Nokia X Dual SIM is a phone that seems to be the only experiment of the Finnish manufacturer. But from the user's perspective may prove to be quite an interesting alternative for low-cost handsets from Samsung and LG. Is it really her? We checked.
Abbreviation, or wideorecenzja Nokia X Dual SIM
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Housing / execution
Nice, handy and robust
Model X is stylistically very similar to the Lumia series. Actually, it may well be that it determine the Lumia with Android. The housing is made entirely of plastic but traditionally it is a very good quality material. Matt texture is pleasant to the touch, looks good and seems to be resistant to minor damage. [Nggallery id = 956 template = techmaniak] The body of the phone is the optimal size. Although at first it may seem a little too thick and too angular, very soon you will find that these are the dimensions of which are ideal middle ground between ease of use, certainly impressed with the grip and solidity. It consists of a plastic flap which is the back and sides, which wraps the screen and the rest of the components. The fitting of the elements of this simple design is perfect. Nothing creaks, not moving suspiciously and buttons on the right edge are comfortable to use and firmly seated in their places. Model X, in accordance with current trends simply has an input micro USB and headphone – ports are located on opposite edges (upper and lower). It is a pity that Nokia spared also on a set of accessories, which ran the USB cable.
The device features a 4-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 800, a twin to the one we know from Lumii 520 There is no need to expect amazing visual experience but you can be sure that the displayed colors are nice and sufficiently saturated, and wide viewing angles. As on the phone with the lowest price range it's enough to be able to call it successful. The density of pixels at 233 dpi is also worth enough for a comfortable consuming content. Brightness of the display can be set to a maximum of 362 cd/m2, the lower limit is 17 cd/m2. These are the correct values, which should be sufficient in most cases to. Manufacturer unfortunately decided not to implement ClearBack technology that improves visibility in sunlight, so on sunny days will be forced to conceal a hand screen to see anything on the display. The touch panel works pretty well although it is not very accurate, which comes out especially when browsing web pages. It happens that clicking the link will not get a small reaction or presses the adjacent icon. No care was also on the multi-touch. Panel supports only two independent points.
For power after disconnecting the phone from the charger corresponds to the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh. This small volume on the phone with Android maybe a little anxious but soon find that just the power efficiency Nokia X does not have much of a problem. They surely find its merit weak and thus less resource hungry components and a small low-resolution screen. Phone stand about 5 hours watching videos and browsing the web a little less using WiFi. Switching to 3G shorten this time by about 40 minutes. [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "conversation, movies-wifi-off-3g internet, internet-wifi-wifi communicator, load-ac" product_id = "19992"] ATTENTION! All the tests we did with the brightness set to 120 cd/m2. Phone, in addition to the included charger can be charged using the USB cable. This, however, lacked complete, so be sure to buy it separately.
Just like not Nokia
Unfortunately, the Nokia X can boast the infamous title of having the worst camera that was used in smartphones this manufacturer. 3-megapixel unit takes pictures at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and record VGA video 30 frames / s Image quality leaves much to be desired, which greatly disappointing, especially as the Finnish-American manufacturer accustomed us to keep this issue high level, even in low-cost handsets. Colour photos is not the worst but they are not enough detailed and very easy to blur. While a good light can make the photo quality is acceptable in other circumstances it is almost impossible. This task is difficult additionally lack LEDs Illuminates. Also, the video is not a strong party apparatus Nokia X. Despite the fact that VGA is ridiculously low value on the phone with 2014 even with such a small detail is easily susceptible to slow down and the colors are a bit worse than the pictures. The camera interface allows you to adjust the basic values of images such as ISO, color saturation and contrast and set shooting modes depending on the lighting conditions.
Nothing more than the standard
In terms of call quality X model does not differ significantly from the other devices of this brand. Keeping comfortable voice is thus not a problem despite the lack of an additional microphone. The phone has a very nice size, which further enhances your longer hold it to your ear.dialer application is heavily modified from the standard, making it look nicer and is even more practical. An additional advantage is its very fast running out, which is a problem for many handsets with green little robot, especially those with lower shelf.
The Achilles heel of Nokia X
Unfortunately, efficiency is the least pleasant topic when talking about Nokia X. At the heart of the handset is the weakest processor Snapdragon S4 Series – Play S4 MSM8225. Dual-core unit clocked at 1 GHz based on outdated architecture, ARM Cortex-A5 is supported by 512 MB of RAM and Adreno 203 GPU Evidently she does not cope with the phone service. While the system itself comes quite quickly, the external applications, even those less demanding, they are slow and unstable. As you can guess, in terms of games do not have much to talk about. In Fruit Ninja and Tetris, yes, we play but this is the peak capabilities of the device if you want to talk about better and smooth play. 1 Browser Tests Tests phone performance for browsing the web. [Test slug = "SunSpider" virtual = "SunSpider-stock" product_id = "19992"] [test slug = "kraken" virtual = "kraken-stock" product_id = "19992"] 2 Synthetic tests Tests of the system overall performance of the phone. [Test slug = "quadrant" product_id = "19992"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "19992"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fill" product_id = "19992"] 3 Synthetic tests of the system (graphics) Tests mobile performance with an emphasis on 3D graphics. [Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "19992"] 4 Multimedia Playback Test playback of the popular multimedia formats in applications MX Player (with a package of the latest codecs). – Mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio; – Mp4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – Mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – Mp4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p, h264, 10Mbps, dts (lack of liquidity and support for DTS); – MKV, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps; (lack of liquidity); – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (lack of liquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (lack of liquidity). Multimedia support is not surprising – the phone can cope without cropping of video formats with a maximum resolution of 720p. There is also no manual DTS.
Software / functionality
Phone is running Android version 4.1.2 which has been re-named by Nokia and Nokia X Software Platform. Indeed, the changes are so big that if he had not said openly that it is Android, hardly anyone would be appreciated. Changed almost all that visible to the user. The interface is similar to that of Windows Phone but functionally matched to the capabilities of Google. Here we have the main screen of tiles, which can be sorted and scale and bookmark Fastlane with access to all activities performed recently. At the top of the screen is a pull-out bar notifications and quick settings and an additional drop-down menu is by moving up from the bottom edge. [Nggallery id = 958 template = techmaniak] interface itself works surprisingly smoothly for a phone with such a weak components. Turning only system applications have not met with many przycięciami and slow-downs. I must admit that the functionality of the overlay also positively surprised me. It is a very practical and intuitive and this looks nice. It is a pity that Microsoft, which now pulls the strings in Nokia, decided to cut off access to any Google services for proprietary solutions. Little it misses the goal because castrates Android with its biggest advantages, which are primarily: access to hundreds of thousands of apps in the Google Play Store, the Google search and maps. In return, we get the Nokia Store, where the application is for a cure, the search engine Bing Maps Nokia Maps Here. It is debatable whether the last two are good substitutes for the originals but arguably nothing can replace the enormity of applications from Google. Salvation may be possible to install them in a roundabout way, eg by uploading files. Apk but I think it is completely unnecessary hindrance. [Test slug = "wifi-tel" axis = "minus" product_id = "19992"] phone comes with a standard set of communication modules. We are dealing with a functioning WiFi (b / g / n) and GPS signal quickly łapiącym-em.The device has two slots for SIM cards that can work, as in most phones in stand-by mode – during a call by one, the other sleeps. The equipment is compatible with the operator Aero2 cards. Unfortunately, the Nokia X like other models from this manufacturer does not support USB OTG. The phone comes with a pretty good, a single speaker located on the back of the case. Its maximum volume is 87 dB and the sound which brings with it stays clean even at maximum settings. The internal memory is only 4 GB of which are available for use less than 2 GB. This value can be happily extended to the micro SD card (up to 32GB).
Summary / evaluation / review
An interesting alternative
Despite many ailments, Nokia X had earned my sympathy. It is a phone specific but it can be like him. Its quite serious drawbacks makes up a very nice appearance, pleasant dimensions, quality of workmanship and practicality of the interface. In my opinion this is the perfect phone for people seeking an inexpensive device for very simple tasks, or an alternative to mass painfully boring LG, Samsung phones and Sony's lowest priced. [Temperatura2 product_id = "19992"]
As the main competition, have introduced the LG L5 II, Samsung Galaxy Trend / Trend Plus and Core / Core Plus. It should also have a look at the Xperia E1.