Nokia XL is Officially Available in Multiple Countries

Nokia has relinquished its Devices and Services Division to Microsoft and the company doesn’t change its plan on three new Android-based models. The Nokia XL is the largest of the three and it is finally available for purchase in multiple Africa, Middle East and Asia/Pacific countries.

These Android models are equipped with low-end specs, such as 5-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, dual-SIM slots, 2Mp front-facing camera, 5Mp rear-facing camera and LED flash. The phone is available for only $150, which is quite reasonable.

Due to the older processor model, some more demanding apps won’t run as smooth. The low-resolution display would also make images and curvy texts less sharp. Consequently, the Nokia XL is appropriate only for users who neglect the sharpness quotients of the display. However, the viewing angles and brightness levels of the phone are nearly comparable to more expensive Lumia models.

Nokia has also modified the underlying Android operating system to resemble the Microsoft Windows Phone OS closely. There are also services and apps that are usually available on Windows Phone devices. Also, the phone is only compatible with apps in the Nokia Store, not Google Play Store.