Nokia X, X+ and XL launched at MWC: Tech Specs Review, Price and availability

By | February 25, 2014

In our blog post a week ago we discussed about Nokia X up for sale on a Vietnamese online retailer and Nokia to officially announce it’s first Android open source phone to the world in MWC 2014. But we were given a huge surprize by Nokia on Monday by releasing not one, not two but 3 Android based models of Nokia’s new X series, namely Nokia X (as we had predicted), Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. As the name suggests these handsets will be arranged in ascending order in terms of size as well as specs.

Nokia has not left any stone unturned to make sure that these smartphones look and feel very much like Windows Smartphone rather than an Android smartphone, starting from tiled view, no Google play store, Here Maps, OneDrive cloud file storage, Bing search and Skype. However, Nokia claims that you will be able to run some of the Android apps on Nokia X series and will soon provide a curative list of such apps. Nokia recommends it’s own app store to customers for a better experience. Nokia X series looks like transition devices made ultimately to lure customers to windows based Lumia devices. Nokia X Series

Nokia X series features a refurbished version of Fastlane notification centre using which you can quickly access recently opened applications. We believe Nokia X series is designed for low end section of developed markets while it’s main motive is to target emerging markets in a big way. Nokia already has a very strong base in the entry level feature phones, however those who wanted to have an affordable smartphone had to make do with poor performance and are primarily android devices. This is where Nokia aims to fill the void by launching decent quality handsets at an affordable price at the same time keeping the physical form and user interface very similar to Lumia devices.

There are plenty of Microsoft services which you may like, for example Turn by Turn navigation offline Here Maps have also been included. You get 7 GB of free storage on Microsoft’s cloud storage service OneDrive. Similarly Skype offers one month of free calls on Landlines in select countries and you also get access to outlook.com as your email service.

In a first instance of it’s kind BBM will be available for download on a Nokia phone and apart from that Facebook, LINE Free Voice and Messages, LINE Camera, LINE Bubble, Picsart, Plants vs Zombies 2, Real Football 2014, Skype, Spotify, Swiftkey, Twitter, Viber, Vine and WeChat, among others apps will also be available at the launch.Nokia X series launch at MWC 2014

So let us now discuss the key technical specifications, price and availability of Nokia X series. So we first start with Nokia X:

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Nokia X key tech specifications:

4in WVGA (800 x 480) display.
TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Aspect ratio: 15:9
Pixel density: 233 ppi
Display technology: IPS LCD
Touch screen technology: Capacitive two-point touch
SIM card type: Micro SIM
Dual SIM: Dual Standby SIM
Charging connectors: Micro-USB
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
System connectors: Micro-USB-B
USB: USB 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
WAPI
WCDMA; GSM
1500 mAh battery
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4, dual-core 1 GHz processor
RAM: 512 MB
4 GB storage
Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
Main camera sensor: 3 MP
Camera resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Camera digital zoom: 4 x
Sensor size: 1/5 inch
Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, MIDI
Stereo FM radio
Camera video resolution: FWVGA (864 x 480)
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
Camera video zoom: 4 x
Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-
Video playback file formats: 3GP, MP4

Nokia X Price:

Nokia X has been priced at 89 euros or INR 7,600 or $122 at current currency exchange rate.

Nokia X availability:

It is soon expected to be avaiable across the globe with emerging markets being the prime target.

Nokia X+ key tech specs:

4in WVGA (800 x 480) TrueColor (24-bit/16M) display
Aspect ratio: 15:9
Pixel density: 233 ppi
Display technology: IPS LCD
Touch screen technology: Capacitive two-point touch
SIM card type: Micro SIM
Charging connectors: Micro-USB
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
System connectors: Micro-USB-B
USB: USB 2.0
Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
WCDMA; GSM
1500 mAh battery
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1 GHz Dual-core 1 GHz
RAM: 768 MB
Mass memory: 4 GB
Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
Main camera sensor: 3 MP
Camera resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Camera digital zoom: 4 x
Sensor size: 1/5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8
Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, MIDI
Stereo FM radio
Camera video resolution: FWVGA (864 x 480)
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps

Nokia X+ price:

It will cost 99 Euros or INR 8,500 or USD 136 at current exchange  rate.

Nokia X+ availability:

This smartphone will be available for purchase from second quarter of 2014.

Nokia XL key tech specs:

5in WVGA (800 x 480) TrueColor (24-bit/16M) display
Aspect ratio: 15:9
Pixel density: 187 ppi
Display technology: IPS LCD
Touch screen technology: Capacitive Multipoint-Touch
SIM card type: Micro SIM
Charging connectors: Micro-USB
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
System connectors: Micro-USB-
USB: USB 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
WCDMA;GSM
2000 mAh battery
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1 GHz
RAM: 768 MB
Mass memory: 4 GB
Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
Main camera sensor: 5 MP
Camera resolution: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Camera digital zoom: 4 x
Sensor size: 1/4 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.8
Audio playback file formats: MP4, AAC, MP3, MIDI
Radio features: Stereo FM radio
Camera video resolution: FWVGA (864 x 480
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
Camera video zoom: 4 x

Nokia XL price:

It will be available for 109 euros or INR 9300 or USD 150.

Nokia XL availability:

This smartphone will be available for purchase from second quarter of 2014.

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  • They are doing it wrong =

    • May be may be not.. this is a big gamble for Nokia and Microsoft.. this will for sure give Nokia a better market share in lower mobile segment. Particularly in emerging markets where there is limited access to fixed line broadband people look for alternative for it by using there mobile devices as internet hub.