When we first reviewed the Nokia X, we called it a geek’s dream considering it married the Finnish company’s legendary hardware with a much more accepted and liked operating system. As we found out in our Nokia X review, the actual implementation fell well short of our expectations. With the Nokia XL, the company took yet another shot at gathering a bigger foot hold in the critical entry level segment in emerging markets like India. Will this phone meet the same fate as the Nokia X? Find out in our review. Continue reading “Nokia XL Dual SIM Review”
Nokia XL, the company’s Android smartphone based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is finally available in India from the official Nokia Shop. as it promised at the Nokia X launch in March. It was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 at Barcelona. It has a 5-inch (800 x 480 pixels) display, powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 play (MSM8225) processor and runs on Nokia X software platform based on AOSP Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Continue reading “Nokia XL goes on sale in India for Rs. 11489”
Today, at the Nokia X launch event in India, Nokia has announced that both the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL, dual SIM Android smartphones would be available in India within the next 60 days. Both these phones were announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 at Barcelona last month, along with the Nokia X, and are based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The Nokia X+ is similar to the Nokia X, but this packs 768MB of RAM, instead of 512 MB on the Nokia X. Continue reading “Nokia X+ and Nokia XL Android smartphones coming to India within 60 days”
In a courageous and cunning move, Nokia launched its new series of Android devices under the X moniker, a ploy to capture the entry level Smartphone segment, which they had initially planned to capture with the Asha platform. Three devices at different price points were launched, with the XL being launched at a higher 109 EUR price point. Sporting hardware design from the Asha phones and software design from Lumia, Nokia wants to create familiarity to Windows Phone in the low end and hopes to catch aspiring buyers and make them move to their hopefully more profitable platform. But the pricing is treacherously close to their low end Lumias, which might just end up cannibalizing the sales of the latter, even when providing a choice with similar hardware. The XL, a 5 inch Android phone with almost the same or better specifications than the Lumia 520, poses a threat, or may be is it opportunity for Nokia and Microsoft?
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At MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Nokia announced a series of devices that defied its partnership with Microsoft a couple of years back. Finally, Nokia announced its own Android running smartphones. But there is definitely more to it than meets the eye. Nokia hasn’t embraced Google or its services through Android, but opened up Microsoft’s services via Android fork.
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Nokia has surprised every one of us with the launch of their first Android phones, the Nokia X, X+ and XL. All the three are based on a very similar design language, but differ somewhat in internals. The X+ has more RAM and a micro SD card in the box, the XL is very similar to the X+ but has a bigger screen, that’s basically it. The Nokia XL has a 5 inch IPS WVGA screen with blacks that look decently dark and colours that are unwashed. With a good large screen and decent internals, does Nokia have a winner in the cheap phablet category? While we ponder on that, here is a bunch of photos straight from the Mobile World Congress 2014 event we are live from.
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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.
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