Nokia has released the Nokia G21, the successor to the last year’s Nokia G20. As we all know, the G-series is home to mid-range smartphones that focus on affordable prices and provide a quality product. As a result, we can say that the first smartphone of 2022, Nokia G21 is a new addition to the mid-range G-series. Similarly, the Nokia will be accessible in Europe, while we will have to wait a little longer for the phone to arrive in Nepal. But first, let’s take a peek at what the Nokia G21 has in for us.
Nokia G21 Overview:
The Nokia G21 features a 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Similarly, the phone offers a three-day battery life, a Unisoc T606 processor (12nm Mobile Platform), and Android 11 OS (part of the Android One Program). In addition, HMD improved its power-saving options to make them less restrictive. Moreover, the company is focusing on reliable design. Let’s take a closer look at the Nokia G21’s design, battery, specifications, features, price, and availability in Nepal.
Build and Display
The Nokia G21 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD which is now upgraded to a 90Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the display has an adjustable refresh rate, so the panel can switch to 60Hz if necessary. Similarly, the phone comes with a 1600 x 720-pixel HD resolution. Likewise, Nokia has added Netflix HD playback functionality to the Nokia G21.
A rectangular camera bump with round corners houses the triple-camera arrangement at the rear. In addition, the phone has a 75.9 x 164.6 x 8.5mm dimension and weighs 190 grams. There is a fingerprint scanner (side-mounted) and Face Unlock for security.
Software and Connectivity:
The Nokia G21 runs on Android 11 and receives two OS upgrades (Android 12 and 13). Similarly, it receives three years of security updates from HMD’s standard software support cycle. In addition, the Spotify and ExpressVPN will come pre-installed on the G21 (with a 30-day free trial for the VPN).
On the other hand, the devices support Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, accelerometer, proximity, compass, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C 2.0 for connectivity.
The Nokia G21 boasts a triple-camera configuration on the rear with a 50MP primary sensor. A 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor join the primary sensor to complete the rear camera setup. Meanwhile, the G21 features a new Super Resolution and Night Mode setting. On the other hand, it features an 8MP water-drop notch front camera for selfies and video chat.
Performance and Memory:
The Nokia G21 is powered by the Unisoc T606 (12nm Mobile Platform) processor. This 12nm technology chip has two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores. Similarly, the Mali G57 GPU is in charge of graphics that provide smooth performance in daily uses. Furthermore, it is available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage. You can slot a MicroSD card for additional storage.
Rest of the Specs:
The G21 has a 5,050mAh battery with 18W charging (10W adapter provided). According to the company, the phone battery can last up to 3 days. Similarly, it has a 3.5mm headphone port and a single speaker for audio. In addition, Nokia has updated the software-based Face Unlock function to recognize users even when wearing a mask.
Nokia G21 Specifications:
|Dimensions||75.9 x 164.6 x 8.5mm|
|Display||6.5-inches IPS LCD panel, 90Hz refresh rate 2.5D cover glass|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x Cortex-A55 & 2× Cortex-A75)|
|Resolution||HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 269 PPI|
|Software/ UI||Android 11 (Part of Android One program)|
|Chipset||Unisoc T606 (12nm Mobile Platform)|
|Rare Camera||Triple: 50MP main, 2MP macro, 2MP depth)|
|Selfie Camera||8MP sensor (teardrop notch)|
|Security and Sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, accelerometer, proximity, compass,|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Battery||5050mAh with 18W charging (10W adapter provided)|
|Audio||Single speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|RAM/Storage||4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage (expandable)|
|Color Options||White, Blue, Gray, Aurora|
|Others||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
Nokia G21 Price and Availability:
The Nokia G21 is now available for EUR 170 in Europe. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait for it to arrive in Nepal. We estimate it to cost around NPR 25,000 if the Nokia G21 is launched in Nepal.
|Nokia Mobile||Price in Nepal||Price in Europe|
|Nokia G21 (4/64GB)||NPR 25,000||EUR 170|
Overall, if you are looking for a phone with a large screen, long battery life, and increased camera quality, the Nokia G21 can be the phone for you. Even though the launch and pricing for Nepal are unknown, I expect it will be reasonable given that the Nokia G21 is part of the mid-range G-series.
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