Nokia X VS Nokia X+ VS Nokia XL Comparison Overview

Nokia X was launched in India today for a price of Rs. 8,599 and the company will introduce its other two siblings, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL in India in the next 2 months. The Nokia X family represents Nokia’s foray in the Android world and if you are confused between the three devices, here is an elaborate difference between the three aided by a Video review at the end.

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Display and Processor

The Nokia X and Nokia X+ both have a 4 Inch WVGA display which is pretty usable on Nokia X but is quite soft on Nokia XL. The Nokia XL uses the same WVGA 480 x 800 pixel resolution on an inflated 5 Inch display.

The Processor used in all three smartphones is same 1 GHz dual Core Snapdragon S4 but the RAM capacities backing up the processor differ among these smartphones. The Nokia X features 512 MB RAM where as Nokia X+ and XL will both feature 768 MB RAM. the added 256 MB will definitely boost performance.

Camera and Internal Storage

The Nokia X and Nokia X+ both feature a 3 MP camera at the rear for basic photography needs. The camera hardly qualifies as a decent shooter. Though MP count can be misleading while determining camera quality, but paltry pixels in Nokia X do affect its quality.

The Nokia XL comes with a slightly better 5 MP camera unit and is also equipped with a front 2 MP shooter unlike its other two brethren. The Nokia XL will also feature LED Flash support at the back. The internal storage on all three devices is same 4 GB and can be further extended to 32 GB using MicroSD support.

Battery and OS

The battery capacity is 1500 mAh in Nokia X and Nokia X+ and this amounts to 10.5 hours of decent battery backup on both the devices. The Nokia XL has a 2000 mAh battery which augments the battery endurance to 13 hours of talk time on 3G.

All of these smartphones have similar software on the inside. The heavily customized AOSP based on Android 4.1 software replaces Google services for Microsoft ones. Google Playstore won’t be available, but you can still side load Apps if you have .apk files. You can also access services of several third party stores like Yandex, Amazon, etc. Nokia has also provided 10 GB One Drive storage and Nokia HERE offline maps on all three devices.

Key Specs

Model Nokia X Nokia X+ Nokia XL
Display 4 Inch WVGA 4 Inch WVGA 5 Inch WVGA
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 8225 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 8225 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 8225
RAM 512 MB 768 MB 768 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB,  Expandable to 32 GB 4 GB,  Expandable to 32 GB 4 GB,  Expandable to 32 GB
Thickness 10.4 mm 10.4 mm 10.8 mm
Cameras 3 MP 3 MP 5 MP/ 2MP
Battery 1500 mAh, 22 days Standby, 10.5 hours Talk time on 3G 1500 mAh, 22 days Standby, 10.5 hours Talk time on 3G 2000 mAh, 26 days Standby, 13 hours Talk time on 3G
Price Rs. 8,599 (99 Euros) (109 Euros)

Conclusion

The Nokia X and X+ are exactly same with respect to body design, dimensions look and feel. The only difference is extra 256 MB of RAM on X+. Nokia XL will offer you slightly better imaging hardware and bigger display size compared to Nokia X+ but the performance will be same for both the devices. If a 5 inch display and front camera ranks high on your priority list Nokia XL will suit you better.

Nokia X, X+ VS Nokia XL Comparion, Display Size, Memory, Overview HD at MWC 2014[Video]