Nokia G21 budget Android phone comes with a long battery life

Nokia G21
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HMD-led Nokia has introduced its new budget Android offering – Nokia G21 in India. The phone was recently launched in the international markets before making its way to the Indian subcontinent.

The USP of this device is its 5050 mAh battery pack that the company claims can easily offer over a day’s backup. Additionally, the Nokia branded phones are known for their near-stock Android experience and the company plans to offer Android updates for two years.

In terms of pricing, the Nokia G21 comes in a couple of storage and memory variants of 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. The base variant is priced at Rs. 12,999 while the top-end variant is priced at Rs. 14,999. The phone comes in two colour options Nordic Blue or Dusk shades. 

As a part of the launch offer, Nokia, in collaboration with Bajaj FinServ,  is offering the phone in easy EMI's without any upfront payment. In case you purchase the phone from Nokia's official website, the company is bundling a pair of Nokia BH-405 TWS free.


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Nokia G21 features and specifications 

Nokia G21

(Image credit: Nokia)

This is the first phone to launch in India after HMD’s decision to focus only on affordable and cheap Android phones. The Nokia G21 is aimed at budget smartphone users who do not want to buy a 5G phone yet. It comes equipped with a Unisoc T606 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You have an option to expand the storage via micro-SD card though.

The screen on the Nokia G21 is a 6.5-inch panel with 720*1600 pixels resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate. It sports a triple camera setup at the back with a 50MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls.

The phone runs on a near-stock version of Android 11 and the company plans to offer Android updates for two years. Powering the phone is a 5050 mAh battery that supports up to 18W fast charging. Combined with a low-end chipset, lack of 5G connectivity and a low-resolution LCD display, this battery could easily last for well over a day – as promised by the company.

While the company might have decided to not focus on value for money or flagship phones, devices like the Nokia G21 cannot be feature-rich. Hence the company needs to focus on pricing the phones aggressively while offering other benefits that can add more value to the buyers. 

Jitendra Soni

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