Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression

INTRODUCTION:

Nokia X is one of the three Android based smartphones (along with the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL) announced globally by Nokia last February. Last March 11, Nokia Philippines formally introduced it to the country followed by the consumer launching held last March 29, 2014.

Nokia X was aimed to bring Android smartphone solutions to the masses, wherein their target market are those that are coming from dumb or feature phones. Locally, it cost 5990 pesos and the release of its two siblings depends on its success.

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression CPU Z Info
CPU Z Info

It sports a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display powered by a 1GHz dual core Cortex-A5 processor bundled with 512MB of RAM. The chipset used is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play. It runs on Nokia X Software platform which is basically a forked Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The device supports dual SIM dual standby with 3G capability, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS with an offline map solution. Camera wise, there is a lone 3MP shooter in the back and none in the front.


UNBOXING:

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Retail Package
Retail Package

The retail package consists of the unit, 1500mAh battery, charger, headset, manual and warranty card. There is no USB cable, but since it uses a standard micro USB, you probably have one.


HARDWARE:

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Front
Front

The front is mostly occupied by the display, the bezels are of reasonable size. A single capacitive key can be found at the bottom of the screen while the Nokia logo and hidden sensors are located above the display.

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Back
Back

The back is not prone in catching dirt and smudges, here you can find the 3MP fixed focus main camera somewhere in the upper portion, the Nokia logo in the center and the loudspeaker slit at the lower right.

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Battery, MicroSD and SIM Slots
Battery, MicroSD and SIM Slots

Removing the back plate is a bit tricky, actually it also covers all the sides. Once removed, the battery compartment will be revealed together with the micro SD and two micro SIM slots.

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Left
Left
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Right
Right

The left of the phone is kept bare while the right side has all the control keys, the volume rocket and the power/lock key.

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Top
Top
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Bottom
Bottom

At the bottom, you will find the micro USB port comfortably placed in the center while the top holds the 3.5mm audio jack.

The build quality of the Nokia X is outstanding and very sturdy. The overall designs resemble a lot with the Asha lines and some of the Lumia smartphones.


DISPLAY:

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression 2-point touch
2-point touch

The phone has a 4-inch display and a 800x480 resolution, it is not spectacular in any case, but the color rendition is good and the brightness is acceptable. The screen also supports multiple touch, but only up to two fingers.


SENSORS:

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Sensors
Sensors

The sensors embedded inside the Nokia X are the proximity, accelerometer and light. All of them works fine when put under test using Sensor Box and CPU-Z.


BENCHMARKS:

Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Antutu 6722
Antutu 6722
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Quadrant 2912
Quadrant 2912
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression NenaMark2 30.4 fps
NenaMark2 30.4 fps
Nokia X Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression Vellamo HTML5 1145 & Metal 365
Vellamo HTML5 1145 & Metal 365

The Nokia X uses a Snapdragon S4 Play SoC which is technically a chipset available more than a year ago. If I am not mistaken, this is the same thing used in the original Cherry Mobile Flare. This chipset employs a 1GHz dual core Cortex-A5 CPU and Adreno 203. The benchmark results are similar to those old devices that use MT6577 chipset. However, when compared to phones with the newer MT6572 SoC, the Nokia X scores are way behind.


INITIAL VERDICT:

Many have waited for the released of the Nokia's first Android smartphone - the Nokia X. The build quality and design are superb, just what you can expect from Nokia. However, the processing prowess of the Nokia X is somewhat on the average side, honestly, the SoC used is a bit old.
 
Specifications:

  • Dual SIM Dual Stanby
  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Dual Band 3G
  • 4" capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
  • Dimensions:  115.5mm x 63mm x 10.4mm
  • Weight: 127g
  • Nokia X Software Platform based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD
  • 3MP fixed focus main camera without LED flash
  • FWVGA video recording
  • Multimedia Player
  • FM Radio
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot (up to 8 devices)
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS, Offline Maps
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Price: Php5,990

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