Nokia's first and possibly last attempt at Android

The Nokia X was first announced at the annual Mobile World Congress in February 2014. Unlike Nokia's Lumia or Asha devices, the Nokia X runs on a customized version of Android. There's no Google services, but Nokia has created and curated its own Android app store specially for the Nokia X.

The future for the Nokia X line looks a little bleak, with Microsoft announcing a round of layoffs and that in the future the X line will be re-aligned as a low-end Windows Phone device.

A family of Android phones

Nokia X is both a phone and a family of phones. The 4-inch Nokia X is the base model, and there is also the Nokia X+ and the larger, 5-inch Nokia XL. All run similar hardware and the same software with a consistent experience across each.

The specs

The 4-inch Nokia X shapes up like this:

  • 4-inch, 480x800 resolution display
  • Dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU
  • 4GB on-board storage with microSD card expansion
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3MP fixed focus rear camera
  • Available in a variety of colors including black, green, white, red, yellow and blue