Despite its commendable build, the Nokia X feels a little bit too much like a toy
In conclusion, we're unable to recommend the Nokia X. Whether it's the toy-ish design, the poor display, camera and overall performance, or just the extremely limited nature of the forked Android on board, it's safe to say that we expected more.
An entry-level smartphone, based on AOSP, without Google services and a limited selection of apps.
There we go, the first Android smartphone by the company, which was never going to have anything to do with Android. Anyone surprised that the Nokia X has nothing to do with droids as we know them? Good. Thought so.
Funny little handset that one - and its timing is funnier still. Less than a month before the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia devices is finalized. It's tempting to search for conspiracy theories.
Nokia does budget Android smartphones
The Nokia X itself is relatively nice but it's certainly a confusing proposition for consumers – a Nokia smartphone with Android which looks like Windows Phone. Nokia will want to feed users up to Lumia devices as an upgrade but getting people to start with the Nokia X might be a hard task.
Appealing design, Vivid 4.3 in display
With all its downsides, we can see the case for the Desire 300. HTC has priced this well. If you can live with the slight lag and appreciate the design and in-hand feel, it is not a bad deal at its very affordable starting full retail price of around $200 (180 euro in Europe).
Simultaneous dual-SIM functionality
On paper, the phone looks quite formidable given the dual-core CPU and 8MP shooter, but the reality is quite different. None of these key features seem to be used to the fullest, which is why the SV comes across as a very mediocre phone. The simultaneous dual-SIM functionality is one of the only highlights of this handset, everything else seems half baked. We recommend you avoid this handset for now as it's not worth it, even if it does get a big price drop in the near future.
The best and the brightest of the new X family.
The Nokia XL is the best and the brightest of the new X family but, again, it's a step up from the Asha lineup rather than something to compete with Nokia's Windows Phone offerings or even most Androids.
The Nokia XL officially targets â?¬110 ($150), though it's currently on pre-order at â?¬130 ($180). Admittedly, there are few phones in this price segment to have a large 5" screen, especially dual-SIM ones.
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