Nokia X, X+ and XL: What’s different?

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Nokia had recently surprised us all by announcing not just one but three smartphones – the X, X+ and XL – running on its own forked version of the Android OS. The Finnish handset vendor is now planning to launch the first of the phones in this series in India tomorrow. These three models in the company’s X series bring slightly different set of specifications, with the X and X+ being more or less similar in almost all departments, and the XL being the biggest of them all. Here we take a look at how these phones vary from one another in terms of specifications.

To begin with the looks and display, all the three phones bring the Nokia’s polycarbonate plastic finish and come in a plenty of color options. In term of display, while both the Nokia X and the X+ come with an exactly same 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) display, the XL dons a bigger 5-inch display but with the same resolution.

On the hardware front, all the three phones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, however vary in terms of RAM. In fact, RAM size is the sole differentiator between the X and the X+. While the Nokia X brings 512MB of RAM on-board, the X+ comes with slightly better RAM at 768MB. The XL too gets 768MB of RAM. The 4GB of internal storage space with up to 32GB of microSD support remains the same in all the three phones.

Talking of the camera, the X and X+ come with 3-megapixel rear camera and lack a front-facing camera, while the XL sports better 5-megapixel rear and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. These devices all have dual-SIM capabilities and come with similar connectivity options.

The XL, being the biggest amongst the three phones, comes with a bigger battery at 2,000mAh and promises to offer up to 13 hours of talktime on 3G, while both the X and the X+ come with a 1,500mAh battery, which the company claims give up to 10.5 hours of talktime on 3G.

Here is the specification comparison sheet:

  Nokia X Nokia X+ Nokia XL
Display 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) with 233 ppi 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) with 233 ppi 5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) with 187 ppi
Dimension, weight 115.5x63x10.4 mm, 128.7 grams 115.5x63x10.4 mm, 128.7 grams 141.4×77.7×10.9 mm, 190 grams
Processor 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chipset 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chipset 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core chipset
Memory 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, up to 32GB external memory using a microSD 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, up to 32GB external memory using a microSD 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, up to 32GB external memory using a microSD
Camera 3-megapixel rear camera 3-megapixel rear camera 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity Dual-SIM, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi,
Battery 1,500mAh with up to 10.5hours of talktime on 3G 1,500mAh with up to 10.5hours of talktime on 3G 2,000mAh with up to 13 hours of talktime on 3G
Software Nokia X software platform Nokia X software platform Nokia X software platform


  • Cuco

    Does it support OTG? If yes, then use Meenova MicroSD reader to add storage.

  • veluzo

    what about HD video format?

  • suman

    Still 5MP camera & 5″ display ? GTH Morons .