Nokia X+,XL Android Phones Prices, Features, Specs Review

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There was a strong user demand for the Nokia phones running Android platform, since many believe Nokia preferring Windows Phone over Android as operating system software, after Microsoft Nokia partnership, was a wrong turn.

As it is said, never say never, it seems that Finish company has finally heard its fan cries, though after losing most of its glory, fan-base and market share.

Still, after the announcement of Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL; the new Nokia Android smartphones, the company has reportedly received 1 million pre-orders for these smartphone, running Android under Windows Phone 8 like home launcher.

Could this mean that the partnership between Microsoft and Nokia is coming to an end? Or maybe the bond between Microsoft and Google is becoming weaker? Or does it mean that Microsoft is slowing giving up on its Windows OS for smartphones?

Previously, in a user opinion poll, conducted by Nokia to to find out what is one of the favorite functions of Nokia X potential users. The 20.1% users voted for Android Apps while 15.6% voted for Nokia Apps.

Nokia Android Phones Prices, Features, Specs Review

On MWC 2014 in Barcelona, first row of Nokia Android Mobile Phones was announced along with some other affordable mobiles with prices starting from 29 euros.

Nokia X+,XL Android Phones Prices, Features, Specs Review

Both Nokia X+,XL Android Phones support dual-SIM. Nokia X+ have 4 inch display while XL has 5 inches display with design similar to Nokia top seller, Lumia 520 windows phone. Let's look at their details:

Nokia X+ Android Phones Specs

Nokia X+ feature 4 inch IPS LCD screens. The processor will be a dual-core Snapdragon S4 with working frequency of 1 GHz. Nokia X+ will have 768MB RAM, 4GB internal memory and microSD card support in a package. Here under is the Nokia X+ Android phones specifications:
  1. Dimensions of 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm
  2. Weighs 128.66 grams
  3. 4-inch IPS display with the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  4. 1GHz dual-core processor
  5. 768MB RAM for Nokia X+
  6. 4GB internal memory with microSD card
  7. 3MP main camera
  8. 2G/3G network support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS
  9. 1500mAh battery
Nokia X+ Android Phones Prices, Features, Specs Review

Nokia XL Android Phones Specs

The Nokia XL is a bigger brother of Nokia X and Nokia X+ smartphones at 5 inches WVGA (800×480) display and 190 grams weight. Below is the Nokia XL specifications:
  1. Measures 141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm
  2. Weight of 190 grams
  3. 5-inch IPS display with the WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels)
  4. 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  5. 768MB RAM
  6. Bundled with a 4GB microSD card and can be upgradable to 32GB storage
  7. 5MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  8. 2MP secondary camera
  9. 2G/3G network support, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS
  10. 2000mAh battery
Nokia XL Android Phones Prices, Features, Specs Review

Nokia XL,X+ Android Phones Features

Other then above hardware specifications, here are the software features that might be important from user perspective:

Nokia Android Apps GUI and Design
From GUI and design perspective, Android Phones feature a look an feel of a crossover between Android and Windows Phone with design cues both from Lumia and Asha series.

Nokia Windows Android Hypbrid OS
The OS for these three phones is a modified version of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) equivalent to Google Android 4.1.2 Jelly Beans.

Nokia Android Apps and Microsoft Services
Instead of Google Play apps store, Nokia is using its own branded new Nokia Apps Store on these models. Which also essentially means instead of Google cloud services, Nokia Android Phones are using the default services from Microsoft.

The apps can be downloaded from Nokia App store and users can also side-load Android apps. At the same time users will also be getting free Microsoft OneDrive storage, free music streaming in Nokia MixRadio, Skype minutes and more. These models will also support Russian service Yandex, but you will need to allow it to install Android apps to your phone.

Are all Android Apps compatible with Nokia X Android Phones?
Many fears that existing Android apps would not be incompatible with Nokia Android phones. But Nokia guarantees that around 75% of all current Android apps are compatible with its new Nokia X Android smartphones.

You can easily check whether an Android App is compatible with the Nokia X phone or not. In case it is not and App modification is required. The tools for porting and modifying incompatible Android apps are also available on Nokia app store.

Nokia Android Phones Prices

Nokia phone pricing has always been an issue. But Nokia is addressing the cost issue too now. While the entry-level is covered by its feature phones and Asha devices, the Nokia X range is targeted at affordable segment, costing less than Nokia Lumia Windows Phones.

Overall, as you can see that with their low-end smartphone specs both Nokia X+ and XL falls under budget smartphone category. Here are their prices:

Nokia X+ Android Phone Price
The Nokia X+ android phone price is €89 Euros. Though it still far better than devices like Samsung Galaxy Y Duos; looking at RAM, camera and battery we do not see much juice in this device.

Nokia XL Android Phone Price
The Nokia XL android phone price is €109 Euros, which becomes $150 USD. The Nokia XL price in India at Rs.9000 and respectively in other Asian dual-SIM budget Android phone market can make it selling phone like hot cake.

Nokia X+,XL Android Phones release date is expected in the Q2 2014. What is your take on Nokia Android Phones? is it a dream come true? or is it too late? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.
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