Analysis of the Nokia G20: does it reach its autonomy to distinguish itself?
“It is a mobile that responds well in any situation and ensures that it is ready for use for at least a couple more years”
5,000 mAh battery
Large format screen
Two-year software updates
10 watt fast charge
The display does not stand out for its contrast or vivid colors
The Nokia G series is intended to provide a “perfect” balance between quality and price, especially when it comes to performance and features, according to HMD Global. Does the Nokia G20 meet this condition? To answer this question, we have the first impressions with this phone that was recently presented in Mexico.
It’s about a smartphone large format, as its screen is 6.5 inches with HD + resolution. It seems that this size is becoming an industry standard, as is the resolution for entry phones in the mid-range.
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In hand, the phone feels comfortable, even when used without the transparent cover included in the box, thanks to its polymer cover with a 3D texture (its frame is metallic).
And since we are talking about its back, the circular module that houses the quad camera composed of a 48 MP main sensor, 5 MP wide angle, 2 MP macro and 2 MP depth, stands out. On the right side are the buttons that allow you to control the volume and turn on the unit (the latter also incorporates the fingerprint sensor, which responds well in most cases).
Nokia does not seem to want to waste the left side either, so it incorporated a button to activate the Google Assistant. Finally, at the top is the Jack 3.5mm headphone jack, while the bottom is the USB-C charging port and a single audio channel.
Being a cell phone with HD + resolution (1,600 x 720 pixels) high contrast or sharp colors should not be expected. The manufacturer also does not specify the update rate of the unit. Either way, that doesn’t mean that the Nokia G20 do not give a satisfactory experience when viewing content in streaming or Instagram photos.
Being able to watch a complete movie, with an optimal brightness level, is also due to the good work that was done in performance. Thus, the mobile incorporates the MediaTek G35 processor and a 4 GB RAM memory, enough to run the preferred entertainment and productivity applications fluently.
The internal storage of 128 GB is also appreciated – expandable up to 512 GB – with the intention of saving the content that is generated from the phone or the series and movies that you decide to see without using the network connection.
With these characteristics, it may be that people do have a smartphone It will run smoothly for months, even years. Added to this is the fact that HMD Global promises up to two operating system updates and three years of security patches.
By the way, the Nokia G20 incorporates Android 11 from the factory in a “pure” state, that is, without any layer of customization, which will delight more than one, especially since it will not have apps unnecessary that only take up space.
Regarding its autonomy, it is true that it can provide more than two days of performance thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery. However, the problem comes when loading it: the smartphone It takes about 180 minutes to go from 15 to 100 percent of its capacity.
The Nokia G20 is priced at 5,759 pesos for the Mexican market, which could be considered affordable. Although, when compared to the Moto G30, for example, it may not be so well stopped.
Although they are the same size, the Motorola phone incorporates differentiators such as a lower price (5,000 pesos), 90 Hz refresh rate, 64 megapixel main camera and 20 watt charge for a 5,000 mAh battery.
So perhaps HMD Global could have integrated the odd badge into the G20 so as not to fall short of its closest competitors.
It is true, what makes it attractive is that promise of two years of software updates and the fact of having the Nokia seal, which for many continues to be a certainty of quality.
The Nokia G20 is a cell phone that seems ideal for those looking to go up from the low to the average range without spending so much money. It is a mobile that responds well in any situation and ensures that it is ready for use for at least a couple of more years.
The charge of only 10 watts is still a lack, however, it is compensated by that large 5,000 mAh battery for a range of at least two days.
The cell phone can be purchased in Mexico in glacier blue and white, both with authorized operators and in the Nokia store on Amazon.