Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Nokia X's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Nokia X Software Platform operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 17 days standby time, 798 minutes (2G), 630 minutes (3G).



I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping to but I like it very much...

- MNB Reader Generated , My Nokia Blog 

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TechSpot

Outdated hardware leads to atrocious performance

from TechSpot

The Nokia X is, quite frankly, the worst smartphone I’ve ever reviewed.

There are literally no redeeming qualities to Nokia’s first attempt at producing an Android handset, especially at its ludicrous price point that makes it more expensive to purchase than the year-old – and significantly better – Nokia Lumia 520...

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The Nokia X is, quite frankly, the worst smartphone I’ve ever reviewed.

There are literally no redeeming qualities to Nokia’s first attempt at producing an Android handset, especially at its ludicrous price point that makes it more expensive to purchase than the year-old – and significantly better – Nokia Lumia 520.

The performance of the Nokia X is horrendous. The device is laggy from the moment you turn it on, often to the point where a lack of responsiveness becomes frustrating. It’s also the first device I’ve reviewed to crash while performing an in-browser benchmark, as the SoC simply choked to death.

Equally terrible is the camera: a 3 megapixel fixed-focus shooter is unacceptable for this class of device in 2014. Almost every photo I took with the Nokia X was bad, price point notwithstanding.

Fastlane may be an interesting addition to Android, but the lack of apps in the Nokia App store, poor optimization and missing Google integration makes Nokia’s choice of forking Android a mistake. Honestly, Windows Phone is much better suited to an entry-level product like this, as it would deliver a smoother and more consistent experience. 

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Notebookcheck

Handles most daily duties without issues

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The Nokia X is a smartphone with a bright and evenly lit display and high build quality. Its main drawbacks are without a question the low performance and the low number of available applications. Why the manufacturer does not allow access to the Google Play Store will probably remain a mystery t...More

The Nokia X is a smartphone with a bright and evenly lit display and high build quality. Its main drawbacks are without a question the low performance and the low number of available applications. Why the manufacturer does not allow access to the Google Play Store will probably remain a mystery to potential buyers. Novice users, which are the target group for this phone, will have to find workarounds to get some apps installed, if they can be installed at all. Users who are not familiar with smartphones can't be expected to manually install APKs to get familiar apps like WhatsApp or Instagram. The Nokia X Software Platform is also a bit sluggish at times, which can lead to stuttering. More demanding applications like benchmarks frequently crash.

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Cnet

This isn't the Nokia Android phone you were looking for

from Cnet

Nokia's first Android-powered smartphone is solidly built but let down by its sluggish performance.

Running on a forked version of Android, the X range of devices lack Google Play services, which Nokia has ignored, choosing to feature Microsoft's products instead. While this seems like a good idea on paper, Android doesn't really stand up too well without the Google foundations....

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Nokia's first Android-powered smartphone is solidly built but let down by its sluggish performance.

Running on a forked version of Android, the X range of devices lack Google Play services, which Nokia has ignored, choosing to feature Microsoft's products instead. While this seems like a good idea on paper, Android doesn't really stand up too well without the Google foundations.

Furthermore, as these are cheap smartphones meant for emerging markets (taking over from the previous Asha range of phones), Nokia has chosen to go with low-end specs, which impacts the performance and user experience.

The first generation of Nokia X smartphones are, to put it simply, unconvincing. Nokia has its work cut out to convince the world its Android lineup offers a viable alternative to what's already available in an unforgiving market.

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Engadget

A great phone for the price, but lacks anything substantial to rise above competition

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The X doesn't stray from Nokia's signature design language. Just like the Ashas, the X has square corners, straight edges, a large bezel and a removable plastic back cover with a matte finish, although it lacks the transparent casing of the Ashas.

The specs are comparable to a sub-$150 Android smartphone. However, the ecosystem is more confusing and the performance doesn't quite meet my expectations for a budget device. Plus, who knows how long Microsoft will keep it around and update it? Nokia's still a trusted brand, and it'll get a lot of interest in developing markets regardless of the competition, but I was ultimately too frustrated to recommend this over other similarly priced models....

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The X doesn't stray from Nokia's signature design language. Just like the Ashas, the X has square corners, straight edges, a large bezel and a removable plastic back cover with a matte finish, although it lacks the transparent casing of the Ashas.

The specs are comparable to a sub-$150 Android smartphone. However, the ecosystem is more confusing and the performance doesn't quite meet my expectations for a budget device. Plus, who knows how long Microsoft will keep it around and update it? Nokia's still a trusted brand, and it'll get a lot of interest in developing markets regardless of the competition, but I was ultimately too frustrated to recommend this over other similarly priced models.

The X works better as a possible Asha replacement than a full-on smartphone experience, and perhaps that will happen in the next year or two. I'm more confident in the performance of low-end Windows Phones like the Lumia 520 than I am in comparable Androids, and a dual-SIM Lumia in this price range would be a much more compelling deal.

For its price, the X has respectable features and good hardware. However, its confusing ecosystem and numerous performance issues make it hard to recommend over similarly priced budget phones.

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My Nokia Blog

It is deployed to attract users of Asha and feature phones

from My Nokia Blog

Well, I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping to but I like it very much. It is deployed to attract users of Asha and feature phones and from the feedback I can tell Nokia X is doing it well. But then there are a couple of things disappointing the consumers who are already confused by negative words in market....

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Well, I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping to but I like it very much. It is deployed to attract users of Asha and feature phones and from the feedback I can tell Nokia X is doing it well. But then there are a couple of things disappointing the consumers who are already confused by negative words in market.

First not having a front cam turned out to be a big let down and secondly to be honest it IS slightly costly against the competition Nokia now facing from local brands. Not to forget the shining “not an Android” banner.

I think Nokia should put a Flashlight in X. Front Camera in Nokia X+ and 1gb Ram with Adreno 400 in XL would be perfect for consumers. With 1gb ram, XL could kill the market at right price.

And please Nokia, allow users to add the Google account. You will give yourself a great favor by doing this.

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Digital Versus

Nokia's first heavily altered Android phone

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The Nokia X is obviously no technical powerhouse. But we like the design, refreshing interface (once you get used to it) and support for numerous Android apps, all of which could be reasons to buy it—assuming you're trying to avoid paying more than £100. If that's the case, you'll jus...More

The Nokia X is obviously no technical powerhouse. But we like the design, refreshing interface (once you get used to it) and support for numerous Android apps, all of which could be reasons to buy it—assuming you're trying to avoid paying more than £100. If that's the case, you'll just have to forget about having a quality camera, get used to recurrent interface lags and not try to play any fancy file formats on it. 

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PhoneArena

Performance is not the Nokia X's strongest suite

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Due to its pricing, the Nokia X can be both an acceptable purchase, or a completely unfounded one, depending on where it is you call home. In the States, for example, Nokia sells the X through Amazon for anywhere between $145 to $170. At this price, pitching in an extra 10 bucks for the far more capable Motorola Moto G is a no-brainer. You get a bigger and better screen, vastly superior performance in terms of speed and imaging, and a true Android experience. In countries like France, however, the difference is not that small – the Nokia X retails for €119, while the Moto G costs €159. In those countries, an adequate, full-fledged Android alternative is Sony's new Xperia E1, which costs about €139. The Samsung Galaxy Ace also offers a similar deal, though it's costlier at about €163. Lastly, LG's new, 3.5-inch L40, which comes packing the latest KitKat 4.4 update, costs about €88, while, again, offering very similar hardware...

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Due to its pricing, the Nokia X can be both an acceptable purchase, or a completely unfounded one, depending on where it is you call home. In the States, for example, Nokia sells the X through Amazon for anywhere between $145 to $170. At this price, pitching in an extra 10 bucks for the far more capable Motorola Moto G is a no-brainer. You get a bigger and better screen, vastly superior performance in terms of speed and imaging, and a true Android experience. In countries like France, however, the difference is not that small – the Nokia X retails for €119, while the Moto G costs €159. In those countries, an adequate, full-fledged Android alternative is Sony's new Xperia E1, which costs about €139. The Samsung Galaxy Ace also offers a similar deal, though it's costlier at about €163. Lastly, LG's new, 3.5-inch L40, which comes packing the latest KitKat 4.4 update, costs about €88, while, again, offering very similar hardware.

In conclusion, we're unable to recommend the Nokia X. Whether it's the toy-ish design, the poor display, camera and overall performance, or just the extremely limited nature of the forked Android on board, it's safe to say that we expected more. 

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TechRadar

A well built and designed budget smartphone that shows off some of the best of Nokia

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To put it simply, the Nokia X is very far from the best smartphone out there. It runs on an outdated version of Android with a slow and clunky, albeit quite attractive Nokia made interface on top. The camera is extremely basic and its battery endurance leaves a little to be desired.
The futu...More

To put it simply, the Nokia X is very far from the best smartphone out there. It runs on an outdated version of Android with a slow and clunky, albeit quite attractive Nokia made interface on top. The camera is extremely basic and its battery endurance leaves a little to be desired.
The future remains very uncertain for the Nokia X and it is yet to be seen as to whether Microsoft will continue the venture when its buyout of Nokia is complete. Even if it does, will the X ever get updated to a newer version of Android as its base? That would definitely help smooth out some of the performance issues.

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Android Authority

A half-baked effort

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There aren’t many things about this phone that are very impressive, so it makes it very difficult to recommend, especially with some great budget offerings out there. If this phone does provide anything though, it’s a glimpse of what Nokia can bring to the table. Who knows, maybe in t...More

There aren’t many things about this phone that are very impressive, so it makes it very difficult to recommend, especially with some great budget offerings out there. If this phone does provide anything though, it’s a glimpse of what Nokia can bring to the table. Who knows, maybe in the future we’ll get that flagship Nokia Android phone many of us have been waiting for.

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GSMArena

A good way to try Android and stay loyal to Nokia / Microsoft

The Nokia X. The first and most basic Nokia smartphone powered by Android. It's a nice little fella, both on the inside and outside. A beginner's device though, no doubt about that. In many ways not worse than many cheap droids, especially ones from less than reputable makers. A good way to try Android and stay loyal to Nokia / Microsoft...

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The Nokia X. The first and most basic Nokia smartphone powered by Android. It's a nice little fella, both on the inside and outside. A beginner's device though, no doubt about that. In many ways not worse than many cheap droids, especially ones from less than reputable makers. A good way to try Android and stay loyal to Nokia / Microsoft.

Not a phone for existing Android users. Not the beginning of a long-term relationship that will culminate in the next Galaxy S or Xperia Z. The happy ending will have the next Lumia flagship's name on it. Will you call this a good start? Some won't. But that doesn't make the Nokia X a bad phone for what it is.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 10, 2014
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Nokia X Software Platform
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Body: 0.77 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 504 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 282 minutes
3G Surfing Time 270 minutes
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time 798 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 630 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.3 x 1.0 cm (4.6 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 129 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Face detection, ISO, Panorama, White balance, Auto exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments The Nokia X+ model offers 768MB of RAM. All other specifications are the same.
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