Nokia X and Nokia X+ hands-on: a promising start
0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2014, 05:47 posted on
It is still a bit hard to believe that Nokia just jumped on board the Android bandwagon, yet here we are, holding the Android-powered Nokia X and Nokia X+. These two, however, feel and act like anything but Android handsets, which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. They both promise a lot, all the while costing very little, which could potentially draw the attention of the budget-conscious crowd. But even with Android software support, are they actually decent, attention-worthy phones?...
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1. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
you want to talk brick phones, i'm starting to think everyone at nokia layed a few bricks in their life time. Their whole team must be masons if they keep making thick ass phones like this. So unattractive i don't get it
8. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
This is a brick phone.
wp nokia dont sell
so microsoft has to do this.
I hope this will dont help microsoft
14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
This phone is also plastic and why is no one complaining bout? still I'd rather buy NOKIA phones over any other Android device
17. sgodsell (Posts: 3258; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Microsoft and Nokia are only using the Android name to get their sales and revenue up, because WP clearly can't do that for them. Just look at the past quarter will tell you WP sales are terrible. Microsoft is riding Google's coat tails, because Android was expected to sell around a billion phones this year alone. This was projected even before Microsoft and Nokia released these 3 forked older versions of Android handsets. Microsoft was telling everyone how terrible Google and Android is, but yet here they are going to use it to make sales and generate revenue for them.
Talk about Karma. Also why would anyone want to program anything for WP now. Just program for Android instead of wasting time learning how to develop for WP.
27. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
You really think MS would just allow them to do this without their permission, to put their apps on the device?
10. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I think this neo-industrial design looks amazing.
From this preview, i can already say that it seems to be much better than WP. Nokia's implementation of tiles seems to be better than Microsofts implementation.
Maybe Microsoft will learn how to design a good OS, from Nokia, after the acquisition.
19. eharris560 (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
You are crazy (uninstalling) my friend. Trust me these tiles are not better that MS tiles.
23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
He'll find something to say bad about WP, whether it's true, or not.... He's just a petty troll, and that's all..
25. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Haha good one! :') I needed that. This is funny because CLEARLY the tiles UI is taken from WP and Nokia was only ever able to implement it first because of WP. Same now being copied by Samsung and the Flat design by many OS.
Good one man! XD
30. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
made better to use as weapons when being robbed - Nokia "The Leaders of the Self-Defensive Cell Phone"
2. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
This is interesting,while Nokia is throwing their arm in at android they are keeping their best tech well away from it,ie: wireless charging,pureview,puremotion hd,clearblack,Nokia HERE services etc
15. Kriksis (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
it has here services, check the video from the very beginning you can see a tile with "here" written diagonally...
5. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Samsung might be BuTT hurt now !!! ha ha ha .... getting my XL asap !!!! Nokia best design and build quality !!!!
9. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)
nokia dont make their phones anymore its foxcon
6. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
this is just a big joke hhhh
btw the interface of camera is just copy past from sony
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It isn't really a shock that Nokia put out "Android" phones since these are Android virtually in name only. There's nothing there that actually makes Android worth having on a phone, and the lack of Google services makes it practically worthless for me.
This isn't going to win Android users over to Microsoft or Nokia, and in fact will probably drive some further away. It's simply an excuse for Nokia to be able to say months from now "Well, see, we tried Android, but no one bought it, so Windows Phone was totally the way to go!"
No, assholes, if you made Android phones worth buying you'd quadruple your sales.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
XDA will turn these phones into usable Android phones, real quick...
24. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
28. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Only a retarded MS fanboi site would say that this is going to benefit MS and Nokia and not Google. Ridiculous.
This move by them says that WP sucks and needs to leverage Android's app ecosystem just to compete.
They are going after the emerging markets! So what! Android already has that avenue conquered!
Good luck luring developers to do that!
13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I read the cons on the Nokia+:
Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
The camera lacks autofocus
The camera lacks flash
No front-facing camera
Is Nokia serious about creating an Android line of phones?
I mean the Moto G is a better phone....
26. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Its basically making low end phones to fill gaps by low end Android phones much like it did with Lumia 520. MS still makes money off of both and Users still feel like they are in the brand of the tiles and such which is of WP.
Its just a way for them to tap into some extra money. Plus 89 Euros! Come on.
21. reh1965 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Somehow People don't get it... An android device for around 89 euros. Of course low specs, but it will certainly be attractive upcoming markets. Looks great from that point of view
22. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
If Nokia/Microsoft wants to sell them in the USA and they to will have to upgrade the specs of the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. I expect an upgraded Nokia XL to be made available to the American market by Christmas 2014. Expect also a Nokia/Microsoft Android x phone based on the Nokia 525 to appear soon.
31. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
just buy Nokia XL... eventhough the ppi is quite low but it is a more value proposition campared to Nokia X and X+.... got bigger screen and an auto focus camera and front facing... for a cheap price...
32. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 866; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
So they essentially stripped out one of the main features that makes Android, Android; the customizable homescreens. That blows.