First impressions

Hi , there , I've just bought this Nokia G20

My first impressions are positive. The phone is ok performing normal tasks , I'm no gamer or power user.

The camera is great considering its an entry level device.

Battery life is good,

no overheating ether.

Build quality is excellent compared to the Nokia 3.4 and 5.4 , even though it's plastic it is more solid. Maybe hmd have changed

their phones manufacturer .

Only thing weiry is the weather app that started in my country's language now it's in Chinese.

It is running the latest update and things are going fine , I hope it will stay this way.

Negative side of this phone it's is price , it's not competitive unfortunately .

Comments

  • singhnsk
    singhnsk Super User

    I think Pricing is one factor that HMD Global is not able to currently crack or they have decided not to try to crack it anymore. They seem to be focused on limited sales volume instead of trying to sell more at lower prices. We'll have to see if this strategy serves them or not.

    Anyways, good to know that you liked your purchase and are satisfied with it so far.

    Does the phone have a dedicated weather app installed? It could be some new introduction from hmd. Do you know of its package name? And... Doesn't it have a setting to revert your region/language to English (or your regional language)?

  • Lpfz
    Lpfz ✭✭

    Yes I suppose it's their new strategy

    My device is the Ta 1365 variant, it's for the near East version but it works perfectly in Europe . It's double sim and I chose my local European language everything is fine except the weather app included in the Android One software. That is rather weird .

    Another thing that annoys me is the speaker quality , hmd should care about the sound quality of their phones.

    I have used Nokia phones since the feature phone age , through the late Lumia age and into hmd present, the times I have tried Chinese phones during some lapses I don't know why they never convince me , they are feature packed but for one reason or the other their built quality , preinstalled bloatware and adds and their sometimes unrealistic photographic algorithms are far too out...

    The pity is that hmd shoul take more care of the software side of their devices or develop some kind of a proper software of their own.

    Hardware side at least use better and more modern micro processors and their smartphones should have a minimum 64gb ram , less is not enough these days .

  • Lawrence JB
    Lawrence JB ✭✭✭✭

    What's the battery charging time for this phone from 0-100%

  • Lpfz
    Lpfz ✭✭

    Perfect smartphone for my needs , I just hope that the future updates won't mess the phone.

  • Yes I suppose it's their new strategy

    My device is the Ta 1365 variant, it's for the near East version but it works perfectly in Europe . It's double sim and I chose my local European language everything is fine except the weather app included in the Android One software. That is rather weird .

    Another thing that annoys me is the speaker quality , hmd should care about the sound quality of their phones.

    I have used Nokia phones since the feature phone age , through the late Lumia age and into applinked hmd present, the times I have tried Chinese phones during some lapses I don't know why they never convince me , they are feature packed but for one reason or the other their built quality , preinstalled bloatware and adds and their sometimes unrealistic photographic algorithms are far too out...

    The pity is that hmd shoul take more care of the software side of their devices or develop some kind of a proper software of their own.

    Hardware side at least use better and more modern micro processors and their smartphones should have a minimum 64gb ram , less is not enough these days .

    Can't agree more. Amazing analysis :)

  • Good to hear, but lets be frank. In india nokia 3.4 is the best phone as it is snappier than the 5.4 and a lot more than the G20. The reason i believe to be the manufacturer. N3.4 is manufactured by padget electronics where as the G20 by lava international. Padget makes better nokia phones.

  • FYI, even Nokia 5.4 is manufactured by Padget Electronics in India.

  • jdi000
    jdi000 ✭✭✭✭

    Honestly the 5.4 is a much better performing phone than the g20 and 3.4 is much slower than the 5.4 or the g20. Not sure what you are using to compare performance. The 5.4 is superior to either.

  • Would anyone know if G20 is Android Enterprise Recommended phone?

    On the Nokia page it doesn't list G20 as a Enterprise recommended - https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/android-enterprise-recommended-phones

    But on the Android website it does - https://androidenterprisepartners.withgoogle.com/devices/#!?manufacturer=nokia

    Thanks in advance for your inputs.

  • Hi,

    Does anyone know if this G20 phone is MHL to HDMI compatible?

  • user1529883076460
    user1529883076460 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2021

    At the RRP it's not competitive. Even more so for the G50, it's price puts it up against the Samsung A32 (non 5G) that comes with an AMOLED fhd screen, 64 MP camera (with 5 MP depth camera etc), faster charging, 6 GB of RAM, faster processor, 128 GB storage, on screen fingerprint scanner.

    That's $449 Australian on the Samsung Australia website, it's the same price as the G50 is on Nokia Australia website, and the price in stores.

    The A52 only gets quarterly updates though, however late monthly updates aren't enticement enough for most people to get the G50.

    People have been buying the much cheaper Vivo 52Y 5G with the Mediatek Dimensity 700 processor, is the same price ($449) Oppo A74 5G with 6GB/128 GB, 90 Hz 2400x1080 screen, 18 W fast charge. Similar other specs.

  • Phone is good at all, it doesn't heat, and especially I wanted clear os. Yeah, it has a little OS bugs. But I have more questions to GPU: sometimes when I watch YouTube 1080p60 video frames can freeze and after ads can appear square artifacts

  • Another downside is that the phone doesn't have very good phone or WiFi reception. It's noticeably worst than some competitor's devices, and not as good as my old Nokia 6.1 for both phone and WiFi reception. It's a little disappointing in this regard. There can be a big difference with certain brands. For Telstra (the network in on) available phones the ones with brilliant reception get a blue tick approval. The blue tick is for good reception in marginal reception areas, like rural areas. This is a phone from Telstra and it's no surprise it doesn't have one.

  • The mobile phone is great but my problem with the Nokia G20 is no picture and music gallery, you access all your music and pictures in the file folder i can't have my player list.

    Please if any body with idea should help out.

  • jdi000
    jdi000 ✭✭✭✭

    Not sure that's the case the the cell reception is better than most phones this price and the wifi is 2.4 only and has great speed and connection.