Nokia X, X+, and XL hardware specs compared

by: Robert TriggsFebruary 24, 2014

Nokia X X+ and XL

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Nokia has just unveiled its first line-up of Android powered smartphones, the Nokia X, X+, and XL, but the exact differences between the three devices aren’t quite so clear.

All three of them feature WVGA (800×480) displays, however the XL is the largest of the family. There’s also the same dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor powering the handsets, the same amount of internal storage, and identical software features. The variances are found in the some of the finer hardware details, the table below should help to clarify these slight differences.

Nokia XNokia X+Nokia XL
Display4 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 233ppi4 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 233ppi5 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 187ppi
Processor1GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S41GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S41GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Storage4GB + MicroSD (32GB)4GB + MicroSD (32GB)4GB + MicroSD (32GB)
Camera3 MP rear3 MP rear5 MP rear LED flash, 2MP front
ConnectivityDual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USBDual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USBDual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
Dimensions115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm
ColorsBlack, Blue, Green, Red, White, YellowBlack, Blue, Green, Red, White, YellowBlack, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
SoftwareNokia X 1.0Nokia X 1.0Nokia X 1.0
Price€89 / $120€99 / $139€109 / $149

Considering the price, that’s a very nice looking spec sheet, but there really isn’t a lot to tell between them.

Essentially, the slightly larger Nokia XL packs in a little extra RAM and a bigger battery to help power the device’s larger 5 inch display. The Nokia XL is also the only one of the three to feature a front facing camera for video calls and a LED flash for the rear camera. The increased megapixel count also makes it the obvious choice for anyone keen on taking a few snaps.

The only difference between the Nokia X and X+ appears to be an additional 256MB of RAM. However, it’s also worth noting that Stephen Elop mentioned on stage that the X didn’t have an SD slot and that the X+ would have more storage, which would make the X and X+ more distinguishable, however an SD card slot appears on the spec sheet. One of them must be in error, but we’re not sure which at this point.

If all those technical details are a bit dry for you, here’s a nice colorful video showing off Nokia’s new Android family. What do you make of Nokia’s first foray into the world of Android?

  • fredphoesh

    Fantastic price, but sadly, a MASSIVE FAIL!!!!! – I cannot believe there is no way for a regular user to go to their installed APP store and install Google’s apps… to not have ANY Google made apps on an android phone… well that’s extremely crap… a major thumbs down!!! Perhaps an order from Microsh*t.

    • Agree, if you have android device with no play store in it, then who will buy it.

      • Mike Reid

        People who buy low price phones such as these, and don’t buy apps or pirate everything anyway ?

        And people who’d buy a dumb phone otherwise.

        Nokia’s name (and devices) are still good for many.

    • androidizat

      You will be able to sideload any apk file.

    • Frank

      I find it difficult to believe there won’t be a way to get gapps working on this :-P

  • DJ Focus

    Let’s get those bootloaders unlocked boys.

    • MasterMuffin

      And CM builds up!

    • Guest123

      these devices aren’t worth the time and effort.

  • Nero Tran

    Which Android version does it run?

    • Androidizat


      • Nero Tran

        That’s really old. I expected it runs Kitkat.

    • Sanders

      its based on AOSP 4.1.2 (level 16)

  • Sanders

    For those need more info just go straight to official Nokia X developer page,

    It explains a lot about the platform, distribution, In-App Purchase, Operator Billing, etc..

  • Luka Mlinar

    When they go back exclusively to WP they will be able to say: “When we gave you Android Nokia phone, no one bought them”. Skipping over the fact that all the phones are crap.

    • markus

      or they try to show people that their WP devices are “BETTER”

  • A Dude

    Stupid bitdefender advert making this site almost unusable takes up half the poxy screen!

  • A Dude

    Definitely will buy one and root it and clear off all the dodgy Microsoft cr.ap then put a decent launcher on will be useful as a backup phone

  • useless

    dual core? wvga? no 2gb ram?

    • pritish

      Not even 1gb ram

    • anon

      the lack of ram was the killer for me the footprint of apps keeps getting bigger and bigger.

  • Deney M. Rodriguez

    Swipe from the bottom to open Bing Now lol

  • adam1987

    i just dont get the 800×480 resolution on a 5″ phone :/ back in the days where that resolution was the norm, the screen sizes was 4″ :/ atleast put the resolution to qHD or something :/

  • Prusljix

    What about Here maps? Is it Offline? Will be avilable on other android phones?

  • Rohit Naik

    The Android phone which is not an Android PHones