Nokia’s announcement to go Android pleasantly surprised many at the MWC 2014 late last month. The Finnish giant announced three smartphones in the Nokia X series, all running a heavily modified version of Android (Jelly bean). Yesterday, India became the first market to get the Nokia X smartphone, when the company announced it for Rs.8599
As expected, Nokia has brought the dual-SIM version of the Nokia X to India. At Rs.8599 ($140), that’s pretty competitively priced. If you still don’t know, Nokia X isn’t your typical Android phone. Nokia has taken the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) version of Android and has stripped out all Google services & Google APIs, and replaced them with Nokia APIs & Microsoft services. You won’t have access to the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps etc. Instead, you’ll find Nokia Store, Outlook, OneDrive and Here Maps.
Nokia X Unboxing
The Nokia X comes in a cute little package, with the design reminiscent of the Lumia range of handsets. The contents of the box is interesting though. Here are the things you will find inside:
- Nokia X
- microUSB charger
- Headset (red color)
- Getting started guide
As mentioned on the video, there is no USB-to-microUSB data cable provided by Nokia. This is rather strange as they’re providing a charger with fixed microUSB cable. So you’d have to look for a separate data cable if you wish to connect Nokia X to your PC/Mac. Another thing to note here is that, irrespective of the color of the phone you buy, Nokia will be bundling the same bright red colored headset, much like they do with the Asha phones. The back cover of Nokia X is removable, and you can replace it with any other color if you choose to.
We shall be coming out with our detailed review very soon, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, if you have any questions/feedback, do let us know through the comment section below.