Nokia XR20 "life-proof phone"

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The Nokia XR20 doesn't add the kind of body bulk you might expect for a rugged phone, measuring 10.64 mm (0.4 in) thick, but has been manufactured to MIL-STD-810H durability standards. HMD is reporting that it can survive a drop from 1.8 m (5.9 ft), be dunked under water for up to an hour, and continue to operate in temperature extremes.

Inside is Qualcomm's budget-friendly-but-capable Snapdragon 480 5G processor, supported by up to 6 GB of RAM and 120 GB of internal storage. And there's a microSD slot for up to 512 GB of additional storage. Out front you'll find a 6.67-inch Gorilla Glass Victus display at 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, with 550 nits of brightness, an 8-MP hole punch selfie cam to the center top, and a touchscreen that responds to wet hands and gloves. Move around back and there's a dual camera mounted in an X configuration with LED flashes, featuring a 48-MP main module and a 13-MP ultrawide – both with Zeiss optics. Elsewhere, the XR20 comes with 802.11ac (ax-ready) Wi-Fi, 5G mobile of course, Bluetooth 5.1 with support for aptX Adaptive codec, a 4,630-mAh battery for the promise of up to two days between charges, support for 15-W Qi wireless charging, and two "extra loud" speakers featuring Ozo spatial audio.

The phone runs Android 11, with HMD offering four years of monthly security updates and three years of OS upgrades.
 

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Not gonna waste time on another HMD since their SW gets horrible as time progresses where even best camera turns worst. They could have went with non-5G 7xx SD. SD 4xx feels underpowered for IP68 phone.
 

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Not gonna waste time on another HMD since their SW gets horrible as time progresses where even best camera turns worst. They could have went with non-5G 7xx SD. SD 4xx feels underpowered for IP68 phone.
That might very well be true, because personal I do hesitate mainly because of the processor. I think though they did correct with the 5G support and liked also the wireless charging. The included four years of monthly security updates and three years of OS upgrade, does attract as I'm not sure what other Android vendors have the exact same in that price segment.

 
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