Today Nokia officially launched its Android phone, Nokia X (Hands on review)in India at a launch Event in Delhi, Priced at Rs. 8,599. The Nokia X has already been listed on a couple of online retailers for Rs. 8,500 and will be available across stores starting from today. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL however will be available couple of months later.

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Nokia X comes with a 4 inch IPS LCD display with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. The display is fairly usable with good colors and viewing angles. Hardware also includes a 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual Core chipset coupled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory expandable to 32 GB.

The Nokia includes a 3 MP camera at the back, which is fairly basic and unappealing. The 1500 mAh battery will give you around 10.5 hours on 3G. The only difference in hardware of Nokia X and X+ is the RAM. Nokia X+ has a slightly better 768 MB RAM.

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The Nokia XL on the other hand comes with a larger 5 Inch display with same WVGA resolution, Same dual core chipset with 768 M RAM and better 5 MP/ 2MP imaging hardware. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will come to India after 2 Months, according to Nokia.

Though the Hardware is fairly basic, the Windows phone inspired UI is smooth, simple and organized. It might not appeal to Android fans for the lack of Playstore and other Google services. Of course you can side load play store apps and other third party apps on Nokia X. Nokia will provide several preloaded apps including Nokia HERE Maps for offline navigation.

The Nokia X platform will provide you with more Apps than Asha series devices and you could sideload most other Apps as well. The phone will be a good smartphone for first time users and those looking for a branded budget Android device. Nokia will provide 7 GB of storage OneDrive storage on Nokia X and if you turn on Camera upload feature, you will get another 3 GB .

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)