Nokia X rings up 1 million pre-orders in China after just four days

Nokia X rings up 1 million pre-orders in China after just four days
After just four days of pre-orders in China, the Android powered Nokia X has rung-up more than 1 million in pre-orders. Many smartphone buyers have been waiting for a Nokia built, Android powered phone, even if a forked version of the Android OS is employed. While that means no Google services and applications, there is a Nokia or Microsoft solution for just about every Google application that the Nokia X will not have. For example, the Nokia X will feature the Nokia Store, HERE Maps and those purchasing the handset will get 10GB of cloud storage free from Microsoft's OneDrive.

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.


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source: Weibo (translated) via GforGames

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58 Comments

1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Somebody over at Nokia is wearing a huge grin on their face right now.

26. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

"I would be surprised if they were wearing anything at all" lol. Just lol.

2. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

If Nokia make 1020/1520 on android, it would hit 10 mln per month :)

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Correction: 25millions

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Aha, funny.

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

we all no its a scout moblies to see the market before the big ones come in

38. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

infact google services dont work mostly chinese got their own

60. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The funny thing is the nokia X is first being sold in India, and they use Google Play store.

45. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exactly. Do a study on Android malware where Google services are being used, and nobody will buy antivirus software anymore.

4. allawi

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

More than 25 million. Nokia should do that to take over Apple and samsung

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Sold around 100 millions to 200 millions. Just like they used to sold their phones.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That's good for MS.

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If they have gone with android in the first place instead of windows.....

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Which is what HTC (excluding WM) and Moto have done.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Nokia is not htc. People love nokia has a huge fanshare which htc can just dream of.

21. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

41. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

That *

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

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