Nokia XR20

Nokia XR20
Nokia XR20 blue back
Nokia XR20 grey bottom
Nokia XR20 grey front right side
Nokia XR20 grey left side
Nokia XR20 grey back left side
Nokia XR20 grey back
Nokia XR20 grey right side
Nokia XR20 grey top
Nokia XR20 colors overview
64 GB
128 GB

Pro and cons Nokia XR20

  • Rugged and waterproof
  • Long-lasting OS updates
  • Free screen replacement
  • 5G internet
  • A bit large

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Nokia XR20 product details

This Nokia XR20 is a rugged Android smartphone that should last longer. And it's not just the outside that lasts longer, measures have also been taken to make the inside last longer. You can read what we mean by that here

First rugged Nokia smartphone

This Nokia XR20 was announced at the end of July 2021 and it is the first rugged Nokia smartphone. This is hard to believe, Nokia phones always seemed to be synonymous with rugged. Nokia owes this reputation to the days when their phones were made of plastic, did not have a large glass screen, and weighed as much as a brick. This made them robust, but they were not designed as such. This XR20 is. The casing is resistant to water, drops, scratches and temperature changes. It is designed to the military MIL-STD-810H standard so it can survive a lot of violence. Nokia is so sure of this that you get a free screen replacement for the first year should the need arise.

Nokia XR20 colors overview

Big screen, even bigger body

The screen of the XR20 measures a spacious 6.67 inches. The screen edges are hefty making it larger than phones with the same screen size. There is used Gorilla Glass Victus (7) which is more resistant to drops and scratches. On the back, we find a camera module containing 2 cameras; a 48MP main camera and a 13MP camera with ultra wide-angle lens. The video mode has a special option to filter out wind noise which is always handy. There are two separate flash units that you can also use as a flashlight. The XR20 is also good at sound. Both in recording and playback. Thanks to OZO support, you can record sound in a spacious manner and play it back thanks to the stereo speakers

Main Nokia XR20 specifications

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ screen with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Casing is drop-proof, water-resistant, dust-proof and rinseable
  • 4 years of security updates, 3 year of Android OS upgrades
  • Free screen replacement within a year of purchase if damaged
  • 48+13MP camera with ultra wide-angle lens and wind noise reduction
  • 8MP selfie camera in punch-hole right in the middle
  • Stereo speakers with OZO sound
  • Customizable button on top and accessory loop on bottom
  • 4630 mAh large battery can be charged wirelessly and wired

Better for the environment

The Nokia XR20 is future proof with 5G support for lightning fast internet on the go. Like all other recent Nokias, the XR20 runs Android One and gets 4 years of security updates and up to 3 Android upgrades. This means the XR20 will last a long time on the inside too. That's kind of environmentally conscious. Another good thing for the environment is the lack of a charger in the box. You probably have one at home anyway, so you can just keep using it. Provided it delivers at least 18W, which is the speed at which you can charge the 4630 mAh battery. To give the environment an extra helping hand, for every XR20 sold, 50 trees will be planted.

Nokia XR20 in the news

Nokia XR20 blue grey

Nokia XR20 announced: rugged with 4 years of updates

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HMD Global has announced a new Nokia smartphone that can take a beating. The Nokia XR20 is rugged, waterproof and will receive updates for years to come.

HMD Global gives the Nokia XR20 the following promise: 4 years of monthly security updates, 3 years of Android upgrades and a 3-year extended warranty. With this, the XR20 seems to be able to easily last several years. But it first has to survive those years. For that the casing is made robust as well as water- and dust-resistant.

Nokia XR20 in Ultra Blue and Granite Gray
The Nokia XR20 in Ultra Blue and Granite Gray

Never before has HMD Global announced such a robust smartphone. The Nokia XR20 gets a MIL-STD-810H housing with IP68 rating. This makes it drop-proof up to 1.8 meters, waterproof for 1 hour and resistant to temperatures ranging from -20 to 55°C. The front is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Nokia XR20 specifications, price and availability

The presence of 5G makes it life-proof. HMD Global has used a Snapdragon 480 processor for this with a choice of 4/64GB or 6/128GB of RAM/storage memory. On the back we find a dual camera: 48 and 13MP with Zeiss lenses. On the front a 8MP camera is used. The battery has a capacity of 4630 mAh and can be charged wirelessly and wired at 15 and 18 watts respectively.

Roberto Carlos tests Nokia XR20
Footballer Roberto Carlos tests the robustness of Nokia XR20

The XR20 comes with Android 11 out of the box and will get at least 3 Android upgrades with monthly security updates for the next 4 years. That should make the 499 price tag a bit more reasonable. What doesn't help (but does the environment) is that a charger is missing from the box. You can buy one separately from Nokia. HMD Global promises to donate the proceeds to Clear Rivers, a nonprofit organization that combats plastic pollution. The XR20 will be available in stores from the end of August in the colors Ultra Blue and Granite Gray.

Most important Nokia XR20 specifications

Dimensions 171.64 x 81.5 x 10.64 mm
Weight 248 grams
EAN code 6973316856668, 6438409066480, 6438409065995, 6438409065841, 6438409065834, 6438409065674, 6438409065667, 6438409065612, 6438409065605
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Color display 6.67 inch, TFT, hole-punch display
Camera 13 MP, 48 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 480, octa core
Secondary camera 8 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4630 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

All Nokia XR20 specifications

Video's about the Nokia XR20

We had to blink twice, but in this video you can see former footballer Roberto Carlos kicking the Nokia XR20.

Robust Nokia's we know from the past. But they are back, and completely up to date, like this Nokia XR20.

Alternatives of the Nokia XR20

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Nokia XR20
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (G975)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (G988)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple iPhone XS Max (A1921)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android119.0 (Pie)10
Color display6.67 inch, TFT, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.9 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch6.5 inch, OLED, notch
Camera13 MP, 48 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP108 MP, 12 MP, 48 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP, dual camera sensor
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 480, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreOcta coreApple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic, hexa core
Secondary camera8 MP10 MP, 8 MP40 MP12 MP7 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory4 GB (Size (RAM)), 6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 16 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery4630 mAh4100 mAh5000 mAh3500 mAh3174 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

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