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Nokia X
Nokia X (X Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q 4 x 1 GHz, Cortex-A5, Dual-Core
Graphics adapter
512 MB 
4.00 inch 5:3, 800 x 480 pixel, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, 24-bit, 16.7 million colors, glossy: yes
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
, 1.8 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo-jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB (SDHC), Sensors: Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, position sensor, GPS, Head-SAR: 0,93 W/kg, Body-SAR: 0,75 W/kg
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 3.0, GSM (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA (900 and 2100 MHz)
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.4 x 115.5 x 63 ( = 0.41 x 4.55 x 2.48 in)
6 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3.7 Volt, 1500 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 13 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 10 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 28 h
Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Webcam: none; main camera: 3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Power adapter AC-20 (5 V, 0,75 A, 3,75 W), headset, Nokia X software platform, Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, 24 Months Warranty
129 g ( = 4.55 oz / 0.28 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
119 Euro



Average Score: 51.75% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 31%, features: 54%, display: 78% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Nokia X

77% Nokia X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Android at last? The Nokia X marks Microsoft Mobile's entry into the Android market. What looks like a turnaround, is not really one at all: with the inexpensive entry-level smartphone, a reworked interface, and a special App Store, Microsoft is trying to lure customers and get them transitioned to the Windows Phone platform. Why the concept is not completely successful is the subject of our review.
40% Review: Nokia X — A Messy Android Affair
Source: English version
The combination of Nokia and Android sounds very promising on paper. However, with focus set on Windows Phone, the Nokia X is an half-hearted attempt at Android from the Finns. No doubt, the phone's design and construction are top-notch, but its sluggish performance is a deal-breaker. Due to the single button layout, navigation is also painful. If you're looking for a budget Android device, the Moto E is the right choice. Those who want to stick with Nokia, should go for the Lumia 525.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 60% performance: 30% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
20% The Nokia X is, quite frankly, the worst smartphone I’ve ever reviewed.
Source: Techspot English version
The performance of the Nokia X is horrendous. The device is laggy from the moment you turn it on, often to the point where a lack of responsiveness becomes frustrating. It’s also the first device I’ve reviewed to crash while performing an in-browser benchmark, as the SoC simply choked to death.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 20%
70% What happens when Nokia makes an Android phone?
Source: Engadget English version
Microsoft's in a pickle. On one hand, its brand-new acquisition just came out with a product running its competitor's OS; on the other, that same product might be key to gaining mindshare in developing markets, which is one of the bloodiest battlefields in mobile right now. It's hard to feel confident in the X's future because Microsoft may choose not to invest in the series, focusing resources on cheaper Windows Phones instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%


Qualcomm Adreno 203: Entry level GPU with support for OpenGL ES 2.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

S4 Play MSM8625Q: Entry-level-SoC with four Cortex-A5 cores at 1.2 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years. 

In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.

51.75%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-05-13)