Nokia X Review: An Android Phone



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The buzz was always there. Nokia will announce an Android phone for the common man. And finally that day has come and it is out there, being sold within no time in China. It is brilliantly made and exceptionally priced. Nokia X is what might be the last push by Nokia before Microsoft consumes them.
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Design

Nokia X has the colors that come fresh from the Lumia colors. Nokia X almost had me fooled in their press photos, it almost looked like a Lumia. But it is better in design with the thin plastic shell casing that does not expand your hand like the Nokia 520 or the 525. The phone is really light and the reasonable size makes it easy to move around. Pretty cool, I feel so.

Display

Nokia X
4 inch 480×800 pixel display is pretty standard. It is average in size and thanks to some software tweaks from Nokia, each pixel on that display just looks and feels stunning in everyway (not the high end stunning, just good to the eyes stunning considering a budget smartphone). The viewing angles are not that good though. Watching video does manipulate and push the display in performance and you can see why less resolution remains less resolution. For the decent prize, the display is actually brilliant.

Camera

3MP sensor is not exactly the dream camera for customers. Also, in practice it does not seem awesome. It takes very so-so photographs. It is easily not the cleanest of even in the averagely detailed category. One thing is sure shot- you cannot think about cropping these images. The photos look really dull in colour form and just do not seem right.

Software

Nokia X
So get this- Nokia X is an Android phone which works on the Android Jelly Bean OS but it does not feel like an Android device at all. It has it’s own unique interface which on philosophy of WP and Symbian. You do not have direct access to the Google Play Store, but the apps are available on Nokia’s App store but no, you do not get everything that you do on the Google PlayStore.

Performance

Nokia X seems pretty badass among budget smartphones because of the incredible Snapdragon S4 by Qualcomm. And it is pretty badass. The phone is smooth as butter and you surely would not have to wait for the apps to open with the fear of it getting stuck. Nokia X gives you 512MB RAM to support that processor and enhance multitasking. 4GB of internal memory on board is expandable to up to 32GB via the microSD cards. Enjoy the battery life because it can get you 2 days with still josh to go on and on.
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GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Nokia
Model ID X
Form Bar
SIM Size Micro SIM
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby)
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, VOIP Support, Pushmail (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync)
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Divert
Handset Color Black
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS Nokia X Software Platform v1
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual Core
DISPLAY
Type LCD
Size 4 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Other Display Features Nokia Glance Screen, Wide Viewing Angle, Two-point Touch, Brightness Control, Tactile Feedback, Screen Double Tap
CAMERA
Primary Camera Yes, 3 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Video Recording Yes, 864 x 480, 30 fps
Zoom Digital Zoom – 4x
Other Camera Features Fixed Focus, Sensor Size: 1/5 inch, f-number/aperture: f/2.8, Focal Length: 32.4 mm, Minimum Focus Range: 50 cm, Auto and Manual White Balance, Active Toolbar, Face Recognition, Auto Exposure, Center Weighted Auto Exposure, Panorama Lens, Capture Modes, Colour Tone Modes, White Balance Modes, Light Sensitivity, Video Zoom – 4x, Video White Balance Modes, Image Editor
DIMENSIONS
Size 63×115.5×10.4 mm
Weight 128.7 g
BATTERY
Type 1500 mAh
Talk Time 13 hrs (2G), 10 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 672 hrs (2G)
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Internal 4 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 512 MB RAM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Nokia Browser, Opera
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes, 236.8 Kbps
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with HERE Drive, HERE Maps
Bluetooth Yes, Supported Profiles (A2DP 1.2, OPP 1.2, PBAP 1.0, HSP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3, FTP, GAVDP, HFP 1.5, GAVDP 1.2, DUN)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
MULTIMEDIA
Music Player Yes, Supports MIDI, FLAC, MP3
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
FM Yes
Sound Enhancement Integrated Hands-free Speakers, Noise Cancellation
Ringtone MP3
OTHER FEATURES
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Orientation Sensor
Additional Features Micro-USB-B System Connectors, Wi-Fi Security Modes, WAPI Wireless Connectivity, Calculator, Clock, Calendar with Location Support, Fixed Dialing Number, Alarm, Game Features: Touch UI, FOTA, MMS Enabled, Call Waiting, Mobile VPN, Security, Photo and Video Sharing, Video Streaming, Customizable Home Screen, Maximum Standby Time with Dual Sim: 17 Days
Important Apps Android Apps, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Instant Messaging, Skype Voice Call, Voice

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