The definition of what makes a good and reliable smartphone that can add value to your daily routine is something that is evolving everyday. The pandemic has also added a lot of twists to this evolving definition. What people are looking for now is a phone that that is not limited just to specifications that look great on paper, the experience and utility it offers is the key. The Nokia brand that is now being handled by HMD Global is now known for making phones that offer superlative and smooth experiences. One of their latest devices is the Nokia C20 Plus. Here is my review of this phone that I have been using for a while now.
The Nokia C20 Plus mobile was launched on 11th June 2021. The device has a 6.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The phone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc SC9863A processor. It comes with two memory options – 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The Nokia C20 Plus runs Android 11 (Go edition) and is powered by a 4950mAh battery. It has 32 GB of internal storage.
For the entry level budget segment, the phone is definitely a very good option. The design is nordic, as it is with all the Nokia devices. The Nokia C20 Plus is designed to help you realize your potential. Whether you’re working hard or hardly working, the big screen lets you see it all in stunning clarity. The long battery life with optimized power management means it won’t let you down when you need it most. It also includes the latest version of Android™ 11 (Go edition), optimized to deliver a faster, smoother and safer experience. All wrapped in timeless design that fuses exceptional quality that can take life’s little knocks.
The Nokia C20 Plus comes with an octa-core processor for fast performance, frees up memory for better multi-tasking and lets more of your favorite apps run smoothly at the same time.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia C20 Plus on the rear packs an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. Both the cameras in the rear and the front camera are able to take decent pictures consistently without any major issues. I have no serious complains about the camera during my review period. A detailed camera review will be coming soon.
Nokia C20 Plus is based on Android 11 (Go edition) and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Nokia C20 Plus is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Nokia C20 Plus measures 165.40 x 75.85 x 0.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 204.70 grams. It comes in Blue and Grey colours. I got the Blue version for my review.
Connectivity options on the Nokia C20 Plus include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, Micro-USB, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The voice quality on the phone is good. The phone handles VoLTE very well. There were absolutely no call drops. The phone has decent sound output without any jarring or distortion.
The Nokia C20 Plus is powered by a 4950mAh battery. The combination of the Android Go edition with its very economic task loads and the battery means that you very easily get more than a day on a single charge. My usage is generally above average with a mix of heavy browsing and social media use combined with decent amount of media consumption.
Android 11 (Go edition) has been optimized to take advantage of all the latest Android features, giving you a faster, smoother and safer experience. It also lets you see, respond and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps – all in the same spot. Plus, added privacy enhancements, make it easy to control how and when your data is shared.
Overall, the Nokia C20 Plus is a very good value for money proposition, given that the price starts at INR 8,999. It is a good combination of crafting, design and utility for the entry level buyer. There aren’t that many entry level devices that give this much value and a seamless experience.