Nokia X Review: Windows Phone Maker Does Low-Cost Android Surprisingly Well


Nokia’s weird foray into Android is the Nokia X, a small, affordable smartphone that uses Google’s mobile OS, painted up as though it were almost a Windows Phone software variant. It’s a strange beast, with a chunky candybar design that blatantly screams ‘Nokia,’ and a price tag aimed at emerging markets. There’s a good chance Microsoft will kill it as soon as it takes over Nokia’s hardware business (now set for April) but in the meantime, does the Nokia X offer users a way to claw back some of the market share they’ve given up to low-cost Android devices?


  • 4-inch, 800×480 display
  • 3MP rear camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB on board storage
  • Up to 32GB expandable storage via micro SD
  • 28 days standby battery, 10.5 hours talk time , 4.5 hours web browsing time
  • Price: Roughly $120-140 US off contract
  • Product…

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