Nokia X Android smartphone comes to India carrying a Rs. 8,599 price tag

Nokia has announced its first Android smartphone, the Nokia X, for the Indian market. The Android smartphone from Nokia will be available starting Monday, at Rs. 8,599.

The Nokia X was announced alongside the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, at the MWC 2014. In March, the Nokia X was spotted at an online retailer in India, with a price tag of Rs. 8,500. The retailer claimed that the Nokia X smartphone would be available from 15 March 2014.

The Nokia X+, and Nokia XL have been announced for India as well, and will be launched within the next two months.

The Nokia X is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and is powered by Microsoft and Nokia services. The highlight of the Nokia X is the highly customised version of Android, with Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia's own app store. While there's no access to Google's Play Store, users can side-load Android apps from any third-party source. Nokia has used the AOSP version corresponding to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the baseline for its operating system.

(Also see: Nokia X Android phones: Life in the Fastlane)

The Nokia X offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support with dual standby. The first Android phone from Nokia features a 4-inch IPS LCD display with a 480x800 pixel resolution, translating to a pixel density of 233ppi.

The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, alongside 512MB of RAM. It sports a 3-megapixel rear camera. The Nokia X handset comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

(Also see: More Nokia X Android smartphones on the way despite Microsoft deal)

The Nokia X supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity options. It is backed by a 1500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 672 hours of standby time on 2G network.

The Nokia X is available in its Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White colour variants.

Nokia is also offering 3GB of additional free OneDrive storage for photos, with auto-sync features. Nokia Mix Radio and Here Maps with voice directions will also come preloaded.

Nokia X Android phone in pictures

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Excellent design and build quality
  • Great camera
  • Innovative UI
  • Runs most Android apps
  • Bad
  • No front camera
  • Average battery life
  • Potential for confusion if Android apps display errors
  • Uncertain platform future





Front Camera



 480x800 pixels




 Nokia X platform 1.0



Rear Camera


Battery capacity