The Nokia X smartphone, the first device that the Finnish company has released on Android, was revealed by Stephen Elop a few weeks back, and having since gone on general sale, we’ve finally been able to get our hands on a unit. Naturally, we thought it is best to share the unboxing process with you, so check out the images below!
Last month’s Mobile World Congress in Spain played host to the unveiling of many major new devices, and amid the flagship announcements from Sony and Samsung, Nokia finally showcased its elusive Android device. Running on a heavily modded flavor of Google’s OS, the Nokia X family has been strategically created with the intention of hitting the lower end of the market, and with very Windows Phone-like features, hopefully breed a whole new generation of WP users.
Getting more consumers on board will, in turn, enrich the Windows Phone ecosystem as a whole, prompting developers to jump on board and create new, exciting apps for the WP Store. The lack of apps for Windows Phone devices has been noted ad nauseam, but with the Nokia X family as a not-so-secret weapon, we may eventually have a genuine three-horse race in a market currently dominated by Android and Apple’s iOS.
In Elop’s announcement, he revealed the Nokia X, X+ and XL, the latter of which is noticeably larger than the first two. What we have to share with you today is the standard Nokia X, which retails at around €89, and packs the very basics, including a 4-inch WVGA display at a resolution of 800 x 480 (233 ppi) and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as dual-SIM slots.
We got up close and personal with the Nokia X back at MWC, but now, we can take a proper look at its form factor, which reveals its Lumia / Asha heritage in physical design as well as software.
When we first encountered the Nokia X in Barcelona, we were impressed by its design, and now we actually have one of our own, nothing has changed. To hold, it doesn’t feel particularly premium, but this should be expected of a device that retails for such a low price, and compared with its peers in the entry-level smartphone arena, it wins out on form factor all hands down.
Check out the photos of our unboxing of the Nokia X below, and be sure to leave your comments underneath this article.
The device comes with all the necessary things to get you started. A set of instruction manuals, a USB wall charger and a set of bright red headphones.
And the star of the show itself, the Nokia X:
And yes, the device supports two SIM cards simultaneously, making it a great smartphone for those who travel a lot.
Just for the sake of size comparison, we put the Nokia X side-by-side against the iPhone 5s with a 4-inch display, and the Nexus 5 which boasts a 4.95-inch display:
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