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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Nokia XL Android Review

nescafe ais - 11:25

The mobile business was set ablaze yesterday with the arrival of a whole new family of Android-powered handsets from the soon-to-be-Microsoft-owned manufacturer Nokia.

Three new Nokia devices were previewed here at Mobile World Congress — the mid-sized Nokia X (that we tend to wrote concerning yesterday), the similar-sized X+, which has further memory and storage, and a huge-screened, beefier version of the X known as the Nokia XL. We generally tend to’ve assembled some hands-on photos of the Nokia XL on top of.

The Finnish company was fast to point out that its Android experiment is meant as a stepping stone to Microsoft cloud services and Windows-powered Lumia devices for for first-time smartphone patrons, primarily in developing countries.

Maybe that’s a tall raise — the idea of a Microsoft-affiliated handset running Google’s mobile OS truly had most onlookers here shrugging. But the X phones do stand a fighting likelihood for some reasons. 1st, they're comparatively cheap, ranging between $a hundred thirty five to $100 fifty. Conjointly, they’re enticing and ought to be successful with shoppers. Chalk this up to Nokia’s wonderful sense of business design. The company’s phones are chunky and rugged, they come with prime-rate cameras, and they're generally offered in fun and bright colours. And Nokia’s implementation of Android isn’t pure Google; it’s heavily customized both visually and functionally.

With its 5-in. WVGA show, Noxia XL puts Nokia’s own customized version of Android on a pleasant, large screen. It conjointly has the most effective cameras of the X line — five megapixels on the rear, and a couple of megapixels on the front. If you weren’t paying shut attention, it could be easily mistaken for a Lumia 1320. Unless the display was unlocked, after all.

Nokia X family uses Android as its bedrock while the OS (which is just referred to as “X”) links to Microsoft’s API for mapping and cloud services. The result's that you simply won’t notice any Google Play Store here, or Google Drive. Those apps are replaced by a Nokia App Store and Microsoft’s OneDrive. The phone can be during a position to run all those regular Android apps that are released on the online version of the Play store — you’ll simply need to download an apk file.

Clearly impressed by Windows Phone’s tile-based mostly largely UI, the XL’s interface is quick to induce used to and simple to personalize: Merely press and hold any icon to resize it or move it around the screen. Swiping from the right invariably helps you to access your favorite and most recently used apps. Again, just by holding one finger on an part, you'll be able to toss it or modification it.

Like the other Nokia X phones, the XL is not on the market inside the U.S., but they will be on sale elsewhere in the earth. The XL starts at €109 (regarding $150) and ships in March.



  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)