Nokia throws up a new video showing off the Nokia X’s Fastlane in action
Fastlane is a pretty neat notification feature that is also interactive. It ties in with the user’s social networking, games, photos, and other apps. It is easy to manage and use with one hand too.
Nokia Fastlane is billed as one of the primary features of the new Nokia X devices, along with their affordable price. With these new Android powered devices, the feature should be able to find even more functionality since they have the inherent accessibility to a wider app ecosystem.
The Nokia X, along with its two siblings, the Nokia X+ and larger screened Nokia XL, made its official debut last month at MWC 2014. We saw these devices and rumors about them coming for months before their announcement.
Nokia is betting big with these devices and hopes they will serve as a gateway to migrate users into Windows Phone powered Lumia devices.
source: Nokia (YouTube)
2. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
The nokia x is so slow... im planning to buy one but when I tried it it disappoints.. XL should be better! I want nokia android
3. fzacek (Posts: 2467; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
It won't... The Nokia XL has the exact same specs as the Nokia X, including the screen resolution. This gives it a horrible ppi of 187, so I would not go for it.
10. jael206 (Posts: 144; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
It's not too bad for a backup low-spec phone, which is exactly why I'm getting it for—to replace my old Asha.. Of course, my main phone will still be a flagship Android. Maybe the Z2 this time around.
11. fzacek (Posts: 2467; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
BTW, for the flagship Android I would go for the awesome LG G2. Better design than Z2 and much better value :)
15. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
512MB and 768MB ram can't be called exactly same specs!!
4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 936; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
I am intrigued... the Lumia 521 and 520 are GREAT phones at the price point. Truly redefined the budget smartphone segment.
I used a Lumia 521 for a bit, but I had a Nexus 5 and Lumia 925 that were calling my name. I needed more processing, memory, and better camera. But had I not been a "power" user, the Lumia 521 would not only fit the bill, but exceed it.
For this reason the Nokia X (and all variants) can be successful, depending on how the hardware handles the OS. But I will wait and look from the outside and see if better hardware is used by Nokia's Android models (should they come.)
5. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1350; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
The Nokia X phones are cool but only the Nokia XL is worth An android fans attention because it has a front facing camera. I Fully expect a Nokia XL-Plus model to be sold in the developed rich nations like the USA. It will be cheap and better specs than the current Nokia XL android X phone. I think this will happen if microsoft keeps the Nokia X smart phones in production and supports them.
6. ojdidit84 (Posts: 437; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
It's really not worth a fan of ANY platform's attention. Beyond having the front facing camera, the Nokia X and XL share the exact same specs. Plus it's built on top of Android 4.1 which is only almost 2 years old now. I was excited for it when it was mentioned but now I'm extremely disappointed with what it turned out to be.
If they do bring forth an XL+ they're going to have to do a lot of upgrading to just about everything on the phone to be competitive somewhere like the states.
14. hemedans (Posts: 345; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
nokia xl has more ram compare to x. nokia x system use 220mb of ram, if nokia xl system use same ram then we will have 300mb+ free ram. my gs3 has 200mb to 300mb free of ram, when you compare them you will see its not that bad for the price.
13. dorian827 (Posts: 132; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Nokia sure does deliver a great and solid experience across Windows Phone and Android platform.