Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL all unveiled at MWC

Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL all unveiled at MWC

The day has come – Nokia has officially joined the Android market with not one, but three different devices. These three are Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, all of which get their power from a rather mediocre 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There are some changes as well – Nokia X has a 4-inch WVGA screen and 512MB of RAM, Nokia X+ rocks 768MB of RAM, while the XL boasts a larger, 5-inch screen alas with same (WVGA) resolution. Check out additional details in the table below.

But before that, let’s look at the software; you won’t see “anything Google” on the Nokia X series. Instead of Google Play, users can access Nokia Store, instead of Google Maps – there are HERE maps. Also worth mentioning are preloaded apps such as MixRadio, BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter, as well as Microsoft stuff like Skype, OneDrive and Outlook.com.

The Redmond giant on its end will provide 10GB of free OneDrive storage and 1-month of free Skype calls with every Nokia Android smartphone. According to Elop, “Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverage Microsoft services” as opposed to Google’s.

Nokia X will be available soon in Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle-East and Africa for €89. The Nokia X+ and XL will follow at some point in the second quarter, selling for €99 and €109 respectively.

Anyone in?

Nokia X

Nokia X+

Nokia XL

Screen

4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px

4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px

5-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px

RAM

512MB

768MB

768MB

Storage

Up to 32GB
MicroSD

Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included

Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included

Rear camera

3-megapixel fixed focus

3-megapixel fixed focus

5-megapixel with autofocus and flash

Front camera

-

-

2-megapixel

Processor

8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon

1GHz Dual Core

8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon

1GHz Dual Core

8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon

1GHz Dual Core

Networks

ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

WCDMA 900 / 2100

ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

WCDMA 900 / 2100

ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

WCDMA 900 / 2100

Dimensions

115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm

115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm

141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm

Weight

128.66g

128.66g

190g

Standby time

2G = Up to 28.5 days

3G = Up to 22 days

2G = Up to 28.5 days

3G = Up to 22 days

2G = Up to 41 days

3G = Up to 26 days

Talk time

2G = Up to 13.3 hours

3G = Up to 10.5 hours

2G = Up to 13.3 hours

3G = Up to 10.5 hours

2G = Up to 16 hours

3G = Up to 13 hours

  • Tim B

    If they were sold through MS or Nokia site in North America and were unlocked and at least HSPA+ configured I could see using one at least as a backup. I’m okay with Here Maps and Outlook but they would have to make the Chrome browser available.

  • Gregory C Newman

    hmm these low end Android smart phones are interesting it will be interesting to see how Microsoft supports them. I expect that the American versions of the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL to appear in the 4th quarter of this year. since these devices are Android devices I fully expect them to get the Apps from third party developers that will enable
    them to access Googles services and Apps how ever Mr Elop said you can side load any Android apps on these phones so Android fans can do that if they wish to.now.

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