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Nokia T21


Nokia T21
Nokia T21 (T Series)
UNISOC T612 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
10.36 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, IPS, 360 Nits, 60 Hz
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 47 GB free
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor, Hall sensor, DRM Widevine L1, USB-OTG, IP52 rating
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 247.5 x 157.3 ( = 0.3 x 9.74 x 6.19 in)
8200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, up to 18W charging, PD 3.0
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: dual speakers, Keyboard: virtual, USB cable, SIM tool, Quick start guide, security information, 2 OS upgrades & 3 years of security updates guaranteed, 24 Months Warranty
466 g ( = 16.44 oz / 1.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 72.83% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 61%, features: 36%, display: 75% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Nokia T21

81.5% Nokia T21 review - Inexpensive tablet for rent as well | Notebookcheck
Nokia's T21 is supposed to be just as suitable for gaming as it is for working and video chats. Even with the 4G module, the Android-12 tablet is available for well under 300 Euros. Alternatively, it can also be rented. We will find out whether the mix is right in the test.
70% Nokia T21 tablet review: Can build quality and two Android upgrades save aging hardware?
Source: The Indian Express English
Like its predecessor, the Nokia T21 is a good choice if you want a tab to browse the internet, watch videos, listen to music or read ebooks. Compared to other devices in the price segment like the Oppo Pad Air, Redmi Pad and Realme Pad, Nokia’s latest entry-level tab has a premium look and feel but the performance is not that great. Those looking for a tab for kids or media consumption can consider the Nokia T21. But if you are looking for a device to multitask or play games, I would recommend taking a look at the likes of the Realme Pad or the Redmi Pad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nokia T21 review: Keeping it simple
Source: Gadgets Now English
The Nokia T21 is an affordable and impressive tablet with a good screen, loud speakers, great battery life, and added features such as a SIM slot, active pen stylus support, and second-screen functionality. However, its slow performance makes it unsuitable for some, especially those wanting a tablet for gaming. Having said that, it is a viable option for those who want a big display for content consumption, studies or office.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nokia T21 Review: When Good Isn’t Good Enough
Source: Tech PP English
Nokia T21 Review: This is Nokia's latest Android tablet with a 10.36" LCD display, UniSoC T612 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. At Rs 16,499, it faces stiff competition from the likes of Realme, Redmi, and Oppo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% Nokia T21 review: Is this under Rs 20,000 tablet worth buying?
Source: India Today English
The Wifi version of the Nokia T21 is available for a price of Rs 17,999 while the variant that also supports 4G is available for a price of Rs 18,999. So, should you buy this Nokia tablet? If you have the money to spend, you can consider buying the Nokia T21 for streaming video content, business purposes and to perform other low-intensity day-to-day tasks. The tab has a great battery life and the Nokia brand’s reliability backing it. However, if you want a tab for gaming purposes and need a tab with a super smooth and fast performance, you can try looking at other options in the market from brands like Redmi, Motorola, among others.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Nokia T21 Review: Is it Good or Bad?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
Nokia is now playing its game in the mid-range or budget segment, be it phones or tablets. The brand recently came up with a lower end mid-range tablet called Nokia T21, which starts at Rs 17,999 and goes up till Rs 18,999 for the 4G LTE variant. The tablet aims to compete with Realme’s Pad X and Oppo’s Pad Air at that price. But does it have enough to go against these tablets or it vanishes away in thin air? Let’s find out in our review of the Nokia T21. The Nokia T21 is a decent performer for video streaming and carrying our light work. If you are a stock android lover, you will like it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia T21 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It is a tough time to break into the tablet market, but the Nokia T21 stands a chance of making a dent. With a sustainable design, good screen, long battery life and loud speakers it works well as a couch companion, and for business buyers, it offers second-screen connectivity and a SIM slot. There is a weighty caveat, the T21 is slow to charge and in general use, but if you can get around this and are in the market for a well-rounded budget tablet, it should be one to consider.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia T21 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Nokia T21 takes everything we liked about the T20 and improves on some of the areas that we didn’t. It combines a premium-looking design with capable performance for a budget buy, and the battery life is also impressive. The lack of a charger in the box means that speeds will be slow for most users, and the display isn’t as dazzling as the previous generation. Nonetheless, these are minor gripes for what is a very good affordable tablet from Nokia. The problem – for Nokia – is that for roughly same price, the Oppo Pad Air offers better performance and comes with a charger in the box, making it the better buy unless you find it’s more expensive when you read this.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia T21 review: A budget tablet to rival Amazon’s Fire
Source: Expert Reviews English
With the T21, Nokia has done what it does best. This is a budget tablet that looks the part and performs reasonably and the ability to finally play video at resolutions above 480p means we finally have a Nokia tablet that’s worthy of a recommendation. It could do with a faster processor and, as a result, performance is mostly identical to last year’s model, notwithstanding the slight improvement in battery life. It’s because of this that the Nokia T21 comes across as more of a do-over than a proper second-gen release. However, as much as I would have preferred Nokia to make improvements across the board, there isn’t much else to complain about with the Nokia T21. If you don’t already own the previous model and you’re searching for something that’s of superior quality to Amazon’s Fire devices, you can’t do much better for £200.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia T21 review: A well-rounded slim tablet that offers long battery life
Source: Daily Star English
It’s not an iPad, they’re still in another class, but it is a lot cheaper at £239 and boasts some eco credentials for the planet savers out there. Versatile, with a lengthy battery life, this is a strong mid-priced tablet option worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia T21 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Nokia T21 tablet was announced in September 2022 and offers 4G connectivity while accompanying Stylus support. The tablet equips a 10.4 inches IPS LCD display panel and Scratch-resistant glass protection. As for software support, you will receive the latest Android 12 OS on the tab, while performance is handled through a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T612 chipset that can reach up to a 1,8GHz clocking speed. Besides this, the Nokia T21 tablet has 4GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB internal storage option and support for a dedicated card slot. The 8MP main camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps, while there is an 8MP selfie lens too at the front. Furthermore, you will receive the necessary comms and sensors, stereo speakers, OTG support, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. The T21 tablet holds a massive Li-Po 8200 mAh battery capacity with an 18W fast-charging support. You can pick the Nokia T21 tablet in a single Charcoal Grey color at the price of $239 (Rs 19,000 in India) approx for the base 64GB variant.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2022

Foreign Reviews

80% Nokia T21 Tablet für 230 Euro streamt in Full-HD
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Neuer Low Budget Champion?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Nokia T21
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
74% Test Nokia T21 : Une tablette sous Android pour la maison
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Nokia T21 - újrázás
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/22/2023
Rating: price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Trên tay Nokia T21: Màn hình sắc nét, hỗ trợ bút Wacom, phù hợp nhiều đối tượng, giá 5.75 triệu
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; support Wacom pen; modern design; decent hardware; large battery capacity; good price.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2023
Đánh giá Nokia T21: Tablet tầm trung tốt nhất hiện nay
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; bright display; great cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2023
Trên tay Nokia T21: Thiết kế đơn giản quen thuộc, cấu hình đủ dùng, pin siêu lớn 8.200 mAh, giá chỉ 5,1 triệu đồng
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Simple design; decent hardware; very large battery capacity; good price.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2022
62% Test: Nokia T21 – Surfplatta med hinder
Source: SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 62%



Well, Nokia is back with T21 this time, a more expensive tablet than last year's impressive T20 that is also a more complete package. Simply put, the new model boasts lengthy battery life, an excellent display and dual speakers that deliver a more bass-booming sound than one might expect from such a slim device. As for its display, this device carries a sharp 10.36in with 2K resolution. In addition, it is worth mentioning that the colours really pop off the screen while streaming videos and playing gaming apps such as Call of Duty. Apart from that, the company’s Ozo Playback audio delivers well-rounded sound at up to 96db of output and deeper bass notes than one might expect from a tablet with such a compact, slim frame. As far as the camera is concerned, this tablet has been equipped with a decent 8MP front facing camera that works well for video calls. In addition, there is also an 8MP rear camera with autofocus. On the other hand, it is worth noting that this tablet can also be used as a wireless second screen for a Windows computer. Well, this works similarly to Apple’s Sidecar feature and gives the user more visual space for the main computer when needed.

Speaking about its performance, it is delivered by the Unisoc T612 chip which is capable enough for everyday tasks and a bit of casual gaming. This processor has been paired with 4GB of RAM. Along with that, there is a 64GB of storage built in and this can be expanded by up to 512GB with a microSD card. Apart from those mentioned earlier, the Nokia T21 also supports stylus use and has NFC connectivity. Therefore, it can also be used for contactless payments for user convenience. While most might prefer to simply use the mobile phone to make such payments, it is still good to know that this tablet allows such features too. In addition, battery life from the 8200mAh power pack on board is a plus point. The company has also claimed up to three days of endurance with T21’s battery life. While the tablet supports up to 18w wired USB-C charging, there is no charging brick included in the box though. Despite all those mentioned above, the downside on this, and all Android tablets, when compared to an iPad is that the app ecosystem is much weaker with far less apps optimised for tablet use. However, this seems to be improving. Nokia has promised two years of Android OS upgrades and incidentally, the Nokia T21 tends to run with Android 12 out of the box. Nokia has also been keen to push its eco credentials, and the T21’s tough body is made from aluminium and 60 per cent recycled plastic. Overall, it is a great tablet to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G52 MP1: Integrated mid range graphics card with 1 clusters. ARM states that the G52 series is 30% faster and 15% more efficient compared to the G51 series on the same process node. The MC1 / MP1 variant is the smallest version.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

T612: Entry level octa core SoC with two fast ARM Cortex A75 cores at up to 1.8 GHz and six power efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. The SoC furthermore includes a LTE modem (TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, TDSCDMA, WCDMA, CDMA, GSM), an ARM Mali G52MP1 GPU and a tri core ISP. The chip is manufactured at TSMC in 12nm FinFET.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years. 

In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.

72.83%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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