Nokia X Android Phone (Normandy) - News and Specs
For me this is a dream come true. I have always praised Nokia for their excellent built quality and the fact how reliable their mobiles are. Nokia X Android Phone is codenamed Normandy and there were several rumours that Nokia is working on an android phone. The mobile will be a entry level android phone but surely more models can be expected to come as time passes by.
The mobile has been listed on a Vietnamese online retailer with a really cheap price of approximately $105. The price seems to be awkwardly low for a not so bad entry level mobile phone.
Specs – Nokia X Android (Normandy)
- OS : Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Processor: Dual-core Snapdragon 1 GHz MSM8225Q (Snapdragon 200)
- Memory: 4 Gb, expandable upto 32gb via micro SD card
- Ram: 512 Mb
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.0 with A2DP
- Main Camera: 5mp
The specs are based on what we got to know from the retailer’s website. These are not however officially from Nokia itself.
The specs of Nokia X Android Phone, are by no means fancy. Even the camera is quite a standard one. It does not and cannot compete with many android devices but the point to consider is that this is an extremely cheap entry level android smartphone. Its the first of its kind from Nokia and it is bound to succeed. I personally own a HTC One X and the reason why I prefer HTC is the build quality. Nokia x android is a geek’s fantasy and no matter how poorly specified I would certainly buy this mobile. Not to forget my One X still runs jelly bean (ironic).
The Bad Points
Sadly, I do have some bad points that you might want to consider before getting to buy this mobile.
- The android powered Nokia’s mobile phone is entirely themed like a windows mobile should look, with a certain modifications.
- For now, Microsoft will not allow any of Google Play services (Gmail, Google Play) to work on this mobile phone. Instead Microsoft will provide its own modified android playstore with added restrictions of its own.
- You might only be restricted to Microsoft’s own android apps.
The bad points are certainly something to consider. It is as if Microsoft is using a market gimmick to slowly introduce people towards windows mobile platform. If however Microsoft sorts this issue out before normandy’s official release it is possible that it might get a huge market share. The restrictions for now would ruin the Open Source Android experience. Nokia X android is nokia’s first android based smartphone and Nokia should try not to ruin its launch.