Nokia XL Android Phone Complete Specs, Features and Price in the Philippines

5 Inch Android Phone by Nokia

Nokia surprised us by releasing not one but three Android phones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – Nokia X, X+ and XL.

Nokia XL is the big brother among the three with the largest screen at 5 inches. It also has the best camera, memory and battery. To top it all, it still has an affordable price!

Here’s how Nokia XL looks like:

Nokia XL Official Photo
Nokia XL is available in a wide array of bright colors!

Nokia XL Android User Interface and Apps

Pinoy Techno Guide readers often ask about how Android looks on a Nokia phone. They are also very concerned with what apps are available since Google Play isn’t compatible with Nokia XL.

Nokia has done a very good job at customizing Android that it is barely recognizable. You might even think that Nokia XL is still running on Windows Phone OS.

Nokia XL Fastlane and HERE Maps
Nokia Xl's Fastlane replaces the notifications on Android while HERE maps replaces Google Maps.

Nokia X 1.0 (that’s the name of the OS) is tile based. Each tile corresponds to an app with others showing updates like previews of your photos. You have to scroll down to see other apps.

To install apps, you just have to go to the Store tile and select from the hand-picked apps there. Popular apps like Plants vs Zombies and BBM are there but if you can’t find what you want, you can just use other app stores like the Amazon Appstore.


Nokia XL Processor, Memory and Battery

Nokia XL is powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor and 768MB of RAM. This combo is a bit disappointing but it performs well with normal usage – texts, calls, browsing the net, casual gaming and photography.

There’s 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD. If you like cloud storage, there’s also 10GB free storage on OneDrive (erstwhile SkyDrive) that comes pre-installed.

Nokia promises up to 13 hours of 3G talk time or 6 hours of browsing via Wi-Fi with Nokia XL’s 2,000 mAh battery.


Nokia XL Design, Display and Camera

Nokia XL is almost twice the thickness of the world’s current thinnest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5. But you can choose among bright and lively colors!

The 5 inch display also looks good despite the low resolution. That might be due to the bright colors of the live tiles.

When it comes to photography, Nokia XL has a 5MP autofocus main camera and a 2MP wide angle front camera.


Nokia XL Networks and Connectivity

Nokia XL is a dual core handset with 3G connectivity for faster mobile internet browsing.

There’s A-GPS used by HERE Drive and HERE Maps for navigation and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS for wireless file transfer.


Nokia XL Specs

  • 1GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Nokia X Software OS (Customized Android)
  • 5 Inch IPS Display @ 800 x 480 Pixels or 187 PPI
  • 5 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 2 Megapixel Wide Angle Front Camera
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • Dual SIM/Dual Standby
  • 3G (HSDPA), EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • 2,000 mAh Battery
Nokia XL Android Phone


Nokia XL Price and Availability in the Philippines

Since Nokia XL and the two other Android phones from Nokia are targeted for the emerging markets like the Philippines, we can expect the three to be available here by next month. Some online shops might even offer them two weeks from now.

The official SRP of Nokia XL is 109 Euros – that’s Php6,700. However, expect a higher price for Nokia XL here in the Philippines – probably around Php7,000.

Update (June 1, 2014): Nokia XL is now available here in the Philippines for Php8,990.








Daniel Gubalane Written by Daniel Gubalane - tech blogger, freelance web developer and former Physics teacher. Connect with me on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Published on Monday, February 24, 2014. Creative Commons License


16 comments

  1. I'm hoping to get this one, the nokia xl. I want to switch again to nokia again.

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  2. Cant Wait For This ONE !!!..

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  3. San kya maka2bili netoh

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  4. I want to have dis n xl..meron nb d2 pinas

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  5. Nkakatuwa my android na .. Kitkat kaya to ?

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  6. nako baka kahit na androids napaka mahal nanaman. tulad ng mga lumia ang mahal mahal kahit na hindi androids puro windows 8 lang. e androids pakaya napaka raming androids na phone pwede pag pipiliin murapa high version pa. kaisa mga nokia samsung. try niyo kaya alcatel or LG my phone. sulit pa. murapa. hamak mo. nokia XL around of 8,000+ dapat nasa 7,000 lang yan kasi androids nga mura dahil hindi lang naman nokia ang androids. may iba pang mura kysa 8,000. samsung S DOUS 7k lang or LG 7k rin.. nako wag niyo sayangin pera niyo. tested kuna yang mga unit nayan maganda nga pero ang sakit sa bulsa. dapat kund androids mura lang kasi nag kalat ang androids ngayon sa mga klasing klasing phones sa pinas. nokia company babaan niyo naman ang price ng unit niyo... para naman top seller kayo this time. hindi uso ngayon ang pasikatan ng brand. lalona ang sony experia napaka mahal ano bang ang diperinsya sa sony kumot high HD hindi naman magagamit ang mga ibang features naan e. kung mga kabaataan ang gagamit ng unit niyo. ok lang kung TV sony ang mamahal kaysa phone niyo. wag nakayong mag import ng phone sa pinas kung masyado kayong mahal. nokia samsung sony puro kayo pasikat.

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  7. Di k naman pinipilit n bumili ng nokia. kasalanan mo kung bumili k ng di mo gusto.

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  8. what is the problem why NOKIA XL cannot access to the Google play and Play store compare to the other brand like Lenovoa and Samsung.ang pangit naman yan kasi sa mga student karamihan eh lagi na rin silang gumagamit ng cel na pwedeng mag access sa ng document reader at google play at play store, ibig sabihin ang NOKIA XL ay hindi pa purong android bakit sa ibang brand katulad ng lenovo at Lg eh lahat ng application at access para sa android eh walang problema?? wag na po kayong bumuli ng ng Nokia kung lagi nalang huli sa UPdates..

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  9. Do you know that Nokia XL uses a forked version of Android? It means that the base code for the OS is still Android but tweaked to integrate the features of Microsoft phones. Research first. :)

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  10. Does everyone know what is the release date of Nokia X2 here in philippines? Thanks

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  11. Don't compare Nokia to other brand. It's Nokia. Nokia still under windows. So Nokia is carrying the features that windows offer. So Don't expect that Nokia will instantly shift to andriod. Please Make a research first before underestimating brands. Not only in phone brands, but also in other brands.

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  12. androids??? napakadami lang?

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  13. Hala ano ipinaglalaban m

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