Nokia is gearing up to launch its second handset from the Android-powered X series in India and we got a chance to take a look at the device over the weekend. Nokia XL is the third and the biggest handset from Nokia’s X series, which will hopefully lure buyers who seek a big screen experience.
There are no surprises here – Nokia XL’s design is coherently, well, Nokia. It’s clean, well thought out and even takes a jab at a Samsung device that sells in the same price range. Anyways, the Nokia XL feels good in the hand and even adds the orange colour, which we recently saw on Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia device.
The Nokia XL has two major features that sets it apart from Nokia’s X handset. First is the 5-inch display, which is a step up from Nokia X’s 4-inch screen but supports WVGA (800×480) resolution only, which we feel is on the lower side and second is the extra 256MB RAM that bumps the total RAM to 768MB.
Given our experience with the Nokia X and the XL, it’s safe to say that XL performs better and smoothly compared to the first Nokia Android device.
Nokia has also added a 5 megapixel autofocus camera at the back, 2 megapixel on the front, microSD card slot and 2000mAh battery.
There’s no word on the exact release date or the price but expect the device to hit the Indian market in the next couple of weeks for a price of around Rs. 10,000.