This article is slightly misleading. The limitations mentioned are due to the hardware design and not the Asha OS. All Asha phones with model numbers less than 500 are S40 based OS and not Asha 1.x platform.
The Asha 1.0 OS is a complete re-write, utilizing the Smarterphone OS. The OS has full multi-tasking capabilities, however only a few of the application are allowed to multi-task due to the low hardware specifications. At the heart of the OS is a Linux kernel (from Nokia's Meltemi R&D team).
i stopped reading after i read 'bottleneck'. this phone is worthless and anything lower than this. i don't even know if it's really android or just asha-plus. c'mon, nokia, go back making symbian. ur not good at this.
FromChinaWithLove, 02 May 2014Nokia really should've just stick with WP only. With the all feature this phone got, Nokia jus... moreWindows Phone 8.x won't run on the SoC the X series uses. The Adreno 203 GPU does not support DirectX 9, which is the minimum requirement for WP 8.
Worst phone ever used. Symbian belle is the best os i ever used. This phone isn't worth buying. Wait for BlackBerry Z3. This phone is very slow and no games work and bad hardware
in my place this phone is a good deal for talk and social apps-> Line or facebook.
At a half of price for sony experia C (same price as sony E1) and here is no moto G at all.
Sean Godsell, 02 May 2014It still has a really low end Qualcomm dual core Cortex-A5 processor with a really low end adr... morewhy nokia didn't use latest snapdragon 200?
it has same gpu adreno 203 but with higher cpu clock and better energy efficient. and for this RAM it should use kitkat instead of jellybean
nokia just want extra cash by giving customer 2 years old chipset with small battery, no protection for big screen is no-no
Hey wouldn't. It be good to put Symbian in low,end,phones,they could upgrade it so that android apps,can work in it I still love n8 Symbian. Is a beautiful os they can put ms services in it
so, no support for native 3G/UMTS video call feature?
it's very dissappointing.
Nokia just lost another potential customers.
FYI, the good old Symbian phones support native video call. the old S40 (pre-Asha S40) phones support native video call too. the Windows Mobile 6.x phones support native video call too. even the current Samsung's Android devices support native video call too.
so why can't Nokia make this one to also support native video call just like Symbian?
Targeted for indian customers. But MMX has much much better canvas phones than these nokia X series. At this price point its not worth. 8000 Inr is ok.
Even with XL at the end of its name, I'm not convinced.
IMHO, complete disaster. Should of stocked with WP
Better to buy the new Blackberry Z3 at these sort of prices. It leaves these mobiles for dead for specs and far superior OS. In Indonesia pre-orders were taken up in about a week or so. Check out the specs for the price, as that is always the aurguement of some people, and the Z3 is way a head. Lets also hope more people use BBOS10.2.1 because if is far superior to Android and what is Nokia X.
If launched at Rs12k in India it will rock forcing Samsung to reduce price of Grand Neo. Ram could have been 1gb. Rest all fine for a budget big screen smartphone
IMHO, if they want it to be unique, they should not follow others & make it with different form factor.
ie: touch & type form factor, just like Nokia E6 or Nokia 303
FromChinaWithLove, 02 May 2014Nokia really should've just stick with WP only. With the all feature this phone got, Nokia jus... moreThey might do that in the future. But currently WP 8 can't run on a cortex-A5 CPU, support dual Sims, or support on screen buttons. At least not until WP 8.1 arrives in June 2014. I think that is why Microsoft and Nokia choose Android, because even older versions of Android supported all those features and more. Android also gives you the ability to even change the UI. That's why the UI for Nokia X devices looks like WP UI. Not to mention they only run Microsoft's apps and services with none of Google's apps or services to be found on them.
It still has a really low end Qualcomm dual core Cortex-A5 processor with a really low end adreno 203 GPU. Right there alone, this should tell everyone how low end of a device this unit really is.
First website to give a complete review for Nokia XL. Thx. A great review giving answers to everything. Gr8 job. Getting a green one soon.
Nokia really should've just stick with WP only. With the all feature this phone got, Nokia just switch back to windows instead of android. This one will sell better than 521( or even the upcoming 635 for t-mobile). I don't care if the CPU on the 635 is better than the XL. $150 for a 5"screen, 5MP camera with flash and front facing camera, + 7XX ram running on windows phone 8. It the best deal.