Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V)’s Android smartphone, the Nokia X is available in Indian markets starting today at a price of Rs 8,599 (approx $150). Other Android based smartphones from the Finnish firm – the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL – will be launched in the country in the next quarter.
Phones are not entirely Android
Nokia X is a bit different from other Android based smartphones, as the company has used AOSP, which integrates with Android Jelly bean, and on this platform, Nokia has built its own ecosystem. Users will get a skin over the Android OS, which is similar to the Windows Tile System.
Nokia X, a Dual-Sim phone, is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor and is equipped with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. The handset has a 4-Inch touch screen along with a 3 MP rear camera.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V) India demonstrated the durability of the phone by dropping it from a 6-foot height and banging it on a table. The device came out unharmed as it was working normally afterwards. Similar to the Lumia series, Nokia X is available in numerous colors. Apart from the internal storage, users could also make use of the 7 + 3GB of Microsoft cloud storage.
Nokia X a winner in battery life
Nokia X, like other Nokia devices, where battery is not an issue, offers up to 10.5 hours of talk time on a 3G connection, and a standby time of 22 days. On a 2G connection, talk time stretches up to 13.3 hours with 28.5 days of standby time. This is the best offering in the similar price range category, as rival Micromax Canvas Doodle A111, priced at Rs 7999, gives 6.5 hours of talk time. Karbonn Titanium S5 costing Rs 9400 could only offer up to 4 hours of talk time. However, the use Snapdragon S4 SoC, which is considered an aging dual-core processor, along with no front camera, may discourage some buyers.
Overall, Nokia X with such attractive features and alluring price point looks to be a good value proposition. The other two X- series devices Nokia X+ and XL will be available to Indian consumers within next 60 days, according to the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (HEL:NOK1V).