The best features of Android 13 on Nokia smartphones

Android 13 has been around long enough on some Nokia devices to make a list of things you might and might not like. The list is based on personal preferences of Abdulla and I, so you may not agree with us completely.

Abdulla has been using his X20 while I use the XR20 as a secondary and we like pretty much the same things. Abdulla also made a great video on the subject, check it out.

Here are the common things we both like about Android 13:

  1. The performance of the Nokia XR20 and X20 has greatly improved after the update. Everything seems to run much smoother, and I can say the same for the G50.
  2. Better Notification Optimization – I always mute my phone as calls and texts are the only things I get notified about on a smartwatch while my phone is in a waist pack.
  3. Abdulla likes the theme’s improved colors and icons, I’m not a fan of it as many apps I have on the main display haven’t adapted to the new look yet.
  4. Not a huge improvement, but worth mentioning is the photo privacy feature, which means a specific app can access the photos you choose to share with it, which is usually the gallery, so no big deal. However, if you are a pervert, it is better not to share some photos with apps.
  5. The best new feature that both Abdulla and I like is the new Camera 2.0 app launched with the Nokia X30 5G. However, don’t expect all the fancy algorithms that the Nokia X30 has for night mode or other apps
  6. The final feature, which I never use but could be useful on smartphones with large displays like the G50 or XR30, is one-handed mode, where you control everything with the tip of your index finger. This option was already present in the Lumia series, now it’s making its debut in Android and it’s a welcome feature.

What we both dislike is the ubiquitous Google search bar, and that’s about it for me. Abdulla doesn’t like the new combination of some features, like the internet connection that combines mobile data and WiFi. Anyway, the latest OS updates aren’t just cosmetic and offer users some good options.

Did we miss something or skip a feature you like? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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