Besides the 5G-enabled X-series, HMD also unveiled four entry-level Nokia phones – two G phones with full Android 11 and two C phones with Android 11 Go Edition. It’s important to note that the G-series will receive OS updates for two years.
Nokia G20 and G10
Both models are quite similar, though the Nokia G20 is the clear favorite if you care about the camera. It has a 48MP main module, combined with a 5MP ultrawide angle camera, plus an 8MP selfie camera (also on the back: 2MP macro and 2MP depth units). Save for the ZEISS optics, this is the exact same setup as the pricier X10 phone.
In contrast, the Nokia G10 has a more basic setup – 13MP main on the back (plus the two 2MP modules), no ultrawide this time, and an 8MP selfie camera.
The G20 gets preferential treatment when it comes to performance. It powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset (8x A53 @ 2.3 GHz, GE8320 @ 680 MHz). It always comes with 4 GB of RAM, storage is 64 or 128 GB. The G10 is powered by the Helio G25 instead (8x A53 @ 2.0 GHz, GE8320 @ 650 MHz) with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB storage. Both have dedicated microSD slots and both start with Android 11.
Except for the color options, the rest is the same. This includes the 6.5” LCD with 720p+ resolution (20:9). Note that the G-series gets 2 years of OS updates, coupled with 3 years of monthly security patches.
The G10 and G20 have 5,050 mAh batteries, the largest of any Nokia so far. This extends the usual battery life promise from 2 days to 3 days. Both phones support – and come bundled with – 10W chargers.
Old-fashioned as that is, at least HMD used a USB-C port (USB 2.0). There’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack here as well with an FM radio receiver. More modern wireless tech includes LTE Cat. 4, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0. On their sides, the phones have a fingerprint reader and a Google Assistant button. Also, both phones are rated IPX2 (rain resistance).
The Nokia G10 will be available for €140 later this month. You may want to hold out for the Nokia G20, which is coming in May for €160 – considering the camera, it is better value for money (€20 gets you from 13 MP to 48 MP).
Nokia C10 and C20
If HMD’s re-imagined featurephone classics are not quite capable enough for you, but you don’t need full-blown Android, then the C-series is worth a look. Like the G-phones, these two are quite similar.
Both have a 6.52” LCD with 720p+ resolution (20:9). The Nokia C10 display is protected with Panda Glass and targets 400 nits of brightness, 70% NTSC coverage.
The two phones have near identical camera setups, with single 5 MP module on the back and one 5 MP module on the front. The C20 can do HDR processing thanks to its fancier chipset (don’t get too excited, though).
The Nokia C20 is powered by the Unisoc SC9863a (28 nm, 8x A55 @ 1.6 GHz, IMG8322) while the C10 gets the Unisoc SC7331e (quad-core 1.3 GHz), the same chip used in the original C1.
As these are Android 11 Go Edition phones, they start with 1GB of RAM (with an option for 2 GB). Storage is similarly limited, 16 or 32 GB for both. If it’s any consolation, both have dedicated microSD slots. HMD promises two years of quarterly updates for the C-series duo.
The C10 and C20 have 3,000 mAh batteries with bog-standard 5W charging over microUSB. Yes, unlike the G-series, these two bring microUSB in 2021. At least HMD kept the 3.5 mm headphone jack with FM radio.
The Nokia C20 is a 4G phone (Cat. 4) with Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2. The Nokia C10 actually drops to 3G-only connectivity.
The Nokia C10 and C20 are coming soon, both will cost under 100 euro – that’s €90 for the Nokia C20 (available later this month) and €75 for the C10 (coming in June).