Nokia unveils Android based phone at Mobile World Congress

Nokia announced three Android-based smart phones and the low budget Nokia 220 and Asha 230 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia X and X+ are 4-inch Android based budget phones while Nokia XL is a 5-inch phablet.

The Nokia XL is available in dual-SIM for a price of 109 euros price (Approx. Rs 9,200). The Nokia XL runs on the Nokia X software platform which is a twisted version of Android Open Source Project replacing Google’s services with Microsoft and Nokia services.

The 5-inch IPS display is marred by a lowly WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels. The XL has a Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz processor along with the 4GB internal storage and 768 MB of RAM with a microSD card slot. It has a 5-megapixel primary rear camera with an LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The XL phablet also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3Gand a removable 2000 mAh battery. The estimated talk time on 2G is 16 hours and on 3G is 13 hours with a standby time of 30 days. Users also have access to Nokia’s app store.

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Microsoft essentials like Skype, Outlook and OneDrive are also available on the Nokia XL. Users will be getting one month of free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines on purchasing the Nokia XL.

Nokia 220 and Asha 230 are the low budget feature phones aimed at entry-level customers. The Nokia 220 with dual SIM costs 29 euros (approx. Rs.2500) with pre-installed apps like Facebook, Twitter and other games. It features a 2-megapixel camera and a battery with 24 days of standby time and 15 hours of maximum talk time on 2G.

Nokia Asha 230, priced at 45 euros (approx. Rs.4 000) for dual-SIM comes with a touch screen. It has 1.3-megapixel camera with and a battery with 21 days of standby time and 12 hours of maximum talk time on 2G.