A Review on Nokia X and its Specs
Nokia X is the first handset by Microsoft owned phone company, it a combination of some very peculiar features, what is Microsoft trying to convey with Nokia X? Read on to find out.
The description of Nokia X includes:
- Qualcomm S4 Play 1GHz dual-core processor
- Android AOSP 4.1 operating system
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and an expansion slot for external memory
- 5mm length; 63mm width and 10.4mm thickness
- A display of 4 inch and 800×480 pixels display resolution
- It weighs 7g
- Price of €89
- The build quality of Nokia X is excellent. The physical material of the handset is plastic but the handset feels very durable in hand.
- The handset might feel cheap because of the plastic but in the end you can’t really find and fault with it.
- No creaks or squeaks were heard.
- The handset is available in a variety of colours.
- The design is good with sharply defined edges.
- The volume rocker button and the power button are on the left edge.
- On the front there is no button other than the one for the Back function.
- The handset supports dual SIM.
- The back plate is removed to reveal the battery, microSD card slot and the SIMs slots.
- The handset offers a 4 inch display screen.
- The resolution of the display screen is 800×480 pixels.
- The colours of the screen seem washed out.
- The pixel density of 233ppi is also low.
- Running the TFT unit it is behind the trend as compared to the latest handsets.
- The QUALCOMM S4 Play 1GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM is back dated; the performance is midway between sluggish and fast.
- The touch is responsive but not quick enough for some of the apps. The processor tries to keep up with the tasks but it is simply not fast enough.
Memory & Battery
- The handset comes with 4 GB of internal storage of which less than 3 GB is available to the user.
- The memory can be enhanced by the use of microSD card.
- The handset comes with 150mAh removable battery.
- The battery life is average; you might need an afternoon top with a little use.
- The back houses a 3.15 megapixel camera while there is no camera for the front.
- Video can be recorded at 480 pixels.
- Video calling is not possible with this handset.
- The image quality is very low.
- The snapshots are not bright enough.
- Nokia X runs Android AOSP 4.1 operating system; it does not match the latest trends.
- The User interface is not very clear, it might be confusing for some people
- The style of the home screen is similar to the Windows Phone.
- The ‘fast lane’ history page feature seen on Asha Phones is also present here.
- The task of navigation has been made extremely easy by the presence of an app called “HERE Maps”.
- The Nokia Store has also been nicely populated.
On the whole the handset is very attractive due to a range of bright colors, it is strong and durable, it can definitely last a long time but the performance is a little jerky. Microsoft has tried to produce a nice handset but much better handsets are available in the market at the same price.
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