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Nokia X Review A Mid Range Android SmartPhone From Nokia

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

The 4-inch, double SIM passage level Nokia X that we'll be taking a gander at today, then, accompanies all the mark Nokia administrations like its application store and HERE Maps, however none from Google.

We won't be having an extraordinary redo of history today  its past the point of no return for that  yet we all at last have the open door to see what Nokia fittings fueled by Android feels like. With its X-line, Nokia astonished a lot of people by at long last deciding to explore different avenues regarding Android, however unshakable as the organization seems to be, this is still a fork of the stage. There's no Play Store, no Google Maps, and a lot of people, a lot of people more. Keeping in mind there's a level of between similarity, its still an indifferent cut at the world's most prevalent portable OS. Is that fundamentally an awful thing? We were extremely expectation on discovering and impart our impressions to you, so continue peruse.


Operating System            Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Dimension                     115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm, 73.2 cc , Weight 128.7 g

Size                              480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches

Processor                       1 GHz Dual core Cortex A5

Storage                         4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, MicroSD up to 32GB

CAMERA                         3 .15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Secondary No

Battery                          1500 mAh battery

Talk Time                       Up to 13 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 10 h 30 min (3G)

Colors   6 Colors -           Bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black, white

2G Network                    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network                     HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

Design And Display

Whether this is on the grounds that it is a close impeccable twin to the most recent Asha 503, or in light of the fact that the Asha, thus, draws impulse from Nokia's Lumia 520/525, we sensed that we knew the Nokia X from the get-go. The X inherited the solitary capacitive "back" catch from the Asha line, and the rectangular casing with its respectably sharp edges. The removable back shell is made of strong matte plastic, same as the catches on the right half of the X. Both the volume rocker and the force key give significant input, and there's a pleasant measure of set out to them.

Taking care of the Nokia X is simple – the little gadget is ideal for one-gave use – however we couldn't shake off the inclination that we're utilizing a toy telephone. Furthermore its not only the glad palette of shade choices – its likewise the significantly plastic, however exceptionally strong outside that made us feel like we're working a fortified, kid evidence bit of equipment. On the splendid side, while there's no contending this looks and feels like an entrance level gadget, the general form quality is great.

At the point when taking a gander at the 4-crawl 480x800 pixel determination IPS show on the Nokia X, the effects represent themselves, and adjust extremely well to our introductory impressions. First off, this isn't the most keen board out there, however at 233ppi, we didn't discover much explanation behind protest.

Anyhow its in shade generation that the board completely baffles – its got an exceptionally frosty color temperature of 9320k, ensuing in a recognizably somewhat blue edge all around. This issue is particularly recognizable when the showcase need to render contrasting shades of light black. However that is not all – particular shades, in the same way as fuchsia and cyan, are genuinely derailed. Greens and reds are likewise dangerous.

More regrettable yet, the showcase isn't brilliant, dealing with 359 nits taking care of business. This, joined together with the exceedingly reflective glass on top of the showcase, adds up to a baffling outside survey experience. It's likewise moderately brilliant even at the most minimal setting, implying that use in complete murkiness may tire out your eye.

User Interface And Other Functions

The Nokia X runs on a fork of Android that it decided to call the Nokia X programming stage 1.1. Notwithstanding, this is truly Android at its center, however it looks radically changed when discussing the lock screen and the two accessible home screens. These three are all about indistinguishable to what you get on a Windows Phone 8, and there are some Asha flashbacks excessively, both regarding looks and purpose.

The homescreen, for instance, is tile-driven, and those can all be re-estimated much the same as on Wp8. Not at all like with Microsoft's tiles, in any case, the Nokia X's are totally static. There's additionally no drawer menu with the greater part of your applications – those go straightforwardly to your homescreen, however you can compose them into envelopes (and you ought to – scrolling around is uneven enough as it seems to be). Swiping from the top will acquaint you with a little status bar, which holds four principle snappy switches for simple access – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, information connectivity, and Silent mode. Warnings are encouraged to your lockscreen, and can likewise be gotten to through the Fastlane screen.

Fastlane is another devoted homescreen, inherited from the Asha line. Available by swiping left or right from the default home screen, Fast lane is a separate screen that stays informed regarding late applications and likewise loads with notice like redesigns activated by diverse occasions. Case in point, getting a SMS quick message will enlist on Fastlane, along these lines will the most recent photograph you brought with the X's Polaroid. You can control which applications get access to Fastlane on a for every application foundation through the Settings.

Talking about Settings, these are around the few signs that the Nokia X is, surely, running an exceptionally modified Android, yet Android by the by. Basically indistinguishable to what you'll discover in the stock adaptation of the product regarding alternatives, the menu itself offers no shock and little additional items. Case in point, you can actuate Glance screen, which indicates the time actually when the showcase is off, and there's additionally twofold tap to wake purpose. No protestations with the previous, yet arousing your Nokia X with a basic twofold tap does not cut it. Rather, you need to utilize moderate constrain as a part of request to open the screen that way.

Anyhow shouldn't we think about the key applications, such as Messaging, Contacts, and E-mail  how would they capacity and look on Nokia's new programming? More or less, they're as fundamental and direct as these go, yet there are some exceptionally important exemptions. For instance, something as straightforward as your Calendar essentially won't permit you to include occasions unless you associate it to a Microsoft Exchange account.

Furthermore shouldn't we think about outsider applications? Shockingly, the decision is truly restricted, as you're just getting access to Nokia's application store, which feels totally void when contrasted with Google's Play Store. Still, you do have admittance to real applications, for example, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat and Skype, yet not an excessive amount of past that. Appreciatively, Nokia's application appears to be interconnected with outsider application stores, in the same way as Slideme and Aptoid, and knows whether the application you're searching for is accessible there.

DUAL SIM (Special Feature)

One of the livens that you get with the Nokia X is a team of SIM spaces. Prevalent around individuals in creating nations, the particular design that you get is double standby, implying that you can just utilize one SIM card at any one time. In this way, for instance, in case you're holding an approach SIM 1, SIM 2 will be inaccessible. Besides, stand out of the two openings considers 3g connectivity – the other one is constrained to 2g.

With respect to the product encompassing the purpose, its decently fundamental, however well done. Putting any call will trigger a brief, requesting that you pick through which SIM to place the call, however you can likewise robotize the methodology by joining tags to specific contacts. That way, you can for instance set the Nokia X to call your prompt family just through your first SIM, and have all work-related contacts default to the second one.

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Processor And Memory

From the minute we got the Nokia X, we knew we're confronted with a gadget that is going to battle pushing Android. That is not astonishing, in spite of the low pixel determination, as the X is fueled by a 1ghz double center Snapdragon S4 Msm8225 processor and a measly 512mb of RAM. Keeping in mind we've seen gadgets handle themselves fine and dandy with this specific Qualcomm chip, 512mb of RAM have demonstrated lacking to run Android ornamentations free. This is particularly accurate when you're managing the Nokia X's product.

Furthermore lo and view, this poor execution is additionally consummately spoken to in engineered benchmarks. That is not in the slightest degree astounding, seeing as the X packs equipment that is rapidly getting old. All said, hope to have the capacity to run some medium-concentrated application and diversion titles without a lot of inconvenience. Representation escalated diversions like Asphalt 8, nonetheless, will run at low casing rate, and others will demonstrate totally unplayable.


The Nokia X accompanies an uncontrollably unremarkable, 3-megapixel Polaroid with settled center and no glimmer to discuss. It has a modest, 1/5'' sensor and a noticeably restricted, f/2.8 opening, further muddling things when light isn't plentiful. You'll discover no front-confronting cam with this telephone.

The UI itself is completely essential – there are alternate routes for white parity and ISO tweaking, and you likewise get three shooting modes – stills, feature, and scenes. Gratefully, the Nokia X doesn't take everlastingly to confer another snap to its memory, so no grumblings there.

In this way, what sort of snaps would you be able to hope to generate in the event that you settle on the X? Don't hold your breath. Pictures at times turn out underexposed, and shades are a bit inert. In the event that that wasn't sufficient, there's likewise a really perceptible purple bordering with numerous shots. All in all, pictures are on the delicate side, and the X's Polaroid determines a really constrained measure of fine detail – even short of what you'd anticipate from a 3-megapixel snapper. In addition, snaps are additionally tormented with advanced commotion, actually when light is inexhaustible. In conclusion, the absence of auto or manual center will be a needle in the eye for some.

With respect to low-light situations, those normally demonstrate excessively trying for the small snapper – a circumstance that is just amplified by the absence of a LED glimmer. What's more ultimately, the extent that feature catch goes, this is a just as unsatisfying part of the 3-megapixel snapper. The features the Polaroid produces are low-res, and are needing in every possible angle, whether its legitimate introduction, adequate casing rate, or even tolerable sound prolife.


Settled inside the Nokia X's body is a client replaceable, 1500 mah battery, which Nokia rates handy for up to 17 days of standby time when using both SIM cards. Talk time on a 3g system times at about 13 hours, and feature playback can continue for almost 8 hours and 30 minutes. In conclusion, skimming time is appraised at 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Expert Opinion

Because of its evaluating, the Nokia X could be both a satisfactory buy, or a totally unwarranted one, contingent upon where it is you call home. In the States, for instance, Nokia offers the X through Amazon for anyplace between $145 to $170. At this value, contributing an additional 10 bucks for the much more competent Motorola Moto G is an easy decision. You improve screen, unfathomably unrivaled execution regarding speed and imaging, and an accurate Android experience. In nations like France, then again, the contrast is not that little – the Nokia X retails for €119, while the Moto G costs €159. In those nations, a sufficient, full-fledged Android elective is Sony's new Xperia E1, which sets back the ol' finances about €139. The Samsung Galaxy Ace likewise offers a comparative arrangement, however its costlier at about €163. In conclusion, LG's new, 3.5-inch L40, which comes pressing the most recent Kitkat 4.4 redesign, sets back the ol' finances about €88, while, once more, offering fundamentally the same fittings.


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