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Check out some camera samples from the Nokia XL

0. phoneArena 26 Feb 2014, 09:50 posted on

At MWC 2014, we took the Nokia XL's camera for a quick spin. Our expectations weren't the highest, of course, which is why there was hardly any disappointment. And hardly any amazement, too.The Nokia XL's camera is ho-hum, but this is what one should expect from the phone's modest price...

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posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:51 8

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Photo #1 is just terrible. 2,3, and 5 are passable.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:58 8

2. mousesports (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


get lumia 1020 if you dont apreciate low end phone ... so stfu

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:03 11

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh, I'm sorry for giving my opinion on something. If you don't agree with it, either ignore it or disagree but don't try to start being ignorant.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:06 5

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Why you gotta be like "STFU" ?
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I swear.. The mature level of some people on PA...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:10 4

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Keyboard warriors. Tough on the internet, but a completely different person face to face. I reported him for being ignorant.

Btw, do you like the Nokia X/XL?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:34 3

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I do like the NX/XL.. I like the whole idea of the device, and what it can potentially bring to Android fans, and WP fans... I think that MS should continue in this Android effort, carefully.....
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I didn't like the idea of Nokia making a Android device, and I thought it was crazy, but now I have much better perspective, and I understand the benefits that it can have for everyone.. It's pretty cool, and it just goes to show how the market can surprise us, and change at any time.. Nit that anything has happened yet, but you know what I'm talking about....

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:45 2

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If they make a device like with the Icon's hardware but have it run 4.4, I'd be happy. Or dual boot.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:52 1

23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I know a lot of Android fans would like that, but we have to understand that MS still has WP to prioritize, and can't afford to create more competition for itself... But, I'll tell you what... If I were to get any Android device... Lol!! Yeah, that would be cool..
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I hope devices like tha NX can stop all the bickering between Android/Lumia fans... To me the NX has kinda brought the two platforms together in a way... WEIRD!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:34 1

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I do like the NX/XL.. I like the whole idea of the device, and what it can potentially bring to Android fans, and WP fans... I think that MS should continue in this Android effort, carefully.....
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I didn't like the idea of Nokia making a Android device, and I thought it was crazy, but now I have much better perspective, and I understand the benefits that it can have for everyone.. It's pretty cool, and it just goes to show how the market can surprise us, and change at any time.. Not that anything has happened yet, but you know what I'm talking about....

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:40 1

18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Moderator please delete my redundant comment.. I can't!!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:09

31. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


I disagree
Like I stated in previous post. When MS closes on the Nokia deal it will be interesting to see if MS continues support of this platform. I'll say it again.
They are not going to support android while under contract. Especially when their low end devices are doing extremely well.
They will pull a Microsoft KIN & kibosh the whole thing.

For MICROSOFT its only MICROSOFT who the 'F' is Android or Apple.

MS wants no part of Android. They got Nokia for their hardware.They new Nokia had other plans for Android. But to keep the peace they layered WP over droid. MS put their Windows Tiles flavor on it & killed everything Google on it.

Nokia ran off with this & its obvious that MS agreed to it to save the contract & because Nokia is a Global Co. & wants to be like Samsung, but are tied to the MS contract. They are simply stating that we are still Nokia.
A hardware unit & will support both MS & Android. Nokia will effectively be in a freeze until Nokia is able to sell devices again after the contract.

Didn't Palm do exceptionally well at the MWC. Didn't they win the award. But DAMNED if they didn't go out of business also.

That Nokia X is a good idea but once the MS contract is ratified it will be dead in the water until the MS contract ends.
I'm all for cross platform unity but I don't see how this plays out.

REALLY you don't see Google granting MS licenses for their services.

If MS started supporting Android they’d be really developing another OS just to have an open source OS & then be integrating it with their own. It be like Tenzen, Firefox or Ubantu.

I give it to the editor I'm glad he said Nokia & not not MS cause at this point its really not Nokia running the mobile unit its MS in a couple of mths unless the whole deal falls through.
So my opinion is that Nokia is fishing now & in a few yrs they will have a decent catch in the market place as a global hardware provider to all OS's.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:45

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Well, I can't agree with you, but then again I can't disagree with you..
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We're just gonna have to sit back and wait to see what happens....
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Nevertheless, in my opinion MS has changed a lot and a lot of you guys are still holding on to the past... I mean, even mentioning Kin at this point looses credibility for a argument because there is so much good that MS has done since that... If you focus on the good, rather than the bad, you'll have no need for such negative expectations... It's just a smartphone so you don't really have much to loose by betting on MS latest positive strengths.... They seem to be knowing what to do lately.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:18 5

11. boosook (Posts: 939; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Pathethic Nokia fanboys... they spent the last three years, together with Microsoft, trying to bash Android in any possible way and saying it was laggy and now that Nokia had to resort to Android to build a decent OS that can run on low-end devices they are lost...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:39 2

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, well you never saw me engaging in fights about which OS is better, or talking about how Android lags, because I could care less how much Android lags...
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I just defend WP, the very decent OS that MS, and Nokia have built,,,, from trolls as yourself...... Get over yourself, and just enjoy your device..
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And, for Christ sake change that horrible profile picture... We got a lot of younger people on here.. You're gonna give someone nightmare's!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:31 1

33. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


My turn boosook hahaha

You need to jump in that Delorean & hope your flux capacitor is working.
We MS / Nokia fanclubs bashing Android!!!!!
Really we were on the defensive. Any & evrything that came out WP OS y'all hated on & on any device it came out on we were the underdog; including the Nokia lineup with their underspeced devices.

Ya need to flip a page back to 1955 cause when Nokia came out with the colors Droidy's were like Lions, then came the camera y'all said Tigers, then that 1520 hit the shelves it was Bears.....Oh!!!_My!!!
Better click your heals 3Xxxxxxx's & say I wanna go home
We have always supported MS & Droid & Apple We know their is a place for them all.
Somehow Android fanboys like you somehow think nothig else should exist

You must have been the 1st breed of Android Trolls

Ignorance is so Bliss

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:32

40. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


what is lag?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:39

29. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


That was funny but pretty ignorant dude. Keep the peace bro. Its only a comment about a toy.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:23

12. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


It is still better than moto g

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:28 1

14. ihavenoname (Posts: 1331; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


You have to be Nokia-religious to call this better than Moto G...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:46 1

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, it's not better than the Moto G, and it's not meant to be.. That's what lower end Lumia devices are supposed to compete against.. This is ultra low end, and anyone who says otherwise is not being realistic..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:53

24. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Sry I was talking about camera...moto g camera nt the phone overall

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:47

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ohhhh, ok.. I thought you lost it there for a minute.. Lol!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:46

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No it is not... Not even close.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:14 2

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3306; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not bad, good camera, and looks great quality in 5 MP.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 18:37 2

42. fireblade (Posts: 661; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


still million times better than any low end samsung crap

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 09:59 1

3. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


How do they compare to similarly-priced and -specced phones? The photos look better than those from an Asha, but worse than a Lumia (surprise!)

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:58

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1121; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


well then, nokia did it just right

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:00 1

4. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Nokia could have at least added Pureview tech to this phone(8MP) for added value. Their "big brother" M$ could easily have eaten any added cost, if there was any.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:08 1

7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That might come with other devices.. Nokia says that there's more devices to come this year...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:11 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Curious as to what Microsoft/Nokia does with the 1820.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:27 5

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Well, I was actually talking about more NX devices, but from a hardware standpoint there's really not a whole lot more that manufacturers can do for a while.. Eye tracking, fingerprint scanners, motion sensing, IR blasters,,, those are some things that Samsung devices have that Nokia devices don't yet... And, photovoltaic screens would be nice.. Nokia is invested in Pelican technology and their 16 array camera and lens.. Those are things we may see...
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But, it's evident that the hardware race is coming to a end, for a while.. I mean look at the specs of the 4month old 1520 compared to the soon to be released GS5.. Not much different.. All in all I would say they about equal out, and that's never been the case for high end devices released so far apart, let alone a WP device.. So, it seems it's not about added more, and more, and more, rather refining the current technology that the phone already has.. So, the GS5 still has 2gb of ram, and that's good because why keep adding more? It's smarter to put BETTER performing ram instead...
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So, now that Microkia has caught up on the hardware side they can really focus on refinement of the current technology, and have no excuse but to seriously refine the WP software even more in future versions like WP8.1-1xxxx or WP8.2-0xxxx...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:49 2

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7724; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is probably the most detailed and honest comment I've seen on the site in awhile. I completely agree with you word for word. Spec war race is going to go nowhere until later this year. All there is to do is improve on what is currently available.

+1

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:56 2

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes, you heard it here folks!!!!!!!
Android fan, And WP fan finally agreed on something!
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And, what's agreed on is what really matters for 2014, and beyond... This is the current, and new, reality of the smartphone market..

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:58 1

26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Thanks!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:12 1

27. lucid.brat (Posts: 84; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Well said pal..truely a genuine comment

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:10 2

32. PBXtech (Posts: 970; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Agreed. And there's always the design portion. Nokia has had some great designs, the N950 & X7 being my favorites. With hardware and features becoming more common across OS', designs are going to be a big factor on setting handsets apart.

Pricing too, which is something Nokia and Google (Moto G&X) get thumbs up for.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:48

37. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yep!!!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:19 1

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3306; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


R u a journalist? Looking forward to seeing next Nokia flagship. Everyone will say wow when they see that device. And will be hottest phone of the year.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 10:12 1

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3523; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


But, these ate supposed to be super low end devices, so we really have to accept the hardware for what it is... The experience is going to be determined by the software, and services that the NX phones have to offer... And, Nokia isn't just going to go slapping the name pureview on everything.. You know the deal....

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:36

28. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


what a creep in #4

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 12:44 1

34. sergiobr (Posts: 402; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Give me a 41Mpx Android Nokia camera and you rule the world.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 13:33 1

41. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Obviously, Nokia is not fully gung-ho in making Android devices, but still it is kind of cool...

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 22:59

43. shadez10 (Posts: 398; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


that selfie. LOL

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:37

44. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1054; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Android smart phone fans World wide want a Nokia Made smart with a Pure view camera.
A Nokia rep said he has been working on Android Nokia smart phones for some time Now
so you can bet your butt Nokia has designed made and tested this Nokia style Android OS
on higher technology Nokia smart phones. Believe me when I tell you in the back room deal rooms some USA carriers are asking Mr Elop for their Nokia style Android smart phones with a Pure view camera. an Nokia Lumia 925 design could be a good device to run Nokia's Android OS on. who knows Google itself may put an app on the Nokia Android "X" smart
phones WHY? you may ask. Google would make some profits from any of the Pay for apps sold through this google play app on the Nokia/Microsoft Android "X" smartphones.The sales of apps could offset the patent fees Google pays Microsoft for android.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 08:44

45. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1054; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I predict Microsoft will ok the sale of a Nokia style Android OS smart phone like a 925 with a pure vue camera on it before the 2014 Christmas shopping season begins. it will not be an "x" phone because it's specs will be too high

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