Nokia under HMD Global revealed new series recently. The new series are C, X, and G. All three focuses on low-end and mid-range markets. Number series is still present however the focus of the company has the new series lately. Now, a few models of each series have arrived in Pakistan silently. Let’s have a look at all-new Nokia smartphones launched recently.
One of the cheapest smartphones in the market is Nokia C20. It comes with a price tag of Rs.13,500 (~$83) for 6.52-inch IPS LCD 720p panel. It has a single 5MP rear shooter and a 5MP front shooter as well. It is powered by the Unisoc SC9863A chipset and runs on Android 11 GO. Finally, it comes with a 3000mAh battery.
Opinions on Nokia C20: Of course, if you can add some more money go for Redmi 9A or Tecno Spark 7. But if you are strict Rs.13K budget, then I would actually suggest this one. The reason behind this is the Android GO platform. See, if you get any other smartphone in this range it probably will be laggy as hell. With the Android GO platform, this phone at least can survive basic applications.
At Rs. 20,999 (~$128) comes the Nokia G10. It has a 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with a 720p resolution. It comes with a rear camera setup of 13 MP+ 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth). On the front side, you will find an 8MP selfie shooter. It is powered by an Helio G25 chipset together with 4/64GB internal. You will also find a fingerprint scanner on G10. Lastly, there is a 5050 mAh battery with 10W charging support.
Opinions on Nokia G10: Everything seems great until the Helio G25 chipset. At above 18K, you should expect at least an Helio G70 chipset. There are better and powerful options in the market. You can go for Tecno Spark 7 in this range.
It is a small upgrade over Nokia G10. It has a similar 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with a 720p resolution. However, Nokia G20 comes with a 48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensors. On the front, you will find an 8MP selfie shooter. The processor is slightly improved; it is Helio G35. You will get the same 5050mAh battery on G20. It comes in two variants 4/64GB and 4/128GB priced at Rs.23,500 (~$144) and Rs.28,500 (~$175) respectively.
Opinions on Nokia G20: Again, an underpowered smartphone with G35. Maybe the 4/64GB variant is good for those who want a vanilla Android experience and don’t necessarily need high performance; especially if you are able to find it in Rs.20K. But the 128GB at Rs.28,500 is insane.
Nokia X-series is a mid-range lineup. The Nokia X10 comes at Rs.49,999 (~$308) for 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. It has a similar camera setup to that of the Nokia G20. It comes with 48MP primary, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensors. On the front, you will find an 8MP selfie shooter. The Nokia X10 comes with Snapdragon 480 5G chipset with a 6/128GB configuration. Lastly, you will find a 4470mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Opinions on Nokia X10: Nokia x10 is a product with poor hardware. At Rs.50K, one does not expect an 18W charging, 48MP sensor, and an IPS LCD panel. It is ridiculously high priced. Snapdragon 480 5G is a good chipset but for Rs.50K, it is unjustified.
Lastly comes the Nokia X20 at Rs.54,999 (~$338). It has a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution. There is no high refresh rate even at this price. Nokia X20 gets ZEISS optics with its 64MP+5MP+2MP+2MP rear camera setup. On the front, there is a 32MP shooter. Powering the device is Snapdragon 480 5G chipset. This chipset is on par with Snapdragon 720G and even gets better with 5G. In the battery segment, you will get 4470mAh capacity with 18W fast charging.
Opinions on Nokia X20: IPS LCD panel, lack of high refresh rate, and only 18W fast charging are deal-breaker. For the chipset, Snapdragon 700-series 5G chipset should have been used for Rs.50K+ segment.