Neowin: Nokia X Review

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Nokia was rumored to launch an Android based smartphone for over a year, but later reports indicated the project had been scrapped once Microsoft decided to purchase their Devices and Services division. Now, here we are nearly six months later and there is a Nokia X running a customized version of Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which was launched at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

With the Nokia X, the company aims to provide first-time smartphone buyers access to the Microsoft-Nokia ecosystem through apps such as OneDrive, Skype, Nokia MixRadio and HERE Maps.


The Nokia X is based on the Lumia and Asha design languages, featuring a clean and minimalist look with amazing build quality. At first sight, the Nokia X looks to have a unibody construction, however, it does have a removable back cover which encloses the sides completely leaving no gaps or cracks in the phone.

The device is available in Black, White, Red, Green and Cyan with a soft-touch matte finish on each of them, unlike on certain Lumia smartphones such as the 520. The front of the Nokia X is dominated by the 4.0" IPS LCD screen while the rear features a 3 MP camera and a speaker grille. The right side of the phone has the volume rocker and the power/lock key while the left side is completely free from buttons and has a clean look. The top houses a 3.5mm headphone jack while the microUSB port for charging and data transfer lies at the bottom.

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This article is brought to you in partnership with Neowin.

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