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Outdated hardware leads to atrocious performance
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 wh... Full review
Handles most daily duties without issues
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 Instagr... Full review
This isn't the Nokia Android phone you were looking for
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 performanc... Full review
A great phone for the price, but lacks anything substantial to rise above competition
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... Full review
It is deployed to attract users of Asha and feature phones
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 Fla... Full review
Nokia's first heavily altered Android phone
Performance is not the Nokia X's strongest suite
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... Full review
A well built and designed budget smartphone that shows off some of the best of Nokia
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 perform... Full review
A half-baked effort
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.
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 wo... Full review
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