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Specs for the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL

Nokia X

Nokia has just announced a new family of devices in their portfolio. The first three devices in this category are the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. These smartphones all run a forked version of Android and therefore run Android apps, although you won’t find Google’s services on here. Instead you’ll find Microsoft and Nokia powering your experience. Here are the specs for these three new phones. 

Nokia X and Nokia X+

  • 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm
  • 128.7 g
  • 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD display (800 x 480), 233 ppi
  • Capacitive two-point touch
  • Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Micro SIM, Dual SIM support
  • USB 2.0 / Micro USB-B
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • WCDMA: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 512 MB RAM / Nokia X
  • 768 MB RAM / Nokia X+
  • 4GB of memory
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB cards supported)
  • 3MP rear camera, no front-facing camera

Nokia XL

  • 141.1 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm
  • 190 g
  • 5-inch WVGA IPS LCD (800 x 480), 187 ppi
  • Capacitive multipoint-touch
  • Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Micro SIM, Dual SIM support
  • USB 2.0 / Micro USB-B
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • WCDMA: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4GB of memory
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB cards supported)
  • 5MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front-facing camera

Again, these aren’t high end smartphones. They’re meant for emerging markets and to introduce smartphone owners to Microsoft’s and Nokia’s services. The idea is that the next smartphone they’ll be after a Nokia X/X+/XL will be a Lumia handset.

You can get the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will be available in black, blue, green, red, white and yellow. 

We’ll have hands-on with the devices shortly.

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Specs for the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL

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That is completely false. The Verge said in their hands on article "Using the X can be quite frustrating, however, as the entire interface is prone to slow response and a lot of lag. Closing or switching between apps on the X takes far longer than other, even entry-level, smartphones, and browsing the web will quickly test your patience." Don't spread misinformation please.

I feel that the Verge always reviews devices fairly. They only get called biased when the say something people don't agree with. Multiple sites are saying that the phone is slow. Would you say they have something against Nokia as well, or would you say that maybe they phone may very well just be slow?

I never thought I'd say this but the whole point of the phone is to be crappy, so in this case I totally believe what the verge says. :)

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But still Android keeps running all the apps until you actually close them instead of suspending them like in WP, so I don't think there would be much difference and a 512MB RAM Nokia Android would still be lagdroid.

Ugly, heavy, bad design, massive bezel. 190 g? Is this a brick or phone?
As bad as it gets. Total miss. Sorry.

They have almost identical specs to the lumia 520, so the only cost saving here is the operating system being free (well they have to pay for the patients it infringes), based on that they do seem pointless.

A better deal would have been Microsoft reducing drastically the software cost for the low end hardware to seed the market.

It would be stupid for nokia to release a windows phone 8 device just months before Windows Phone 8.1 devices come out.............

Do you know something, i thought this was WPCentral ,dedicated to WP, i must be wrong. But Iin saying I'm glad i came to the wrong site as this Android phone looks amazing and I'm going to ditch my WP and buy one of these bad boys as soon as its available. By the way, for people that don't get sarcasm, that was sarcasm. But honestly why is this droid phone on WPCentral.

Windows Phone (abbreviated as WP) is a series of proprietary smartphone operating systems developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Windows Mobile,[6] although it is incompatible with the earlier platform.[7] With Windows Phone, Microsoft created a new user interface, featuring a design language named "Modern" (which was formerly known as "Metro").[8] Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market.[9] It was first launched in October 2010 with Windows Phone 7.[10]

Windows Phone 8, which was launched in October 2012, was succeeded by Windows Phone 8.1, which was released in preview form to developers on February 10, 2014.[

Maybe they could launch a 5" hd phone with 1 gig ram better camera and battery to compete with moto g at the price of moto g.

why do we care? this is an android device.. and this is wpcentral, not android central!, why is this published here!

This could be a big time hit in emerging markets. More than the 520. Which could be bad considering that Microsoft doesn't make a dime from those phones.

Why do you think it will do better than the 520?
Sure the XL has a larger screen and front camera, but that's it. Nothing else trumps the 520 (specs wise) and the X/X+ aren't up to par at all.

Death of wp in India,people in India buy lumia phones just for quality which nokia provides.....this and hardly I'll be able to see any lumia devices.....good for nokia ,bad for the big brother mico

I agree I feel the same. Well its here lets see what happens the next couple of years ahead.

Plot twist: after wp8.1 announcement, nokia announces that the x can be switched to windows phone since 8.1 will support these hardware.

"The idea is that the next smartphone they’ll be after a Nokia X/X+/XL will be a Lumia handset."

I keep on hearing this, but can someone please explain it to me?

1. It does run like crap (says the verge in their hands on), how is that going to pull people into WPhone (which runs beautifully on low end hardware, ironically)

2. The upgrade path - at least from today's perspective - looks like a nightmare for the average dude when compared to low end Lumias.

3. They are not more expensive than low end Windows Phones

4. It is ugly as sin. The UI looks like the 90ies had a comeback (seriously, why would ANYONE get this over a 520? Anywhere, at ANY time?)

Someone please enlighten me...

 

Also: Apple's single greatest move was to establish a fan-base to an extent, where people essentially would by a brick if it had an apple sticker on it. Way to alienate your customers, Nokia...

Can't they get all of those services on iOS & Android already?
(and in some cases better apps on those platforms than what is offered on WP)
Also, if reports on poor performance are true, it might have the opposite affect by giving the user poor experiences with the services.

Like those they can get on a 520?

Also, those better run smooth as butter on forked Android! Because if the user experience is anything but heavenly it will make people steer clear of anything Lumia for sure.

Heck, all of my friends who now have Windows Phones came from cheap Android devices running choppyly!

The irony...

And how likely are people in emerging markets to let themselves get "hooked" into anything? If they go for cheap phones, they'll probably only go for free stuff from the store if they use the store at all.

And free stuff like Skype and OneDrive hardly hook up anyone, specially when those services are available on normal Android and iOS. Actually I can't think of a single Microsoft service that isn't available on iOS or Android apart from the Office suit...and that's very likely only temporarily.

 

Not sure that's the wisest of reasons to go for.

Can't believe you actually fell for that load of crap. Buying this phone has absolutely nothing to do with a Lumia.

It's not a rational world, but if it was, the only people who would buy the X range are total appheads. The kind of people who feel a burning need to be able to say "Yes" every time someone asks them if they have Crappy Birds or whatever the next big thing is

Indeed, I think even the lowest spec'ed of these phones fulfill the minimum requirements for WP7. Instead of helping out Android, they should've re-released WP7. That would help out app developers who made apps for WP7, bring a little bit of new life to the platform (which I believe is still 20% of the Windows Phone market share), and would've been a much better "gateway" to WP8 than a crappy Android device.

20% of the WP market is on WP7. Not dead, it's just being treated so by Microsoft. This would've been a nice olive branch.

It's just cool to have it as well.. I would only buy it because of the forked Android... Another experience..

I know Nokia X are meant for growth market, hence they should be budget-phone family. However I was hoping for a high-end Nokia X so bad. Nokia XL's specs leave me hanging over there, undecided to switch or not.

I think this is a nice move from Nokia and Microsoft! Slowly move into the market. You well an know that they will be a success as Nokia like the iphone the older generation use it and people like simplicity and Nokia as a name has always been big. Wait until a full android phone come from Nokia lunia range will get bigger!

Lol, after reading the Verge's hands-on which seems to comment that the performance is horrid, (and it runs 4.1.2!!!, and not 4.4 as earlier reported by some sources), suddenly, i have lost all excitement about this new device. WP, FTW!

Should come with porn apps to compliment the XXX naming convention. Would be a really big hit in emerging markets. ;)

Thanks nice Video. Its is a very looking low end phone. Good for Nokia not good for Windows Phone.

Besides the lesser storage and cuts to quality, how the heck is this any different from the Lumia 520? I am pretty sure these specs would be sufficient for Windows Phone 8.1.

To be honest, I think the real motivation behind these phones is to attack the emerging markets where Lumia isn't doing as well, namely China. I highly doubt that Nokia would risk cannibalizing Lumia sales in markets where Lumia is making in-roads. There was quite a bit of emphasis on 3rd party app stores and we know China is pretty well stocked with such stores for Android.

Apps. The problem is, as always, Apps. WP lacks apps. Android has them to spare. So they're trying to mix both. A WP UI and the Android app stores.

The X family looks more like an Asha with an Android under the hood. Asha was missing apps and this drawback was addressed thorugh AOSP.

Is good but I think It will bring more people confused and I bet people will said I have a windows phone and someone will said nahhhh that is an android phone. I hope these is the first and last device with android os. Microsoft should,only concentrated in wp

I just got my 1520, I own you all, I feel like I am carrying an iPad mini when I am on a call covers all my face but love it.

Hopefully Microsoft will cancel these monstrosities when the deal goes through. Now that WP has more relaxed hardware limitations it should be no problem to release a 400 Lumia line with similar hardware and price (and which runs smother)

Agreed. Get these bugdroid abominations off the shelves pronto. Sack the Muppet who's idea this was. Nokia must be be playing a game with Microsoft saying u better go through with the deal or this is the future.

The only thing I see of this is they want to replace the shitty Asha models which hanged alot always, atleast the low end handsets from nokia will not wait for the video to start in 2 secs. Apart from this seems like a mix of all worlds.

If/when it gets Cyanogenmod support.. I'll buy one! Or two! Maybe start making my own custom roms for these little bastards..

For a larger display put some old specification... I don't need this scrap without a minimum 2 GB ram, good processors and gpu. And display, they broke this device when already HD display it's a standard for this size screen.

good phones for low/mid class ppl in emerging market! can get super sturdy durable rock solid and reliable smartphones at affordable price.. Love u Nokia.. My Lumia 820 rocks!!!

This is dumb, if I buy a Nokia x believe me I wont look at a Lumia or any other wp8 phone Google has the majority of Microsoft services and has a ton more of great games and apps I just get a better android phone. So this is good news for Google not for Microsoft.

The worst thing is when regular, non IT folks, will start mixing this with regular Nokia WP phones. Imagine a dude in a bar overseeing another dude using this thing and thinking "hey, that Nokia is really laggy, I didn't like it. I'm gonna buy Samsung, WP must suck if it lags so much". 

dual sim support microsoft lost that battle lol.. this will sell more then 520 and 521 and 525 , micrsoft wont release dual sim till july..  here goes the drop on  WP sales on 520

Helllooo Lumia users, have you ever heard one of Nokia products which is called Nokia Asha? Stop complaining and don't ever compare it with WP, cause they're on different level and market.

This has been such a waste of time... All the hype for this bunch of crap. They could've released the 630 with Update 3/Lumia Black and people would be happier.

I'm eager to see nokia lumias and new 'x' series dominating the phone market , beating all other handsets behind :)
Nokia the best

Nokia just took a shit all over the WP platform. Expect android & ios fanboys and tech journalist to crow about how Nokia lost faith in WP for years to come.

When I woke up this morning checked for messages on my 920.Eleven notification's on my WPC app about Android :/

Suggestion to admins. This is a windows phone site, please post all android devices and related stuff in androidcentral. Thanks !

Thanks for writing Nokia XL Specificatio and Review.&
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