Nokia comes out with the X family, 3 Windows themed Android smartphones for less

There has been a lot of talks about Nokia’s first Android device, which officially came out at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The now Microsoft acquired Finnish company shocked everyone by releasing not just one, not two, but three Android devices.

Nokia X Series

For starters, the Nokia X, X+ and the XL aren’t your usual Android smartphones. Neither of the three phones come with Google Play support, but instead Nokia’s very own App Store for Android Apps, as well as the popular Yandex Store and Microsoft’s OneDrive. There’s also a heavily-skinned User Interface giving users that feel of using a Windows Phone instead of an Android, and even the Live Tiles are present here. Judging from the outside, the three phones gives a Lumia feel with the colorful polycarbonate bodies.

Both the X and X+ are entry level phones with identical specs, except for their RAM. The X has comes with a 512 MB, while the X+ has a slightly bigger 768 MB of RAM. Other specs includes a 4 inch WVGA screen, a dual core processor, 3.15 megapixel camera, a 4 GB of internal storage and an expandable card slot. Nokia is generous enough to ship a 4 GB microSD card with the phones.

 

Nokia X and X+ official Specs:

  • Android JellyBean 4.1.2
  • Nokia X Software Platform 1.0
  • 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 4 inch ( 480 x 800 pixels ) WVGA IPS LCD touch display at 233 ppi
  • 512 MB of RAM (Nokia X) and 768 MB of RAM (Nokia X+)
  • 4 GB of ROM
  • microSD card support to up to 32 GB
  • 3.15 megapixel camera, 480p video recording @ 30fps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G/HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Li-ion 2000 mAh battery
  • Bright green, Orange, Cyan, Yellow, Black, White
  • 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm, 128.7 grams

 

nokia x

 

There’s also the bigger XL, donning a 5 inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a 768 MB of RAM like what the X+ has. Other specs are pretty much the same, including the screen resolution, processor and color options.

 

Nokia XL official specs:

  • Android JellyBean 4.1.2
  • Nokia X Software Platform 1.0
  • 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 5 inch ( 480 x 800 pixels ) WVGA IPS LCD touch display at 187 ppi
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of ROM
  • microSD card support to up to 32 GB
  • 5 megapixel camera, 480p video recording @ 30fps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G/HSDPA/HSUPA
  • Li-ion 2000 mAh battery
  • Bright green, Orange, Cyan, Yellow, Black, White
  • 141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm, 190 grams

 

The Nokia X is now available with a price of €89 or Php 5.5k, while the X+ and the XL will be available starting on April for €99 (Php 6k) and €109 (Php 6.5k) respectively.

In a note, we honestly think that Nokia and Microsoft’s move to finally sell Android devices is a great strategy not only to boost sales, but also to promote the Lumia line by giving everyone a taste of the Windows Phone UI for a whole lot less with the Nokia X, X+ and the XL. Plus, the phones are actually an eye candy.