Review: First Look and Unboxing the Nokia XL (video)

It has been a while since I get excited over a smartphone. Nokia XL actually gets me all excited because it is an Android phone and yet does not behave like it. I have never use this OS before. Everything is new to me. The Nokia XL runs on an Nokia X OS that allows Nokia apps and Android apps to co-exist.

Front and Back View

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Before I dive into the Nokia X OS, here is the first look of the Nokia XL. First impression is that it is quite a heavy phone with a nice large screen (5-inch). There is nothing fanciful about it. That might be the reason it comes with a nice price tag (S$239 without contract. Click Here to check how you can own it at half price).

Close up of the rear camera and the speaker grille

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Close up of the front camera

It has a 2 MPX front camera.

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Top and Bottom View

Very clean look. The top has only the 3.5mm port for the earphones and the bottom has the Micro USB port for data transfer and charging.

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Side Views

Again, it is very clean. The only buttons it has are plastic buttons on one side. The other side is totally clean.

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Back view with cover removed

Thankfully, the back cover of the Nokia XL can be opened which expose the battery, Dual SIM slots and the Micro SD card slot.

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Close ups of the slots

Note that SIM 1 is using 2G/3G and SIM 2 is using 2G only.

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Back cover

The back cover is quite flimsy. However, when installed to the phone, it becomes more rigid.

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The packaging is very similar to Nokia Lumia series. The accessories are also standard: Charger, earphones. For those who are unsure, the battery is only 2000mAh

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I did a short unboxing video. Check it out.

That is it. More information about the OS will be coming out in later post.

Some heads up. I cannot find some apps but there is a workaround. Unfortunately, there are still some hiccups. Information coming out shortly.
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