Nokia X rings up 1 million pre-orders in China after just four days
The Nokia X offers a 4 inch LCD display with resolution of 480 x 800 which combines for a 233ppi pixel density. A dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 is under the hood, and 512MB of RAM is on board. 4GB of native storage is included, but Nokia has thoughtfully provided a microSD slot for those who need added storage. The 3MP snapper on back does not come with AutoFocus or a flash, and there is no front-facing snapper on the device. A 1500mAh battery keeps the lights on.
Nokia has to be happy with the report as it certainly seems to justify the decision to go ahead with an Android flavored phone. The large number of pre-orders in China for the Nokia X does make one wonder if Nokia would have been better off had it decided to use Android instead of Windows Phone for its Lumia handsets.
In just four days, the Nokia X picks up over 1 million pre-orders in China
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source: Weibo (translated) via GforGames
1. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Somebody over at Nokia is wearing a huge grin on their face right now.
26. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
I don't think anyone at Nokia is wearing a grin (and seeing from all the money and market share they lost, I would be surprised if they were wearing anything at all).
56. hurrycanger (Posts: 1003; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
"I would be surprised if they were wearing anything at all"
lol. Just lol.
2. adecvat (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
If Nokia make 1020/1520 on android, it would hit 10 mln per month :)
19. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4058; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I would jump back to Nokia if they make a high end Android phone, but this cheap low end entry level specs, na not even for free. This will really suck!
31. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
we all no its a scout moblies to see the market before the big ones come in
38. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
And it's not even full Android, it's a forked version of Android with no Google services. I wouldn't even buy a high end Android phone from Nokia if it had the same crappy custom OS as the Nokia X does.
39. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
This may be true for many people, but in China most Chinese manufacturers dont bother about the Google store since they have many alternate android stores there.
42. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
infact google services dont work mostly chinese got their own
60. sgodsell (Posts: 1112; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The funny thing is the nokia X is first being sold in India, and they use Google Play store.
45. Sniggly (Posts: 6839; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Which is also why the malware problem is so bad that antivirus companies in the US gleefully include China's malware rates in their worldwide reports in order to claim that their services are absolutely needed on your Android phone here.
54. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Exactly. Do a study on Android malware where Google services are being used, and nobody will buy antivirus software anymore.
4. allawi (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
More than 25 million. Nokia should do that to take over Apple and samsung
23. akki20892 (Posts: 3336; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Sold around 100 millions to 200 millions. Just like they used to sold their phones.
29. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Not really, most people who are pre-ordering this are enthusiasts or the like and will install Google services on it anyway.
30. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
"Enthusiasts" would rather buy an non-forked Android for the same price and not waste time hacking it to install Google services.
50. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Wasting time....you mean 10 minute (depending on how fast your internet connection is) to give it half a million more apps and more mature services, sure I think they are. But these are likely Nokia fans that want Android hardware just because they have been waiting for something anywhere close. I know if it came out here I would definitely try it, I have enough money since they're cheap and I would like to have it for development as well as just kicks.
51. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
" But these are likely Nokia fans that want Android hardware just because they have been waiting for something anywhere close."
Likely, or likely not. Just have to see how many would be tweaking the software...if there anyone would, on the X devices.
52. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Continued: I think they won't bother with the X phones after a few months because it may end up lagging.
44. SleepingOz (unregistered)
This is a hit because it's running Android. And it's gonna expand Android's market share, not WP. If you think that this phone will eventually drive people to buy their high ends lumias after, you sure don't know China. Most of the chinese people would rather spend their money on an iphone 5 or a GS4 than a 1520.
47. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I did not say anything about WP. It's good news because more people will use MS's services. And the X phones won't make a dent in WP's market share.
6. ryq24 (Posts: 479; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
If they have gone with android in the first place instead of windows.....
7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Which is what HTC (excluding WM) and Moto have done.
9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3084; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Nokia is not htc. People love nokia has a huge fanshare which htc can just dream of.
21. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
They would not mean it's certain that they'd maintain their success with Android. People quickly switch from Nokia before they've made a WP.
24. akki20892 (Posts: 3336; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I agree dude, Nokia is not htc or moto. Nokia is king and have billions of fans around world. Samsung shouldn't be here if Nokia picked android. Just like symbian.
28. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4058; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I agree but Samsung believes in specs, they push the spec boundaries while Nokia believes in camera and average build to good + build! Nokia was never classed nor known to push specs.
Samsung and Htc Sony are pushing specs rest are following
40. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Absolutely true that. The biggest beneficiary for Nokia not making Android is Samsung.
48. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Not billions, but there surely isn't enough for Nokia to opt in for high end Androids.
10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3084; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
All your comments are clueless just like your username and avatar
12. sip1995 (Posts: 780; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
I aggre with all but be careful dude there are so many fanboys that they can report you for nothing...just like they did to me.
16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3084; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Yeah dude thanks i'll be watching my back in case of a run-over or driveby lol.
22. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1234; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Not at all. Read your previous comments then come back. Just because I don't hate what you hate doesn't mean it's clueless.
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
HTC is pretty active in the WP market, they've made 8 WP devices since 2011, that's more than most other manufacturers.
35. livyatan (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
HTC was once hugely successful thanks to ANDROID.
They still have billions in the cash reserves because of the old glory days.
Also, they were constantly making WP phones, just to see them tanking in sales over and over again.
If you still have doubts that Nokia phones will cease to exist because of going WP instead of Android, then you are beyond dumb.
20. elitewolverine (Posts: 1447; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
And be where among the manufactuers, by the time Nokia dropped their os, sammy was the number one go to and still is.
Despite the love for nokia, that love is only by people who have used nokias before. Right now i know 30 people that have never touched an old nokia, for them nokia means flip phone and green screen.
So what battle would nokia have fought and won? This is in China, their smartphone market is a huge draw, and this phone is no flagship, it is selling because it is probably priced right and Nokia has made themselves a name for WP.
Everyone wants a droid lumia because they know what it offers. they have been scared away by sales people making them think that wp offers them nothing. It is funny really when i see this happen. In fact they try to do it to me when i went in to check out the Icon. they couldnt grasp that i didnt want a 3rd party app for windows office on my phone.
33. Liveitup (Posts: 1117; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Do you really think Nokia could displace Samsung, Samsung owns over 60% of Android marketshare, few millions Android Nokia fans is not enough to save Nokia. Nokia X looks and largely behaves like an uglier version Windows Phone, its only Android in name.
Nokia did not have enough money to support themselves if they adopted Android back in 2011, they even got financial help from Microsoft. I don't get what about that people have such a hard times comprehending.
Nokia made the right decision going with Windows Phone, While WP does not have a large marketshare like Android or iOS it is the fastest growing OS in the world selling tens of millions of units,WP has changed design language and persuaded everyone from Android to iOS, the world in general to adopt flat, clean Tile based design language . The smartphone game is not a sprint more like a marathon.
Nokia X is like that girl a guy cheats with but his true love is at home.
11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3084; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
So finally microsh@t won. Its acceptable in china though where most google services are banned.
34. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
if you know something google is not used at all in China they have all of their own services most of google services are even banned or blocked
36. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3084; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
So what different i said, read carefully.
43. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i though i replied to someone else here sorry i actully acknowledge you :D
15. Doakie (Posts: 1195; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Seriously? The Zenfones should be outselling these. Too bad they announced so far ahead of the actual sales date.
59. hurrycanger (Posts: 1003; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Yeah man. Way too far. I'm so tempted to get the Zenfone 6 but it's taking forever to come out...
25. lyndon420 (Posts: 1717; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Spec wise this phone is crap...but it is a Nokia device running Android and many of us knew it would sell well once Nokia got around to making one. Shame though....they could be the leader right now instead of Samsung had they gotten their ducks in a row years ago.
32. livyatan (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
It's beyond me how Nokia fanboys can still be so oblivious and in denial to not realize the ridiculously massive irony behind this.
37. Cyberchum (Posts: 266; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
If this will promise a slick and lag free UI/UX, I'm definitely going to buy the XL once it hits Nigeria .
46. Sniggly (Posts: 6839; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, good for Nokia. I guarantee that it's the "Android" part combined with the "Nokia" part that's leading to this, and it will hardly lead to a huge leap in Microsoft service adoption, at least not beyond that caused by people being forced to use Microsoft services on the phone.
49. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6276; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
How bout bringing a X PHONE here in the U.S. NOKIA and make a 1080 NOKIA X PHONE please.
53. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 715; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
If everything I've read holds true, the one test to see if Nokia X is a success for Microsoft vs Google, is if Microsoft Accounts increase exponentially.
55. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1060; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I think that Microsoft/Nokia will before the year is out introduce upgraded AN upgraded Nokia Android OS "XL" for the American and financially richer Markets than the first 3 Nokia "X" phones were designed for. I think Microsoft wants to sell it's services to People they know will not buy a Windows smart Phone because they prefer android smart phones.
The future Nokia/Microsoft Android OS "X" phones sold in America and richer nations will
sell well enough for Microsoft to make a profit selling them. Some American Android customers who buy them will buy Microsoft services which is the reason Microsoft will sell them. this is how it is going to be Microsoft will get some profit for their efforts.
57. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
I highly doubt any version of the Nokia X will come to North America or Western Europe. Too much of a possibility that it would hurt Lumia sales over here. Can you imagine a high-end Nokia Icon type of device running Android? Forked or not, it would hurt Lumia sales. M$ can't and definitely shouldn't take that big of a chance.
On a side note, and this is JUST MY OPINION, I think sales(presales) are going so well right now is because most Nokia fans(not all but most)want an OS thats closer to.Symbian than anything else. Android is far closer to.Symbian than WP will ever be. Thats why there is such a demand for a Nokia Android device. I honestly believe that had Nokia released a high-end competitive Android device back when they were deciding what to do with Symbian and when they still had a healthy market share, they would definitely be the #1 or #2 Android OEM and this wouldn't be a Samsung and CR@ppl3 show, it would be a Samsung, Nokia and CR@ppl3 show.
58. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
On another side note, had Nokia not taken the pay off... I mean money from M$ and placed their second in command in charge instead of EFlop the Trojan Horse, and had they stayed the course which was them pushing a retooled Symbian to the low-end where Asha is and used Meego for its high-end offerings like the beautiful N9 and N950, this would be even more of a difgerent mobile market with three very dominant players... Google/Samsung with Android, Nokia with Meego/Symbian and CR@ppl3 with iOS.