Nokia X appears on the Basemark OS database, on par with the HTC Desire 600 and... the Lumia 1520

The freshly-announced Nokia X has just landed in the Basemark OS II benchmark database, a cross-platform instrument, developed by Rightware. With an average score of 154.08 points, Nokia's first Android-powered smartphone lands on the 237th spot among 283 other contestants.

According to the Basemark OS II benchmark tool, the Nokia X appears to be strongest in the system department, in which it achieves an average score of 325.87 points. The memory performance comes second with 242.00 points; while the graphics test awards the first Finnish Android device with 128.60 points. The Nokia X scores the weakest in the web department – its result is no more or less than 55.58 points.

Based on these synthetic results, the affordable Nokia X is pretty much on par with devices, such as the Xiaomi Mi-1s, the HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM. The Sony Xperia U and the Samsung Galaxy S Plus are situated nearby, as well.

However, another Rightware benchmark tool, Browsermark, is more favorable to the Nokia X as it puts the device on the 169th place among 293 other devices. Browsermark, as its name suggests, calculates the browser performance of the tested device. According to it, the Nokia X performs in the league of smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and the HTC Incredible S. Surprisingly, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is very close – just several spots above the Android-powered Nokia.

You can check out our hands-on review of the Nokia X here.

source: Rightware

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1. fence29

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Ironic see the first phone google play store :-)

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nokia's skin would be very light. :) Good scores...

9. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

WTF... IT IS SOO close to Lumia 1520... Is WP that slow... ???

13. vtem97

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Wtf. Is 150 points close to 1900??

17. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I think u should see both the pics like this O_O... see in the second pic # 165 and # 169...

19. Nickg

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

probably there's an error, is impossible that nokia x is better than HTC One X

20. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

ANDROID FTW Elop and Wp killed nokia Android will save them.

25. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Yes thats why they had enough capital to expand to having Android. Nokia was losing ground till WP OS and Lumia design boosted it right back into consumer favs right around the time fanboys were chanting the stagnated Samsung praises.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

A Nokia X phone with Google Play Store? Wait, what? :D

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's likely the picture of L520 without capacitive buttons, not the X.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's just an illustration, ignore it.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I already know that, I was just surprised by that picture. I wish it really could happen on the day when they unveil their high end Nokia X phone together with Google Play Store.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This is an interesting benchmark company I have never heard of. Access to these results would make for another good tool for those of us truly interested in mobil, not just "fans" of an OS. Worth looking up.

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So the SoC of this phone is the S4 Play(MSM8225, Dual A5, Adreno 203), why not the S4 Plus(MSM8227, Dual Krait, Adreno 305) just like the one found in entry level Lumias?

16. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Because the S4 Play is fast enough for a smooth performance?

18. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

For the ui? Yes. For games and multitasking? No.

22. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

because nokia X is meant for lower than lumia performance but higher than asha performance

27. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

There's always low graphics settings

8. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

A very floppish device, with a floppish benchmark, feel sorry to Nokia

10. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'm sure that you are a Troll, your first post attacks Nokia. Why not your first post to praise the Galaxy S5?

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

He is indeed a troll from Samsung and he needs to warm up first before going further of praising the Galaxy S5 and bash others. Ignore these pesky trolls.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hey look it's a troll account.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nothing to write home about. More landfill.

15. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Pretty ironic when Elop say the Nokia X series is filling the gap between Asha and Lumia series, but benchmark result show Nokia X score are close to the medium end Lumia 1520

23. androidrocks

Posts: 63; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Wait...Incredible S performs better compared to One X in browsermark? Another proof that HTC made great phones...sigh!

24. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I get what Nokia is trying to do here.. Nokia is using Android to gain market share.. Although its a forked version, without Play store support. But the UI on top of Android is WP tiles. Once Nokia starts gaining market, they would quietly remove Android from underneath. Since, no play store services, Nokia is not bound to Google. But the implementation is not right.. This handset is for the people who don't care which OS they are using; as long as it provides functionality of Phone, messaging, whatsapp, facebook, twitter, little games. But side loading android apk files on this device is tricky. The people who dont care about OS/excessive features would not go into downloading apk files from other destinations and transferring it on file using USB, then installing & using it. So, the target users for this device is reduced to very limited people.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're exactly right... But, I just want to make sure that you understand that people who would actually try to side load are a very small minority... They majority of people who will buy this device are those that would be fine with it just the way it is... Is that what you're trying to say?

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I'm saying the same thing but clearly the number of those people is very less.. Several other android/WP devices are available for those people.

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