Nokia came in 2014 with a new family of smartphones, the “X” family from which these two devices belong. There are two more variants named Nokia X2 and XL, but they have better specs, so we’ll refer only to the X and X+ and we’ll see if there is a big difference between them or not.
If you put these phones side by side, you won’t notice any difference because they’re identical on the outside. Both of them have a glossy polycarbonate back with curved edges, being very similar to a Lumia device. So, the Nokia X and X+ come with these dimensions 115.5x63x10.4mm and a total weight of 128.7grams.
If you were expecting to hear that one model has a bigger display or a higher resolution than the other, the answer is no, both displays have the same resolution of 4inches and they’re IPS LCD with a resolution of 480x800pixels, which gives a pixel density of 233ppi, which isn’t mediocre, but it’s not excellent either.
Their processors are Cortex A5 with two cores, clocked at 1GHz, based on a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play chipset and the graphics are from Adreno 203. Don’t have high expectations from them, don’t expect to play rich graphics games because these devices will choke and you’ll become frustrated.
This was about time to change something, or at least Nokia dared to increase the RAM capacity from the Nokia X model – 512MB to 768MB on the Nokia X+. But when it comes to internal memories, both phones come with 4GB and the possibility to add a microSD card in order to get up to 32GB of storage.
Although they come with Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, Nokia made a forked version and developed its own software, the Nokia X platform 1.0 UI, which is upgradable to 220.127.116.11 on the Nokia X. Anyway, you will be able to run applications from the Nokia Store or from third party marketplaces.
Again, we’re forced to specify that the handsets share the same 3.15MP back camera which lacks most of the important features such as LED Flash, autofocus, touch focus or geo tagging, but they have panorama, face detection and 1/5” sensor size, being able to record videos at 480p@30fps. Unfortunately, you won’t get a secondary camera for video calling.
The batteries can be replaced when they’ll start to last less than 408 hours in stand by mode or when they won’t be able to deliver 10 hours and a half on talktime on 3G anymore. The capacity of the batteries is 1500mAh, being mediocre compared to other phones.
These handsets are extremely cheap on the Indian market, so if you live in this country, you can buy the Nokia X at the price of 89 dollars, while the Nokia X+ costs 94 dollars.
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