Nokia C10 vs Nokia C20: Specs Comparison

HMD Global just launched six phones in the global market. They belong to three series: C, G, and X. The C series always included the most affordable Nokia phones and it is the same for the new handsets launched: Nokia C10 and Nokia C20. This is a comparison between the Nokia C10 and the Nokia C20, but it won’t be like the other comparison we usually publish. We will describe the phones instead of focusing on their differences because there are only two important differences between the phones. We are talking about the processor and the memory configurations: for all the rest, they are pretty much the same.

Nokia C10 vs Nokia C20

Nokia C10 Nokia C20
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 169.9 x 77.9 x 8.8 mm, 191 g 169.9 x 77.9 x 8.8 mm, 191 grams
DISPLAY 6.52 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), IPS LCD 6.52 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Unisoc SC7331E, octa-core 1.3 GHz Unisoc SC9863A, octa-core 1.6 GHz
MEMORY 1 GB RAM, 16 GB – 2 GB RAM, 16 GB – 2 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot 1 GB RAM, 16 GB – 2 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated Slot
SOFTWARE Android 11 Go Android 11 Go
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
CAMERA 5 MP f/2.2
5 MP f/2.2 front camera
5 MP f/2.2
5 MP front camera
BATTERY 3000 mAh 3000 mAh


Nokia C10 and Nokia C20 come with a pretty modern design for an entry-level phone. They have a display with narrow bezels and a waterdrop notch including the front camera. Unfortunately, you do not get a fingerprint reader with these devices. The body is made of cheap polycarbonate and there is a circular camera module in the middle of the rear side. The volume rocker and the power key are placed on the right side of the phone. The upper border houses a 3.5 mm audio jack allowing you to connect your headphones, while the inferior border includes the speaker, the microphone, and a micro USB 2.0 port for charging the battery.


The display of the Nokia C10 and the Nokia C20 has a diagonal of 6.52 inches and shows images with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels). It has a 20:9 aspect ratio and it is an IPS LCD panel. Do not expect a high image quality from this panel: it is a low-end display with a sufficient but not exciting resolution, and not so accurate colors. The display covers more than 75 percent of the front panel and comes with a waterdrop notch for the front camera.

Specs & Software

The Nokia C10 and the Nokia C20 come with entry-level processors manufactured by Unisoc. The Nokia C10 has a Unisoc SC7331E, while the Nokia C20 has a Unisoc SC9863A. The latter is more powerful than the former: it is an octa-core processor (and not quad-core like the SC7331E) and it provides a higher clock frequency. Nokia C10 debuted in three memory configurations: the most affordable one has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, then you get a 2/16 GB version and a 2/32 GB configuration if you need more internal storage. The native storage is expandable with a micro SD. The Nokia C20 comes in two memory options: 1/16 GB and 2/32 GB. If it was not for the presence of Android 11 Go as the operating system, these hardware departments would not be sufficient to guarantee decent performance with daily usage. But Android 11 Go Edition is an enlightened version of the operating system made for devices with outdated and low-end hardware departments. Nokia C10 and C20 will get 2 years of major Android updates and two years of security updates.


Nokia C10 and Nokia C20 sport entry-level cameras: unfortunately, they do not provide high-end camera performance and they are disappointing for those who are searching for a decent camera phone. They have just one camera on the rear side: a 5 MP sensor. The same 5 MP sensor is placed on the waterdrop notch above the display, but the interesting thing is that it is paired with a front-facing LED flash allowing to shoot selfies even in the dark.


Nokia C10 and Nokia C20 are equipped with a 3000 mAh battery. It is not a big battery and it is below-average if compared to other phones, but given that these devices come with entry-level specifications (such as the HD+ display and the low-end Unisoc chipset), it is more than sufficient to guarantee a good battery life.


The starting price tag of the Nokia C10 in the global market is €80/$95, while the Nokia C20 starts from €90/$108. If you were wondering which one to go for, given the narrow price difference, we strongly recommend opting for the Nokia C20 in order to get a better mobile platform. For an entry-level phone like these, it is important to have at least an octa-core processor in order to get decent performance.

Nokia C10 vs Nokia C20: PRO and CONS

Nokia C10


  • More affordable
  • Android 11 Go
  • Front-facing LED flash
  • Long software support


  • Entry-level hardware

Nokia C20


  • Android 11 Go
  • Front-facing LED flash
  • Better chipset
  • Long software support


  • Higher price

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