Nokia X is the first android phone from Nokia, but its not like regular android phone as its not a google certified device so it does not have google apps like Gmail, Google Maps and other google services but it is capable of getting all other third party apps from Nokia X store and other third party app stores like 1 Mobile Market, Yandex etc
Nokia X Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Nokia X Quick Specs
- Display Size: 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
- Processor: 1 GHz Cortex A5 Dual Core Processor
- RAM: 512 MB
- Software Version: Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
- Camera: 3 MP FF camera.
- Secondary Camera: No
- Internal Storage: 4 GB with 2 GB approx. available
- External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
- Battery: 1500 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – No
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Handset, Warranty card, battery, charger with micro USB connection, red color standard headphones and no microUSB cable for data syncing.
Physical Dimensions and Build Quality
It has a weight of 128 grams with physical dimensions of 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm which makes it similar to Asha phones in terms of looks and build quality is also similar as the material being used is also the same.
Design, Looks and Form Factor
Nokia X looks like enlarged version of Nokia Asha 501, it has a matte finish on the back cover and glass on the front, but the front display glass does not have any protection. The form factor of the phone is good as it can fit inside your palm and its light in weight and both of these things makes it fairly portable to carry.
The rear camera is 3 MP Fixed Focus which is just average in photo quality, it lacks focus so details in the photos will be missing but the overall quality of colors is decent in daylight but in low light photos come out very average, please don’t expect much from the camera on this phone.
Nokia X Camera Video Sample [Video]
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
It has a IPS LCD display at 480 x 800 pixels resolution, the display is good but the viewing angles are not that wide but still its looks decent in colors department. In built memory of the device is 4 GB out of which around 2 GB is available to the user, but good thing about this device is that it has MicroSD card slot and you can move apps from phone to SD card and can also install apps on SD card. The battery on the device is 1500 mAh which can last upto 3-4 hours on heavy usage and on moderate usage you will get around 1 day or more as usage time.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI which runs on top of android is inspired from Nokia Lumia and Asha series phone, as it has icons which looks and behave like tiles. The UI is good but laggy and can be slow at times but that’s mainly because of limited 512 MB of RAM. It can play medium graphic intensive games and casual games like Temple Run 2 and subway surfer runs smoothly but heavy games may not run, if they run they will lag a lot this device is not designed to play HD games or heavy graphic intensive games.
- Quadrant Standard Edition:
- Antutu Benchmark:
- Multi Touch:
Nokia X Gaming Review [Video]
Nokia X Extreme Height Drop Test [Video]
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound from the loudspeaker is good but not too loud and the earpiece gives clear sound without any distortion on voice calls. You can play 720p HD videos but 1080p videos cannot be played on this phone. It can be used for GPS navigation but on this device google maps will not work, nokia here maps are there and support offline maps with precise navigation so navigation works fine on the device.
Nokia X Water Resistance Test [Video]
Nokia X Photo Gallery
What We Liked
- Candy bar form factor
- Light weight
- Freedom to install any app
What We Did Not Liked
- Rear fixed focus camera
- Low RAM
Conclusion and Price
Nokia X is available for a price of approx. Rs. 8300 in the market, its MOP – Market Operating Price not the MRP. It is the first android phone from nokia which is really good for one handed usage, great form factor and awesome build quality with great water resistance but the hardware on the phone specially RAM and Camera seems under powered for the price you pay for it. But both of these points are not a deal breaker as the overall performance of the phone is satisfactory.