistant to scratches, being dropped and being handled by your kids.
Daily rough and tumble of life is no problem for the Nokia XR20, as its case looks incredible and is made to MIL-STD-810H military standard, so you can drop it and get it wet without any worries. If you do get mud and other dirt on this smartphone, you can easily clean it with soap and water. As the Nokia XR20 is more robust, it needs a keeping-up-to date with the latest improvements in Android. It comes with the latest, fastest, and most secure Android 11, 3 years of OS upgrades and four years of monthly security updates. That means your phone will still be secured and current into 2025.
The Nokia XR20 has a non-removable 4630MAH battery with 18 W charging support and 15 W wireless charging which is strong and will last a couple days. The phone has a Qualcomm snapdragon 480 5G chip with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of built-in storage. To use, the phone has a quick, smooth performance which combined with the large screen makes it enjoyable to operate.
The dual rear camera setup of the Nokia XR20 features a 48MP primary sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide one. A dedicated flash ensures you can capture the detail you need for taking incredible images regardless of the lighting conditions. SpeedWarp mode with super-stabilization enables you to fast forward to key moments, and OZO spatial audio has wind-noise cancellation, so your videos look and sound amazing.
How rugged is the phone?
The Nokia XR20 survived multiple drop tests on concrete and grass. The phone still worked perfectly fine, and the screen was completely un-damaged. However, the rear of the phone scratched quite easily and due to the shiny blue colour of the phone these are quite visible.
We also used the XR20 with wet hands in the rain and with gloves. The phone still operated as normal which is impressive.
The top of the Nokia XR20 has a red button. This is an emergency button that can be used to quickly call emergency contacts or open apps.