Nokia X goes official in India, Quick Review

Nokia officially launched Nokia X in India. The first Android smartphone from Nokia comes with a price tag of Rs. 8599. The phone is already listed on some of the online retailer websites for Rs. 8500.

Nokia X in India

Out of the 3 Android phones that Nokia launched in the markets, only Nokia X will be available in India now. Other devices in X series, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL will be available only after two months.

Let’s now take a look at the specifications of Nokia X.

Display

Nokia X comes with a 4 inch IPS LCD display that offers 480 x 800 WVGA resolution, which is very basic when many phones in this price range comes with qHD resolution and bigger displays. But those phones are not from manufacturers as big as Nokia.

CPU and Memory

The phone is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual core processor  paired with 512 MB RAM. This is also disappointing because we are now seeing phones that comes with Octa core processors and better clock-speed. The RAM is also basic, even the Nokia Lumia 525, the Windows OS phone from Nokia comes with 1 GB of RAM. The price of Nokia Lumia 525 is just Rs.9500 on On line portals which is just Rs. 1000 more than this phone.  Internal memory of the device is 4 GB which is normal for a budget android phone. It can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card. On comparison front Nokia Lumia 525 comes with a 8 GB internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB.

Operating System and User Interface

Nokia has done serious tweaks with Android Interface to make it appear like the Windows Phone OS. The user interface looks good and functions the way it is expected. The UI is really smooth.

Camera

The rear camera in this device comes with a 3 MP sensor which is very basic. You cannot expect much from this camera.

Battery

Nokia X comes with a 1500 mAH battery. The battery delivers enough juice to run the device for 10.5 hours on 3G and gives a very impressive 22 days stand by.

Conclusion

Going by the today’s standards the Nokia X has got the  specifications of an entry level smartphone device. They have placed the X phone where their Asha series ends. It is an ideal choice for those looking for a budget phone from an established brand.

Phone Nokia X Nokia Lumia 525
Display 4 inch, WVGA 800 x 480 pixels 4 inch, WVGA 800 x 480 pixels
CPU 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 8225 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 8227
OS Android OS with Custom UI Window Phone 8 Black
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
ROM 4 GB, expandable up to 32GB using micro SD 8 GB, expandable up to 64 GB
Camera 3 MP rear auto focus camera 5 MP rear
Battery 1500 mAh battery 1430 mAH battery
Price Rs. 8599 Rs. 9600

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