Nokia C10 Review

The Nokia C10 cameras are mediocre at best and if you really need to use them make sure to capture all your photos in full broad daylight, or with great indoor lighting. 

Maximum video resolution for both front and back cameras is 720p. With the screen turned off you can double press the power button as a camera shortcut.



For all our praises about the build and display, sadly I have to say its quite the opposite when it comes to performance. Even with Android GO the phone runs quite sluggish. Opening apps and switching between them takes more than a second to load and there is evident lag when multitasking. This is because of the limitations of its 2GB of RAM. But don’t worry you’ll still be able to run apps and most of the casual games as long as they are not too graphic intensive. But for browsing your social media feeds and the internet, the Nokia C10 is fine. 


And speaking of limitations the Nokia C10 only has 16GB storage with already 5GB used by the OS. 16GB in 2021, that is just disappointing.


It is worth nothing though, that the Nokia C10 is only 2G/3G smartphone, and 4G LTE network is not supported.


Where the Nokia C10 gives you some peace of mind is in the software department as it runs on Google Android 11 Go Edition, and you are guaranteed to get 2-years major OS updates for the C10, meaning it will be upgradable up to Android 13. 


As for the battery, Nokia said the C10 has a reliable battery life, but with only a 3000mAh battery for a smartphone with a 6.5-inch display, it can only last for less than a day, unless you only use if for phone calls and SMS, and with the internet connection turned off. Again, I would suggest getting an extra battery as backup as fully charging the Nokia C10 takes almost 3 hours.




Big bright screen

Removable Battery

Android 11  out of the box

Guaranteed Android updates



Sluggish performance

Single rear Camera 

16GB internal memory

Only 3000mah battery




The Nokia C10 is a nice-looking phone for its price, and the Nokia brand has always been known for making durable phones. Unfortunately, with so many choices available at the entry-level market every P500 price difference matters, not to mention the usual online sale events. Form just a little more than P500 you can already get the Nokia C20 with double the storage at 32GB. 

After using the Nokia C10 for a couple of weeks, I think it would be a good first phone for young kids who only want to watch YouTube videos and play some games. It can also be a nice secondary phone for couriers or those in logisitics who just need a simple phone for making calls and sending messages.

Nokia C10 specs 


Display: 6.5-inch (720p) HD+ notch display

CPU: Quad-Core 1.3GHz UNISOC SC7731E with Mali-T820 MP1

Storage and RAM: 32GB and 1GB RAM; expandable up to 64GB via microSD

OS: Android 11 (Go Edition)

Camera: Single cameras (5MP primary) with single LED flash

Front camera: 5MP selfie with LED flash

Video recording: 720p@30fps (front & back)

Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / HSPA 

Other Features: FaceID, Micro USB 2.0

Battery: Removable 3000mAh battery

Full Specifications of Nokia C10

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