Nokia remains very strong in its commitment to prolonged updates to its devices and customers certainly appreciate being able to count on this support after the sale. The focus of the new Nokia X10 and X20 is not only here, they also have a commitment to affordable 5G connectivity and that is why they both arrive with prices starting at € 310.
And you can say that € 310 is a very high price for a device with Snapdragon 480, and they are very likely to be right. This price could take a few Euros, but I venture to say that the problem here is not Nokia’s: there is a lack of chips and the prices are what they are for 5G smartphones.
A very important point in the Nokia X10 and X20 is that Nokia wanted to focus on sustainability and, therefore, includes a biodegradable protective cover in the packaging that can be used in composting. One day, when it is worn out, instead of harming the environment, it can be easily degradable.
While the two smartphones are very similar to each other, apart from the octa-core processor and the same 6.67 ″ FHD screen, the two smartphones have many differences. The Nokia X20 features configurations of 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Then, a 32MP camera on the screen surprises positively, and behind it we also have a 64MP unit with Zeiss branding, a 5MP ultra-wide angle, a 2MP macro and an equal resolution depth sensor close a very nice photographic department .
By comparison, the Nokia X10 has different memory configurations, starting at 4 / 64GB and being limited to 6 / 128GB. However, in the cameras there is a downgrade ahead with the camera selfie to be 8MP, and also behind, where the 64MP camera is replaced by a 48MP camera. Not too bad, but for € 40 we may be able to stretch a little more towards the X20, especially social networks are more important to us.
Returning to the common points, we have in any case a 4470mAh battery with 18W charge with a twist – it must be sustainability: only the X20 will include a charger and only in some markets. Less serious than on a € 1000 smartphone, and it’s a perfectly ordinary charger, but it may not fit well at all.
Besides, they also include biometric reader on the side, audio jack and Android 11. Nokia may move away from Android One, signaling a second death for this initiative, but for now the brand is committed to three years of updates.
As for prices, the Nokia X20 starts at € 350 and arrives in May, while the X10 arrives in June for € 310.
If you were with me until the end, yes the price is something high, but consider this: they have guaranteed longevity through updates, which also costs money to the brand and the price is actually aligned with that of competitors like the Oppo A93, which has some advantages on paper.