As you probably know, Nokia has released three Android devices called the X, X+ and XL. All three are low-cost smartphones and come without the Google Play or Google Services, which means they will have a different app store preloaded, depending on the location or carrier. Their user interface is also very different from what you’ve seen on an Android device and they try to mimick Windows Phone’s tiles.
The Nokia X, X+, and XL are pretty similar both as specs and pricing, but there are some differences between them.
Nokia X Vs X+ vs XL Display
All three smartphones have a WVGA IPS display with a 800×480 pixels resolution. The Nokia X and X+ feature a 4-inch display with a 233PPI, while the XL comes with a 5-inch display and a lower density of 187PPI.
They all have a really low resolution and pixel density and it might not be so bad for the X and X+, but the XL could have really used a higher resolution, considering it sports a 5-inch display.
When it comes to display, we prefer the X and X+, because there’s a significant difference between them and the bigger Nokia XL.
Nokia X Vs X+ vs XL Hardware
Like we told you before in this article, there aren’t any big differences between their specs. They all feature a dual-core 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 processor, and Adreno 203 GPU. The Nokia X comes with only 512MB of RAM, while the other two have 768MB. We don’t think there’s a big difference between them, but there might be a sligh advantage for the Nokia X+ and XL.
And that’s pretty much all we can say about their hardware differences. They all feature Bluetooth 3.0, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n and a micro USD port. Storage is also the same, as they all come with 4GB, which can be expanded by up to 32GB through a microSD card.
We think the winners here are the Nokia X+ and XL because they have 50% more RAM, which can help multi-tasking, but it’s still very low for a smartphone released in 2014.
Nokia X Vs X+ vs XL Camera
The Nokia X and X+ come with a 3MP rear camera and no frontal camera, which means you can forget about video calls with the two smartphones. The Nokia XL does have a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP frontal one, which can make a pretty big difference.
Camera is pretty important in a smartphone and especially the lack of a frontal one. The Nokia XL takes better photos with the primary camera and is also able to make video calls, which is a big plus for it.
If you want to take better photos or you’re planning to make video calls, then you should definitely choose the Nokia XL.
Nokia X Vs X+ vs XL Android, Size & Battery
In terms of size, it’s pretty clear that the Nokia XL is much bigger than the other two, considering it has a significantly bigger display. The Nokia X and X+ measure 115 x 63 x 10.4 mm, while the XL is a lot bigger, at 141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm.
The smaller members of the Nokia X family come with a 1,500 battery, while the XL f eatures a 2,000 mAh one. We don’t think there’s any difference here, because he bigger display needs more battery juice, so we’ll call it a tie.
They all run on the same Android Fork, based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. You also shouldn’t expect updates, because companies who fork Android don’t usually update to newer versions.
Nokia X vs Nokia X+ vs Nokia XL – Winner
It’s pretty hard to declare a winner, because there are slight differences in pricing, specs, size, displays and camera. So we’ll tell you which one you should pick based on your needs.
If you need a very cheap device, then go with the X, but if you want a big display and good camera, the XL will be your choice. Though if you want a bit more RAM, but a small device, choose the X+.