A Review on Nokia X

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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