Nokia G21 is the latest addition from once the largest smartphone company, Nokia. The phone was made officially available in India recently and should soon be on its way to Nepal as well. This is the first launch of Nokia in 2022 and is also the successor of last year’s Nokia G20.
The phone offers a higher-refresh-rate screen, a faster-charging feature, a lighter and thinner body and some minor upgrades on the camera performance.
Let’s get into the details to know more about the phone.
|Dimension||Height: 164.6mm |
Weight: 190 grams
|Display||6.5-inch IPS LCD, 400 nits, 90Hz|
|Chipset||Unisoc T606 (12nm)|
|SD card slot||Dedicated|
|Camera||Front: 8MP, f/1.8 |
Rear: 50MP, f/1.8 PDAF
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||5050mAh, li-po, non-removable |
18W fast charging
USB Power delivery 3.0
|Sensors||Side-mounted fingerprint |
Ambient light sensor
|Colours||Nordic blue, dusk|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs 20,000-25,000|
Design and display
The new Nokia G21 sports a different style compared to its predecessor, Nokia G20. The phone is made of a glass front, a plastic frame and a polycarbonate plastic back. The back panel now features a new oval-shaped camera module instead of the round one seen on its predecessor. The phone has typical round corners and features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which also works as a power button.
The phone weighs around 190 grams and is 8.5mm thick. It is available in Nordic blue and dusk colours.
On the front is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720*1,600 pixels. The display has a typical brightness of 400 nits and has a sunlight brightness boost for daytime use. Another interesting feature of the phone is its 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. The refresh rate on the phone adapts to the content that is being used at the moment. The 90Hz refresh rate is accompanied by a 180Hz touch sampling rate. While the 90Hz refresh rate will offer a smoother user experience, the adaptive refresh rate will allow the best use and help in the efficiency of the energy of the phone.
The phone also features a face unlock feature and can even unlock the phone even when the user has a mask on.
Nokia G21 features a triple camera with AI imaging. The 50MP main camera on the back is housed together with a couple of 2MP macro and depth sensors. The camera on the phone is said to have been equipped with advanced low light imaging which helps to take decent low-light shots.
On the front is an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.8.
As for the video, the cameras on both ends can record 1080p resolution at 30fps.
Performance and storage
Nokia G21 runs on Android 11 and is powered by Unisoc T606 (12nm) chipset. Nokia has promised two years of OS updates on this smartphone. The phone is also eligible to receive three years of security patches.
Nokia G21 comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM on board and the user has the option to choose from 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded with a microSD card and the phone has a dedicated slot for it.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Nokia G21 features a 5050mAh, li-po, non-removable battery that provides power for everyday tasks. Nokia has advertised three days of battery life and this phone just might provide that. The battery can be charged through 18W fast charging.
As for cellular connectivity, Nokia G21 supports dual sims that can support 4G networks. The phone is also NFC-enabled and supports GPS as well as FM radio. As for the wireless connectivity, the phone features Bluetooth 5.0 while for the wired connectivity and charging the phone uses a USB Type- 2.0 cable.
For the audio, Nokia G21 features loudspeakers as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Notable features on the phone are:
- 90Hz adaptive refresh rate display
- 50MP triple AI imaging camera
- 5,050 mAh battery
- 18W fast charging
- 6.5-inch big display
- SD card support up to 512GB
- 2 years of OS upgrade
The price of Nokia is INR 12,249 for 4/64GB and INR 14,999 for the 6/128GB variant. The phone should be priced between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 when it is released in Nepal.