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Android-based Nokia XL officially available starting today

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Android-based Nokia XL officially available starting today
Although Nokia’s Devices & Services division is now one with Microsoft, plans regarding the first three Android-based Nokia handsets haven’t changed. Thus, Nokia revealed that the Nokia XL, its largest Android-friendly device, is available to buy starting today in Asia Pacific (including India), the Middle East, and Africa.

Apart from being the biggest Android-based Nokia handset (dwarfing the 4-inch Nokia X and Nokia X+), the XL is also the one that offers the best features - make no mistake, though, they’re still low-end.

Sporting a 5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, the Nokia XL is sold for about $150 (€109). That kind of money will get you a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera (good for Skype video calls), dual SIM support, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1GHz, 768MB of RAM, and 4GB of expandable storage space.

We weren’t impressed by the Nokia X when we reviewed it last month, so we’re waiting to see if the XL can change our opinion about Nokia’s foray into the Android (albeit forked) territory. Until that happens, you can let us know if you’re looking forward to buying a Nokia XL.


source: Nokia Conversations

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posted on 07 May 2014, 14:55 5

1. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


I think I'm pass, thanks but no thanks Nokia

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:05 3

2. sgodsell (Posts: 1300; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


They should have made a better Android smartphone. Since its their first kick at the can with a forked Android smartphone. Especially since it has a really low spec 1ghz dual core S4 play Cortex-A5 CPU. A lot of people don't realize that a Cortex-A5 and a Cortex-A9 CPU with the same clock speed. The Cortex-A9 is roughly 40%-60% faster then a Cortex-A5 CPU.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:24 5

12. walnuttt (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


this is not an android phone but just a "wanna be android phone". It doesn't have a Play store so not a real android phone. Don't get fooled by Nokia instead buy a real android phone like Samsung, Sony, LG etc. with a Play store. Nokia is gone. Truth hurts.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:14 3

16. janis (Posts: 43; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


this one looks cool for older ppl who don't need di*k rate sensors and 20mpx cameras. so specs fanboys go back to samsung related posts.
i would really get this one for my mother, good big screen easy to use, perfect price.

posted on 08 May 2014, 03:08

24. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 653; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Old people dont care about touchscreens & social apps & plastic/metal build. They care about good cameras. If they dont, they might do well with Nokia 3310..

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:10

27. jroc74 (Posts: 4974; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The Kindle Fire has no problems not having Google apps....

if it works well, thats all that matters.

Amazon app store is a good alternative to the Play Store. Nokia just needs to have a good alternative too. Hell, go with Amazon's.

posted on 07 May 2014, 16:25

6. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


FriendsofSamsung giving a polite response??? Thats a first. Good job! ;)

posted on 07 May 2014, 16:48 1

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks like he's a ex Nokia fan

That's why he's post is neutral

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:05

3. xq10xa (Posts: 133; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


It would be a unique phone to own...but in all honesty...this phone is pretty boot.

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:14 3

4. torr310 (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Nokia probably wants to make their Android as low-end and Window Phone as high-end.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:07 4

14. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They should have been made high end Android, and gave one chance.

posted on 07 May 2014, 18:52 2

15. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Well said

Nokia should make 1 high end Nokia Android phone

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:15 8

5. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


The NOKIA X line is a prime candidate for the worst phone(s) of the year

posted on 07 May 2014, 16:30

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1738; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Only one that really competes is the Moto G at 180 MSRP vs 150. The big advantage is the dual sim card, and for some that matters more than processor or memory.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:36 1

13. sprockkets (Posts: 1243; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Considering the moto g is sold with a dual sim in other areas, nope, not an advantage.

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:40

26. elitewolverine (Posts: 1738; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


and the price?

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:50

29. sgodsell (Posts: 1300; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The moto g should not be even compared to this low level Nokia X phone. Anyone with half an education could easily see that the Nokia X is inferior in every way compared to moto g. Both in hardware specs and software.

posted on 07 May 2014, 19:17

17. janis (Posts: 43; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


do u have any idea about marketing?
it costs 3times less than ur plastic samsung s5, this one is not for those who buy phones for everything, gaming pro photos healthcare :d and other cool and useless features. so i would say in this price range its cool phone.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:01

9. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Its funny how this phone looks better than all samsung smartphones ever made, the nexus 4&5, moto g, moto x, oppo find 7&7a and even the oneplus one. Its not even subjective, it just looks good. But its a sh¡t of a phone lol even for its price point.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:14

11. tech2 (Posts: 2209; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Just looks like a bar of soap to me :|

BTW, better then Oppo...... Nyahhh

posted on 08 May 2014, 10:52

30. sgodsell (Posts: 1300; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This is a perfect example of how something or someone could look great on the outside, but be completely rotten in the inside. Just like the Nokia X.

posted on 07 May 2014, 17:08 1

10. davidtb (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


It's a shame too, people have the same passion for Nokia hardware that they have for Motorola. They're great making cake, but suck with the icing.

posted on 07 May 2014, 20:58

18. dlionbench (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 May 2014)


i think you're too late Nokia...

posted on 07 May 2014, 22:00

19. Diezparda (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Why such low-end device Nokia? i mean compared to other company flagship this year Nokia XL is nothing...

posted on 07 May 2014, 22:39

20. kindlefireowner (Posts: 408; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I never think about buying a phone made for emerging markets. So why is PA covering an emerging market phone.

posted on 08 May 2014, 00:53 3

23. vijaysivakula (Posts: 168; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


because you are not the only person in the world.

posted on 07 May 2014, 23:28

21. henrik6504 (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


It have its own Nokia store for apps. Many porting their Android apps to it:
Look for Nokia "X Porting Bus European Tour 2014" in YouTube and see.

And Yandex store and others is avaible to. Yes it have not the official Google Play but its not a empty store.

posted on 08 May 2014, 00:03 2

22. Cyberchum (Posts: 271; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I'll buy it simply for the built quality. I used the X the other day and frankly speaking, it's the most sturdy android phone I've held. To remove the back cover is the most challenging part.

posted on 08 May 2014, 06:23

25. kartikeyarathi8 (Posts: 12; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


yes Nokia X series r way better than android devices, just that RAM size needs to be more.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:37

28. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


this one is late even for emerging markets and the pricing is horrible, for the same price mediatek phones offer HD screen, quad core a7 performance 6589/6582 and complete android experience people learnt to use and like...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXgpffAxcfs wiko rainbow is just $114 USD here, its the almost perfect 5" HD budget phone...

posted on 12 May 2014, 21:52

31. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nokia ftw

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