Nokia T20 – ITNetwork

The Nokia T20 is a cheap and cheerful tablet that looks like it’s designed for family use – it comes with easy access to child-friendly and fun mods, so you can easily perform common tablet tasks. It’s not perfect for students or other users who plan to work on it for a long time, because there are no pens or keyboard accessories, and basic Android doesn’t fit perfectly for work use, but it doesn’t seem to be the market that HMD Global is targeting.

It seems that half of the technology companies in the world are trying to release Android tablets at the end of 2021, with Huawei, Xiaomi and Realme jumping to publish budget lists, and the latest company to do so is HMD Global, owners of the Nokia brand.

Nokia T20 is an affordable Android device – it’s HMD’s modus operandi after all – with a price that seriously undermines most other lists on the market. Only Amazon’s Fire devices are cheaper, and since they are locked to the Fire OS, they are not as versatile for many people.

This is seemingly a tablet for family use – it comes with the Kids Space app, so you can sit in front of your child and let him play games or watch relevant content, as well as Google’s entertainment space, so you can easily access the TV catalog series, movies and games with a single swipe from the main screen.

Both of these mods come on most new Android tablets, but with a durable construction and low price, the Nokia T20 is probably one of the better tablets if you think that these applications will be the main function of your candidate.

It’s not perfect for work – the tablet isn’t too powerful, and HMD Global doesn’t offer a pen or keyboard accessory, so don’t buy this if you’re looking for a university or business tool.

We didn’t spend enough time with the Nokia T20 to give it a full review, but we tested it enough to provide our initial review of this candidate.

Date and price of release

The Nokia T20 is available for purchase as soon as it is released on October 6th. The tablet comes in two configurations – one has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal space, the other has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal space.

At that price, it is in close competition with Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) which costs about the same, although there are many more modifiers like the size of the internal space or whether the ads are on the board, which affects how much it costs.

Design and display

The Nokia T20 has a 10.4-inch screen with 2K resolution, a maximum brightness of 400 nits and a blue light certificate to protect your eyes. That size is average for many modern tablets, and the new iPad (2021), Realme Pad, Huawei MatePad 11 and Xiaomi Pad 5 boast screen sizes with a difference of less than an inch.

We found that many everyday tablet tasks, such as streaming or watching social media, benefited from high resolution. However, the maximum brightness is quite low, so the screen looks quite blurry in certain circumstances.

If you’ve seen one tablet, you’ve seen most of them, because the devices don’t differ much in terms of design. Such is the case with the Nokia T20 – on the back is a large piece of blue plastic that has a protrusion for the camera, and the screen occupies a large part of the front, surrounded by a medium-sized frame.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing, and the plastic back looks quite durable. We can imagine a child dropping this a few times, and not breaking too much, but we would not recommend that you test it yourself.

One intriguing addition here is the 3.5mm headphone jack, because not all modern tablets come with one. This will be useful for people who like wired sound, because it means you don’t need an adapter (or it means you can listen and charge at the same time).

T20 1Cameras and battery life

There is an 8MP sensor on the back of the Nokia T20, while a 5MP camera on the front. None of them will capture fantastic-looking images – this is a cheap tablet and you probably don’t buy it as a photography device – but it will be suitable for video calls and similar tasks.

The images looked a bit unsaturated, so if you feel you need to take a picture with this candidate, we recommend downloading the editing app so you can refresh them a bit.

Nokia CameraThe Nokia T20 has an 8200mAh battery, which is a pretty average size for a candidate like this. HMD Global told us that it estimates that the candidate will take 15 hours of normal use or 10 hours of watching videos. We will be sure to test these estimates for a complete review.

You can only charge the candidate to a relatively slow 15W or 10W if you use an even slower cable in the box. At that speed, the tablet will probably take a few hours to charge.

Specifications and performance

The “brain” of the Nokia T20 – that is, its chipset – is the Unisoc T610, which is a low-end processor. In the fast benchmark test, it showed a low grade, and the tablet was not particularly fast for navigation.

That’s fine for an entertainment device. You don’t need top-notch internal elements to stream videos or play cheap games, so unless you plan to play top-notch titles or edit videos, for example, that chipset won’t bother you.

The processor is paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and also with a 4G connection if you opt for that model. We tested a 3GB model, which does not come to the UK, and probably the 4GB version is easier to navigate.

The software here is factory Android – it’s a great operating system on phones, but it doesn’t take into account the large tablet format just like iOS does. Navigation commands and functions, such as notification menus and quick settings, do not seem intuitive to use as equivalents on the iPad.

Some tablet manufacturers have solved this problem by slightly customizing the Android software, with the best example being the Xiaomi MIUI for the Pad. HMD Global doesn’t do that though, which is why the T20 feels more like a giant phone than a capable tablet.

Still, there are some software mods that people might appreciate. The first is Kids Space – when you activate this, the tablet becomes a device for children. YouTube only shows videos for children, and there are many educational apps and games for children on the home screen. This means that you can give the device to a small child for fun – you can also keep track of what they are doing and keep track of their time in front of the screen.

There’s also Entertainment Space – you can simply swipe from the home screen to display it. That way, you can easily access many movies, TV series, books, games, and more, and it’s Google’s way to make Android tablets more suitable as entertainment devices. None of these Google mods are exclusive to the Nokia T20, but it is one of the cheapest to offer.

So, the Nokia T20 is good as a cheap device suitable for children or entertainment – it’s not so good for business or creativity, because HMD Global doesn’t offer a pen or keyboard as accessories with or next to the device, although third-party solutions could certainly appear.


The Nokia T20 looks like a handy device that a family could have around the house – useful for quick searches or entertainment, with a battery that could last a long time.

It’s not exactly the most attractive product, but it doesn’t have to be – it’s designed for users who don’t need top specifications or the most beautiful screen.

When we fully review the Nokia T20, we will see that the software is a “hit-or-miss” – while the factory Android is a bit vague on tablets, Kids and Entertainment Spaces could prove to be super useful.


  • Very affordable
  • Easy access to children’s mods or entertainment


  • Factory Android is not perfect on tablets

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