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.
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.
AnonD-205654, 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