Hardware and Specifications
The Nokia XL is a slightly upgraded version of Nokia X which is the first ever Android smartphone from Nokia. The Nokia XL is a lower-mid range smartphone so it is equipped with some modest hardware specifications. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor which is a combination of 2 ARM Cortex A7 CPU cores and an Adreno 302 GPU. There is 768MB of RAM for multitasking and a modest 4GB of internal storage space which can be used to install applications and games. There is also a microSD card slot so that the storage can be expanded by up to 32GB. There are some basic hardware sensors such as ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.
Screen and Design
Nokia XL comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD screen with capacitive multitouch. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels taking its pixel density to a little over 186 ppi. Considering these numbers, the screen is average on sharpness. As this is an IPS LCD screen, it has wide viewing angles and decent brightness levels. The design of the Nokia XL is very similar to the Nokia Lumia line-up of smartphones which are based on Windows Phone platform. The body of the Nokia XL is made up of polycarbonate. It comes in various colour choices such as black, cyan, green, red, yellow and white. There is just a single capacitive back button at the front. The volume rockers and power button are on the right hand side while the loudspeaker is placed at the back.
Camera and Multimedia
This Android smartphone from Nokia comes with a modest 5MP camera sensor on the back with autofocus lens and LED flash. Due to its low price point, Nokia has decided to not include a front-facing camera so you won�t be able to take self-portraits easily or carry out video calls over Skype. Going by the previous performances, we think that the camera will perform decently. This camera can also record FWVGA (854 x 480) pixels which is below par even considering some low-end Android smartphones. The device comes with music and video players along with Nokia MixRadio application which can be used to stream music for free.
Software and Features
The Nokia XL comes with forked version of Android v4.4 KitKat which they are calling it as Nokia X software platform v1.0. There is Nokia App store where a curated collection of Android applications and games will be published. All the Google services are replaced with Microsoft and Nokia services such as HERE Maps, Microsoft One Drive, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, etc. The custom UI completely resembles Live Tiles on Microsoft Windows Phone.
Connectivity and Battery
There are some decent connectivity options that are included in the Nokia XL such as dual SIM card slots, both of which are compatible with 3G HSPA GSM networks. It also includes Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 + HS, A-GPS and microUSB v2.0 port. There is also an option to convert the device in to a Wi-Fi Hotspot so that near-by devices can access Internet through it. It comes with a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery which can last through a day of normal usage very easily given Nokia’s expertise in software optimisation.
vops, 08 Jun 2014Why doesn't nokia xl have whatsapo can't even support the downloads. So sad righ now,pls anyo... moreDownload 1mobile market from the store then in 1mobile market you will see whatsapp to download and it works well
astonish, 08 Jun 2014nokia XL or lumia 630? I am so much confused please help which one is better to buy?nokia xl
dashrath maanjhi, 08 Jun 2014Does whatsapp works properly in this device? If not then let me know plz plz plz.....my girl f... moredude whatsapp is working like butter...all is sharing for u..dnt worry
you guys boast about the front cam
fyi, 1.3 mp front cam of lumia 720 is much much better than 2 mp front cam of nokia xl.
AnonD-14839, 08 Jun 2014Xl has frnt camera,but lumia dont. Choice is urs...
630 has 720p videos but xl has only 480p videos.
astonish, 08 Jun 2014nokia XL or lumia 630?
I am so much confused please help which one is better to buy?Getnokia XL... don't buy window phone..
astonish, 08 Jun 2014nokia XL or lumia 630? I am so much confused please help which one is better to buy?nokia xl.........the best as under nokia flash starts from 15000but u r getting flash option in it..n u r getting 5inches screen...its an anroid too.......so I loved it n suggests everyone to buy it..
Syed, 08 Jun 2014Please tell me bro,Can it supports 1080 p video in nokia XL?No,720 supports...
Why doesn't nokia xl have whatsapo can't even support the downloads.
So sad righ now,pls anyone help out if u can
sunil_awesome, 08 Jun 2014Asphalt 8 all data and download updates are stored in my sd card1 i check it bro 1.6gn of spac... moreSo what u r saying is that the trick worked and games are playable even when all the data is in external sdcard? Well this actually isnt a trick, its how an android phone works.
AP Ayush Prashar, 08 Jun 2014U really played gta3 in xl smoothly... ?I HOPE U come here and see me n my friend playing if gioneee m2 van play with mediatek processor I think quualcom snapdragon way better chipset
Syed, 08 Jun 2014Please tell me bro,Can it supports 1080 p video in nokia XL?No bt if u use mx,player it can play smoothly I have 1080 videos I run it in vlc little slower... so I think nt smoothly
This forum is to exchange experiences ad tech knowhow, but asking stupid questions which model to buy, will it support 1080 etc. Go through its spec sheet ad try your friends cells models ad decide yourself, as your purse is being used. 630 or Xl its again confused answer, get feed back ad buy, or ask technical data.