Nokia XR20 vs Nokia X30

Here we compared two mid-range smartphones: the 6.67-inch Nokia XR20 (with Qualcomm Snapdragon 480) that was released on June 27, 2021, against the Nokia X30, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 and came out 15 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Nokia XR20
  • Supports wireless charging up to 15W
  • Expandable storage via MicroSD card up to 512GB
  • Waterproof body (IP68 classification)
  • Comes with 430 mAh larger battery capacity: 4630 vs 4200 mAh
  • Stereo speakers
  • Includes a 3.5 mm headphone audio jack port
Reasons to consider the Nokia X30
  • Higher display refresh rate – 90 Hz
  • Delivers 25% higher peak brightness (750 against 599 nits)
  • Optical image stabilization
  • The phone is 1-year and 3-months newer
  • 14% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (377K versus 330K)
  • Thinner bezels – 8.2% more screen real estate
  • AMOLED display (versus competitor's IPS LCD)
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 7.6 mm narrower
  • Ready for eSIM technology

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
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Display

Type IPS LCD AMOLED
Size 6.67 inches 6.43 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9
PPI 395 ppi 409 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 90 Hz
Max rated brightness 550 nits 450 nits
HDR support No No
Screen protection Gorilla Glass Victus Gorilla Glass Victus
Screen-to-body ratio 76.8% 85%
Display features - - DCI-P3
Display tests
RGB color space 128.3% 144.3%
PWM 1163000 Hz 92 Hz
Response time 26 ms 8 ms
Contrast 1815:1 ∞ Infinity
Peak brightness test (auto)
599 nits
Nokia X30 +25%
750 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [3], [4]

Design and build

Height 171.64 mm (6.76 inches) 158.9 mm (6.26 inches)
Width 81.5 mm (3.21 inches) 73.9 mm (2.91 inches)
Thickness 10.64 mm (0.42 inches) 7.99 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 248 gramm (8.75 oz) 185 gramm (6.53 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP67
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Metal
Colors Gray, Blue White, Blue
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in home button Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio
76.8%
Nokia X30 +11%
85%

Performance

Tests of Nokia XR20 and Nokia X30 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
Max. clock 2200 MHz 2200 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6) 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture - 6 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 460 Silver
- 2 cores at 2 GHz: Kryo 460 Gold
- 6 cores at 1.7 GHz: Kryo 660 Silver (Cortex-A55)
- 2 cores at 2.2 GHz: Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A78)
Lithography process 8 nanometers 6 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 619 Adreno 619
GPU clock 825 MHz 840 MHz
FLOPS ~468 GFLOPS ~536 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 4, 6 GB 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory clock 1833 MHz 2133 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 64, 128 GB 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Memory card MicroSD No
Memory card max. size Up to 512 GB -

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Nokia X30 +29%
663
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1685
Nokia X30 +14%
1929
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
330445
Nokia X30 +14%
377604
CPU 95962 114487
GPU 85288 124980
Memory 65134 70083
UX 81871 60668
Total score 330445 377604
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Nokia X30 +23%
1211
Stability 99% 99%
Graphics test 5 FPS 7 FPS
Graphics score 981 1211
PCMark 3.0 score 7064 8462
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Software

Operating system Android 11 (Can be upgraded to Android 12) Android 12
OS size 13 GB 18 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 4630 mAh 4200 mAh
Charge power 18 W 33 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (15 W) No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (50% in 40 min) Yes (69% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:35 hr 1:03 hr
Battery life tests
Web browsing - 11:41 hr
Watching video - 16:50 hr
Gaming - 06:16 hr
Standby - 112 hr
General battery life
35:14 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 48 megapixels 50 megapixels
Image resolution 8000 x 6000 8192 x 6144
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash Dual LED LED
Stabilization Digital Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion No -
Angle of widest lens 123° 123°
Lenses 2 (48 MP + 13 MP) 2 (50 MP + 13 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 48 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.25" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.56"
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 13 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.0" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- 13 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Sensor: 1/3.06"
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448 4624 x 3468
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.4
Pixel size 1.12 microns 1 microns
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/4.0" 1/3.06"
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5.1 5.1
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No Yes
Hybrid slot Yes No
LTE Cat* 15 18
5G support Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers Stereo Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes No
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No -
Speakers test
Max. loudness
83.9 dB
82.3 dB

Other

Category Mid-range Mid-range
Announced June 2021 September 2022
Release date August 2021 September 2022
SAR (head) 1.13 W/kg -
SAR (body) 1.43 W/kg -
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Nokia X30 is definitely a better buy.

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