Nokia XL – a 5inch Android Nokia smartphone unveiled at MWC 2014

Nokia was rumored to announce a Nokia Android budget smartphone at the MWC 2014  and they haven’t disappointed. Nokia has announced, not one, not two, but three Android powered smartphones at the MWC 2014 Under The Tree event. Among the three Nokia Android smartphones, the Nokia XL is the biggest of the lot. It competes with the 5inch mid-range Android smartphones in the Indian market.


Nokia XL runs on AOSP code overlaid by Nokia’s unique Lumia tile based experience compete with Asha’s Fastlane experience. The specifications on Nokia XL are as follows

  • 5inch WVGA display ( 480×800 pixels)
  • 1GHz dualcore Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play
  • 768MB RAM
  • microSD card support up to 32GB
  • 5MP auto focus camera with Flash and 2MP front camera
  • 2000mAh battery
  • OneDrive support
  • Uses Microsoft’s Cloud instead of Google Cloud for app data
  • Unique Nokia fastlane experience
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS
  • Here Maps

The Nokia XL is the biggest of the three devices and has the same screen resolution(which can make things a little blurry), but 5inch smartphones are the way to go these days and Nokia has done it superbly with the Nokia XL. Like the other phones in the Nokia X, series the Nokia XL too will have access to various App markets along with Nokia’s own app market.

The Nokia XL is priced at 109Euros(approx Rs. 9500) and is expected to be available in Q2, 2014 across the globe.

Author: Monish Kumar

Monish is passionate about smartphones who is also interested in User Experience and Design. He is currently using Samsung Galaxy S3. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+