Windows meet Android With Nokia X Smartphone


Yes, Nokia is back with their first Android device. After being unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Nokia X has already been landed in the stores. Nokia X is the company’s first attempt to create an Android device, very different from other droids. It is customized version of Android Open Source Project(AOSP) which is just a fragment of Google Android. With the Nokia X, Finnish maker aims to provide first-time smartphone buyers access to the Microsoft-Nokia ecosystem through apps such as OneDrive, Skype, Nokia MixRadio and HERE Maps.

The Nokia X is a phone that comes with a fairly decent specification. This device works on Android platform named as Nokia X version 1.0. It comes with 1GHz Dual core processor from Qualcomm, 512 MB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA screen, a 1500mAh battery and 3-megapixel rear camera. Though the phone has decent specs but battery can play spoil sport as the budget users are more concerned about battery than the software configuration of device.

Nokia X is an Android device, but you won’t find a Play store or other Google apps like Google Maps and others. Nokia supports a Nokia store which has many famous application. Nokia X also support third party app-store like Yandex. Nokia X has a flavor Microsoft, with tile structure and  applications like Here Map, Outlook and OneDrive which can push anyone in an illusion that they are using a Microsoft OS. The live tiles idea is really cool – it’s essentially just a clever way of doing Android widgets, but while other launchers can make things look too complex, Nokia is able to customize it in a lot cooler way.

Quick Review of  Nokia X –

  • The poly-carbonate body of the phone is good as it can fit inside your palm and its light in weight.
  • In built memory of the device is 4 GB out of which around 2 GB is available to the user, but good thing about this device is that it has MicroSD card slot and you can move apps from phone to SD card.
  • The battery on the device is 1500 mAh which can last upto 3-4 hours on heavy usage and on moderate usage you will get around 1 day or more as usage time.
  • The UI is good but laggy and can be slow at times but that’s mainly because of limited 512 MB of RAM.
  • Nokia X can play 720p HD videos but 1080p videos cannot be played.

Nokia X can be a breather for Finnish makers from their recent grind in budget segment. More or less this is a opportunity for Nokia to hold the ground again in mid segment market and push sales.  Nokia has put a very competitive price for this version which can be a deciding factor for budget users. But don’t you think its too late? Share your thoughts in comments below.


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