Nokia X

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Nokia X
ManufacturerNokia, later Microsoft Mobile[1][2]
SloganYour Fastlane to Android apps.[1]
SeriesNokia X family
Compatible networks(GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz
3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s): 900 and 2,100 MHz
Availability by region24 February 2014
Discontinued17 July 2014[3]
SuccessorNokia X2
TypeTouchscreen Smartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions115.5 mm (4.55 in) H
10.4 mm (0.41 in) W
73.2 mm (2.88 in) D.
Mass128.7 g (4.54 oz)
Operating systemNokia X platform (Modified Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2[4])
  • Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, up to 2 fingers
System-on-chipQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225
CPU1.0 GHz dual-core
GPUAdreno 203
Memory512 MB RAM (768 MB in Nokia X+ and XL)
Storage4 GB
Removable storagemicroSD up to 32 GB
BatteryLi-ion 1500 mAh
Display4.0 in (10 cm)
800×480 px IPS WVGA (233 PPI)
Rear camera3 MP fixed focus

The Nokia X was a mid-tier smartphone announced as part of the Nokia X family in February 2014, running on the Nokia X platform. The device shipped on the same day as the unveiling, with Nokia targeting the product for emerging markets, and was sold and maintained by Microsoft Mobile. On 17 July 2014, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue the line.[5]

The X was previously under development known as Normandy,[6] Project N,[7] the Asha on Linux project[8] and MView.[9]


Stephen Elop unveiling the phone at MWC 2014
Home screen

The phone was unveiled by Stephen Elop at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona on 24 February 2014.[10] Contrary to previous leaks, two variants, Nokia X[11] and Nokia X+[12] were released, with the Nokia X+ having 768 MB of RAM, as opposed to 512 MB of RAM, as well as with a microSD card included in the box.[13]

A third phone, the Nokia XL, was announced, with a larger screen, front-facing camera, rear flash, and longer battery runtime.[14]

Very soon after release, a developer had rooted the device, and enabled the installation of Google's apps and services.[15]


The Nokia X was heavily criticized for not having a home button;[16] this was later addressed with the Nokia X2.


In an interview with Forbes, former HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela stated that analysis showed that the Nokia X series became surprisingly popular with users of high end Samsung and Apple smartphone devices, despite the fact that it was a mid to low end device family.[17]


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  2. ^ Carey, Bridget (25 April 2014). "Goodbye Nokia phones, hello Microsoft Mobile - CNET". CNET. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Jesdanun, Anick (18 July 2014). "Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity". Global News. The Associated Press. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nokia X rooted, Google Apps installed to make it more useful". March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  5. ^ Warren, Tom (17 July 2014). "Microsoft kills off its Nokia Android phones | The Verge". The Verge. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ Blass, Evan (23 January 2014). "Twitter / evleaks: Project Normandy = Nokia X". Twitter. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ Blass, Evan (11 December 2013). "Twitter / evleaks: FYI (and in case you hadn't ..." Twitter. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ Thurrott, Paul (12 December 2013). "Nokia Reportedly Eyeing Android as a Replacement for Asha | Paul Thurrotts WinInfo content from Windows IT Pro". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ Warren, Tom (13 September 2013). "Nuclear options: Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android | The Verge". The Verge. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  10. ^ Lehtiniitty, Markus (2014-02-24). "Tässä ovat Nokian X-kolmikon ominaisuudet ja erot" [Here are the features and the differences between Nokia's X trio]. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  11. ^ Global  Change country. "X Dual SIM - Affordable dual SIM smartphone with Android apps". Nokia. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  12. ^ Global  Change country. "X+ Dual SIM - Affordable dual SIM smartphone with Android apps". Nokia. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  13. ^ Brandom, Russell (2013-09-30). "This is Nokia X: Android and Windows Phone collide". The Verge. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  14. ^ "Xtraordinarily xcellent: the Nokia X family - Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog". 2013-11-21. Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  15. ^ Nokia X rooted and Google apps installed; Android is Android - AndroidCentral
  16. ^ Exclusive: Next-gen Nokia X series smartphones to get a dedicated home button | Latest Tech News, Video & Photo Reviews at BGR India
  17. ^ "Finland's Impossible Dream is Happening: Meeting the Startup Behind Nokia's Smartphone Return". Forbes.

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