Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 01 Oct 2021

At Technobok we love our smartphones and, it’s fair to say that few names evoke more nostalgia than the Finnish phone maker Nokia. We were recently sent the very affordable and impressive G10 to unbox and take a look at, check it out;

Main specs at a quick glance include;

  • Display – 6.5″ HD+ with V-Notch Display
  • Memory – 2GB RAM | 32GB ROM
  • Camera – Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front Camera: 8MP
  • SIM – Dual SIM
  • Battery – 5050 mAh

A premium comfortable fit in the hand combines with a bright vibrant 6.5″ HD immersive display, add to this a triple camera set-up and massive 5050 mAh battery and you get the gist of what’s in store for you.

From a technical perspective;

Size & weight
– Height: 164.9 mm
– Width: 76 mm
– Depth: 9.2 mm
– Weight: 197 g

Display
– Display size: 6.5 inch
– Aspect ratio: 20:9
– Cover glass: 2.5D Cover Glass
– Display type: HD+
– Resolution: 1600 X 720

Cameras
– Front camera sensor: 8 MP
– Rear camera 1: Main Camera
– Rear camera 1 sensor: 13 MP
– Rear camera 2: Depth Sensor
– Rear camera 2 sensor: 2 MP
– Rear camera 3: Macro
– Rear camera 3 sensor: 2 MP
– Rear flash LED

Performance
– CPU: MTK Helio G25 Octa core, 8x A53 2.0GHz with HyperEngine Technology
– Internal storage: 32 GB
– Operating System: Android 11
– RAM: 3 GB

Connectivity
– Cable type: USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
– Fingerprint sensor: Side Fingerprint Sensor
– SIM type (slot 1): Nano Sim
– SIM type (slot 2): Nano Sim
– Accelerometer (G-sensor)
– Ambient light sensor
– Face Unlock
– Google assistant button
– Proximity sensor

Battery
– Battery capacity: 5050 mAh
– Battery type: Non Removable1

External storage
– MicroSD card support up to: 512 GB

Audio
– Headphone jack: 3.5 mm
– Number of microphones: 2
– FM Radio (Headset required)

Network and connectivity
– Bluetooth® version: 5.0
– Network bands (GSM): (ROW): 850, 900, 1800, 1900; (LATAM): 850, 900, 1800, 1900
– Network bands (LTE): (ROW): 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 (120MHz) no NFC CAT4 class A RF; (LATAM): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12/17, 28, 66 no NFC CAT4 HAC compliant (M3/T3) Class B RF
– Network bands (WCDMA): (ROW): 1, 5, 8; (LATAM): 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
– Network speed: LTE CAT4
– Positioning systems: GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou
– WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n

What comes in the box?

– Charger
– Headset
– Jelly Case
– Quick Start Guide
– Screen protector on display
– USB Type C Cable

In conclusion, you can buy the Nokia G10 for around R2,000 in Mzansi. When you consider that it packs Android One with a guaranteed 2-years of OTA updates from the manufacturer, truly useable massive battery and overall quality package all at an affordable price, all I can say is that it’s a package I can easily recommend.

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