For its price, the X has respectable features and good hardware. However, its confusing ecosystem and numerous performance issues make it hard to recommend over similarly priced budget phones.
- Reasonable hardware for the price
- Battery life is good for most tasks
- Poor performance and responsiveness
- No access to Google services
- Can't multitask from apps
- Mediocre call quality
For its price, the X has respectable features and good hardware
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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- 66AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsCNET60Nokia X review: This isn't the Nokia Android phoneThe X may be an Android Nokia phone, but it certainly isn't the one you were hoping for. Bogged down by sluggish performance and a lacklustre UI, this smartphone could have been a great complement to its Windows Phone cousins, but instead, it only disappoints.Engadget70Nokia X review: What happens when Nokia makes an AFor its price, the X has respectable features and good hardware. However, its confusing ecosystem and numerous performance issues make it hard to recommend over similarly priced budget phones.TechCrunch70Nokia X Review: Windows Phone Maker Does Low-CostThe Nokia X is a surprising bit of hardware, if you can put aside top-tier smartphone expectations and take it for what it is.Laptop Magazine0Nokia X Hands-on: An Android Phone with the HeartOverall, the Nokia X line appears to offer a serviceable hybrid Android/ Live Tile experience wrapped in a handsome design. Whether Nokia’s gambit to use Android-based handsets as a lure for Windows Phone will pay off remains to be seen.Engadget0Hands-on with Nokia's X family of Android smartphoColor 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.Android Authority70Nokia X review: Nokia meets AndroidThere aren’t many things about this phone that are very impressive, so it makes it very difficult to recommend, especially with some great budget offerings out there. If this phone does provide anything though, it’s a glimpse of what Nokia can bring to the table.SlashGear0Nokia X hands-onWe've a fondness for compact phones, and the Nokia X nestles in the palm nicely. At just over 128g it's lightweight, and the relatively small screen - the same size, diagonally, as an iPhone 5s - is easy to reach across with a thumb when you're using it single-handedly.Pocket-Lint0Hands-on: Nokia X, X+ and XL reviewFor 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.phoneArena50Nokia X ReviewIn conclusion, we're unable to recommend the Nokia X. Whether it's the toy-ish design, the poor display, camera and overall performance, or just the extremely limited nature of the forked Android on board, it's safe to say that we expected more.TechRadar70Nokia X reviewA well built and designed budget smartphone that shows off some of the best of Nokia. It's let down by weak performance, but at the right price it's a strong offering despite an uncertain future.GSM Arena70Nokia X review: Under coverThe first and most basic Nokia smartphone powered by Android. It's a nice little fella, both on the inside and outside. A beginner's device though, no doubt about that.GSM Arena0MWC 2014: Nokia X, X+ and XL hands-onOverall, Android runs well on the X, despite the lower RAM than the other two X members. It's also very easy to navigate around as the tiles offer a comfortable view of what you have on the phone.The Verge0This is Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collideNokia isn’t going for the high-end with the X at all, and the company has clearly trimmed its hardware specifications as much as possible to ensure the phone is low-cost but still usable.T30Nokia X review: Hands-onThe Nokia X is a neat little phone with the brand's colourful design taking centre stage. The idea of a Windows-influenced Android skin that uses Microsoft's storage and Nokia's content store is a strange one.TechRadar0Hands on: Nokia X reviewThe Nokia X is constructed well enough, has a interesting new UI and is breaking new ground – but as a new phone, it seems a bit expensive for what's on offer.Neowin70Nokia X reviewThe Nokia X comes out as a decent inexpensive Android phone for users who have been waiting for such an offering from one of the trusted brands rather than from local OEMs; dual-SIM support is a big bonus in some of the markets where it will be available.Android Community0Nokia X hands-on (MWC 2014)The build quality here is very reminiscent of devices like the Nokia 928, bringing us a blocky design that sits nicely in the hand. All around the design is very simplistic and not overly flashy, despite the fact the handset rocks bright colors such as yellow and green.TrustedReviews0Nokia XThe Nokia X is most exciting because of its Android software. However, it's the design and hardware we like most here, as the limited app support and potentially niggly software need a bit of time to develop.Gearburn60Nokia X review: plenty noise, zero x-factorEven though everyone had great expectations with Nokia’s first Android smartphone, it turned out to be a dud, performance-wise as well as UI wise. It lacks access to Google Play Store and its hardware is unimpressive.UnleashThePhones70Nokia X ReviewAt the end of the day, the Nokia X is a well constructed smartphone that has an straightforward UI, a nice display and integration with Microsoft’s services, Nokia’s Maps and Music services, as well as a lot more apps than Windows Phones currently have.
- 65AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsEngadget Reader80April 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetAdityan50March 27, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Nokia still hasn't figured out to make phones which are easy to use. The receptiveness of the screen is sluggish. The virtual keyboard is hard to use.Tried to download Google Maps from the store. Was not there. The built in map is basic, and does not get traffic data update.
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