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Nokia XL / Nokia XL Dual SIM RM-1030/RM-1042

alaTest has collected and analyzed 532 reviews of Nokia XL / Nokia XL Dual SIM RM-1030/RM-1042. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the sound and durability are overall positive. The price and reliability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the design and usability. There are mixed comments on the portability and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia XL / Nokia XL Dual SIM RM-1030/RM-1042 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia XL

 

Hands-on at MWC 2014: A big, cheap Android phone from Nokia. Is this the dream come true?

Carrying over Nokia's Lumia style build quality to a cheap Android phone sounds like a winning combo, and it is in some respects. However, the low screen resolution and lack of Google services mean it's far from perfect.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nokia XL review: Hands-on

 

The Nokia XL is one of the maker's brand new range of Android smartphones

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Nokia XL review

 

Nokia's big screen Android phone is lacking a Google presence

Low price for big screen ; Android apps ; Fast Lane hub

Not the quickest ; Bulky design ; No Google services

The Nokia XL is aimed at a narrow area of the market and it's a smartphone which will likely have big appeal in emerging markets, but less of a presence in more developed areas.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia XL review

 

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Nokia XL truly belongs in a class by itself, but I don't mean that in a good way.

The Nokia XL has a solid build quality, a powerful battery that lasts a full day on a single charge, and two SIM cards.

The XL's processor is slow, and its touchscreen is occasionally unresponsive. The poor screen resolution and unattractive UI severely hinder the user experience. You can't access the Google Play store and Nokia's app selection is very limited.

Despite having the best specs of Nokia's Android phones, the XL's poor performance and confusing OS denies users Android's full potential and a true Windows Phone experience.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : David Court (techworld.com)

Nokia XL hands-on review

 

The Nokia XL smartphone is a 5-inch device running a ridiculously customised version of Google Android. We spent some time with the new smartphone at MWC 2014, here's our Nokia XL hands-on review.

Nokia's first attempt at an Android smartphone is a confusing one thanks to the heavy customisation that has been forced onto the open source OS. In terms of the hardware you get for the price, the Nokia XL is a good deal, but the weird nature of the...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (itpro.co.uk)

Nokia XL Android smartphone review: Hands on

 

Nokia mashes Android with Windows Phone, giving us a glimpse of what could have been…

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : James Peckham (knowyourmobile.com)

Nokia X & Nokia XL Review: Hands On & Initial Thoughts

 

Nokia has announced a brand new range of handsets called the Nokia X family, the first to run on the Android operating system. We've had a little play around with a couple of the handsets following Nokia's 8:30am MWC 2014 keynote and here are some...

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia XL Dual SIM review: Start to Finnish

 

The Nokia XL goes where Asha never dared, 5" screen territory. Windows Phone itself only recently got there, but the Nokia X family is really an extension of touchscreen Asha "smartphones" rather than a failsafe in case Windows Phone get messed up.

Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE ; Dual-band 3G with HSPA ; Optional dual-SIM support, dual standby ; Nokia X software platform 1.0.1, based on the Android Open Source Project (4.1 Jelly Bean) ; 5" IPS LCD WVGA capacitive touchscreen, ~187 ppi ; 1.2GHz...

Large and heavy for a 5" device ; Low screen resolution ; No Google services (Play, Gmail, Maps, Calendar, Drive), you can't even sync contacts ; Budget-grade hardware may result in system bottlenecks ; Poor video capture ; No smart dialing ; No...

The Nokia XL is the best and the brightest of the new X family but, again, it's a step up from the Asha lineup rather than something to compete with Nokia's Windows Phone offerings or even most Androids.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (cnet.com)

Nokia XL review

 

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Nokia XL truly belongs in a class by itself, but I don't mean that in a good way.

The Nokia XL has a solid build quality, a powerful battery that lasts a full day on a single charge, and two SIM cards.

The XL's processor is slow, and its touchscreen is occasionally unresponsive. The poor screen resolution and unattractive UI severely hinder the user experience. You can't access the Google Play store and Nokia's app selection is very limited.

Despite having the best specs of Nokia's Android phones, the XL's poor performance and confusing OS denies users Android's full potential and a true Windows Phone experience.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Nokia XL Review

 

The Nokia XL is the largest in Nokia's family of affordable Android-running phones, but just like all the rest in the X series, you'd find it hard to recognize it as an Android phone…

Large and vivid 5-inch display ; Runs the main interface fairly smoothly ; Camera is above the average for the class ; Very affordable ; Above average call quality

No Google Play Store and crippled app selection ; Bulky build ; Android Nokia X platform is a design mess

With an off-contract price of around $165 (€140 in Europe), the Nokia XL is an affordable device that stands out with a display larger than most of its competitors in this price range. Needless to say, this large and also gorgeous display is its...

Jun, 2014
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