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Nokia XR21


Nokia XR21
Nokia XR21 (XR Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (2x Cortex-A78) / Silver (6x Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 619
6 GB 
6.49 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 406 PPI, capacitive, TFT-LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 114 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: barometer, G-sensor, eCompass, gyroscope, proximity sensor
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 13, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 66, 71), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 20, 25, 28, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.45 x 168 x 78.58
4800 mAh Lithium-Ion, QC 3.0, PD 2.0
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Primary Camera: 64 MPix (OV64B40, f/1.8) + 8 MPix (ultra wide, OV08D10, f/2.2); Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (OC16A1Q, fixfocus, f/2.5)
Additional features
Speakers: dual, Keyboard: onscreen, USB cable, SIM tool, 36 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1, GNSS: GPS (L1, L5); Galileo (E1, E5a), GLONASS (L1), Beidou (B1, B1C, B2a), QZSS (L1, L5) ,NavIC (L5), two configurable buttons, impact protected polycarbonate, impact absorbing TPU bumpers, IP68/IP69K, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
231 g
599 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 70.81% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 68%, features: 59%, display: 79% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Nokia XR21

82.3% 诺基亚XR21评测--坚固耐用的智能手机,适合日常工作,通过IP69K认证 | Notebookcheck
60% The Nokia XR21 is a solid smartphone with extra durability
Source: Tech Advisor English EN→zh-CN
It doesn’t have the performance to compete with other mid-range phones, and the screen, cameras and systems leave plenty to be desired. But that’s the price you pay for an extra-tough mobile that’s still comfortable to use. Battery life is another key strength.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Nokia XR21 Rugged Phone review
Source: Techradar English EN→zh-CN
Where the majority of rugged phone designs are hefty items that would constitute a blunt instrument if referenced in an assault case, the Nokia XR21 has taken an entirely less bludgeoning approach. What customers get with the XR21 is a large but modestly weighted phone that has the rugged specification that enables it to cope with being dropped, used in the rain and in generally inhospitable environments. We’ve seen the same approach previously from Lenovo with its Motorola-made ThinkPhone concept, and the XR21 bears an uncanny resemblance to that design. That’s not to say that the Snapdragon 695 5G is weak, but it is not the fastest SoC made by Qualcomm. Disappointingly, the XR21 storage can’t be augmented because the SIM tray has no MicroSD card option. That’s annoying, and the camera, while workable, isn’t at the level we’d expect at this price point. Overall, this design ticks all the rugged boxes nicely and is a practical phone to use as a daily driver, but it has more of a challenge justifying its price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Nokia XR21 Review — It really is ready for anything!
Source: Ausdroid English EN→zh-CN
My honest feeling after almost a month with this in my pocket and on my desk is that it’s a good buy. While a few bits of polish are missing compared to more expensive and generational devices like the Pixel, iPhone and Find X range, nothing is missing that is critical to the functionality, and you save quite a bit of money. Like many devices in the current age, you won’t get a power brick in the box. So, if you want one or need another one around your home or workplace, make sure you grab one at a retailer near you. The Nokia XR21 lives up to the moniker of rugged without the bulk and typical aesthetic of a rugged device. It’s higher rated than your typical consumer device (IP68/IP69K) and has some, but not massive, sacrifice in daily functionality. So that brings me to the conclusion of whether or not I would buy one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2023
Nokia XR21 Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English EN→zh-CN
The Nokia XR21 doesn’t have any exceptional features that give a fit to appear in the flagship killer price point. It only got high-grade protection with an IP rating, which makes this phone stand out from the rest of the options. But, logically thinking, it’s just another mid-range phone except for one great feature. Overall, the phone is a pretty mediocre choice. To give you an example, a properly rugged phone got better-built quality, higher battery capacity, and s sturdy body covered with elastic material. From this instance, the Ulefone Power Armor 18T is a perfect sample of the armored smartphone. But at the same time, the Nokia XR21 is neither a decent rugged phone nor a proper flagship killer device. We won’t recommend you purchase this phone right now. Wait till, the price drops to a certain extent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2023
80% Dieses robuste Outdoor-Handy ist auch ein gutes Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Outdoor-Handy Nokia XR21: Stark genug im Test?
Source: Computerbild German DE→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2023
75% Review: Nokia XR21 – Is dit de nieuwe Nokia 3310?
Source: FWD Dutch NL→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 75%
78% Test Nokia XR21 : Un smartphone super robuste
Source: Charles Tech French FR→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80%
60% Обзор смартфон Nokia XR21
Source: RU→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia XR21: Stabil mobil med extra tålighet
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% Review Nokia XR21 – noul standard pentru telefoanele rugged
Source: Arena IT →zh-CN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%


Qualcomm Adreno 619:


» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 695 5G:

快速的中端ARM SoC,有8个CPU Kryo 660核心(两个快速的基于2.2 GHz的ARM Cortex-A77核心的集群和六个基于1.7 GHz的省电ARM Cortex-A55核心)和一个中低端的Adreno 619 GPU。只支持Wi-Fi 5,采用6纳米工艺制造。

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.




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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-07-23)