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Nokia T20 Tablet review - Pad with LTE lasts forever

Tablet with Finnish finesse? The Nokia T20 is inexpensive, available with LTE on request, and looks good. Thus, it would be ideal for home schooling, video conferencing or just everyday life at home. But is the first attempt at a Nokia tablet a success? Or should we rather look at more established manufacturers?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Brian Burriston (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇨🇳 ...
Nokia T20
Nokia T20
Processor
UNISOC T610 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.40 inch 15:9, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 52 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, Sensors: Accelerometer (G-sensor), Ambient light sensor, Hall sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE-A Cat4 (150/​50), UMTS (42/​5.76), GSM (3.1/​1.8), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 247.6 x 157.5 ( = 0.31 x 9.75 x 6.2 in)
Battery
8200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix AF, LED-flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, IP52 certified, fanless
Weight
470 g ( = 16.58 oz / 1.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
259 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
82.1 %
11/2021
Nokia T20
T610, Mali-G52 MP2
470 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
82.9 %
11/2021
realme Pad
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
440 g128 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200
82.1 %
03/2021
Lenovo Tab P11
SD 662, Adreno 610
490 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash11.00"2000x1200
80.3 %
07/2021
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
465 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200

Case and equipment - Metal and LTE

There's life in the old dog yet: While Samsung and Apple divided the tablet market among themselves, it became less and less interesting for other manufacturers due to the long lifespan of the devices. But in times of home offices, home schooling and video conferencing, tablets are experiencing an unexpected revival. Nokia is now also launching its first tablet in a long time, the T20.

The Nokia T20 has a metal case in blue for under 300 Euro (~$341). The chassis is well protected against dust and splash water according to IP52, but not completely waterproof. The tablet is stable, but can still be twisted and pressure on the screen is visible as image distortions in the liquid crystal. Overall, the T20 offers class-leading stability, but cannot stand out positively. The weight is also comparable with similarly priced tablets.

There is a WiFi and an LTE variant of the tablet and two storage options:

  • Nokia T20 WiFi - 3 GB RAM / 32 GB mass storage: 209 Euros (~$238, only available from Nokia directly in the online store at the time of testing, but not in stock)
  • Nokia T20 WiFi - 4 GB RAM / 64 GB mass storage: 239 Euro (~$272)
  • Nokia T20 WiFi/LTE - 4 GB RAM / 64 GB mass storage: 269 Euro (~$306)

Audio can be output via a 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth 5.0.

Nokia T20
Nokia T20
Nokia T20
Nokia T20
Nokia T20

Size comparison

258.4 mm / 10.2 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 166 mm / 6.54 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 465 g1.025 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 470 g1.036 lbs246.1 mm / 9.69 inch 155.9 mm / 6.14 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 440 g0.97 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Tablet
  (15.7 - 67.4, n=20, last 2 years)
34.2 MB/s ∼100% +118%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
27.55 MB/s ∼81% +75%
realme Pad
  (Angelbird V60)
17.2 MB/s ∼50% +10%
Nokia T20
  (Angelbird V60)
15.7 MB/s ∼46%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

0510152025303540455055606570758085Tooltip
Nokia T20 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird V60: Ø20.6 (7.27-35.2)
realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Angelbird V60: Ø23.3 (10.1-36.6)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø35.6 (23.1-52.7)
Nokia T20 Mali-G52 MP2, T610, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird V60: Ø77.3 (49.1-86.8)
realme Pad Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Angelbird V60: Ø48.5 (19.1-79.2)
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021 Mali-G72 MP3, MT8183, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø62.1 (29.9-63.7)

Software, communication and operation - Update promises and DRM problems

Nokia relies on quite pure Android 11 and promises 2 years of operating system and 3 years of security updates for its tablet. Corporate customers even get 4 years of updates as an option. However, this information is valid from the tablet's release and not from the time of purchase. Incomprehensible: The Nokia T20 only comes with a Widevine L3 certification, so it cannot play HD content on streaming portals.

Wi-Fi 5 is installed, but Nokia's tablet is a bit slower than comparable Android tablets. The speed is suitable for everyday use in our test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, but you can get even more speed elsewhere.

There is no fingerprint sensor, but you can use facial recognition to unlock the tablet.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
realme Pad
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
346 (318min - 354max) MBit/s ∼100% +52%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
321 (310min - 328max) MBit/s ∼93% +41%
Lenovo Tab P11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
312 (268min - 341max) MBit/s ∼90% +37%
Nokia T20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
227 (195min - 254max) MBit/s ∼66%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
realme Pad
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
350 (270min - 358max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo Tab P11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
340 (319min - 348max) MBit/s ∼97% +4%
Nokia T20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
326 (273min - 331max) MBit/s ∼93%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
282 (275min - 294max) MBit/s ∼81% -13%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø326 (273-331)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø227 (195-254)

Cameras - Few details and one LED flash

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

Nokia installs an 8-megapixel camera on the back and even provides an LED flash, which is not common for all tablets in this price range. The photos are OK as snapshots, but will not satisfy demanding photographers: The exposure strength is low, large areas look unclean and generally the image content is not really sharp in detail. In very low light in the lab, the outlines of the image content are just visible.

Videos can be recorded with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, but the autofocus takes a long time to focus correctly and the colors look very dull.

There is a 5-megapixel lens at the front, which takes somewhat blurry selfies.

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 LandscapeMain camera Low Light
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ColorChecker
21.4 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia T20: 14.76 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 21.76 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
54.7 ∆E
33.6 ∆E
42.2 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
66.9 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
35.8 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
84 ∆E
69.7 ∆E
50.9 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia T20: 46.35 ∆E min: 14.2 - max: 84.02 ∆E

Display - Blue cast and good contrast

Subpixel recording
Subpixel recording

The display of Nokia's T20 corresponds to the class standard in terms of technology and resolution: It is an IPS display with 2000 x 1200 pixels. It cannot quite keep up with comparable devices in terms of brightness.

The color reproduction suffers from a heavy blue cast in the factory settings, but you can manually adjust the white balance in the settings. The low black value and the resulting decent contrast ratio are pleasing.

We noticed flickering at low brightness, but with such a high frequency that even very sensitive people should not notice it.

370
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 407 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 367.9 cd/m² Minimum: 4.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 389 cd/m²
Contrast: 1691:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.07 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 7.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
90.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.063
Nokia T20
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
realme Pad
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Lenovo Tab P11
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
IPS LCD, 1920x1200, 10.10
Response Times
-30%
32%
34%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58 ?(25, 33)
58 ?(33, 25)
-0%
48 ?(22, 26)
17%
44 ?(21.2, 22.8)
24%
Response Time Black / White *
44 ?(23, 21)
40 ?(19, 21)
9%
23.2 ?(8.4, 14.8)
47%
24.8 ?(12.4, 12.4)
44%
PWM Frequency
3846000 ?(10)
532 ?(10)
-100%
Screen
-9%
-8%
-13%
Brightness middle
389
426
10%
454
17%
441
13%
Brightness
368
429
17%
422
15%
366
-1%
Brightness Distribution
84
93
11%
83
-1%
77
-8%
Black Level *
0.23
0.47
-104%
0.57
-148%
0.6
-161%
Contrast
1691
906
-46%
796
-53%
735
-57%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
8.07
6.29
22%
5.1
37%
4.1
49%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
13.81
10.97
21%
8.4
39%
8.7
37%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.9
8.3
-5%
5.8
27%
6.1
23%
Gamma
2.063 107%
2.03 108%
1.96 112%
2.2 100%
CCT
8943 73%
9057 72%
7684 85%
7575 86%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -15%
12% / -0%
11% / -4%

* ... 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
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 33 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 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 detected 3846000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 3846000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 3846000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (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 - Lame memory and good sound

With the Unisoc Tiger T610 Nokia's T20 has an unusual SoC, but it can still place itself on the class level in many benchmarks. Nokia's tablet does not break any speed records in everyday use, but it cuts a decent figure. However, the installed eMMC storage is now noticeably outdated and slow.

Even under prolonged load, the large casing can be cooled without any problems, so you do not feel any heating up.

Nokia's T20 only comes with stereo speakers, the realme Pad for example, provides even more powerful sound with four speakers. However, Nokia's T20 sounds quite clear and the trebles do not distort even at high volumes. Qualcomm's aptX HD for Bluetooth audio is on board, but the newer aptX adaptive code is not.

Nokia does not do things by halves concerning the battery and installs a massive battery with 8,200 mAh. Nokia's T20 lasted 17:23 hours in our WLAN test and left the competition behind. Thus, two days of use without charging should be possible without any problems. The tablet needs to be plugged in even less often when used sparingly.

However, you should allow for some time if it needs charging since only a 10-watt power supply is included and the tablet does not support fast charging. You can wait for 3 hours or longer until the tablet is full again.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
345 Points ∼51%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
345 Points ∼51% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼47% -8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
305 Points ∼45% -12%
Average UNISOC T610
  (345 - 387, n=3)
361 Points ∼53% +5%
Average of class Tablet
  (133 - 1719, n=47, last 2 years)
679 Points ∼100% +97%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1034 Points ∼45%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1297 Points ∼56% +25%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1425 Points ∼62% +38%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1293 Points ∼56% +25%
Average UNISOC T610
  (1034 - 1425, n=3)
1263 Points ∼55% +22%
Average of class Tablet
  (455 - 7378, n=47, last 2 years)
2308 Points ∼100% +123%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7645 Points ∼85%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8120 Points ∼90% +6%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5346 Points ∼59% -30%
Average UNISOC T610
  (7645 - 8504, n=2)
8075 Points ∼89% +6%
Average of class Tablet
  (4564 - 13996, n=23, last 2 years)
9035 Points ∼100% +18%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1683 Points ∼38%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2054 Points ∼46% +22%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1914 Points ∼43% +14%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1578 Points ∼36% -6%
Average UNISOC T610
  (1683 - 2243, n=2)
1963 Points ∼44% +17%
Average of class Tablet
  (527 - 13682, n=40, last 2 years)
4427 Points ∼100% +163%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1512 Points ∼20%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1903 Points ∼25% +26%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1794 Points ∼23% +19%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1438 Points ∼19% -5%
Average UNISOC T610
  (1512 - 2069, n=2)
1791 Points ∼23% +18%
Average of class Tablet
  (475 - 42751, n=40, last 2 years)
7668 Points ∼100% +407%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2791 Points ∼93%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2846 Points ∼95% +2%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2502 Points ∼84% -10%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2543 Points ∼85% -9%
Average UNISOC T610
  (2791 - 3181, n=2)
2986 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Tablet
  (806 - 5623, n=40, last 2 years)
2866 Points ∼96% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1114 Points ∼59%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1352 Points ∼71% +21%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1183 Points ∼62% +6%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1143 Points ∼60% +3%
Average UNISOC T610
  (1114 - 1515, n=2)
1315 Points ∼69% +18%
Average of class Tablet
  (281 - 7098, n=30, last 2 years)
1897 Points ∼100% +70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
955 Points ∼48%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1187 Points ∼60% +24%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1028 Points ∼52% +8%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
984 Points ∼50% +3%
Average UNISOC T610
  (955 - 1326, n=2)
1141 Points ∼58% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (236 - 9612, n=31, last 2 years)
1970 Points ∼100% +106%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2682 Points ∼94%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2631 Points ∼92% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2513 Points ∼88% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2483 Points ∼87% -7%
Average UNISOC T610
  (2682 - 3023, n=2)
2853 Points ∼100% +6%
Average of class Tablet
  (369 - 4201, n=31, last 2 years)
2369 Points ∼83% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1151 Points ∼32%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1387 Points ∼39% +21%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1196 Points ∼34% +4%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1142 Points ∼32% -1%
Average UNISOC T610
  (1151 - 1565, n=2)
1358 Points ∼38% +18%
Average of class Tablet
  (305 - 9630, n=42, last 2 years)
3570 Points ∼100% +210%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
986 Points ∼20%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
1211 Points ∼24% +23%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1039 Points ∼21% +5%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
972 Points ∼19% -1%
Average UNISOC T610
  (986 - 1366, n=2)
1176 Points ∼24% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (258 - 25707, n=42, last 2 years)
4996 Points ∼100% +407%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2784 Points ∼93%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
2830 Points ∼95% +2%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2534 Points ∼85% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2542 Points ∼85% -9%
Average UNISOC T610
  (2784 - 3200, n=2)
2992 Points ∼100% +7%
Average of class Tablet
  (443 - 5634, n=42, last 2 years)
2874 Points ∼96% +3%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
523 Points ∼11%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
691 Points ∼15% +32%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
373 Points ∼8% -29%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average UNISOC T610
  (523 - 726, n=2)
625 Points ∼13% +20%
Average of class Tablet
  (371 - 17263, n=28, last 2 years)
4750 Points ∼100% +808%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
520 Points ∼9%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
686 Points ∼12% +32%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
366 Points ∼7% -30%
Average UNISOC T610
  (520 - 718, n=2)
619 Points ∼11% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (366 - 18326, n=26, last 2 years)
5581 Points ∼100% +973%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
135 Points ∼8%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
176 Points ∼11% +30%
Average UNISOC T610
  (135 - 185, n=2)
160 Points ∼10% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (135 - 5035, n=24, last 2 years)
1627 Points ∼100% +1105%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
132 Points ∼8%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
686 Points ∼44% +420%
Average UNISOC T610
  (132 - 182, n=2)
157 Points ∼10% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (132 - 4975, n=24, last 2 years)
1577 Points ∼100% +1095%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.3 fps ∼31%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.3 fps ∼35% +14%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.8 fps ∼33% +7%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.1 fps ∼30% -3%
Average UNISOC T610
  (7.3 - 20, n=2)
13.7 fps ∼58% +88%
Average of class Tablet
  (3.2 - 102, n=45, last 2 years)
23.5 fps ∼100% +222%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.8 fps ∼19%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
8.9 fps ∼22% +14%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.5 fps ∼21% +9%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.9 fps ∼19% +1%
Average UNISOC T610
  (7.8 - 11, n=2)
9.4 fps ∼23% +21%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.4 - 191, n=45, last 2 years)
41.1 fps ∼100% +427%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.4 fps ∼27%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
5.4 fps ∼33% +23%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.6 fps ∼28% +5%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.3 fps ∼26% -2%
Average UNISOC T610
  (4.4 - 12, n=2)
8.2 fps ∼50% +86%
Average of class Tablet
  (2 - 75, n=45, last 2 years)
16.4 fps ∼100% +273%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Nokia T20
UNISOC T610, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.7 fps ∼18%
realme Pad
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 6144
3.2 fps ∼21% +19%
Lenovo Tab P11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼18% +4%
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.5 fps ∼16% -7%
Average UNISOC T610
  (2.7 - 3.7, n=2)
3.2 fps ∼21% +19%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.87 - 70, n=45, last 2 years)
15.4 fps ∼100% +470%
Nokia T20realme PadLenovo Tab P11Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
213%
244%
85%
70%
283%
Sequential Read 256KB
159.3
309
94%
506
218%
272.5
71%
273 ?(95.6 - 704, n=186)
71%
685 ?(123.3 - 2031, n=39, last 2 years)
330%
Sequential Write 256KB
184.3
211.4
15%
199
8%
195.4
6%
176.3 ?(40 - 274, n=186)
-4%
362 ?(67.4 - 1559, n=39, last 2 years)
96%
Random Read 4KB
16.3
111.6
585%
118.2
625%
71.6
339%
58.8 ?(9.58 - 148.5, n=186)
261%
118.6 ?(10.1 - 310, n=39, last 2 years)
628%
Random Write 4KB
58.2
150.2
158%
129.6
123%
13.74
-76%
30.7 ?(2.34 - 146.9, n=186)
-47%
103.8 ?(4.27 - 370, n=39, last 2 years)
78%

Temperature

Max. Load
 30.2 °C
86 F
32.2 °C
90 F
28.5 °C
83 F
 
 29.1 °C
84 F
28.8 °C
84 F
27.4 °C
81 F
 
 28.1 °C
83 F
27.4 °C
81 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
29.7 °C
85 F
33.7 °C
93 F
30.2 °C
86 F
29.2 °C
85 F
30.6 °C
87 F
29.2 °C
85 F
28.5 °C
83 F
29.1 °C
84 F
28.9 °C
84 F
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 19.7 °C = 67 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.9 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.544.12542.243.93133.833.94039.1405044.143.66334.4418025.628.210024.224.112520.224.916021.237.220017.345.825018.149.531516.151.940015.456.950016.466.363017.169.780020.876.9100020.977.4125017.974160018.172.220001867.8250018.868.3315019.867.7400020.570.3500020.871.9630021.675.9800022.369.2100002363.81250023.855.81600024.748.8SPL32.384.2N1.659.7median 20.2median 67.7Delta210.53035.526.729.225.629.126.133.136.437.829.229.22529.417.834.418.336.818.645.117.448.714.251.815.955.612.859.71465.313.371.412.273.512.375.711.977.412.879.412.78012.180.512.980.113.279.913.482.113.675.513.472.313.9721473.114.258.825.290.30.780.4median 13.4median 72.31.211.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNokia T20Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nokia T20 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 75% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 42% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Nokia T20
8200 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus 2021
6500 mAh
realme Pad
7100 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Average of class Tablet
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
1043
893
-14%
847
-19%
957
-8%
759 ?(340 - 1056, n=46, last 2 years)
-27%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
17h 23min

Pros

+ pretty metal housing
+ very long runtimes
+ with LTE on request
+ hardly any heating
+ quite pure Android

Cons

- HD streaming difficult
- long loading times
- lame memory
- blurry camera

Verdict - Not for streaming freaks

In review: Nokia T20. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.
In review: Nokia T20. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.

Nokia's T20 is the company's (re-)entry into the tablet market. The chic metal casing with IP52 certification and the large battery are the highlights, but the unusual SoC also performs well overall.

The speaker sound is acceptable, there is at least a few years of security with the update promise, and the tablet is even available with LTE on request.

However, some points might annoy potential buyers: There is no Widevine L1 certification, so streaming content, for example via Netflix, can only be viewed in 480p. In addition, there is the slow loading speed and the lame memory.

The buyer should also be aware that one cannot expect too much from a tablet camera in this price range. At least there is an LED flash on the back.

Nokia's T20 is a successful mid-range tablet, but it is only suitable for entertainment fans to a limited extent.

Thus, there are definitely reasons to look at the competition: You won't get longer runtimes anywhere. The Lenovo Tab P11 has 4 speakers with a powerful sound and fast WLAN. Amazon's Fire HD 10 Plus you have to live with the limited software. The realme Pad is an interesting newcomer, but it is not yet clear whether the LTE version will be available worldwide.

Price and availability

The Nokia T20 is available in all variants directly from the manufacturer. However, many Internet retailers now also offer the tablet with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage as well as WiFi or LTE. The prices have even dropped slightly at the time of testing.

For example, the tablet is available at our partners amazon.de, notebooksbilliger.de or Cyberport.

Nokia T20 - 11/22/2021 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
73 / 80 → 91%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
40 / 70 → 57%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
92%
Display
80%
Games Performance
10 / 78 → 13%
Application Performance
60 / 92 → 65%
Temperature
96%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 91 → 70%
Camera
40 / 85 → 47%
Average
70%
82%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile - 926 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
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