When Nokia started selling Windows OS powered handsets, all the other well-known brands were selling Android phones. Even though Nokia managed to produce feature-rich Windows OS handsets, they could not compete well with the highly popular Android phones. Suddenly Nokia announced the arrival of a dual-SIM Android phone from their camp, and that is the Nokia X. For Nokia, it’s a ground-breaking move to penetrate a market which is ruled by Android phones. Here is a low down on the new Nokia X Android phone:
Dimensions and Display
The Nokia X appears quite similar to its siblings, Nokia 520 and Asha 503. It has a same design but comes with sharp edges. It measures 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm. The rear cover of the phone which is made up of plastic can be replaced with different colored cover. The Nokia X phone features a 4-inch WVGA display. It supports a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a pixel density of 233ppi. Viewing angles are good but the highly reflective screen attracts fingerprints. Below the display, you can find a capacitive Home button.
Processor, RAM and Storage
When it comes to performance, the Nokia X seems to be a mediocre phone through its specifications. It is powered with a 1GH dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The internal storage of the Nokia X phone is 4GB and the external storage can detect up to 32GB with a microSD.
The performance of Nokia X is below par as it lags occasionally and behaves sluggishly while multitasking. While playing famous Android games like Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfers, users will experience longer loading times and frequent lags.
Camera, Connectivity and Operating System
The Nokia X phone is fitted with a 3MP fixed focus camera which lacks a flash. Even though the camera is not bad quality, the camera settings show advance features like ISO and panorama mode. It works well in daylight , but not so good at indoor and low lighting photography.
Nokia X run on Android Open Source Project. When you get the phone, you won’t find Google Play Store or any other services from Google. Instead, Nokia tries to push Microsoft services like Skype through this Android device. Bad news is that it even does not support APK files. Moreover, the interface of the device brings to you a mix of Asha OS, Windows Phone and Meego. The result is complete mishmash.
Still, the phone is preloaded with useful apps like Facebook, Twitter, Opera, Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio and Skype. For new apps, users are required to access third party app providers.
Battery and Price
The 1500mAh Li-Ion battery can last for 7-8 hours on moderate use. The price is around 150USD, and that is quite pricey as there are many other feature-rich Android phones from different brands. It seems more over an experimental product and in the near future Nokia may roll out a more powerful and competitive Android device.