Nokia X Series – Hands on

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Dan has already brought you lots of information into the Nokia foray into Android here but I’ve just been running around their stand to get some early hands-on video and photos for you.

What we have here is three new Android phones from Nokia. They’re colourful, a little chunky design-wise and fun to look use. The specs aren’t going to set the world alight but these are meant to fill that featurephone gap and push into those markets where price is essential.

Meet the Nokia X, X+ and XL. The latter has a 5″ 800×480 pixel screen and a 5 megapixel camera with flash plus a 2 megapixel camera up front. All three of these handsets have dual-core 1GHz CPU’s, although the one I played with (the Nokia X) did seem to lag a little.  Both the X and the X+ have 3 megapixel fixed focus shooters with the X having 512MB of RAM and the X+ getting 256MB more.

 

  Nokia X Nokia X+ Nokia XL
Screen 4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px 4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px 5-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px
RAM 512MB 768MB 768MB
Storage Up to 32GB
MicroSD
Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
Rear camera 3-megapixel fixed focus 3-megapixel fixed focus 5-megapixel with autofocus and flash
Front camera - - 2-megapixel
Processor 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core
Networks ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100 ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100 ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100
Dimensions 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm 141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm
Weight 128.66g 128.66g 190g
Standby time 2G = Up to 28.5 days

3G = Up to 22 days

2G = Up to 28.5 days

3G = Up to 22 days

2G = Up to 41 days

3G = Up to 26 days

Talk time 2G = Up to 13.3 hours

3G = Up to 10.5 hours

2G = Up to 13.3 hours

3G = Up to 10.5 hours

2G = Up to 16 hours

3G = Up to 13 hours

 

The key point here? Price. Nokia want you to have their handsets in your pockets. The Nokia X will go on sale immediately with price starting at around £74, with the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL expected to roll out in a few weeks prices at around £82 and £90 respectively (these prices are converting the Euro prices quoted to us today).