Meet the Nokia T10 Tablet
Nokia’s resurrection under HMD Global has certainly turned the brand towards an interesting path, one devoid of premium devices, and instead an unwavering focus on providing consumers with more affordable Android devices and accessories.
With that said, this pivot towards affordable devices has extended beyond smartphones – the company’s latest Nokia T10 tablet has all the makings of a strictly entry-level device, designed to bring the Android tablet experience to consumers who are a little more on the cash-conscious side of the spectrum.
So if the Nokia T10 enough for your tablet needs, or should you go with a more premium, or maybe even a midrange Android tablet? Let’s take a look.
Design and Display
The Nokia T10 is made entirely out of polycarbonate – you won’t find any aluminium, stainless steel, or glass backs on this device. One advantage of having a plastic build though is that the device is less likely to crack or bend when dropped, and overall makes for lightweight handling.
Up front, the tablet comes with an 8-inch display that has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which is something that doesn’t seem to belong on a device released in 2022. But given that this is a device targeted at more casual users, who only need a tablet for low-powered tasks like web-browsing, social media, and such, the low resolution can somewhat be forgivable. It does come with wide bezels, however.
Still, this is a significant consideration to take note of, especially since a display is our main point of interaction with our devices. There’s now word if the display uses a Gorilla Glass panel, but given the price we imagine that it doesn’t.
In addition to the plastic build, the tablet also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as dual loudspeakers.
Internal Specs, Battery
Inside, the tablet is powered by a Unisoc T606 chipset, which is undeniably a low-end SoC. There’ll be no talk of Snapdragons or Dimensities here – the tablet is a budget affair through and through. The processor is paired with 3GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage. There’s also a micro-SD slot for expandable storage, which can support expandable storage up to 512GB. This makes it ideal for users who want to store their movies, music, and other media files locally, since SD card slots are somewhat of a rarity these days.
As for the Unisoc chip, we again have to consider the price tag on this device – it’s most definitely aimed at budget consumers, who just want a reliable and familiar brand, and a simple tablet with all the basic functionality that you’d expect from a modern Android device.
One advantage of using a Nokia device is that the brand doesn’t make too many modifications to Android, giving you a similar user interface and apps list that mimics what you’d see on Google Pixel devices. The tablet ships with Android 12, and even has support for software features like Google Kids Space and Google Entertainment Space.
In terms of camera, don’t expect outstanding photos from this device. The T10 comes with a single 8-megapixel camera on the back panel, with a 5-megapixel camera on the front bezel. Tablets aren’t really meant to be used as primary camera devices however, but we imagine that the basic camera set-up on the device will be enough for video calls and quick social media posts.
For a price of around £179 in the UK, the Nokia T10 is a very affordable compact tablet, especially when compared to other Android tablet devices out on the market right now. However, it’s not the only compact tablet available – other devices like the Amazon Fire 7 (2022) offer similar functionality and specs at a lower price, albeit with some changes to the Android OS onboard. Likewise, Oppo’s Pad Air tablet offers a much nicer design, provided that you’re willing to import one from overseas.
As we’ve mentioned earlier though, the Nokia T10 serves as an affordable budget option for those who simply want a cheap tablet device, for very basic tasks and usage. In that case, the T10 is definitely worth giving a try, especially if you’re looking to save some cash.
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