Nokia G21 review

The Nokia G21 is a figure that goes back to early 2022 to create an affordable all-in-one package with a focus on battery life. Bringing Xiaomi and Realme into their game has never been easier, and Samsung has also launched an aggressive entry-level offering for those who are still baffled by the trusted Chinese brand, so we’ll have to find out if Nokia can compete at around €170.

Nokia G21 review

Endurance is the main goal of the G21. Nokia announced a three-day battery life that simulates the “real life” of 5 hours a day of typical use. and refresh rate This is unthinkable. But we will test the battery soon.

When it comes to its 6.5-inch 720p LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate, it doesn’t stand out as a phone in this price range, although OLEDs do find it at a disadvantage as well.

Likewise, the incarnation of the G21’s 50-megapixel main camera is good value for money. Although we’ve found slightly better hardware elsewhere. Even more surprising is the introduction of the ultra-wide camera. any ultra wide camera Whatever it is, it’s been an important part of low-end phones for the past few years.

Nokia also includes basic handy features such as a dedicated microSD slot and headphone jack, as well as a built-in FM radio, which is hardly better than flagship models when it comes to all these features. But it makes the transition for everyone smooth, they say.

Nokia G21 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 164.6×75.9×8.5mm, 190g; Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back.
  • Display: 6.50″ IPS LCD, 90Hz, 400 nits (typ), 720x1600px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 270ppi.
  • Chipset: Unisoc T606 (12 nm): Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G57 MP1.
  • Memory: 64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM; eMMC 5.1; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 11.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF; Macro: 2 MP; Depth: 2 MP.
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide).
  • Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]Front camera: [email protected]
  • Battery: 5050mAh; Fast battery charging 18W, USB Power Delivery 3.0.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); FM radio, RDS; 3.5mm jack.

Nokia G21 unboxing

Unboxing the G21 doesn’t take long – there isn’t much in the box. You also get a charger and USB cable with the phone only.

Nokia G21 review

The adapter is also a standard 10W adapter, so it’s lower than the 18W charging power your phone supports. Almost all competitors come with more powerful chargers. And some even rethink their phones (Redmi 10W and 22.5W adapter instead of 18W charging support).

Design

In a world characterized by designs striving for excellence, such as Samsung’s A-series color palette, Realme’s “Dare to Jump” icon and large camera buttons (Xiaomi and Realme again), the Nokia G21 is stunning. purity of simplicity

The phone is available in two colors that are not flashy. Our control unit is more unique than the two in the Nordic Blue. Blue-Dark Green The Twilight variant ranges from black to dark gray with light browns. Both maintain their elegance.

Nokia G21 review

regardless of color Plastic surfaces initially have a small striped texture. But upon closer inspection We can see a concentric bend with a large radius. It also sets this phone apart from most premium or low-end phones. which is almost glossy or matte but has almost no texture at all.

We’d say textures make textures extra touch. but not here or there The surface may become smoother due to the reduced area of ​​skin contact. Depending on the finger being touched, however, you can pick up your fingerprint regardless of the surface. but easy to clean.

Nokia G21 review

in the same way The island style of the G21 is retained, with three modules arranged in a relatively compact form in the upper left corner. The thing was raised enough. – There is a lot of wear and tear during the standard grading process. And in real life, the shadows can be more intense.

The polycarbonate frame G21 has a more matte finish and won’t catch fingerprints. The flat sides provide good grip. No complaints about it.

The G21 has a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the power button on the right side of the phone. Easily accessible with left index finger or right thumb. And it doesn’t matter which finger you use to open it – both work great.

Nokia G21 review

One possible problem is that there is no way for the media to intervene. So it’s too highly likely that she won’t be authenticated by fingerprint due to random phone manipulation failed attempts.

The volume control is on the high right. It might be too tall to use without adjusting any buttons on the button, but that’s hardly a violation.

Nokia G21 review

On the left side of the G21, you’ll find a Google Assistant key, an always-on shortcut to the feature. We’d appreciate an option to remap it to something else or disable it altogether, but that’s not really available – even turning off Google Assistant won’t disable the key, and upon pressing it, you’ll get a prompt to re-enable Assistant instead.

Above that useful (or annoying, depending on disposition) button is the card slot. The tray will take two nano SIMs and a microSD, and can accommodate all three at the same time.

On the business side, the G21’s 6.5-inch screen is surrounded by a rather large bezel on the sides and top. but the screen is bigger This seems like the norm for the budget segment of the market, but for Nokia it’s clearly more. This isn’t just another issue on larger systems, and it might be helpful for those who still insist on a heavier edge to help with this.

Nokia G21 review

At the top of the screen is a small teardrop notch. for self-timer camera which is another for the design elements of the track. The headset above is just a headset. not the second speaker

The dimensions of the G21 are 164.6 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm, which means there is a “big” limitation in the phone category compared to 6.5-inch devices. The Galaxy A22 and Realme 8 are slightly more compact. (In fact, it’s ~2mm narrower and ~5mm shorter), in part because of its smaller screen and slightly thinner bezel. The Realme 10, on the other hand, is close to the Nokia G21 G21. Heaviest at 190g, although the 13g difference is small compared to the lightest.

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