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Nokia XL Vs Nokia X – Microsoft’s Androids Face Off

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Early this year, Microsoft introduced its line of Nokia Android smartphones to the market. These phones have become huge hits in most countries around the world, more so in emerging markets. The Nokia X and Nokia XL were launched in February this year. These phones come packed with amazing features at a budget-friendly cost.

How exactly do these two phones compare, and which one of the two is a better option? Read on to find out.

The Sizes, Displays and Exteriors

Nokia X comes in a 4 inch screen IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 480×800 pixels. On the other hand, the Nokia XL comes in a 5 inch IIPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 480X800. The smartphones offer 233ppi and 187ppi respectively.

Notably, the Nokia X is brighter than the Nokia XL. It also feels more stable in the hand. It comes in a plastic exterior, albeit hard plastic. Also notable is the fact that the phone is scratch proof. Even Nokia XL is scratch proof and comes in a hard plastic material. However, it is not as easy on the hand as the Nokia X. This is mainly because of its large size and its weight.

While the Nokia XL is heavier than most budget smartphones, it has a finish that can be compared to that of the high-end smartphones. The construction quality is also very impressive.

In terms of thickness, the Nokia X measures 0.41 inch and weighs 129g. The Nokia XL is 0.43 inches thick and weighs 190g. The Nokia X is thinner and lighter than the Nokia XL.

The Memory, Hardware and Software

The Nokia X and the Nokia XL are both powered by a QUALCOMM snapdragon S4 dual core AA5 Cortex processor that is clocked at 1GHz. However, there is a slight difference in terms of RAM as the Nokia X comes with 512MB RAM while the Nokia XL comes with 768MB RAM. Both phones run on the Android operating system, which features the Nokia X 1.0UI. The Nokia X and the Nokia XL come with 4GB worth of internal memory, and both phones have a MicroSD card slot for expandable memory of up to 32GB.

The Camera and Battery

Nokia XL comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera while the Nokia X comes with a 3MP rear camera. Also, the Nokia XL comes with a 2MP front facing camera while the Nokia X does not have a front-facing camera. Nokia XL has an inbuilt LED flash which is not existent in the Nokia X. In terms of camera capabilities, the Nokia XL is the better choice.

The Nokia XL comes with a superior battery compared to the Nokia X. Nokia XL has a 2000 mAh replaceable battery while the Nokia X comes with a Li-Ion 1500 replaceable battery. This means that the Nokia XL offers more talk time than the Nokia X. It also comes with a standby time of 30 days compared to 17 days with the Nokia X.

Bottom Line

The Nokia XL is a much better bargain than the Nokia X. It comes with better camera features, battery life and speed.