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Nokia's third Android phone from WMC 2014 is the 5-inch XL. The XL will have 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. Like the rest of Nokia's Android handsets there will be no Google services or Play store.

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Engadget Feb 24, 2014

Color us completely intrigued by the X. As long as you don't mind the user experience being kept under Nokia's control, it's definitely a fun phone to play with. We'll have to wait until our official review to offer a final judgment, but Nokia's new smartphone is fun, modern and colorful.

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CNET Feb 24, 2014

Clearly, of the three new affordable Nokia X phones, this one is the current flagship, with the largest capacity battery, nicer cameras, and slightly higher price.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 24, 2014

For budget handsets these are impressive. While they might be a bit slow at times and the resolutions not the best for the price, they're great.

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T3 Feb 24, 2014

Like the Nokia X, the Nokia XL looks confusingly like a Windows phone rather than an Android phone thanks to Nokia's new tile-based menu screens. Whether that's a concept that will be successful is impossible to say at this stage.

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TrustedReviews Feb 24, 2014

Carrying over Nokia's Lumia style build quality to a cheap Android phone sounds like a winning combo, and it is in some respects. However, the low screen resolution and lack of Google services mean it's far from perfect.

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TechRadar Feb 24, 2014

The main attraction on the Nokia XL is its operating system, which is built on the Android open source platform, although the heavy modification it's undergone means it's unrecognisable in terms of any Google affiliation.

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The Verge Feb 24, 2014

Nokia's XL takes a slightly different approach, with a 5-inch display and a combination of a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing one. Nokia is positioning the XL as "great for Skype".

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V3 Mar 10, 2014

The user interface is intuitive and looks great, while Nokia has ensured that despite lacking Google Play store access, the device has a decent selection of apps.

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The Inquirer Feb 24, 2014

Nokia has done something different, and it has done it well. The user interface is intuitive and looks great, while Nokia has ensured that despite lacking Google Play store access, the device has a decent selection of apps, albeit mainly ones that are Nokia branded.

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