This Lumia 330 concept shows us what a Nokia X with Windows Phone could look like

This Lumia 330 concept shows us what a Nokia X with Windows Phone could look like
Microsoft earlier this month announced that it would shift some of the Nokia X product designs to become Windows Phone devices, while also killing off the Asha and Series 40 platforms. This means that, from now on, Microsoft’s phone business (which includes Nokia’s former Devices and Services unit) will concentrate exclusively on Windows Phone.

Since Nokia’s X line includes very cheap devices aimed at emerging markets, the upcoming Windows Phone handsets based on it will probably have the same target markets. With that in mind, a designer who calls himself PhoneDesigner made a Lumia 330 concept trying to envision what a Windows Phone-based Nokia X would look like. The concept is pretty cool (for a low-end device anyway), and doesn’t really stray from the design philosophy that Nokia has had in the last several years.

The Lumia 330 supposedly features a 3-inch display with 500 x 240 pixels (yep, we know, that’s a weird resolution) and on-screen keys. It’s been rendered in different color versions, including black, red, and cyan. One of the renders compares the Lumia 330 to an iPhone 5s, though it looks like Apple's smartphone appears slightly larger than it would in real life when put next to a 3-inch handset. Anyway, check out the Lumia 330 concept below, and let us know if you’d like to see something like this being released by Microsoft. 


source: PhoneDesigner (Facebook)

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61 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

A big rectangular shape with similar shapes for a GUI? In other words a brick? Nice book end.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6715; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wow, that one phone with 3 whole tiles is so useful. Not!

5. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If you had a Windows phone you would understand that you can manipulate your home screen however you want, WP has many different faces. Judging by your constant bashing one would think you would have understood this by now, oh well.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Can I remove all the fugly tiles and just keep the wallpaper?

38. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yes the black screen :P

42. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Unpin all the tiles and you'll end up with just a list of all your apps. That should suffice a kid's smartphone needs, shouldn't it?

45. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No wallpaper :(

59. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Windows Phone has wallpaper available on the lockscreen as clearly shown in the 1st picture.

27. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

+1 I own a GS5 and a Lumia 925 and I can say Windows Phone is just as functional as Android. It's just a matter of OS preference now.

55. sgodsell

Posts: 6715; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I have one. Also Nokia X used a lowly Cortex-A5 CPU. I thought WP8.1 now supports cortex-A7 and above, and not a cortex-A5. So if they will support that low level CPU all the best. Just like I don't know why they released Nokia X with that crappy CPU in the first place.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

In a country with a 3in screen, you don't need much more, considering you can scroll, it makes it so much easier as well. Do you only think in one dimension?

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I like the tile shape it makes facing screen down. They got me there.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Why is it that none of the Lumia series look good? The concepts are not any better even,

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The Lumia 630 and 930/Icon look pretty good IMO...

25. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

it's your preference, just like my hate with samesung galaxy variants. they are all cloned to epic proportion of fugliness. :D

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Some sort of dystopian Fisher Price. A square phone full of little square icons.

4. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Drop the OSB and it will be better. Wonder what Lumia 120 would look like?

8. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

they look good! :)

9. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

This Lumia is a colorful Xperia E with Windows Phone. I wonder what the Lumia 010 will look like, maybe a phone laggier than the original Samsung Galaxy (from June 2009).

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Lumia 000 won't lag as badly as you know who.

13. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I guess, because the OS is made with less top end features. Will a Lumia lag with THESE specs? ARM11 Single Core 250MHz Processor 64MB RAM Too much useless Bloatware from Samsung, LG, and Nokia

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Its not possible in today's date to make a wp with those specs. Dual core kraits are the minimum requirement for WP OS. That's one of the very few things I like about WP...

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Did you even use an 2014 released Android phone to know personally that its lag? The general public keep buying Android avoid wp8. This is true in even 2014. None of my colleagues uses wp8. Even offered free and there no taker. Guess the world still preferred lag over barrel.

24. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

People buying Android don't avoid WP that is a big lie that many spread around. Android and iOS are major fans of WP aesthetically. No disrespect to them but people buy them because of Samsung and Apple names rather than the actual quality of the product. WP is arguably superior to them. Look at HTC one its an Android phone that looks like WP, magazine UI etc, Sony Xperia Z flipping tiles, look at how flat Android L and iOS have gotten. Clean, simple minimalistic with large panels and clean text, fonts etc. WP was the only OS like that, its a trend setter you Android fans hate what those who you love copy look at your device UI its Windows Phone influenced show some respect.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I do not wish to put down wp8. Please be respectful to Android users as we are the majority after all. Your attempt to insult us only show your own lack of intelligence and the unwillingness to explore new technology and features.

30. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Respect is earned not given. As an OS there are great things about Android, I dont bash Android I clear up lies of obvious trolls and do so by comparing different aspects of both OS. WP is my OS of choice, to me it is a great OS. Lay off the hate haters and let choice reigns. I'm all for calling out any OS on its faults thats partly how progress is made but their is a big difference between constructive criticism and hatred. I have respect for those who I consider real Androids fans, they fans don't go around bashing others. Haters shouldn't pretend to be one of them.

29. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Well.. I dint want to join this conversation bit since you mentioned how magazine ui is copied from wp .. I had to jump in. Clearing the facts : 1. Magazine ui is BORROWED FROM FLIPBOARD. 2. Flipboard is older than wp metro style.

31. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Flipboard isn't older than Live Tiles.

34. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Oh comeon now. Google it go.!

35. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

WP was launched in Oct 2010, Flipboard was launched in December of 2010. WP beta was also released earlier in the year.

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