Nokia X2 vs Nokia X vs Nokia XL: specs comparison

Nokia X2 vs Nokia X vs Nokia XL: specs comparison
Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the Nokia X2, a successor to the Nokia X, which was introduced back in February along with the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. Being the entry-level devices they are, said devices came with pretty humble hardware specs, but the most notable aspect about the Nokia X family of devices was that it ran Android. Well, technically speaking, it was a forked version of Android, which has been stripped from all of Google's apps and services.

Unsurprisingly, the Nokia X2 does not stray away from its predecessor that much, as it also runs a forked version of Android. The hardware of the Nokia X2 has been improved in comparison with the Nokia X - it sports a faster processor, twice as much RAM, a better GPU unit, and a bigger display.

With that being said, we put the Nokia X2 up against the Nokia X in order to see how Microsoft's latest fares against its predecessor in terms of pure hardware specifications. We've also thrown in a Nokia XL for a good measure.

Of course, you'll decide which one's the clear winner here, folks! Be sure to let us know by dropping a line in the comments section below.

Nokia X2 vs Nokia X vs Nokia XL


Display size

4.3 inches
4.0 inches
5.0 inches


480 x 800 pixels
480 x 800 pixels
480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density

217 ppi
233 ppi
187 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

63.31 %
62.56 %
64.71 %



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
3 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor


Aperture size: F2.7; Focal length: 30.1 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"
Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 32.4 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"
Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 32 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
864 x 480 pixels 30 fps
Resolution, 864 x 480 pixels 30 fps

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
H.263, 3GP


Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Video sharing


0.3 megapixels VGA
2 megapixels

Video capture

640x480 (VGA)
1280x720 (HD)



4.79 x 2.69 x 0.44 inches (121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1 mm)
4.55 x 2.48 x 0.41 inches (115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm)
5.57 x 3.06 x 0.43 inches (141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm)


5.27 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.54 oz (129 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.70 oz (190 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225


Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5


Adreno 302
Adreno 203
Adreno 203


0.5 GB
0.75 GB


Android (4.3), Nokia X UI
Android, Nokia X UI
Android, Nokia X UI



1800 mAh
1500 mAh
2000 mAh

Talk time

10.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
13.30 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

23.0 days (552 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

13.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
10.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Music playback

86.00 hours
26.00 hours
37.00 hours

Video playback

6.00 hours
8.40 hours
4.80 hours



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

not bad........but i'm waiting if nokia decide to do mobile business again in 2016 then i still prefer Meego with android apps access. next N-Series - Nokia N10 make history again nokia.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If they keep releasing such phones I doubt they'll even see 2016. Moto E,G FTW !

3. checkmymike

Posts: 220; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I couldnt agree more!

6. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Nokia isn't releasing this, Microsoft is.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They'd just acquired them last month. Do you really think it only takes one month to come up with a brand new phone ?! Of course, it was developed under Nokia.

14. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

You are partially right: but realistically, Microsoft probably had a lot of influence in this phones's development. It uses Microsoft services - the launcher is basically a windows phone clone. That couldn't have been done without Microsoft's blessing and HEAVY INPUT! Its Microsoft's handiwork through and through. Developed under the old Nokia yes, but with Microsoft influence. Remember they had ALREADY pumped in $1 billion long before the final purchase.

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What about low-end Galaxies like Galaxy Young, Pocket, Fame, etc.?

20. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

all of these are absolutely worthless and lagging a proper samsung entry level starts with the S Duos 2 followed by ACE 3 4G ( 3G Edition is rubbish) then go on to the Grand Neo and Grand 2 Although it is seriously reccomended not to buy an entry level samsung for the sheer lagginess of touchwiz in comparison to sony ,Huawei, HTC , LG and others

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Not bad if it were year 2011.

4. carilotoz

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I hope the nokia xl would get an update with the new ui and features It woul be awesome! But I dont think it will happen

5. piko1

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

“Because of the necessary hardware upgrades, the Nokia X software platform 2.0 won’t be available on Nokia X, Nokia X+ or Nokia XL. However, more updates will be coming to further improve the experience of those devices in the coming months.”

10. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

11. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

THE GREAT SCREW-OVER - VERSION 2.0 - This is why Microsoft will get nowhere in mobile. I give them three years - five tops!

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I disagree because 1= microsoft will hang in there like they did with XBOX which was not great when it first came out. 2=Microsoft keeps updating their smart phone OS to get better and better features. 3= it is going to be the smart phones the Enterprise uses most. 4= it already has most of the most apps people use most even though it does not have as many apps as android and apple smart phones have.

18. jesusnexo unregistered

Thats what you get when you buy the first device froma new line... Just like google and google glass... They didnt updated thw original, they made a new version i believe exporer editiom 2 or something like that... Xbox one was also a fail and they changed it for a better and cheaper version without kinect and tv input.... When there is new stuff coming out its better to start fresh than trying to improve devices that didnt do good at first

12. Ahsan

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

My $148 phone still beats Galaxy Core which is $238. Antutu 17.8K Soon Nokia will be myth.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

So what ?

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Damn you trolls stop putting entry level smart phones down! folks the fact is a lot of people cannot afford or do not want to pay 500 to 800 or more dollars for a flag ship smart phone. This` Nokia /Microsoft "X2" is an entry level smart selling for 136 American dollars and has most of the components a smart phone should have including a front facing camera! if it were on sale in the USA people would buy it at that price despite the fact it does not have Google play store apps. The X2 gives Nokia and Microsoft Apps and can get some of the Google Play store apps at other open source android sites on the Internet. Conclusion this an entry level smart phone that's cheap which you can get thousands of apps for that are already available on the internet

17. jesusnexo unregistered

Yeah i agree people i comparing them to flagships, but still compared to a moto G, moto E, they seem like better options even my LG F6 which was 100 looks like a better option than one of these devices... But there again nokia still new on android, maybe the x3 or x4 will change since fromx to x2 it changed some stuff in favor of android Maybe in december we will see x2 XL or X2+ and they will fix the issues people are compaining about

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

These are good for what they are, cheap, entry-level phones, designed to be phones for folks with less disable income, less interest in fancy gizmos, fewer options to choose from when shopping, "developing economies", or perhaps as a semi-disposable phone for a younger user or someone who needs an in-between unit until they get a better one or replacement.

21. IrfanAttari

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

hi it shows nokia x2 has 4 gb buil in memory but yesterday i bought x2 it show only 2.25gb total storage and available storage 2.01gb where is 2gb memory

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