New Android Handsets from Nokia – Nokia X Family & Feature Phones

Dusan Belic from Intomobile 24/2/14 brings us the release of Nokia’s new handsets at the MWC (Mobile World Conference) in Barcelona. 

Nokia has officially joined the Android market with not one, but three different devices. These three are Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, all of which get their power from a rather mediocre 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There are some changes as well – Nokia X has a 4-inch WVGA screen and 512MB of RAM, Nokia X+ rocks 768MB of RAM, while the XL boasts a larger, 5-inch screen alas with same (WVGA) resolution. Check out additional details in the table below.

“Nokia X is a new affordable smartphone family from Nokia,” explains Jussi Nevanlinna, vice president of marketing for Nokia’s phones. “X stands for ‘crossover’ between Microsoft cloud, Android apps and Nokia. When we say family, we really mean it. During 2014 you’ll see a number of products arriving in this family.”

But before that, let’s look at the software; you won’t see “anything Google” on the Nokia X series. Instead of Google Play, users can access Nokia Store, instead of Google Maps – there are HERE maps. Also worth mentioning are preloaded apps such as MixRadio, BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter, as well as Microsoft stuff like Skype, OneDrive and Outlook.com.

The Redmond giant on its end will provide 10GB of free OneDrive storage and 1-month of free Skype calls with every Nokia Android smartphone. According to Elop, “Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverage Microsoft services” as opposed to Google’s.

nokia x series colours

Nokia X Nokia X+ Nokia XL
Screen 4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px 4-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px 5-inch IPS LCD, 800 x 480px
RAM 512MB 768MB 768MB
Storage Up to 32GB
MicroSD
Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
Up to 32GB
MicroSD; 4GB card included
Rear camera 3-megapixel fixed focus 3-megapixel fixed focus 5-megapixel with autofocus and flash
Front camera 2-megapixel
Processor 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core 8225 Qualcomm Snapdragon1GHz Dual Core
Networks ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100 ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100 ESGM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900WCDMA 900 / 2100
Dimensions 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm 141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm
Weight 128.66g 128.66g 190g
Standby time 2G = Up to 28.5 days3G = Up to 22 days 2G = Up to 28.5 days3G = Up to 22 days 2G = Up to 41 days3G = Up to 26 days
Talk time 2G = Up to 13.3 hours3G = Up to 10.5 hours 2G = Up to 13.3 hours3G = Up to 10.5 hours 2G = Up to 16 hours3G = Up to 13 hours

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Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230 feature phones unveiled

nokia 220 and nokia asha

Aside from the Android-powered Nokia X range, the Finnish company also unveiled two low-cost feature phones – Nokia 220 and Nokia Asha 230.

The first of the two is said to be Nokia’s most affordable Internet-connected phone ever. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA (240×320) screen, 2-megapixel camera, FM radio, media player, integrated flashlight and a microSD memory card slot. 3G radio, unfortunately, is not on board; but you get a solid battery that provides up to 29 days of standby, 13-hour talk time, and 51-hour media playback. The Nokia 220 will be available immediately in “select markets,” with users getting to choose between few color options such as red, black, white, yellow, and cyan. A dual-SIM variant will be released later in the year.

As for the Nokia Asha 230, it’s Nokia’s most affordable touchscreen phone to date. The Asha 230 has a 2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels) touchscreen, 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD memory card, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1,020 mAh battery. It will come in bright red, yellow, bright green, white, cyan and black; and it too will get a dual-SIM version.

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