New images of the Nokia X leak, gives us a better look at the tiled UI

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 20, 2014


At this point there’s no denying that the Nokia X is a real thing and its pretty much guaranteed that the handset is destined for a MWC unveiling. So what do we know about the Nokia X? Quite a bit actually. Not only have we heard the rumored specs, but we have also seen press renders and Nokia’s own official teasers. Now several actual photos of the device (and its UI) have allegedly be leaked as well.

The phone in the pictures looks exactly like what we’ve seen from the leaked press renders, and the same pretty much goes for the UI. As expected, the interface is very reminiscent of Windows Phone, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your tastes.

One thing you’ll also notice is that not a single Google app is listed on any of the tiles we can see but there is a Nokia HERE maps icon and a ‘Store’ icon, which falls in line with the idea that Nokia will be pushing its own apps and services (as well as Microsoft’s) and will not be Google certified. In short, this means that Google apps won’t be available for the handset and the Android app selection will be limited to whatever Nokia’s store offers.

Overall, the Nokia X is an attractive enough looking handset device, but it’s clearly marketed at those looking for an entry-level smartphone judging by its lack of flash and its dual-SIM support. According to the rumor mill, the Nokia X is expected to feature a Snapdragon 400 CPU, 512MB RAM, a 4-inch low-res display, 4GB storage, microSD, a 1500 mAh battery and a 5MP camera.

What do you think of the Nokia X, can it compete against other Android budget devices that are Google Play certified or is it likely to be a niche product with limited support? Regardless of what happens, we’ll be sure to bring you all the official details related to the Nokia X during MWC, so stayed tuned!

  • companyemails

    I’ll go with Niche product with limited support.

  • wezi427

    It’s not bad looking for what it is.

  • enzoem

    Without proper Google apps support and no flagship level Nokia camera, this product is DOA.

    • Luka Mlinar

      I think the point of this whole project is to put out a crap phone so they can say: “People said the wanted an Android Nokia and when we gave them one no one bought it”.

  • John Doe

    If it looks like a WP, walks like a WP, and talks like a WP, then it is …
    and that makes it … Meh … Boring
    When are MS and Nokia going to get it … The OS ‘looks’ like $hit!

    • AndroidBoss

      It doesn’t just look like shit, it is shit.

    • Evan Lam

      I honestly would mind if it looked like WP and had access to the android play store but it doesn’t even have that so… yea, it just sucks at this point.

  • Andrew White

    I’m sure Google doesn’t mind that another manufacturer will be out there pushing product. Many of you will remember that Nokia not so
    long ago was the worlds largest phone producer. So it knows how to build and market product.
    Who also benefits…..Microsoft. Having had a Windows 7.5 device it worked very well, was easy to operate and navigate, which are important features for those of us that aren’t interested in tech or are a bit nervous around it. Anyway I became bored fairly quickly.
    From what I have read low to medium end Windows phones (primarily Nokia) are selling well and are gathering momentum in developing countries. Is it the ‘Tiled’ appearance of the UI, the polycarbonate body and colours or do people just want a phone with a basic range of features at a lower price point?
    Good luck to Nokia an others involved by offering an Android alternative.

    • IronLiver

      People usually go for the known brands like nokia and awesome Camera to with that.

  • MasterMuffin

    I’m scared at how much I want this. Maybe I could get a lot of money of this in 10 years! Also I want iPhone with Android next (because seriously, why not?)

    • Shark Bait

      Seriously???? It sounds and looks terrible !

      • MasterMuffin

        It indeed does and I’m serious. Of course I’d continue using my N5, but this would be a nice thing to have!

        • Shark Bait

          But how, its the ugly love child of android and steve balmer !

          • MasterMuffin

            Everyone needs love :3

          • Shark Bait

            even this guy lol

          • MasterMuffin

            Thanks. Nightmares shall be seen o_O

          • Shark Bait

            hahah, well i was going to do a little photoshop about android and steve making little nokia babies, but i didnt want to picture that !

  • mososolid

    I am still pissed by the scam microsoft done to nokia, hardcore nokia fan boy (lum920) its my last outing with the company. Lol maybe i will go and get a 8850 classic

  • Shark Bait

    I’m sad because if nokia had put more effort into android, made a nice ui, 1st class camera and great build it could have been special.
    Instead microsoft is having them make this bastardised cross bread baby which will most likely suck!

    • IronLiver

      ahaha, this probably sums it.

  • Frans

    I’m more interested with Nokia Android Store, how they will roll out, and what phones will be compatible with it. I hope its Store App can be installed on standard Android device. Would nice to have Nokia Store on my droid :)

    On separate note, I also hope Nokia X supports Java apps. I think it’s logical because Nokia Android fork was supposed to be replacement for Asha platform, which use Java apps primarily. Support for J2ME are getting worse on each iteration of Android. Hopefully Nokia will fix that.

  • Ben Jowett

    I can’t see this selling. Its like a lumia 520. Which is a collosal piece of crap. ( my mother has 1)
    Get a moto g or nexus 5

  • Patrick

    You better off with the Lumia 520 or a proper Android phone instead

  • thartist

    This is NOT what anyone ever imagined when they asked for a Nokia with Android.

    And you know it.

    Screw you both.

  • IronLiver

    512 mb ram… 512mb ram… 512 mb ram… X_X

  • Rohit Naik

    Lets Bring everyone on whatsapp

  • Rohit Naik
  • KillEmAllx

    Is this a joke? Microsoft ruined Nokia…

  • Sudeepto Dutta

    This phone will be SH**T and gonna disappoint so many people who once dreamed an Android powered NOKIA phone.

    Microsoft’s playing Devil here by presenting Android in its own shi**y TILED interface :X
    After reading all the rumored specs I can see what THEY are trying to portray Android here.

    Not gonna happen Microsoft , Android for LIFE :)

  • systemupdate

    why bother make this phone? they are losing money as is and MS does not need more cash loss. Make a good android phone or don’t altogether.
    I just do not understand why MS is so /N/L about making their devices. Let users change a bit on the phone. WTF. So retarded. and they keep on paying these stupid TV Series to do product placement. so idiotic. spend the money on making a good device and you wont need to pay so much for product placement.

  • jay

    s4 looks better than this shit

  • Javier Rivera Carozzi

    It’s all Elop’s fault. If it weren’t for him, we would have a Nokia Nexus instead of this epic piece of crap.

  • M3D1T8R

    Hey if you squint it looks kinda like a Nexus 7! What’s that, this is not a tablet? No phone in 2014 should have bezels like that. Good god.. Why on Earth would anyone in the low end market want this over the Moto G? Hardware is much worse, _and_ it has some Microsh|t abomination software and no G apps. This is so bad I think Msft must have done it on purpose as part of some latest evil plot.

  • undercoverduck

    I’m sorry but to me it’s more like a phony Windows Phone. Y’know, like those fake iPhones you can buy with a heavily skinned Android to make it look like iOS.

  • Toni

    Good job, Nokia.