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Nokia T10 Tablet review - Handy pad with update promise

Tablet for Rent The Nokia T10 is an 8-inch tablet that should make both business people and children happy. Those who do not want to buy the tablet can also get it in an all-inclusive subscription. Our test explains whether it is worth thinking about a purchase.
Nokia T10
Nokia T10 (T Series)
Processor
UNISOC T606 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
8.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 208 x 123.2 ( = 0.35 x 8.19 x 4.85 in)
Battery
5250 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix AF
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
375 g ( = 13.23 oz / 0.83 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.2 %
02/2023
Nokia T10
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
375 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.00"1280x800
80.8 %
01/2023
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
305 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.00"1280x800
79.7 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
366 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.70"1340x800
80.4 %
01/2023
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2
337 g32 GB eMMC Flash8.00"1280x800

Case and features - Pretty plastic back cover

The Nokia T10's 8-inch format is perfectly suited for small children's hands, but you can also get the device with LTE on request and use it as a navigation system or on business trips.

It is a real all-rounder that only has a plastic back, but it is a chic dark green with a striped pattern. Although it looks good, you will notice that the stability is only average: The tablet cracks quietly under strong pressure or twisting and image errors become visible on the liquid crystal display.

There are definitely lighter and handier tablets than the Nokia T10, the Lenovo Tab M8 for example, weighs 70 grams (~2.8 oz) less.

The Wi-Fi version only has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of mass storage. The LTE version is also available with 4 GB / 64 GB. The limited storage can be expanded via microSD card. In our test with the Angelbird V60 reference card, the reader proves to be very fast overall, but there are also strong drops in the read rate from time to time.

The phone has a second-screen function that allows connecting the tablet to the PC via Wi-Fi and thus gets an additional screen with a touch function. Unfortunately, NFC is not available, so mobile payment services cannot be used.

Nokia T10
Nokia T10
Nokia T10
Nokia T10
Nokia T10
Nokia T10

Size comparison

212.5 mm / 8.37 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 366 g0.807 lbs208 mm / 8.19 inch 123.2 mm / 4.85 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 375 g0.827 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 337 g0.743 lbs199.1 mm / 7.84 inch 121 mm / 4.76 inch 8.15 mm / 0.3209 inch 305 g0.672 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
53.2 MB/s +80%
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=55, last 2 years)
31.4 MB/s +6%
Nokia T10
  (Angelbird V60)
29.6 MB/s
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
  (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s -30%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
  (Angelbird V60)
17.5 MB/s -41%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Nokia T10 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.8 (25.8-45.2)
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø23.8 (12.8-39.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø34.8 (22.7-43.5)
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø29.4 (20.1-35.9)
Nokia T10 Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø71.2 (36.7-79.1)
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø75.8 (13.3-83.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø76.1 (48.6-80.9)
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.9 (34.2-84.6)

Communication, software and operation - the update promise is convincing

WiFi 5 is the fastest WLAN standard in Nokia's T10. The device is a bit slower than comparable devices in our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000, but the transfer rates are still very stable.

Android 12 is preinstalled on the tablet, Nokia promises 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 major system updates. In fact, there are many updates at our test time. It is a bit annoying that you have to install all of them individually and Nokia does not simply combine all older updates. Thanks to Google Kids Space, the tablet can be configured for the little ones so that they can only use it for a certain time and harmful content is blocked.

The system can be operated very smoothly; we did not notice any stutters when browsing through the menus. However, the tablet needs a complete restart every now and then after it has been running for a long time because it cannot be operated flawlessly anymore.

Nokia's T10 does not have a fingerprint sensor, but the tablet can be unlocked biometrically via face. This works via the front-facing camera without additional hardware and is thus not quite as secure. Unlocking works well in everyday use. The screen's brightness is usually sufficient for accurate and fast recognition even in complete darkness.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
293 (287min - 299max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (312min - 367max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
374 (360min - 392max) MBit/s +5%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
366 (351min - 381max) MBit/s +3%
Nokia T10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
357 (333min - 367max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
349 (337min - 355max) MBit/s +15%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 (289min - 337max) MBit/s +4%
Nokia T10
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
304 (279min - 315max) MBit/s
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Nokia T10; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø304 (279-315)
Nokia T10; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø357 (333-367)

Cameras - Cheap tablet standard

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

You have to make do with a simple 8-megapixel camera on the back. It does not take very detailed snapshots, but can at least offer reasonably sharp photos. The picture quality is rather mediocre in very low light and high contrasts, especially the sharpness drops significantly, but the brightening works quite well.

In the lab, nothing more can be recognized in the pictures at 1 lux illuminance. In good studio lighting, on the other hand, the test chart looks unclean, and text in front of a colored background is partly illegible.

Videos are possible in 1080p and 30 fps. The autofocus works decently fast and the brightness adjustment also works well. The overall picture quality is average, and we would recommend the camera more for videos than pictures.

A small 2-megapixel selfie camera is located on the front above the screen. However, it only takes quite washed-out and dark pictures even in good lighting conditions.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera PlantMain camera EnvironmentMain camera Low Light
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ColorChecker
11 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
10 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia T10: 8.07 ∆E min: 3.05 - max: 16.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia T10: 47.19 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 94.34 ∆E

Display - No PWM in the Nokia T10

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

Nokia specifies a brightness of 400 cd/m² for the IPS screen with a typical resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. According to our measurements with the spectrophotometer, the manufacturer has rather understated this: We measured 429 cd/m² on average, which puts the screen of Nokia's T10 on a very high level in comparison.

Glaring sunlight might still make it difficult to read outdoors, but at least you do not have to flee into the shade on cloudy days to be able to read the screen. The illumination is also very even, so there are no visible brightness differences on the screen.

Less impressive is the high black value, which also results in a moderate contrast ratio and thus flat colors. A slight blue cast is visible in our measurements with the CalMAN software, and bright blue tones are also rendered quite inaccurately.

We did not measure PWM flickering, so the display is also suitable for sensitive users.

424
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
422
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 446 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 428.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.52 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 446 cd/m²
Contrast: 686:1 (Black: 0.65 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.87 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 5.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
84.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.189
Nokia T10
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
IPS, LCD, 1280x800, 8.00
Response Times
-6%
-10%
19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39.8 ?(19.1, 20.7)
45.2 ?(23, 22.2)
-14%
52.8 ?(26, 26.8)
-33%
40.1 ?(22.6, 17.5)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
32.2 ?(14.1, 18.1)
31.2 ?(13.7, 17.5)
3%
27.6 ?(14.4, 13.2)
14%
19.5 ?(13, 6.5)
39%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-19%
4%
15%
Brightness middle
446
353
-21%
360
-19%
388
-13%
Brightness
429
330
-23%
332
-23%
364
-15%
Brightness Distribution
94
81
-14%
85
-10%
90
-4%
Black Level *
0.65
0.64
2%
0.24
63%
0.36
45%
Contrast
686
552
-20%
1500
119%
1078
57%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.87
6.5
-33%
6.7
-38%
4.38
10%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.85
11.36
-15%
12.4
-26%
10.7
-9%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.7
7.3
-28%
7.6
-33%
2.9
49%
Gamma
2.189 101%
2.118 104%
2.33 94%
2.232 99%
CCT
7781 84%
8264 79%
8744 74%
6221 104%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-13% / -16%
-3% / 1%
17% / 16%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.1 ms rise
↘ 18.1 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 86 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.1 ms rise
↘ 20.7 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Enough power for everyday use

The Unisoc T606 as SoC proves to be a good choice for Nokia. It is older, but still offers considerably more performance than the MediaTek P22T SoCs that are often used in this class. Thus, the Nokia T10 proves to be much more responsive and fluid in everyday use. It is not suitable for very complex apps, but at least it offers a bit more performance reserves than comparable devices.

The memory controller also does a very good job and gets relatively fast transfer rates out of the slow eMMC flash.

The maximum temperature of 36.4 °C (~98 °F) on the casing is average under extended load and covers only a small area. The SoC only shows very slight performance losses during longer load, as the 3DMark stress test proves.

The Nokia T10 comes with stereo speakers that do not get that loud, but present the listener with a fairly balanced sound. The sound gets even better via headphones or external speakers that can be connected via a 3.5 mm jack or Bluetooth. aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC and LDAC are the codecs that can be used for the wireless audio connection.

The Nokia T10 runs for 984 minutes or 16:24 hours in our WLAN test. That is a good result, but we could have expected more in view of the ample 5,250 mAh battery. It is definitely enough for one day of continuous use, and several days are possible when the tablet is only used for occasional surfing.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=64, last 2 years)
678 Points +119%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
310 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (273 - 313, n=14)
306 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
172 Points -45%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
160 Points -48%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
Points -100%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8524, n=64, last 2 years)
2429 Points +93%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
1256 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (708 - 1324, n=14)
1188 Points -5%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
952 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
920 Points -27%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=60, last 2 years)
8491 Points +23%
Average UNISOC T606
  (6637 - 7912, n=14)
7216 Points +4%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
6916 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5221 Points -25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5120 Points -26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5028 Points -27%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet
  (361 - 14235, n=48, last 2 years)
1971 Points +106%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
957 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (361 - 974, n=13)
889 Points -7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
836 Points -13%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
465 Points -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (290 - 24605, n=48, last 2 years)
2086 Points +157%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
812 Points
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
754 Points -7%
Average UNISOC T606
  (290 - 827, n=13)
753 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
435 Points -46%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
393 Points -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (858 - 5751, n=48, last 2 years)
2755 Points +8%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
2560 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (2379 - 2577, n=13)
2490 Points -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1732 Points -32%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1289 Points -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
369 Points -86%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=56, last 2 years)
3123 Points +220%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1166 Points +19%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
976 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (959 - 989, n=13)
972 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
883 Points -10%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
534 Points -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=56, last 2 years)
3719 Points +350%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
826 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (814 - 830, n=13)
823 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
784 Points -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
516 Points -38%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
457 Points -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=56, last 2 years)
3187 Points +19%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
2676 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (2484 - 2687, n=13)
2615 Points -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
1863 Points -30%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1295 Points -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
443 Points -83%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 10018, n=56, last 2 years)
1699 Points +312%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1215 Points +195%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
412 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (394 - 432, n=13)
412 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
Points -100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 25317, n=62, last 2 years)
3203 Points +679%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
411 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (392 - 424, n=13)
410 Points 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points -100%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 6919, n=62, last 2 years)
915 Points +703%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
114 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (85 - 114, n=13)
105.6 Points -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points -100%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 6909, n=60, last 2 years)
960 Points +773%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
110 Points
Average UNISOC T606
  (100 - 121, n=13)
108 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points -100%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 111, n=66, last 2 years)
21.2 fps +93%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
12 fps +9%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
11 fps
Average UNISOC T606
  (5.1 - 11, n=13)
8.58 fps -22%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
8.1 fps -26%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
7.9 fps -28%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 279, n=66, last 2 years)
37.5 fps +582%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
7.7 fps +40%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
5.5 fps
Average UNISOC T606
  (1.9 - 5.5, n=13)
5.12 fps -7%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.2 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4 fps -27%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 97.3, n=66, last 2 years)
14.8 fps +108%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
7.1 fps
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
6.6 fps -7%
Average UNISOC T606
  (3.2 - 7.1, n=13)
5.45 fps -23%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5.2 fps -27%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5 fps -30%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 90, n=66, last 2 years)
14 fps +600%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
4.1 fps +105%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
2 fps
Average UNISOC T606
  (0.85 - 2.1, n=13)
1.896 fps -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.5 fps -25%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.5 fps -25%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 74614, n=68, last 2 years)
23080 Points +134%
Average UNISOC T606
  (9871 - 12696, n=9)
11677 Points +18%
Nokia T10
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 3072
9871 Points
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MediaTek MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2, 2048
5843 Points -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5156 Points -48%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5004 Points -49%
Nokia T10Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteAmazon Fire HD 8 2022Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-46%
-29%
-40%
-42%
155%
Sequential Read 256KB
273.5
262.1
-4%
271.1
-1%
270.37
-1%
242 ?(25.8 - 452, n=247)
-12%
836 ?(163 - 3414, n=63, last 2 years)
206%
Sequential Write 256KB
191.5
66.7
-65%
87.2
-54%
113.44
-41%
100.5 ?(14.8 - 196, n=247)
-48%
530 ?(78.2 - 2528, n=63, last 2 years)
177%
Random Read 4KB
71.4
50.8
-29%
60.8
-15%
39.46
-45%
43.2 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=247)
-39%
164.2 ?(18.4 - 451, n=63, last 2 years)
130%
Random Write 4KB
71.5
9.9
-86%
39.51
-45%
19.81
-72%
22.4 ?(0.75 - 91, n=247)
-69%
148.8 ?(8.23 - 503, n=63, last 2 years)
108%

Temperature

Max. Load
 32.3 °C
90 F
22.4 °C
72 F
22.3 °C
72 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
22.9 °C
73 F
23.1 °C
74 F
 
 28.3 °C
83 F
22.4 °C
72 F
22.4 °C
72 F
 
Maximum: 32.7 °C = 91 F
Average: 25.4 °C = 78 F
22.7 °C
73 F
24.1 °C
75 F
36.4 °C
98 F
23 °C
73 F
23.8 °C
75 F
36.1 °C
97 F
22.7 °C
73 F
23.6 °C
74 F
32.1 °C
90 F
Maximum: 36.4 °C = 98 F
Average: 27.2 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.7 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.4 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.7 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
3DMark - Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nokia T10
96.8 (2.46min - 2.54max) %

Legend

 
Nokia T10 UNISOC T606, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.1342532.637.43127.428.84030.533.25034.138.86329.431.68019.921.81002220.712522.917.516014.221.82001127.225011.736.83158.542.84008.949.45009.452.363010.160.380016.568.810001471.8125015.467.4160010.566.2200010.766250011.366.8315011.968.1400012.967.2500013.562.7630014.255.180001558.11000015.760.81250016.459.61600017.351.3SPL25.578.2N0.738.6median 13.5median 59.6Delta2.713.837.536.43532.932.129.232.529.836.632.230.332.23121.225.726.625.631.123.936.719.741.117.4471952.616.858.417.862.917.862.222.664.522.665.72266.421.567.821.966.820.662.71763.916.265.615.468.31564.815.36515.870.316.574.717.466.331.778.51.542.4median 17.8median 64.52.97.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNokia T10Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nokia T10 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 84% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Nokia T10
5250 mAh
984 min
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
5000 mAh
962 min -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
4850 mAh
935 min -5%
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=64, last 2 years)
833 min -15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5100 mAh
803 min -18%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
16h 24min

Pros

+ bright screen
+ long runtimes
+ update promise
+ good performance
+ hardly any heating
+ comparatively fast memory

Cons

- plastic back
- quite heavy
- comparatively slow WLAN
- quiet speakers
- mediocre cameras

Verdict - This compelling tablet is also available for rent

In review: Nokia T10. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.
In review: Nokia T10. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.

The Nokia T10 is a handy tablet and thus well suited for younger users. The pure Android is fun to use and the bright screen makes use in brighter environments possible. The long runtimes also allow use outside the home and the powerful SoC makes smooth operation possible.

The cameras are on par with other inexpensive tablets, so you should use them for snapshots at most. Untypical for such an inexpensive device is the update promise, which has been kept quite well with 1-2 monthly security updates so far.

The Wi-Fi module could be a bit faster, and there are certainly lighter 8-inch tablets with higher-quality metal chassis, but Nokia manages a well-rounded overall package.

If you are looking for a handy tablet with long runtimes, you will get a good device in Nokia's T10. You can even get it with a subscription if you want.

The Lenovo Tab M8 is lighter and the LTE version of the tablet can even be used for phone calls. You can save money with the Amazon Fire HD 8, but you have to accept the low performance and the limited software.

Price and availability

At the time of testing, the Nokia T10 is available for 169 Euros (~$186) directly from the manufacturer but you can also subscribe to it for 12 Euros (~$13) per month. Those who prefer amazon.de can also order the WiFi version of the tablet for around 170 Euros (~$187).

The LTE version is available at cyberport.de for 206 Euros (~$227).

Nokia T10 - 02/01/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
79 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
93 / 40-88 → 100%
Connectivity
34%
Weight
85%
Battery
91 / 92 → 99%
Display
82%
Games Performance
13%
Application Performance
60 / 91 → 66%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
66%
Camera
41%
Average
70%
82%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Florian Schmitt, 2023-02- 2 (Update: 2023-02- 2)