Nokia finally launched its much-awaited Android powered smartphone the Nokia X, for the Indian market this week. The phone was recently revealed at the Mobile World Congress event held at Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia X has picked up many design and functional features from the mid range segment Asha phones and from Nokia’s Lumia phones as well. While the cheapest of all phones revealed at MWC 2014- Nokia X is now available at Rs 8,349 @ themobilestore.in, the other two phones – Nokia X+ and XL, will hit the store shelves in two months.
The Nokia X has a horizontal tile interface similar to the Nokia Lumia phones where you slide right or left to access apps. The phone sports a 4-inch WVGA LCD display (480 X 800p, 233ppi) and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The phone comes with a 1,500mAh removable battery, two slots for sim cards (micro-sim) and a microSD card slot.
The Nokia X is a dual-SIM phone with a removable back panel. The back of the phone sports a 3MP camera lens and a speaker outlet. Since there is no LED flash, the quality of the images can be compromised in low-light conditions.
What this Nokia Android phone does not provide like any other Android phone is the access to Google’s suite of services, including its Play Store and apps such as Gmail and Maps. However, Nokia has already pre installed the popular apps within the phone that include BBM, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and Opera. The phone doesn’t include the Google Play store but instead offers Nokia Store for downloading apps. Third-party Android app stores can also be installed and used that include 1Mobile Market, SlideME Market, Aptoide Appstore, which have a wide variety of apps that are available for Android phones.
The interface shows 2 views, one is a Fastlane and the other is a tile-based launcher. The Fastlane puts together notifications, open and frequently used apps, and personalizes them as per the user. The other screen effect taken from Windows, slides through left or right movements that are similar to the Windows Phone start screen.
Nokia X comes with Nokia’s own app store, HERE Drive and Maps for location service, and Nokia MixRadio music service. Nokia here is also offering 10GB free space on Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service for its users.
The verdict is, the phone is a good choice for someone looking for a good budget phone that comes with the most comfortable and user friendly OS – Android and has the sturdiness of NOKIA phones plus is dual sim.
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