Nokia has been churning out budget smartphones on a regular basis one after the other. The next one making the cut is the recently launched Nokia G20 coming in at a price of NRs. 19,999. Here’s what the Nokia G20 gets you for that price.
Nokia G20 Overview:
Build and Display:
This budget Nokia smartphone gets a plastic build. It boasts a Nordic design with slim vertical lines going on across the back panel. The circular camera cutout is similar to the one seen on the Nokia 3.4. To the front is a 6.52” inch IPS LCD panel with a dewdrop notch. This is an HD+ panel that offers a pixel density of 269ppi.
Measuring 9.2mm in thickness, Nokia G20 has still managed to keep its weight at 197gms. Nokia doesn’t mention any display protection here, but the device is said to be splash-resistant.
At the helm of the Nokia G20 is the MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core SoC. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. On the graphics front, we have the PowerVR GE8320 running the show. The same chipset powers the likes of Realme C15, Poco C3, Micromax IN 1B, and Redmi 9C.
The Nokia G20 runs on a nearly stock version of Android 11. Nokia offers 2Years of major platform upgrades and 3 years of security updates for the Nokia G20.
The quad-camera setup to the back houses a 48MPf/1.8 primary sensor, a 5MP secondary ultrawide sensor, and two 2MP sensors making up for macro and depth.
The front camera is identical to the one found on the Nokia G10 i.e. an 8MP selfie shooter.
The video recording is capped at 1080p 30fps via either of the cameras. OZO Audio- Nokia’s version of spatial audio is present here.
Nokia G20 Specs:
|Display||6.52 inches IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G35 (12 nm) Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Memory||4GB RAM/ 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)|
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF|
5 MP, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Front Camera||8 MP, (wide)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5050 mAh battery, Charging 10W|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Misc||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, 3.5mm headphone jack|
The battery is the same capacity as its cheaper sibling- the Nokia G10 rated at 5050mAh. USB-C charging is present and accounted for but there’s no fast charging support and it only gets 10Watt charging.
Pricing and Availability:
The Nokia G20 is available at all authorized stores across Nepal at a price of NRs.19,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. It is definitely an upgrade over the Nokia G10 but does that justify a 3000 rupees price bump? We’ll leave that to you to decide.