I like this phone (free Here Map, Here Drive and Nokia MixRadio), except the CPU is a bit outdated. Had they released this phone a year ago, I would have bought it without hesitation. Now, I have to really think about it. A deciding factor for me would definitely be if Nokia will guarantee an update to Android version 4.4. This will balance out or improve the speed performance of the outdated CPU a little.
Why? -Why Nokia? Why didn't you go with MTK6572??
I got 50$ Jiayu F1 with MTK6572 that I even play Asphalt 8: Airborne on MEDIUM quality with no sweat!
What can you play with Qualcomm MSM8225-Tetris?
nav12121212, 04 May 2014People are really idiots .. Without using it they are saying it bad.. It doesnt lag and is way... moreAll 3 Nokia X devices use an older dual core 1ghz Qualcomm S4 plus CPU that is a Cortex-A5. All the other phones you listed use Cortex-A9. Now if you take any Cortex-A5 CPU with any Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at the exact same frequency, then the Cortex-A9 would run roughly 60% faster then the Cortex-A5 CPU. So when you say it has no lag. Not for a minute would I ever believe you. If you don't believe me then anyone can compare ARM Cortex-A5 and A9 CPU for themselves. Google it.
Why so waiting ? Nokia ... or i should say Microsoft .. please launch xl . Launch it as soon as u can in may . Price it under 10000 ... Or this one will also fail just like Nokia x . It was launched at 8500 and now its selling at 6600 on flipcart. I m waiting for this one for 30 days but still it says Coming soon everywhere .
I've got a dual sim 16gb Moto G..all for an equivalent US$235..best bang for buck phone i've ever owned.
People are really idiots .. Without using it they are saying it bad.. It doesnt lag and is way better than what samsung produced those galaxy y and ace devices. Blackberry lags with android apps z10 with 2 gb ram lags wth android apps
This phone has asymmetric bezel. Bottom bezel is wider than top. Hard for landscape games/movies. The same case with Nokia X, Lumia 625, and Lumia 520/525.
Xperia C is Mediatek and non-removable battery. Latest Xperia M2 might be better choice.
190 grammes for a 5inch phone - that's a whole 50 grammes heavier than my nexus 5. Oh well at least Sony has some competition now for biggest bezel of the year award.
I rather get a China brand Android like Oneplus or Xiaomi than this weird Android-WindowPhone combination crap from Nokia. The fake tiles are ugly.
what for 768MB ram, even android phone with 1GB ram will stuck if you run several apps at a time
Nokia with Android ? Ok but it's too late around 4-5 years...thanks to Elop.
Jack, 03 May 2014Still pales into insignificance compared to the Z3 BlackberryI never use a blackberry ever before. So, I can't make a comment of that. But, honestly speaking the lumia 521 is pretty good for its price. Too bad, Nokia only upgraded the CPU and screen size of that the new lumia(521) →635! The front facing camera is a must have for all smartphones even it is a low-end one.
Marc Aurel, 02 May 2014Windows Phone 8.x won't run on the SoC the X series uses. The Adreno 203 GPU does not support ... moreYou and the other guy confused on what I said. I'm actually complaining on Nokia. Cause I find lumia 521 is better than the X and XL. And for the CPU, well if it can't run on the window phone then they can change it to a working one. Anyway, the new lumia 635 is a upgrade version of the lumia 521 and it heading to t-mobile to replace the lumia 521, but the only thing "upgraded" at the lumia 635 is a bigger screen. And it's gonna cost more than the X and XL.
The lumia 635 got no flash, no front facing camera, still 512 ram.( only the upgraded the screen from 4 to 4.5 and CPU.) But the XL for $150, got 5inch screen, flash, front facing camera, 7XX ram. If only Nokia make the lumia 635 4.5 or 5 inch screen with front facing camera and 1G ram. And sell it under $200. It's the best of best deal.
gladiator32, 02 May 2014First website to give a complete review for Nokia XL. Thx. A great review giving answers to ev... moredo you think its relevant or just cause it runs fake android? these are just like galaxy pocket but i wonder the hype
Its most poor phone ever made by nokia...now nokia start to make fool to people...nokia x is not android
waste of time. Nokia trying to Android look like Windows Phone pants OS.
Its gonna be a very close race, which is the worst phone of the decade, the Nokia X or the XL?
Slim, 02 May 2014Better to buy the new Blackberry Z3 at these sort of prices. It leaves these mobiles for dead... moreWas about to post the same, its insane to buy Nokia over the BB Z3, much better CPU dual core Krait pushing an OS that is smooth by nature, twice the RAM, 8GB storage, qHD display, Adreno 305, runs lots of Android apps and so on and on.
The Z3 will offer flagship UI performance at under $200 while the Nokia XL has so low performance and bad OS that the stutters are stuttering and the lag will destroy your every awaken moment.
Almost forgot to mention the excellent BlackBerry 10 webbrowser, its one of the best for sure, maybe THE best, and of course totally superior to the crap Nokia Android browser.