Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL Android phone hands on and short review


When Android launched in smartphone they first approached Nokia to use their OS in their smartphone but deal was not set and Nokia was not able to use Android platform on its smartphone. Now world is just talking about Android OS and Nokia is still dwelling with Asha platform, Windows and other proprietary OS.A� After successful response of Android OS from all round corners of world, Nokia developers was working hard to compete Android OS and finally they arrived to a point where Nokiaa��s new OS will run all Android apps which means ita��s almost an Android OS. Along with the new OS, Nokia had announced three smartphones Nokia X, X+ and XL in MWC 2014 event and surprised world with the news. Everyone had state of mind that news is rumor but after clarification from Nokia, people were stunned. Nokia is coming up with three powerful smartphones which will run on Nokia X platform 1.0 version which compatible for most of Android apps.

Nokia X


Nokia has proved that they come up with very good design phone every time and Nokia is said to be the toughest phone in the world. Leta��s have a brief look what Nokia have in its new flagships. Nokia X is entry-level Nokia Android phone and Nokia X+ falls in little higher end and XL falls in mid-level range. Nokia has one thing in common in all smartphones which they have launched recently; all the Nokia phones are now colorful like Lumia series phones. So carrying forward that legacy, new flagships will also have colorful plastic body. Nokia X is 4-inch phone, body of the phone is not huge and perfectly fits in hand. Nokia X has dimensions of 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm, 73.2 cc (4.55 x 2.48 x 0.41 in) with this measurement you can conclude it will be very handy and slim phone. Nokia X+ has same looks and design like Nokia X and has same 4-inch black display at front and colorful backside. Nokia XL is large phone in Nokia X series which has 5-inch display and rest all the body features are similar. Big black screen at front and rear is colorful back panel. All the three flagships are rectangular in shape but differs in size. Above the screen you fill find sensors, earpiece and front camera which is absent in Nokia X and Nokia X+. At of bottom ofA� screen there is one back or home button in all three flagships. Rear of the phone has camera at centre along with Nokia trademark, only Nokia XL has camera with flash in it. A USB connector slot and above the phone has 3.5mm audio jack. Left of the phone has nothing but right side of phone has volume and power button on it. Design of all the three phones are good and are made rightly according to the price of phones.

Nokia X+


Display of Nokia X and Nokia X+ is same 4-inches while Nokia XL has big 5-inch screen display. All the three phones have same resolution of WVGA but differ in pixel density of screen. Nokia X and Nokia X+ have 233ppi density whereas Nokia XL has 187ppi density. All the three phones have adopted IPS LCD technology for bright and vibrant display. Display of the phones is not much impressive like we see in Lumia series of Nokia. Keeping the price in mind Nokia has provided good display for their entry-level phones. Display has no special features like Gorilla Glass protection or scratch resistant glass which means you will have to handle your phone with very gentle care.

Hardware & Performance:

Hardware is installed smartly in new Nokia flagships, we saw last year itself that Nokia has come with powerful hardware in Nokia Lumia 525 which was entry-level phone with good power in it. Keeping the basics same Nokia X series also run with serious powerful engine in it. Nokia X slightly differs in hardware configuration than Nokia X+ and XL. Nokia X series phone has Snapdragon S4 play chipset installed in it; all three phones have same 1GHz dual-core A5 Cortex processor. Nokia X has 512MB RAM for multitasking and multiprocessing whereas other two has 768MB RAM. Nokia X has slight lower hardware configuration than of Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. When we talk about storage in phone all three X series has 4GB inbuilt memory and is further expandable with the help of microSD card.

Dual-core processor and RAM are sufficient to take care of heavy computing and multitasking. So just forget about lags and stutter in performance.

Nokia XL

Camera, OS and Battery:

Camera on Nokia X and Nokia X+ is 3.15 inch which can capture good images at 2048 x 1536 pixels and has other features like panorama, face detection. Video recording is also possible with 3.15MP camera at 480p resolution. Camera of Nokia XL is 5MP which capture good and clear pictures; video shot with 5MP camera of Nokia XL is at 480p resolution.

OS is talk of the town from couple of days as Nokia has just invented something outstanding. Nokia X series phone will run on Nokia X platform 1.0 which is also known as Nokia Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. You will be able to run almost all Android apps, but this not official Google project so you will not find Play store, Google drive and Google services on Nokia X series. Nokia has used One drive for cloud storage and has Nokia Store for apps.

Battery plays important role in smartphones and Nokia X series too has good battery installed. Nokia X and X+ has same battery strength of 1500mAh which provides good talk time and standby time, while on Nokia XL you will have 2000 mAh strength which has even more talk time and standby time than other two phones.


Phones from Nokia X series are really good as you do not have to shell out more money for powerful smartphones. It has all version phones like phone with 4-inch display and 5-inch display so one can make easy choice for their suitable phone.