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 X||Nokia X+||Nokia XL|
Nokia X:4 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 233ppi
Nokia X+:4 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 233ppi
Nokia XL:5 inch ISP LCD, WVGA (800x480), 187ppi
Nokia X:1GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Nokia X+:1GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Nokia XL:1GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4
Nokia X:4GB + MicroSD (32GB)
Nokia X+:4GB + MicroSD (32GB)
Nokia XL:4GB + MicroSD (32GB)
Nokia X:3 MP rear
Nokia X+:3 MP rear
Nokia XL:5 MP rear LED flash, 2MP front
Nokia X:Dual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
Nokia X+:Dual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
Nokia XL:Dual SIM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
Nokia X:115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm
Nokia X+:115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm
Nokia XL:141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm
Nokia X:Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Nokia X+:Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Nokia XL:Black, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Nokia X:Nokia X 1.0
Nokia X+:Nokia X 1.0
Nokia XL:Nokia X 1.0
Nokia X:€89 / $120
Nokia X+:€99 / $139
Nokia XL:€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?