Weekly ballot: six new Nokia telephones are up for consideration


HMD reorganized its product lineup this week, arranging its merchandise in letter-based classes. This isn’t the identical alphabet that traditional Nokia used (there are not any N-series or E-series, not but, at the very least), however they do kind neat classes that make issues simple to navigate.

We have now ready an summary of the telephones as a result of we’ve some inquiries to ask – particularly, would you purchase certainly one of these and if sure, which one?

Nokia X20 and X10

X-series equals 5G. HMD is ranging from the underside finish – that is true for the opposite two letter sequence we’ll take a look at in the present day as properly – so, there’s no true successor to its first-ever 5G telephone, the Nokia 8.3.

The Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 are as an alternative mid-rangers by worth, nearer to entry-level by options. The Snapdragon 480 chipset will increase many eyebrows, however the chip shares plenty of {hardware} with greater sequence (e.g. it has the Adreno 619 GPU of the 750G), so we’re prepared to present it the good thing about the doubt.

Nokia X20
Nokia X10

Nokia X20 • Nokia X10

However a plain LCD at 60Hz with no HDR, not even excessive brightness, that may be a more durable tablet to swallow. At the very least the 2 X-phones have Gorilla Glass safety on the entrance – GG5 for the X20 and GG3 for the X10. Anyway, the 4,470 mAh battery is nice when it comes to capability, however 18W charging is gradual for the €300 phase.

Weekly poll: new Nokia phones

That’s proper, the Nokia X20 will retail for €350, the X10 will go for €310. Samsung launched its first sub-€300 5G telephone earlier this 12 months, the Galaxy A32 5G. At €280, it provides very related {hardware} to the Nokia X10, although (crucially) it has a 720p+ show whereas the X10 has a 1080p+ panel. The identical goes for the pricier A42 5G (although that’s a Tremendous AMOLED as an alternative of LCD). There’s additionally the Moto G 5G, which may be discovered for round €250 with an S750G chip and 1080p display.

Nonetheless, the perfect factor in regards to the X-series is clearly the three years of full assist. Meaning OS updates, safety patches and guarantee. That final half is essential, as a result of whereas Samsung will provide 3 OS updates to an enormous a part of its lineup, you continue to stand up to 2 years of guarantee (“as much as” because it varies by area, e.g. it’s 1 12 months in India). Guarantee gained’t enable you to if you happen to drop your telephone and break its display, however nonetheless provides peace of thoughts for individuals who need off the improve treadmill.

The Nokia X20 has the higher digicam of the 2 X-phones, with a 64MP most important module on the rear and 32MP on the entrance. The X10 has a 48MP most important and 8MP entrance cameras. The 2 share the 5MP ultrawide cam (which we want had at the very least an 8MP sensor).

Weekly poll: new Nokia phones

But when it’s digicam you need, realme will promote you a 108MP sensor for €300 with the Realme 8 Professional. In the event you’re involved about efficiency, the Poco F3 packs a Snapdragon 870 for a similar worth (with 5G connectivity in addition). And if it’s the software program half that worries you, a OnePlus Nord N10 is price a glance.

What do you consider the Nokia X20 and X10? Are they telephones you should purchase and never fear about having to exchange your telephone for 3 years or will they be too outdated by 2024 to make use of, by no means thoughts the guarantee?

Nokia G20 and G10

G-series equals entry-level Android telephones. With 4G-only connectivity, 720p+ shows and MediaTek Helio chipsets from the underside of the gaming sequence, they will’t be something however.

Nokia G20
Nokia G10

Nokia G20 • Nokia G10

The Nokia G20 places its greatest foot ahead – its digicam, which is identical because the X10. Not unhealthy contemplating the telephone is half the value, €160. As a reminder, this implies 48MP most important, 5MP ultrawide and 8MP selfie (and 2MP macro plus 2MP depth, however these are barely price mentioning).

Additionally, the 2 G-phones have the most important batteries of any Nokia telephone ever. At 5,050 mAh they don’t seem to be precisely large, however they promise 3-day battery life. We do want they might cost at greater than 10W, although. Nonetheless, some favor battery life over efficiency and cost over the evening.

Weekly poll: new Nokia phones

The Nokia G10 is in a troublesome spot, nonetheless. It’s only €20 cheaper than its sibling, however that worth lower decimates the digicam division – the primary module drops to 13 MP and the extremely vast goes away. To not point out that you simply get much less RAM and half the storage. The G10 has no enterprise costing wherever near the G20 price ticket.

HMD is promising 2 years of full assist for the G-series, which is fairly good for this worth phase. Nonetheless, Nokia G20’s Helio G35 will provide efficiency just like the Galaxy A12, regardless that it must be significantly better on paper. One thing just like the Poco M3 has an enormous efficiency benefit (and a 6,000 mAh battery in addition).

How do the Nokia G20 and G10 look to you – are they telephones you should purchase for your self (or suggest to somebody near you) as one thing easy, dependable and reasonably priced?

Nokia C20 and C10

C-series equals Android Go Version. And low cost. The Nokia C20 and Nokia C10 are priced €90 and €75, respectively. We gained’t dive into their specs (there’s not a lot to see), however we’ll level out that there aren’t many full-blooded Android telephones you should purchase new for below €100.

Nokia C20
Nokia C10

Nokia C20 • Nokia C10

Relying on the place you reside, there may very well be only a few choices. And even none. The true query right here is whether or not you’d need to have a Nokia C20/C10 or one of many KaiOS fashions just like the Nokia 8000 4G. That one is makes calls and might tether your laptop computer to an LTE connection, what extra do you want? As a result of if it’s turn-by-turn navigation or internet shopping then the KaiOS telephones are out (the fashionable internet simply doesn’t work on a tiny 240 x 320 px display).


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