HMD Global has announced a new wave of Nokia phones with budgets divided into three distinct series – here’s everything you need to know about the Nokia C20, Nokia X20 and even more.
Nokia C10 and Nokia C20
Placed at the bottom of the new Nokia line is the highly affordable C10, a basic 11GB Android device with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, a quad-core chipset and up to 64GB of internal memory.
There’s a 5MP camera on both the front and back, a 6.5-inch 720p display and a removable 3000mAh battery that charges via Micro USB. I don’t see a removable battery in many phones today. There’s also a headphone jack and 4G network support.
Nokia also promises two years of security updates, which is still nice to see on a phone this price.
The Nokia C20 is basically the same as the C10 above, however it adds in a bit more power thanks to an octa-core Snapdragon chipset
Nokia C20 Price: 89 € / 79 £
Nokia C10 Price: 75 € / £ NA
Nokia G10 and Nokia G20
Nokia really promotes its G line as a battery champion, saying that the G10 and G20 can go up to three days between charges thanks to the use of 5050mAh batteries.
It’s a bold claim, but considering that a huge cell should only power a 6.5-inch 720p display we wouldn’t be surprised if it sounds true when we get phones for review.
The G20 seeks to win when it comes to cameras, at least in terms of specifications. There is a 48MP main rear camera paired with an ultra wide 5MP macro, 2MP macro and 2MP depth. For the G10 you have a 13MP main with a 2MP depth and another 2MP macro. Both phones have an 8MP front camera for selfie and the G20 benefits from Ozo audio. You will also find only NFC in the G20.
The G20 has a faster MediaTek G35 chipset, rather than the G25 in the G10, and gives you 4GB of RAM as standard. With the G10 you can choose between 3GB or 4GB.
The rest of the features are very similar. Both have a 6.5-inch 720p display, use USB-C for charging and launch a more traditional version of Android 11 with two years of guaranteed upgrades.
Nokia G20 Price: € 159 / £ 129.99
Nokia G10 Price: € 139 / € 109.99
Sitting at the top of Nokia’s new budget line is the X series, which currently consists of two devices.
The X10 is the more expensive of the two, however it still packs 5G thanks to a Snapdragon 480 chipset. It also has a 48MP main camera on the back with Zeiss brand and three years of Android upgrades.
This multitude of upgrades is really what distinguishes the Nokia X10 and X20 from each other better good phones and also some of the best mid-range phones. HMD Global wants you to keep this phone for an extended period and hopes to do so by having this much support.
In front you have a 6.67-inch 1080p display and inside there is a 4470mAh battery that is charged via USB-C. You don’t have a charger in the box with the X10 or X20, however there is a 100% compostable case included to make up for that omission.
Price: € 309 / £ 249
U Nokia X20 it’s, again, very similar to the X10. It has the same overall look, the same 6.67-inch 1080p display, same 4470mAh battery and lack of an included charger.
However, it offers more RAM (up to 8 GB) and a more capable 32MP selfie camera. The X10 features an 8MP drive.
It also comes in many different color options, with bronze in particular standing out.
At £ 299, the X20 enters a tough section of the market. Missing things like a 90Hz or 120Hz display means you don’t feel as modern about something like that Redmi Note 10 Pro, even if that phone doesn’t run on 5G.
Price: € 349 / £ 299