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


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 8,599 (~$140) should hopefully help with sales. Or that's what Nokia is hoping, at least. The Nokia X is currently in stock in six different color options: white, black, cyan, green, orange, and yellow. We're told to expect the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL in the coming two months.

For those of you behind on their reading, the Nokia X runs on top of a forked version of the Android Open Source Project. It's still Android at its core, but it has been significantly tweaked and changed, and the UI for one looks nothing like your vanilla Android. The Nokia X also comes without the Google Play store pre-installed -- you'll have to make do with Nokia's own app store and the Yandex third-party app store. Interested? Then you'll be well-served to check out our initial impressions from the Nokia X in our hands-on right below.

source: Nokia via AndroidOS, IBN Live

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55 Comments

1. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

15. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

18. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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... ....................... Then ask him why does he keep buying WP devices.... Lol!

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 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. ;-)

48. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

All WP users bash Android??? What? We have Android devices!.. What in the world are you talking about?... ............... Heck, I just said that Android has the best store, better than iOS... We praise devices like the Z2... ............... 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...

53. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

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????

17. papss unregistered

What's your point troll?

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah $100 is OK as compared to specs.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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).

12. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

How much is the 520 in India?

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

26. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

27. shridharddlj4015

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

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

33. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

He bought it from amazon 15days ago.

28. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

23. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

29. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes for 8 GB version.

46. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

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

54. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

But the 520 runs Windows Phone.

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I was typing from Windows Phone. Sorry.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

lol thats good stuff.

24. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

looool! :)

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