Nokia X, X+ and XL Android Phones 2018
Nokia X, X+ and XL
So you love Windows Phone, Android and Asha, but you can not decide which one to buy with a budget? Nokia has now solved your problem.
Rumors were right. We’ve been hearing about Nokia’s Android phones for years, but only now are they official. The three phones under the X banner, X, X + and XL, all run on open source Android project version 4.1.2. This is a similar approach to Amazon for its Kindle tablets.
Nokia said key apps will be made available for launching the Nokia X family of devices, including Facebook, LINE Free Voice and News, LINE Camera, LINE Bubble, Picsart, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Real Football 2014, Skype, Spotify, Swiftkey, Twitter, Viber, Vine and WeChat, among others.
In addition, BBM will be the first to be available to Nokia customers worldwide, as well as Windows Phone and Nokia X Family devices.
It is noteworthy that the company announced three phones, as all leaks pointed to a single starter model.
Nokia experience with Microsoft services and Google Apps
The operating system comes with a Windows Phone-like look on its surface. The phone comes preinstalled with Microsoft services such as Skype and Outlook, as well as other applications like Facebook.
Google was deliberately marginalized from all experience.
Why Android then? Of course that’s because of the apps. Buyers can download all Android APKs on their smartphone, not just games and apps, but launcher as well.
Nokia’s Fastlane is also integrated into the telephone interface. If you do not know, it will give you a hint of everything that happens in the background and in your story.
Based on what we’ve seen, the interface is not too smooth, which may be because the operating system is Android Jelly Bean and not the newer, more customized Android.
Nokia X and X +
The first phones of the series are the X and X +. Both are virtually identical, with the exception that the latter has more internal and expandable memory.
The design of the phones is undeniably Asha-inspired. The bright colors and interchangeable backrests clearly indicate the price and the target audience. Dual sim connectivity illustrates this.
The front panel is equipped with a 4 “display with 800 x 480 resolution, and below the display you will see a single capacitive button that will take you to the last screen when tapping or to the home screen with a longer one.
Under the hood, you get a 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor, along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The X + will have an expandable memory and 768 MB of RAM. On the back there is a single 3 megapixel fixed focus camera.
The phones are also fairly compact, 1 cm thick and weigh 129g, which means they fit comfortably in your palm. The 1500 mAh battery allows up to 10.3 hours of 3G talk time.
The price for the Nokia X and X + is 89 Euro (12,800 PKR) or 99 Euro (14,200 PKR).
As expected, the phone will only be released in developing markets like Asia including Pakistan, Nokia, in Q2.
The XL is certainly a phone that we did not expect. It’s the top-end smartphone that also runs on forked Android 4.1.2, but sits one spot above the Nokia X +, in the area of the Lumia 520.
With a much larger 5 “display with the same WVGA resolution, the Nokia XL has the same capacitive key on the bottom of the display.
Under the hood, you get the same 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 4GB of internal memory but 768MB of RAM this time around. On the back there is a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera.
The phone will hit emerging markets in the second quarter of this year for 109 euros or about 15,700 PKR.
With the X-Series, Nokia offers its fans another way to join the family. Whether it will succeed remains a point of contention and we can not say anything for sure until we have tried it ourselves.