MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-on

GSMArena team, 24 February 2014.
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Nokia X hands-on

The Nokia X features a 4" IPS LCD display of WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) resolution. Colors are okay, brightness and contrast are reasonable, but nothing spectacular out of a sub-100 euro device.

Under the hood, the entire Nokia X range shares the same 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, with only the X somewhat limited at 512MB of RAM. Internal storage is just 4GB, but is expandable up to 32GB.

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Nokia X live photos

At the back of the Nokia X there's a 3MP fixed focus camera, but no front-facer. The phone weighs 129 grams and packs a 1500mAh battery. It's good for 10.5 hours of 3G talk time and a maximum standby time of 17 days. It is also capable of up to 26 hours of music playback, while video playback time is quoted at 8.4 hours.

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Nokia X live photos

The build quality of the X is superb. The plastic feels nice as with most recent Nokia smartphones and isn't a ferocious fingerprint magnet. It's quite sturdy too.

Overall, Android runs well on the X, despite the lower RAM than the other two X members. It's also very easy to navigate around as the tiles offer a comfortable view of what you have on the phone.

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Nokia X live photos

Synthetic benchmarks

The Nokia X is no performance monster, but we ran some benchmarks anyway. The phone to compare it is the Moto G, which has noticeably higher-end specs.

On a side note, we downloaded Benchmark Pi and AnTuTu 4 from the app store on the phone - it's great to see content in a store that's just a few days old.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    132
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    147
  • HTC One
    151
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
    169
  • Sony Xperia Z
    264
  • HTC Butterfly
    266
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    305
  • Alcatel One Touch Hero
    308
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    347
  • Motorola Moto G
    392
  • Nokia X
    677
  • Nokia XL
    681

AnTuTu 4

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    24716
  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    20056
  • HTC Butterfly
    19513
  • Motorola Moto G
    17214
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    15714
  • Alcatel One Touch Hero
    15667
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • Nokia X
    7745
  • Nokia XL
    7529

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600)
    810
  • Apple iPhone 5
    915
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    972
  • LG Optimus G Pro
    1011
  • Motorola RAZR i XT890
    1059
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
    1065
  • HTC One
    1124
  • Motorola Moto G
    1308
  • Sony Xperia Z
    1336
  • HTC Butterfly
    1433
  • Alcatel One Touch Hero
    1646
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
    1741
  • Nokia X
    2624
  • Nokia XL
    2719

Nokia X camera samples

We snapped a few camera samples with the Nokia X for your viewing pleasure.


Nokia X camera samples

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