Nokia X Android Hands On Video Review : Introduction
An Introduction to the Nokia X Android
Nokia X is the first android based smartphone from nokia. Although its not a regular android ( the one from google ) but nokia basically forked the open source version of android and added microsoft’s services instead of google. So you wont find google playstore in it by default but you can install android apps and 75% of them will work without any problem.
You can install app stores like mobogenie , which has thousands of apps available in google playstore. You can install launcher apps in nokia X and change the interface to look more like a regular android too. Rooting methods of Nokia X are also available now and you can root it and then install google services too.
The default interface in Nokia X is more like a windows phone and its difficult to recognize that its actually running an android when you first look at it. In this first part of the nokia X Android video review we take a look at the interface and build quality of the phone.
Hands On Video Review of the Nokia X in Urdu:
Hands On Video Review of the Nokia X in English:
What’s in the Nokia X Box?
Unboxing the Nokia X:
Nokia X comes with accessories that you would find in the packaging of most smartphones these days except for the data cable. Strangely nokia decided not to give away data cable with the phone. Although its a standard data cable and you can find it easily in the market.
– 1 x Nokia X
– 1 x 1500mAh Battery
– Headphones (good quality)
– User’s Manual
Build Quality of the Nokia X
Material Used and Design:
Nokia is famous for making tough phones and they have kept that tradition with Nokia X as well. Although Smartphones are known to be very fragile and you have to keep great care of them but nokia X is the toughest phone we have seen so far. The main reason being that its back cover includes the sides and corners of the phone too . The corners have extra padding as well to further strengthen it. So if you do manage to drop the phone you will only hurt its cover , which can then be easily replaced.
Screen and Display:
Nokia X has a 4inch IPS LCS Display at 480 x 800 pixels and 233 ppi pixel density, which is pretty good for a budget phone. The colors of display were quite vivid and sharp. The IPS screen allows for better viewing at angles, when we viewed the device at an angle it did not show any color degradation.
Specifications of the Nokia X
|CPU||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 ,Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play|
|OS||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Band||2G; GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 & 3G; HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Sim Card||Dual SIM Regular Size|
|Color||Bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black, white|
|Screen Size||4-inch IPS|
|Resolution||480 x 800|
|Screen Color||16 Million Colors|
|Audio File Format||MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB|
|Video File Format||3GP/MPEG4|
|Image File Format||JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF|
|FM Radio||Yes, earphone needed|
|Card Extend||MicroSD Card up to 32gb|
|Data transfer||Micro USB v2.0 /Bluetooth|
|Camera||3.0MP back camera|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Multi-Touch||Yes, up to 2 fingers|
|Standby Time||About 2~3 days|
|Dimensions||141.5 x 71 x 9.3mm|
Benchmarks and Price:
The Antutu benchmark scores of the Nokia X were good compared to other low budget devices in its price range. The antutu benchmark was 7620, while the other phones like qmobile A9 or Huawei G510 had antutu scores n 5000 range.
Nokia X is selling at 13,800 rs in Pakistan. Which is a average price for a phone with these specs.
Drawback of Nokia X
- No flash light with camera. Since Nokia is targeting nokia X for low budget market and countries , they should have known how important flash light is in phones for potential customers. With power outages a routine its nice to have a flash light in your phone.
- No Front facing camera. Nokia could have installed just a VGA camera to keep the cost low which is ok for video calls , but no front facing camera means that your caller wont be able to see you in video calls.