Nokia X, X+ and XL

Last monday Nokia announced 3 new phones; X, X+ and XL. Are these phones the result of a desperate company, or is Nokia showing that they still can make a phone people want?






The Nokia X, X+ and XL will surprise you because Nokia have chosen to pre-load their phones with Android! Yes this is not a fault in the article, for these phones Nokia didn’t use Windows Phone like you would expect from a Nokia since Microsoft bought it. All 3 devices run Nokia’s “Nokia X Software Platform” which isn’t like Android as we know it, but it still has the possibilities to run Google Play apps when you side-load them! Nokia build its skin on top of Android 4.1 which means you can install all the app that are compatible with that version of Android. The devices will also have some popular apps pre-installed like; Skype, Facebook, BBM,… . Now, let’s take a closer look to the devices:



Coming in with a price of only 89 euros, the X is one of the cheapest phones running Android. But even with this low price, the X still has some pretty good specifications. It has a 4 inch LCD display with a resolution 800×480 pixels, which is a normal resolution of devices from its price class. It’s rocking a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor, and has 512MB of RAM. 512MB .All of thismaysound very low spec, but let’s take a look at a 399 euro phone called the iPhone 4s. The 4s has a 640×960 LED display, which is indeed a BIT better than the x, but it’s also rocking a 1GHz with 512MB’s of Ram. So when you compare it the 399 euro iPhone the Nokia X isn’t so bad. The X has a 3MP back camera, but unfortunately no front camera. It also has a 1500 mAh battery, which gives you 13,3 hours of usage on 2G and 10,3 hours of 3G usage. The X also has 4GB of internal storage and, which is expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. The weight of the device is a respective 128,66g. Impressed? And for the color lovers, the Nokia X will be available in green, black, white, yellow, bleu and  red.  Now let’s have a look at it’s bigger brother the X+.



Because the Nokia X+ is the bigger brother of the X, you expect a huge price difference, but that’s not what Nokia wanted. The X+ comes in with a price of 99 euros which is 10 euros more than the X. But with such a small price difference, you won’t have to expect very much changes. The X+ still has a 3MP back facing camera, no front facing camera a 1500mAh battery with up to 13,3 hours of  2G usage and up to 10,3 hours of 3G usage. It also has the same 4 inch LCD display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels. On the RAM side however Nokia gave the X+ 768MB RAM compared to the 512MB of ram in the X. The X+ still has the same 4Gb of internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card, Nokia also will give you a free 4GB Micro SD card coming with the X. Taking a look to the processor, the X+ has the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor. The device will also be available in green, black, white, yellow, bleu and  red, and still has the same 128,66g weight as the X. Now on to the top device of the X lineup: the Nokia XL



With a price of only 109 euros the XL still is a low-budget phone and only 10 euros more expensive than the X+ and 20 euros more than the X. But this time, Nokia changed more than the X to X+ upgrade. With the Nokia XL you will get a 5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels, which is a pretty big display for its price class! The XL also has a 2MP front facing camera and a 5MP back camera with flash. When taking a look at the interns the XL still has the same 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor as the X and X+, the XL has the same 768MB of RAM that also can be found in the X+. Like the X and X+ the XL only has 4Gb of internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card. The battery in the XL is a 2000mAh battery, which also gives the device a 190g weight. Also coming with that battery are extra hours of usage, 2G usage increased to 16 hours and 3G usage went to 13 hours. Nokia also changed the color options to green, black, white, yellow, bleu and orange.

All of these devices come with a stereo headset and charger in the box and the ability for dual SIM use. So if you ask me, what do you think of the new Nokia X lineup? My answer is: I JUST LOVE IT! And the biggest reason for that is the price, with a price from 89 euros up to 109 euros this is a great lineup. I especially like the XL since it’s the most powerful of the Nokia X lineup. I also like the color options, and I also like the ‘Windows Phone look’ because it is something different compared to the normal Android look. I think Nokia just showed us they are still capable of making a phone people want, in other words: Nokia is back!

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