News & Reviews: Nokia X specification
May 16, 2014
The Nokia X is Nokia's Android powered smartphone for the masses with a retail price of RM399. Therefore, it makes sense that Celcom is now offering the Nokia X for FREE provided you sign up for the Celcom First Data plan under a 24-month contract. Normally, the Celcom First Data plan is more suitable for tablets and not smartphones, but Celcom has provided voice, SMS and MMS features appropriate for a smartphone as well. The good part is that you get 4GB of data per month, which is much more than a usual lower-end post-paid smartphone plan. Celcom sweetens the deal by providing RM35 monthly rebates for 10 months but you will have to make an upfront payment. Check out the table and links in this article for more information.
Mar 06, 2014
While the Nokia X may look like a Windows phone, complete with a seemingly similar LiveTiles interface, the operating system is undoubtedly Android. Based off of Android 4.1, all of the official apps are available on the Nokia Store, but as mentioned before, you can install Android Apps. According to Nokia, you can do this through third-party markets, and like any other Android device you can also download or transfer the apps .apk file and install it directly. Here is a short guide on how to do that. All you have to do is follow these steps:
- Download or transfer the .apk file to the Nokia X or microSD card
- Open your file manager
- Find the .apk file of the app you want to install
- Tap on the .apk file
- Tap install
Mar 05, 2014
As reported earlier, the Nokia X has reached Malaysia with a launching today for the first of Nokia's Android-powered smartphones. Priced at RM399, the Nokia X targets the entry-level to midrange with the aim to bridge the gap between the Nokia Asha featurephones and the Nokia Lumia smartphones. Tech specs and features for the Nokia X include a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage + 32GB microSD, a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a 3MP rear camera and dual-SIM support. The design looks like a standard Lumia or Nokia Asha 500 but what is making most users excited is the fact that you can use Android apps, Nokia Apps and Microsoft services from a single device. That being said, the Nokia X gets all of it's officially supported apps from the Nokia Store, but you can download and install Android apps without too much trouble. There may be some issues with compatibility but most apps should work. The Nokia XL is expected in the coming months but the Nokia X+ may not come to Malaysia at all. Stay tuned for more updates.
Mar 04, 2014
The recently announced Nokia X range of smartphones offers users a unique mix of Nokia and windows Phone apps with the ability to run Android apps. When it first came out, Microsoft set it so that while you could sideload an Android app, all the official apps would be accessible via the Nokia Store. This meant that you couldn't access the Google Play store or use certain Google services like Google Now. The resourceful folks at XDA Developers have got around this by rooting the device, even offering a guide on how to do it. While Nokia have not condemned this, it could void your warranty, so be careful what you do when the Nokia X and Nokia XL make their arrival in Malaysia on 5 March 2014.
Feb 26, 2014
Nokia recently confirmed and announced a range of Android powered Nokia smartphones in the form of the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. This new smartphone range is targeted at bridging the gap between the Nokia Asha featurephone lineup and the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones. Utilizing a forked version of Android, the Nokia X lineup of smartphones can run up to 75% of Android apps while also running Nokia's apps. Apps are officially from the Nokia store but you can get it from a third-party market or download the APK and side-load it. The interface is very much like a tile-based Android while the overall design looks a lot like the Nokia Asha 500 range of featurephones right down to the colourful polycarbonate backside. For a complete breakdown of tech specs for the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, check out the tech specs below:
- Nokia X
- 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB storage + microSD
- 4-inch display (IPS, 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 2-finger touch)
- 3.15MP rear camera
- Supports 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Stereo FM radio, Dual-SIM
- 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm | 128.7g
- 1500 mAh battery
- 89 Euro (RM400)
Feb 18, 2014
If you've been wondering whether the Android powered Nokia smartphone will be called the Nokia X or the Nokia Normandy then perhaps you can rest assured now. Serial leaker @evleaks has just come out with a leaked press image showing the smartphone with the branding Nokia X, confirming the name at least. Tech specs which haven't been confirmed yet are expected to include a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4-inch display, 5MP rear camera, dual-SIM support and 1500 mAh battery. While there isn't any news on Malaysia pricing or release dates yet, the Nokia X is expected in March 2014 and should be headed to the entry-level to mid-range market.
Feb 11, 2014
Rumours coming from the Wall Street Journal indicate that the Android-powered Nokia X or Nokia Normandy smartphone is expected to be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress or MWC expo 2014. Apart from using a fork of Android utilizing Nokia apps like Here Maps and Nokia Mix Radio tech specs are estimated to be rather entry level. These tech specs include a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage, a 4-inch display and both microSD and dual-SIM support. The overall design will follow those of current Lumia phones and feature a number of colourful polycarbonate backsides. No news yet on pricing or specific Malaysia release dates but stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.