- Nokia T21 is the latest entry-level Android tablet in the market
- Nokia T20 and the Realme Pad Mini are the prime rivals of Nokia T21
- All three models feature an IPS LCD screen
- An 8MP rear camera handles photography on all three tablets
HMD Global just added a new budget mobile tablet to its product portfolio. The brand has now released the successor of the Nokia T20 which was released earlier this year. The Nokia T21 is the latest tablet model from the Finnish tech giant that has arrived in the international market. It borrows some of the features from its precursor such as the display and camera. Both these Nokia tablets have emerged as the best option for budget audiences.
But we have a bunch of tablets from other brands that make for a good fit when you have a tight budget. The Realme Pad Mini is one of the models that has been topping the charts in the affordable tablet market. We are doing a quick comparison between all these three tablets that will eliminate all your confusion related to a new purchase.
|Specifications||Nokia T21||Nokia T20||Realme Pad Mini|
|Display||10.3-inch IPS LCD
1200 x 2000 pixels
|10.4-inch IPS LCD
1200 x 2000 pixels
|8.7-inch IPS LCD
800 x 1340 pixels
|Chipset||Unisoc T612||Unisoc T610||Unisoc T616|
|Battery||8200 mAh||8200 mAh||6400mAh|
|Price||Aprrox. Rs. 17,000||Starts at Rs. 15,499||Starts at Rs. 10,999|
Nokia T21 Vs Nokia T20 Vs Realme Pad Mini: Display Specifications
HMD Global has used an IPS LCD screen on both Nokia T20 and the Nokia T21 but has used a different screen size for both variants. The latest model, i.e., the Nokia T21 features a 10.36-inch display which has a 2K screen resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels.
The brand has used a toughened glass material and has support for Widevine L1 which enables HD video playback on Netflix. The panel has SGS low blue light certification and 400 nits peak brightness that aids with clear visibility outdoors.
The older model, i.e., the Nokia T20 has a marginally bigger 10.41-inch screen which also supports a 2K resolution and 400 nits peak brightness levels. Comparatively, the Realme Pad Mini employs an 8.7-inches of IPS LCD screen with 84.9 percent screen-to-body ratio and 800 x 1340 pixels screen resolution.
If the display is your primary requirement, consider the Nokia T20 or the Nokia T21 as the options. This is because you get a larger panel along with a better screen resolution.
Nokia T21 Vs Nokia T20 Vs Realme Pad Mini: Camera Hardware
The camera hardware, specifically, the rear snapper is the same on all three tablets. The Nokia T20, Nokia T21, and the Realme Pad Mini sport an 8MP camera at the back that can capture some decent level of clarity with the captured shots along with balanced colors. This is a basic camera setup that is common across budget Android tablets.
The selfie camera segment is where the game changes. The Nokia T21 leads the selfie camera race with its 8MP front sensor. Whereas, the Nokia T20 and the Realme Pad Mini are equipped with a 5MP selfie camera. Out of all three models, the Nokia T21 will be the best pick for online conferencing and general photography.
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Nokia T21 Vs Nokia T20 Vs Realme Pad Mini: Chipset, Configuration
Nokia has used an entry-level Unisoc processor in both of these tablets. Realme also has opted for a Unisoc series processor to power the Pad Mini. The Nokia T21 runs on the octa-core Unisoc T612 chipset, while the Nokia T20 has the Unisoc T610 processor. On the other hand, the Realme Pad Mini has the Unisoc T616 processor which is slightly more powerful compared to the remaining two processors.
You can buy the Nokia T21 with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage options, while the Nokia T20 comes with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage options. The Realme Pad Mini comes with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage options. All three tablets also feature a microSD card storage expansion feature.
Nokia T21 Vs Nokia T20 Vs Realme Pad Mini: Battery Specification
Both Nokia T21 and the T20 tablets pack an identical battery size of 8,200 mAh. However, the fast charging speeds are slightly altered in both models. The Nokia T21 features 18W fast charging, while the Nokia T20 has only 15W fast charging speeds.
The Realme Pad Mini is backed by a smaller 6,400 mAh battery combined with 18W fast charging. The large battery capacity makes the Nokia T20 and the Nokia T21 a better alternatives compared to the Realme Pad Mini.
Nokia T21 Vs Nokia T20 Vs Realme Pad Mini: Final Verdict
All three tablets in this list are decent in terms of features and performance. You wouldn’t find differences in terms of power delivery from these three tablets. If we take a look at the overall spec sheet, the Nokia T21 has the least compromises. But currently, this tablet is not launched in India, therefore opting for either the Nokia T20 or the Realme Pad Mini makes more sense.