Nokia C10 & C20 “Budget-Friendly Smartphones” 2021- Is it Worth?

nokia c10 & c20

Nokia has recently announced the 6 smartphone series lineups launching in the upcoming months. The series includes G-series, X-series, and C-series smartphones in which X-series is the topmost variant whereas C-series is the budget-oriented variant smartphone. Nokia C-series includes Nokia C-10 and C-20 that share almost the same specifications and features. The company has introduced the UNISOC SoC chipset in both the C-series of smartphones.

What is the Price of the Nokia C10 and Nokia C20?

Since the smartphones are budget-oriented so their price is surprisingly very affordable and here is the price expected. Redmi Note 10 and Moto G10 Power are its top competitor.

Nokia C10

€ 75 (Around 89USD & Rs 6620)

Nokia C20

€ 89 (Around 105 USD & Rs 7860)

What is the Launch Date of the Nokia C-series in India?

Nokia C10 & Nokia C20 has been launched on 8th April. The phone is readily available for sale in European countries. We have no prior information about the smartphone launch in India.

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PROS

  • Affordable Price
  • Android 11 support
  • Good connectivity support
  • Expandable storage option

CONS

  • Old Unisoc processor
  • Only 3000mAh battery support
  • Nokia C10 doesn’t even support 4G
  • Old water-drop notch design

KEY SPECIFICATIONS


Display: 6.50″ (16.51 cm)


Processor: 

  • Nokia C-10: Unisoc SC7331e
  • Nokia C-20: Unisoc SC9863A

Front Camera: 5MP


Rear Camera: 5MP


RAM: 1GB


Storage: 16GB


Battery: 3000mAh


Operating System: Android 11


FULL SPECIFICATIONSnokia c10 & c20

DESIGN

Nokia C10 and C20 have almost identical designs having a plastic built body. In spite of having only a 3000mAh battery, the phone is considerably heavy and bulky. Nokia C10 is available in Light Purple and Grey color option whereas Nokia C20 comes in Dark Blue and Sand color option.

Besides having a plastic body design, the phone also does not have any Gorilla Glass protection neither it is waterproof so it will be better to handle it with care. Though the phone has got a plastic back, it is smudge-proof so it would be easier to keep the smartphone neat and clean.


MODEL:

  • Nokia C10
  • Nokia C20

BRAND: NOKIA


OTG Compatible: Yes


TOUCHSCREEN: YES


DIMENSION: 169.90×77.90×8.8 mm


WEIGHT:

  • NOKIA C10: 210 grams
  • NOKIA C20: 190 grams

AVAILABLE COLOURS: 

  • NOKIA C-10: Light Purple, Grey
  • NOKIA C-20: Dark Blue, Sand

WATERPROOF: No


DISPLAY

Nokia C10 and C20 smartphones have got a water-drop notch display with thick bezels and a wide chin all around. The phone supports HD+ resolution. The multimedia experience in these smartphones are not going to be very great but seeing the price it can be tolerated.

The phone display can reach the maximum brightness level of upto 400nits which is again not very effective and users may have some issues regarding its outdoor visibility. The display of the smartphones are provided with Panda Glass protection to protect it from scratches and minor falls.


SCREEN SIZE: 6.5″ (16.51 cm)


SCREEN RESOLUTION: 720×1600 pixels


DISPLAY TYPE:


PIXEL DENSITY:


BRIGHTNESS: 400 nits (Max.)


ASPECT RATIO: 20:9


PROTECTION: Panda Glass Protection


SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE

The smartphones have not got very outstanding processors and related features in the given price range. The Unisoc processor featured in smartphones begins throttling in playing high-end games. The secondary storage is also not very sufficient for playing games like Freefire and COD.

Thankfully, Nokia has provided both smartphones with the latest Android 11 support. The company has also announced that C-10 & C-20 will receive security updates for upto 2 years. The phone’s internal storage is limited to 16GB but we can further expand it upto 256GB.


RAM: 1GB / 2GB


Storage: 16GB / 32GB 


USB OTG Support: YES 


CPU: Octa-core


PROCESSOR: 

  • NOKIA C-10: Unisoc SC7331e
  • NOKIA C-20: Unisoc SC9863a

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 11


PRIMARY CLOCK SPEED: 1.3 GHz


EXPANDABLE STORAGE: Yes (Upto 256GB)


CAMERA

REAR CAMERA: Both Nokia C10 & Nokia C20 have got a 5MP single rear camera with an LED flash support. The clicked images are not very natural. The color saturation and dynamic range of the snapped photos are missing too. We can’ expect much from the cameras as the smartphones are budget-oriented. 

Selfie Camera: The front camera too contains a 5MP camera to snap selfies. It is embedded in the water-drop notch design with having an average selfie quality.


REAR CAMERA: 5MP


FRONT CAMERA: 5MP


Autofocus:


FLASH: YES (LED flash)


FLASH POSITION: Rear & Front


VIDEO RECORDING: Yes


BATTERY

The smartphones are inbuilt with only a 3000mAh battery that hardly pass out the day in normal usage. In addition to that smartphones only supports 5W charging which consumes quality times while being fully charged. The phone does not support any time of wireless charging as it is budget-oriented.


BATTERY CAPACITY: 3000 mAh


BATTERY TYPE: Li-ion battery


REPLACEABLE: NO


BATTERY CHARGER: 5W fast-charging.


USB Type C: No


WIRELESS CHARGING: No


REVERSE CHARGING: No


CONNECTIVITIES

The C-series smartphones have almost all major connectivities present but are not decent. Nokia C-10 does not even support 4G. In terms of wireless connectivities, it is provided with Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 4.2 that are under preforming if we see the latest versions of both. The smartphone also does not support NFC (Near Field Communication)


Wi-fi: Wi-Fi 4


OTHER Wi-fi RELATED FEATURES: Mobile Hotspot.


GPS: Yes


NFC( Near Field Communication ): No


BLUETOOTH: YES (v4.0)


USB: Micro USB


USB RELATED FEATURES: Data Transfer, USB Charging


5G READY: No


HEADPHONE JACK: YES


SENSORS AVAILABLE


GYROSCOPE: NO


ACCELEROMETER: YES


PROXIMITY SENSOR: Yes


LIGHT SENSOR: YES


UNLOCK FEATURES: Inbuilt fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, etc.