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Nokia XR21 Review: Military Grade Rugged Smartphone With 6.49″ FHD+ display At $625

So, HMD Global has finally announced the launch of its latest rugged smartphone, the Nokia XR21. This waterproof phone comes with a sleek casing that meets the MIL-STD-810H military standard and has IP69K standards that make it drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and life-proof.

Nokia XR21: Design and Display

The Nokia’s XR21 features a 6.49-inch FHD+ punch-hole display with a 120Hz LCD screen and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It has a 100% recycled aluminum chassis and tough materials that make it stand out from other smartphones in the market.

Additionally, the phone is wet hands and gloves compatible, making it easy to use even when your hands are wet. It also has two programmable buttons that allow you to customize your most frequent tasks.

Performance and Camera

Under the hood, the Nokia XR21 is powered by Snapdragon 695 5G SoC and runs Android 12 with three years of software upgrades and four years of security updates. It has 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage.

The phone features a 64MP main camera and an 8MP ultra-wide camera. However, the ZEISS Optics is gone. The front camera has been upgraded from 8MP to 16MP, providing a better experience for selfie lovers. It also retains a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speakers and OZO spatial audio.

Battery Life and Connectivity

The Nokia’s XR21 is equipped with a 4800mAh battery, an upgrade from the 4630mAh battery present in the XR20. It also features 33W fast charging, allowing you to charge your phone quickly. However, wireless charging has been omitted in this model.

The phone comes with dual SIM (nano + nano), 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2×2 MiMo, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou/ QZSS/NavIC, and USB Type-C. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and extra loud stereo speakers (96dB).

Nokia XR21: Pricing and Availability

The Nokia XR21 comes in Midnight Black and Pine Green colors and is priced at £499.99 (US$ 625 / Rs. 51,190 approx.) for the single 6GB + 128GB model. It will be available in the UK starting from June.


The Nokia XR21 is a tough and durable smartphone that can withstand almost anything. It comes with a sleek design and features that make it stand out from other smartphones in the market. If you are looking for a phone that can keep up with your adventurous lifestyle, the Nokia’s XR21 is worth considering.

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Md Isteyaj
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Founder Of HACKART. A 22 years old Student, Md isteyaj is an accomplished tech news writer for a leading tech news website. Listening Music is my favourite thing.
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