Nokia X Family Announced in India: Best of All Worlds Comes To Life!
UPDATE 10 March 2014: Nokia X is Now Officially Available in India at Rs. 8599
There was a time iOS lead the market for being most responsive and comprehensive, Nokia’s Symbian OSes for being most productive at budget & Right now the Android & Windows Phone OS are more of ruling the market. And as rumors of Nokia running Android have now came to life with the announcement of Nokia X Family of smartphones, I personally think it brings the best of all worlds.
I personally shifted to Windows Phone 2 years back, when the OS was at its infancy and only two advantages it had been – being ‘clutter-free’ and running extremely stable. Since last year release of Windows Phone 8, it took leap ahead and became more powerful than its initial days. Nokia & Microsoft, when came together for Lumia series, saw the times when Windows Phone actually started reaching Indian consumers with highly stable and usable smartphones at budget.
Why Nokia X is Best of All Worlds?
I always wanted Windows Phone’s high stability to Android devices, because even if I have expensive devices running processors of Tegra family, they cant handle my intense use at all. Not that I represent a general consumer of the smartphone market , Not at all. But why can’t Android is as stable as iOS or Windows Phone, even after being most feature rich of all?
On the other hand, lack of major apps & many, many features of Android were still missing on Windows Phone, and wish I could have them all in my Windows Phone.
To all these cravings of Windows Phone users like me, or Android users like others – I think Nokia X Family of smartphones could be the answer.
Nokia announced three new devices are extremely attractive prices at MWC, named – Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL!
Most surprising fact about it is its price is between the budget Asha devices from Nokia to the entry-level phones of Nokia Lumia series. Nokia X is priced at €89 (Rs.7,000), Nokia X+ at €99 (Rs.8,200) and Big Nokia XL is €109 (approx. Rs. 11,500). Note that these prices wont be reflected exactly by converting the international prices to Indian rupees, but it’s merely an approximate speculation.
Nokia’s X family will have bright and vividly colored tile based interface adopted from Windows Phone OS, that takes you typical Android experience to whole new level that is not complicated but is efficient. You also get the high quality hardware and the color choice from Nokia, that was not yet perfected with any of the Android devices.
Under the hood of Nokia+Windows Phone experience, this phone technically runs Android operating system that brings a comprehensive list of features to these entry-level devices at budget. You can run Android apps on this device but only through Nokia’s own customized store. (At least for now.)
More About Nokia X Family
Nokia X is the most budget friendly of all that brings 4-inch IPS LCD screen, 512MB RAM and a basic 3-megapixel camera, which are surprisingly good features for its cost. Nokia X is going to be available in range of colors like green, black, white, yellow, cyan and red.
Nokia X+ is a actual quick update to the same device that has only hardware extra that is 768MB of RAM and additional 4GB microSD card, that will be included with the Box. The colors of this phone will be same as Nokia X!
Nokia XL brings even more things with little extra cost, that has 5 inch IPS display, a front 2 MegaPixel camera for video calling & 5 MegaPixel rear camera. it also has 768 MB of RAM & available in colors like green, black, white, yellow, cyan and bright orange.
Specifications of Nokia X, Nokia X+ & Nokia XL [Comparison]
|Features||Nokia X||Nokia X+||Nokia XL|
|Screen||4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px||4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px||5-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px|
|Storage||Up to 32GB
|Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
|Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
|Rear camera||3-megapixel (fixed focus)||3-megapixel (fixed focus)||5-megapixel (with autofocus and flash)|
|Front camera||Not Available||Not Available||2-megapixel|
|Processor||8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core||8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core||8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core|
|Networks||ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100||ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100||ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100|
|Dimensions||115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm||115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm||141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm|
|Standby time||Up to 28.5 days on 2GUp to 22 days on 3G||Up to 28.5 days on 2GUp to 22 days on 3G||Up to 41 days on 2GUp to 26 days on 3G|
|Talk time||Up to 13.3 hours on 2GUp to 10.5 hours on 3G||Up to 13.3 hours on 2GUp to 10.5 hours on 3G||Up to 16 hours on 2GUp to 13 hours on 3G|
So after going through all these details the most lucrative one will always be the Nokia XL and even Nokia X is cheapest one, it still has more than bigger resolution, screen size and same 1GHz Dual-Core Processor. I think if Microsoft still keeps Nokia X series in the loop after its predicted acquisition of the parent company later this year, it could be one of the most interesting category of the smartphones other than main stream Android & Windows Phones!