After a long wait and series of leak reports, the Finnish manufacturers have launched their first Android offering in the competitive Android smartphone segment. Naming as Nokia X, this smartphone has been in hot talks, since the day of its first leak. This smartphone is special, because it’s the first Nokia device which runs on Google’s Android operating system. Earlier, Nokia brought its Lumia Series, which ran on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS.
Nokia X is considered as a bold step by the manufacturers to mark a strong comeback in the market’s share. Nokia has launched this smartphone in India, with a competitive price tag of Rs. 8, 599. However, it is available around for Rs.7, 800 in the marketplace and leading online stores. At its price tag, Nokia X is a value for money package deal because of its decent configuration and the brand tag.
Nokia X sports a 4-inch IPS touch screen display which produces a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels display at 233 pixels per inch. This smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core processor, clocked at 1GHz. It is backed by a 512MB RAM. This configuration is well enough to drive huge applications and games on the device.
This smartphone runs on a forked version of Google’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The forked version suggests that it doesn’t supports access to Google Play Store. Nokia has added its App Store on the smartphone, which contains many exclusive Nokia Apps, which are found on Lumia Smartphones. Nokia X can run around 75% of Apps & Games, which are found on the Google Play Store. The user can also download various Apps & Games through third party App store.
For photography on the go, Nokia X packs a 3 Megapixels fixed focus rear camera but lags an LED flash and secondary camera. The camera is really not decent as it doesn’t supports HD video recording. This is the biggest disappointment on Nokia X. It packs 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card.
For connectivity, Nokia X supports 3G, GPRS with EDGE, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS and other standard features. This smartphone is fuelled by a 1500mAH battery which claims up to 672 hours of standby time.
Being available for around Rs. 8, 000, Nokia X competes with smartphones coming from top 2 smartphone brands in India i.e., Samsung & Micromax. This smartphone can be considered as a value for money deal because of its capable tech specs and strong build. Nokia X boasts an attractive design and is available to buy in vibrant colours, which will definitely appeal o young buyers.
The Nokia X runs Android applications as well as few exclusive Nokia Apps, which were available only on Lumia smartphones. The advanced fast lane feature, which was available on Nokia Asha smartphones, is also available on Nokia X. Hence, this smartphone gives a trio taste of Windows, Android and Asha operating system. If you are planning to buy your first smartphone, go ahead and purchase Nokia X, as it is worth buy deal.