Nokia X in-depth Review for Nepal [ Unboxing, Benchmark, Gaming ]

After a week of release of the most talked about Nokia X, we had our hands on the Nokia’s first android powered smartphone. The phone is built over Qualcomm’s 1GHz dual core processor with a total of 512MB RAM.  If you haven’t checked out the overall specs of the phone, we suggest you to go through our previous article Nokia X: The Android/ Windows Phone Makeover.

Nokia X overall built hamrogsm

Overall Built :

A bit bulky but Nokia’s first android powered smartphone seems to hold a superb build quality with a magnificent 4 inch IPS display with a resolution of 480*800 resulting a total screen density of 240 dpi.
We don't see three capacitive buttons on the phone but there is a single one which works as both back as well as home button.

We give a total of 8 out of 10 for the Nokia X build quality.


Moving on to the performance of the phone, Nokia X houses only 512MB of RAM which is a bit disappointing as we would expect an android powered phone to have at least 1GB of RAM. The phone has a 3MP secondary camera but no auto-focus or LED flash, also it misses out on primary camera. The phone can records upto 480p and supports playback of videos upto 720p.
Adreno 203 GPU on the board seems to work fine and power up games like subway surf and temple run 2 with ease.
The phone has three sensors:  BMA 2*2 3-axis accelerometer, Light sensor and a Proximity sensor. The sensors on the phone respond properly and work perfectly well.

We give a total of 6 out of 10 for Nokia X performance.

User Interface:

The User Interface (UI) on the phone resembles a lot with windows phones as all the icons are placed in the form of tiles. Widgets can be used to increase or decrease the size of different tile. Nokia also brings in Fast Lane on this phone.
Fast Lane basically is a section on the phone which tracks down all the phone usage history along with notifications. A good thing about the “Fast Lane” is that, the data inside it won't be affected by a reboot, although we can manually delete the data from the Nokia’s Fast Lane.

The User Interface deserves a total of 7 out of 10.

Benchmark Test:

Antutu Benchmark test Results
We posed the phone with some of the benchmarking software such as the Quadrant benchmark and Antutu Benchmark, whose results are just satisfactory for the price that customers will be paying for the phone.
Quadrant Benchmark results for Nokia X

Built over  AOSP(Android Open Source Project), Nokia has tried to remove all the existing Google services from the phone. Normally seen Google Play Store on the android phone has been replaced by Nokia store, similarly YouTube’s android app is missing

Overall Score:

Nokia-X scores an overall score of 7 out of 10.

Available at just for Rs.13,500 in Nepal, Nokia seems to be digging its root over android platform as well. We wish to see much better specs on the phones to come.


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