Nokia X

70
Engadget
Score
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Nokia X review: What happens when Nokia makes an Android phone?

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Reasonable hardware for the price
  • Battery life is good for most tasks
Cons
  • Poor performance and responsiveness
  • No access to Google services
  • Can't multitask from apps
  • Mediocre call quality
Nokia X review: What happens when Nokia makes an Android phone?

For a company now under Microsoft's rule, Nokia has serious grit. The phone maker announced an Android phone called the X just two months before completing its merger with Microsoft. Even more intriguing is the fact that this is no run-of-the-mill Android device: The X comes with a Windows Phone-like launcher, offers Microsoft services and will be sold for around $120 in developing markets. While it may not be a powerful smartphone, it has many unique qualities that help it stand out from the low-end crowd. What's it like, and should Microsoft invest in its success?

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Scores

Engadget

70
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.7
Display
5.1
Battery life
7.8
Camera
4.7
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

X

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
4 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

X

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
4 GB
Screen size
4 inches
View Full Specs
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