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Nokia X is now on sale in India for INR 8,599 ($140)

0. phoneArena 10 Mar 2014, 06:23 posted on

Shortly after lifting the veil off its Android-powered X-line, Nokia is now ready to test the market and gauge just how well all that Android on Nokia hardware hype monetizes. The first country to get the new Nokia X (Nokia X+ and XL still listed as 'coming soon') is India, and that makes a lot of sense. The massive, but still developing country has traditionally supported Nokia products, and the rather affordable price tag of INR 8599 (~$140) should hopefully help with sales...

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posted on 10 Mar 2014, 06:27 4

1. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Should had been $100. Most people will prefer the lumia 520 over this which costs less.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:00 5

4. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:59 3

15. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


As far as I have seen, people who buy phones costing below $100 in india dont really care about which OS their phones are running. Atleast most of them. All they care about is a good phone with all the basic features and most imp of all, a good battery.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:15 3

18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol!!! Prepare yourself for his infinite negativity... He can talk negative about WP, but ask him if he can say anything positive... Se what he says.... Then you'll know he's a troll...
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Then ask him why does he keep buying WP devices.... Lol!

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:19 1

45. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I am amazed at all the WP people now defending this forked android phone running with version 4.1.2. All WP users continue to bash Android, but now that these Nokia X devices came out from Microsoft's newly acquired company, all of a sudden the WP people defend these devices. Considering these devices have a UI like WP and only have Microsoft services and apps on them. There is no Google services or apps on them, so people should stay clear of these devices. The dual Sim moto g currently in India is much better then any of these devices.
It comes down to sales and revenue. Microsoft and Nokia need to make money and WP is clearly not up to the job. So what better way then to fool the Public into thinking they are getting a Google Android phone, but they are not getting that at all. Nokia even came out stating that once they get the people on to their devices with Microsoft's apps and services, then they can move them up to WP devices. I like how they said move them up, to what less apps on WP. ;-)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 16:00 2

48. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


All WP users bash Android??? What? We have Android devices!.. What in the world are you talking about?...
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Heck, I just said that Android has the best store, better than iOS... We praise devices like the Z2...
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Maybe you're thinking about the handful of trolls that you run with.. There's always a handful of immature fans for every platform.. Even WP... But, you have a guilty conscience...

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 07:53

53. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Okay then if Android has the best store around. Then people should stay clear of these Nokia X devices. Right! Because there is no traditional services and apps on these nokia X devices. Only Microsoft's software riding on top of Android. People won't get the Android experience that they were normally expecting. Everyone who has used Android in the past will know this.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:29 3

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Oh, forgot to mention that he's gonna quote you to death...

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:05

42. lucid.brat (unregistered)


What rubbish u r talking...ppl do care about OS and if not y mmx canvas 2got so famous in India....????I am also windows phone lover Bt ppl in India really prefer android though android suxx at low price segment....and which state do u live in India????

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:12 2

17. papss (unregistered)


What's your point troll?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:02 2

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah $100 is OK as compared to specs.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:51 4

11. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Why not pay $60 more and get a Moto G instead ? Too expensive for a rubbish resolution. Not to mention the app store has little to no apps (Casual consumers won't be able to run Google Play).

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:55 2

12. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


$60 moto g?? Which country are u from? I am from India and here it is around $250.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:59

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


How much is the 520 in India?

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:41

25. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


about $140.

Link:http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-lumia-520/p/itmdnzzqwuyxduk5?pid=MOBDJ4ZNPKRUWTV9&otracker=from-search&srno=t_4&query=lumia+520&ref=49a7470d-c152-49ef-8a19-35b91430ca96

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:41

30. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That makes it really interesting to see how the two devices will do in the same market..

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:58 1

26. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


around $124 online. In stores u can get it for even less. A buddy of mine bought it for INR 7000 or $113.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:10

27. shridharddlj4015 (Posts: 8; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


I don't think so..
can u tell me where did he bring..bcz snapdeal shows same price as told during launch

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 10:09

33. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


He bought it from amazon 15days ago.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:16

28. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Ranging from $120-$140 on some online stores.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:36

23. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Its 12,500 INR converted to USD at today's rate of 61$ = $204

Link for 12,500 INR:http://www.flipkart.com/moto-g/p/itmdsmbxcrm9wy8r?pid=MOBDSGU2QFWMHGRR&otracker=ts_mg_8gb

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 09:17

29. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes for 8 GB version.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 13:49

46. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The moto g launched in india for RS12499 ($200). That's comparing the nokia x which has a dual core 1ghz cpu , 512mb of ram, 4gb of storage, 4" 800x480 display, 3mp camera with no camera flash or no slow motion, no front facing camera, no gorilla glass what so ever, no water resistance.
The moto g has a quad core SD 400 1.2ghz CPU, 1gb of ram, 8gb of storage 4.5" 1280x720 display, 5mp camera with slow motion video capture, 1.3mp front facing camera, gorilla glass 3, water resistant.
Hands down you get much more with a moto g then you do with a nokia x.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 14:15 2

47. lucid.brat (unregistered)


So the price difference is of ₹4000 and its a really big amount in low segment....and u can not compare nokia x with Moto g plz and if you are doing so I've have nothing to say to u

posted on 11 Mar 2014, 08:02

54. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Your right the moto g should not be compared to the nokia x. The nokia x is not using a traditional Android version at all. It doesn't even use the same apps or services as other Androids.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:07 3

6. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:08 2

7. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:11 6

8. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I was typing from Windows Phone. Sorry.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 07:40 3

10. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


lol thats good stuff.

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 08:41 3

24. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


looool! :)

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