Nokia X10

We Tried It: Out To Coffee With The Nokia X10

There’s a certain nostalgia that goes with the Nokia brand, and whilst their latest releases cannot be compared to their models of yesteryear, there is that little bit of hope that their latest smartphones live up to that magical, early period of black & white screens and ‘Snake’.


  • The Nokia X10 comes in two colors inspired by the Scandinavian landscape.
  • With a Full HD+ screen, the Nokia X10 offers a good size viewing experience.
  • A solid cooling system keeps the phone cool, even with a two-day battery life.
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Once ruling the mobile phone world, Nokia has had a few attempts at a comeback, opting to run on pure Android as opposed to developing its own operating system.


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The Nokia X10 is a lite version of the Nokia X20, placing it in a mid-market segment even though the X series is positioned as an advanced smartphone in the Nokia universe. Image: The Sandton Times

Surprisingly it is hard to tell the Nokia X10 and Nokia X20 apart visually, as there is hardly any difference in design and specifications remain quite similar too. Whilst topping the Nokia range of smartphones and offering Android upgrades for up to 3-Years (up to Android 14), the Nokia X10 only comes with a charger cable and a compostable Eco case, in the box. In fact, there are quite a few things like this that point in the direction of Nokia’s sustainability and waste less philosophy.


On the back, the review model comes in a Forest green colour, which looks and feels good. The front screen comes with a pre-applied screen protector covering the well-sized 6.67 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Despite this, the device feels solid. For those concerned about dropping their phone into liquids, the Nokia X10 is splash-resistant but not waterproof.


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The Nokia X10, whilst good-looking, is more of a reliable, everyday use phone rather than a show pony with bells and whistles. Image: The Sandton Times

Storage on the Nokia X10 comes in at 128GB with 6GB RAM. The smartphone uses a USB-C charger and features the expected microphone, volume button, Google Assistant button, SIM slot, and standby button. The Nokia X10 is a 5G phone and connects smoothly to the WiFi network.


One of the standout features of the phone are the four cameras on the back of the phone with ZEISS Optics and AI imaging: a 48 MP Main camera; a 5 MP Ultrawide camera; a 2 MP depth camera and a 2 MP Macro camera, which take decent photos and videos. For selfies, an 8 MP camera on the front has you covered.


With a good battery life and sustainability as a key focus for Nokia, the Nokia X10 is ready to serve the everyday hustle.


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