The sequel to the Nokia G20 has arrived and it comes with enhancements to the battery, display and digicam. Not one of the upgrades will make your head spin, no, the corporate is targeted on wise, dependable designs.
That reliability is finest expressed in Nokia G21’s high characteristic – working for 3 days between costs on its 5,050 mAh battery. HMD made enhancements to its energy saving modes, making them much less restrictive. This allowed the corporate to allow the primary degree of battery saving at 20% (as an alternative of 10%), at 10% you get the second degree of energy saving to increase battery life even additional.
We must always observe that the unique G20 additionally got here with a 5,050 mAh battery and in addition promised 3-day battery life. HMD did improve the utmost charging pace, bringing it as much as 18W (USB PD 3.0 appropriate). Nevertheless, the cellphone ships with solely a 10W adapter within the field so you will want to provide your individual charger to see a profit. One other enchancment is that HMD managed to make the cellphone 5% slimmer, going from 9.2mm to eight.5mm.
The second huge improve on the G21 is a excessive refresh price show – 6.5” LCD working at as much as 90Hz, a primary for the G-series. One other first for the sequence is that it will possibly stream Netflix in HD, which is all it wants because the show nonetheless has 720p+ decision. Additionally, if you’d like that 3-day battery life, it’s best to allow adaptive mode for the show in order that it will possibly drop to 60 Hz to save lots of battery when 90 Hz isn’t wanted.
Subsequent up, the digicam. It has a brand new 50MP sensor for the primary cam (the G20 had a 48MP sensor). HMD is mum on lens aperture and sensor measurement element, focusing as an alternative on the Tremendous Decision characteristic that enhances the element of captured photographs. There’s a Night time mode too. All that’s good, however the 5MP ultrawide of the G20 has gone lacking, leaving solely a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor. 5MP wasn’t a lot, however it was higher than nothing.
The Nokia G21 does include a noticeably extra highly effective chipset – an Unisoc T606. This 12nm chip has two Cortex-A75 cores and 6 A55 cores, fairly a leap up from the Helio G35, which solely had eight A53 cores (not occasion A55). The GPU is a Mali G57 MP1.
Additionally a part of the chipset is a Cat. 4 LTE modem. The G-series could have already got a 5G providing, however this cellphone sticks to 4G. Anyway, the chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. This can be a dual-SIM cellphone with a triple card slot, so you possibly can at all times add extra storage with a microSD card.
The G21 is “prepared for Android 12”, which is one other method of claiming that it arrives in 2021 working Android 11. As a part of HMD’s regular software program help schedule, it is going to obtain two OS upgrades (i.e. Android 12 and 13) and three years of safety patches. In response to HMD, it releases twice as many safety patches because the competitors. By the best way, the G21 will include Spotify and ExpressVPN pre-installed (with a 30-day free trial for the VPN).
Like earlier than, the cellphone has a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It additionally comes with an improved face unlock that may acknowledge you with and with no masks on.
The Nokia G21 shall be accessible quickly for €170 (the G20 launched at €160). The brand new mannequin will are available two colorways, Nordic Blue and Nightfall, and can embrace a 10W charger and USB cable within the field. Some areas are additionally getting a headset, display protector and a jelly case. Talking of, the Clear Case for the G21 is made out of 100% recycled supplies and shall be accessible from Nokia.com.
The cellphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which you should use with the Nokia Wired Headphones with 40mm drivers, delicate over-ear cushions and a foldable design. These will promote for $31 and have a wi-fi model with 62 hour battery life and a $50 price ticket.
There are additionally the smaller Nokia Go Earbuds2+, a TWS headset with 24 hour battery life and an IPX ranking (these will promote for $40). A fancier Nokia Go Earbuds2 Professional can be on the best way with low-latency audio help (a pair of those will price you $45).