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 USB Dual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB Dual 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?