Nomu S20 – first impressions

Because we are among the lucky selected few who received the rugged Nomu S20 phone sample in advance, we can share our first impressions about the device. Nothing more and nothing less, but no worries the detailed review will soon follow. So how’s the Nomu S20 ?

Packaging is fairly simple using the recycled paper box with the Nomu brand plastered on it. Inside you can find the phone, charger, USB cable, basic headphones, protective foil, SIM try ejector pin, manual and certification papers. Nothing out of the ordinary.

The phone itself has a pretty interesting design considering it’s a rugged outdoor device with the IP68 certification. It’s different from the other rugged models due to the thinner body, lesser weight and rounded features. Sides are reinforced with metallic braces and the back uses black strengthened rubber so the grip is firm and comfy. I have to admit the black color really suits the phone and its purposes and personally i really like it.


Nomu S20 is the middle of the pack model from the company’s portfolio so the hardware isn’t anything groundbreaking. 5-inch Sharp display with HD resolution looks crisp and bright enough, while the quad-core MT6737T processor supported by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage delivers some alright performance. Main camera can offer 13 Mpix resolution and the selfie cam 5 Mpix. Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the OS is standard these days and the same can be said about the 3000 mAh battery capacity. And the dimensions ? Well 75 x 145,4 x 13,3 mm with 169 g of weight.

Volume cradle buttons and Power button are located on the right side of the frame, while the ejectable SIM tray for 2 SIM cards occupies the left side. Both the USB and headphone connectors on the upper side and the chin are protected by the rubber caps underlining the IP68 certification.

At a first glance using Nomu S20 feels pretty smooth, lag free and the Quick charging is pleasantly speedy. The display is responsive and Gorilla Glass 4 protection promises some toughness qualities. Phone sits well in hand, it’s not slippery at all and all the buttons are easy to reach. The only issue i have so far comes with moving the capacitative buttons into the display area, which takes a while to get used to. For all the benchmark tests and everything just wait for the full review, which should see the light of day quite soon. So, you can find more information at this moment here and here or even on the FB pages.

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