Specs summary

Screen
4"

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

Processor
1GHz

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), 282 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



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

- MNB Reader Generated , My Nokia Blog 

Reviews (6.2/10 Avg. rating)


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Outdated hardware leads to atrocious performance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.

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

Notebookcheck

Handles most daily duties without issues

from Notebookcheck

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

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.

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

Engadget

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

from Engadget

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

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.

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

Digital Versus

Nokia's first heavily altered Android phone

from Digital Versus
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. .. Full review
PhoneArena

Performance is not the Nokia X's strongest suite

from PhoneArena

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

TechRadar

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

from TechRadar

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

Android Authority

A half-baked effort

from Android Authority
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... Full review
GSMArena

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

from GSMArena

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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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 10, 2014
Regions available Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, 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 Flash
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS 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), 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 Up to:
798 minutes (2G)
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
(4.6 ounces)
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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 Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Opera Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail
Messaging Services 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
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots 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 Wallet 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
Video Recording Parameters 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
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
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Vine, BBM)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments The Nokia X+ model offers 768MB of RAM. All other specifications are the same.
Related Links Nokia X Manual (PDF)
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