Tablets are considered a necessity to almost all of us due to the pandemic occurring two years back. Everything has transcended online, from meetings to classes – having a tablet in your possession would be wise to be able to help you accomplish your everyday tasks.
There are so many brands of tablets in the market, every tech company is competing with each other in an effort to produce the best tablets for the end-users. Nokia has made a significant impact in the smartphone industry over the last few years, making it one of the companies that produce the best reliable budget gadgets in the market – and their latest tablet product is not an exception.
The Nokia T20 Budget Tablet in a Glance
Nokia has finally dropped its second tablet in the market in early October 2021. This Android-powered line-up has decent specs, stocks Android at a very competitive price which has become one of the prime threats to Samsung’s very own affordable tablets namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and A7 Lite.
The T20 is Nokia’s second-ever tablet to be released by their parent company, HMD Global ever since the company had acquired the brand. HMD Global’s Nokia phones are known for their value for money, and the T20 tablet follows suit. This tablet is for someone on a tight budget: If you are looking for something that can do the basics for the least amount of money, the T20 could be the Nokia tablet for you.
Although the tablet comes at such a reasonable price, the outer design actually looks stunning and expensive than its actual price tag. It appears to look stylish while remaining affordable, and HMD Global has done the same with its first Nokia tablet the Nokia N1: it’s not particularly innovative or premium in terms of design, but it’s also well-made and reasonably stylish in a subtle kind of way.
The tablet has dimensions of 247.6 x 157.5 x 7.8mm and weighs 465gr (the LTE version may be slightly heavier). It has a nice grip, and you can probably get by with just one hand. The back of the tablet consists of aluminum which has a nice feel to the fingertips.
The Nokia T20 is embedded with a 10.4-inch screen with a 2,000 x 1,200 2K LCD display. It has a maximum brightness of 400 nits, which isn’t terrible but also isn’t terrific either. The tablet’s refresh rate stays under the standard normal rate which is 60Hz and it doesn’t possess any relatively high pixel-per-inch density display at 224ppi.
Although its display is not as amazing or bright as other higher price value tablets in the market, it can be considered adequate enough for normal web browsing and watching movies.
Specs and Performance
A Unisoc T610 chip can be found powering the tablet under the surface, although it’s not such a powerful chip it is still sufficient to power it up. Along with that, there’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (though a 3GB/32GB variant will be available in some parts of the world). If that is still not enough space for your needs, a microSD card slot is available and allows you to expand the storage up to 512GB.
The Nokia T20 powers on Android 11 and is guaranteed two years of OS updates along with three years of prompt security updates. The tablet includes an 8,200 mAh battery which the HMD promises for a long battery life throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about cables and plugs anymore.
Those are very low-cost specifications and it demonstrates the tablet’s performance, hence it may take slightly longer to change between tabs or opening apps than those on much more expensive tablets out there. For normal everyday tasks, this slight delay does not make the tablet any less as it is still enough to run any apps, but it may not be an ideal option for those that demand better performance.
Camera and Speakers
For the camera, it’s understandable that it doesn’t come with the best lenses there is as the T20 is a budget tablet. The Nokia T20 features a basic 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, not really suitable for professional picture taking.
Across all types of media, the stereo speakers situated below the tablet are loud, clear, and rather accurate. The sound quality is more than adequate for watching films or streaming shows on YouTube.
While the Nokia T20 isn’t going to blow you away, it is a decent tablet that can be used for your simple daily tasks. Thanks to Google’s Kids Space built into the tablet, you can easily share it with the children without having to worry about them encountering inappropriate content for their age. In simple words, the Nokia T20 is a low-cost tablet that is functional and reliable, great for your everyday use.