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Nokia G10 Review – Is It Worth Buying?

Nokia phones have been around since the 80s, but with all the hype surrounding so many new phones on the market, you may not have considered a Nokia for your next smartphone. Today, Nokia offers a line of mid-range smartphones ranging from basic to advanced.

The new Nokia G10 runs on Android 11 and offers consumers a solid entry level option for those seeking the features of a smartphone without the hefty price tag. Despite being budget-friendly, the G10 includes all of the hottest technology including a rear triple camera and secure access.



Nokia G10 Design

Those who hate bulky smartphones will be delighted with the Nokia G10 which has been created to be both lightweight and slim. Even with a protective case, the G10 should fit easily into any purse or pocket.

Unlike many other smartphones, the G10’s camera is located in the top center of the back cover, for a more symmetrical design. The textured back prominently displays the Nokia logo below the suite of rear cameras. The phone’s sleek and minimalistic design also features a side fingerprint sensor, volume rocker, SIM slot, Google Assistant button, USB Type-C slot, speakers, microphone and a 3.5mm audio jack.


Nokia G10 Color Options

The G10’s durable plastic casing is available in 2 different colors. Consumers can choose from either “Night” or “Dusk”. Although there are fewer color options for the G10 than with some other smartphones, both of the available colors are unique, gender-neutral, and esthetically pleasing.

The “Night” option is a deep sea blue, while the “Dusk” backing is reminiscent of a purple sky at sunset. According to Nokia, these color options are inspired by a Scandinavian palette, due to where the company is based (in Finland).



Nokia G10 Display

G10 users will certainly enjoy the phone’s advanced display. The Nokia G10 features a generous 6.5″ screen with enhanced brightness. The phone’s display performs well in various kinds of light, including outdoors away from direct sun.

The HD+ LCD display, along with a competitive 1600 X 720 screen resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio, is perfect for viewing photos, watching movies, and making video calls.

Minimal edging is used to surround the glass, meaning that you get as much screen size as possible out of the phone’s low profile. The phone’s display size is comparable to many other smartphones on the market today.


Price of Nokia G10

Released in April of 2021, the G10 retails for just $159.99, a real steal considering its advanced technical features and specs. Best of all, the G10 breaks industry norms on software support by offering 2 years of OS platform updates and 3 years of security updates. Not bad for a device that costs more than $500 less than the cheapest new iPhone.

Ordering directly from the Nokia website gets you free delivery and a generous 15-day period for returns. Orders placed on a business day are shipped within 24 hours, and Nokia also allows shoppers the option of paying via Klarna in 4 monthly installments. The phone is also sold unlocked for the same price at Best Buy and Amazon. An unlocked G10 is compatible with AT&T, Boost, Cricket, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile and Tracfone. Other carriers might have combability as well but check with your mobile service provider before purchasing to be sure.

The G10 can also be purchased through your provider. Depending on your carrier, a whole host of other discounts may be available if you purchase through them instead. Carriers frequently offer their own deals via trade-in and upgrade offers, or first responder, veteran, and active duty military discounts.

Included in the box are a compatible wall charger, charging cable, wired headset, and SIM ejector tool. Some packages may even include a free basic phone case.



Nokia G10 Tech Specs

In addition to competitive screen display specs and unbelievable pricing, the Nokia G10 delivers on most other technical specs as well.

With an 8MP front camera and 13MP rear camera (plus a 2MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor), avid photographers will be pleased by the G10. Video is shot in 1080p up to 30 frames per second and is supported by an adequate amount of storage for all your memories.

Internal storage is 32GB and the MTK Helio G25 Octa core CPU system runs on 3GB of RAM. Although this is a bit low when compared to other smartphones with internal memory upgrades, G10 users do have the option of adding external storage (up to 512GB) through MicroSD card support.

One of the most impressive features of the G10 is its large battery life. With 36 hours of talk time and 72 hours of standby time, the 5050mAh AI-assisted battery can last up to 3 days. This is a phone that you can charge for your adventures without having to worry about running out of battery. Various user and reviewer testing backs up these claims as being accurate, even when connected to Wi-Fi.

In addition to Wi-Fi, the phone supports a range of networks including 2G, 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE. The G10 includes regular automatic security updates and secure access can be configured with the phone’s side fingerprint sensor or facial recognition capabilities. To round out the specs list, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio and USB On-The-Go are also included features of this versatile phone.


Final Thoughts

Online Nokia G10 reviews are largely positive, with users raving about the phone’s durability and value for the price. The G10 is simple and easy to use, ensuring that it is enjoyed by both smartphone novices and professionals alike. Users also loved the long battery life, incredibly bright screen, and included accessories.

As far as cons go, the time to reach a full charge can be a bit slow, the refresh rate isn’t the best for intense gaming, and the G10 does not support contactless payments. Many reviewers noted that the phone’s performance speed is a bit lacking as well.

Overall, the Nokia G10 is a fantastic budget-friendly option for those looking to run Android 11 and future Android platforms. A purchase of the G10 should last you at least a solid 2-3 years with the conveniently included OS and security updates. In the design and development of this phone, no important features were lost, and users can benefit from Nokia’s many decades of reliability and innovation. If you don’t want to shell out $1,000 for an up-to-date iPhone or Galaxy, the G10 provides the perfect alternative. You can check out the latestest pricing on it by clicking here.


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