Nokia X vs Nokia XL Comparison: Nokia’s Android Brothers

Nokia x vs xl

The Nokia X and the Nokia XL are two of the three Android Smartphones released by Nokia at the MWC event at Barcelona. We’ve been hearing rumors of an Android Smartphone powered by Android and manufactured by Nokia, named the “Nokia X” for so long and the Smartphone finally got unveiled at MWC 2014. However, the other two Smartphones, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL was taken in by surprise.

Even though the Nokia X and the Nokia XL focuses equally on the budget Smartphone buyers out there, and differs quite a little in terms of pricing, both these Smartphone is quite different in terms of performance, features and looks. And today, we’re here with a comparison between these two brothers in order to help you choose between these two.

Nokia x vs xl

Hardware Specifications:

In terms of hardware specifications, both these Smartphones are not even close to compare with other Android Smartphones like the Motorola Moto G. However, is good enough to do almost every regular tasks, such as web browsing, gaming and multitasking.

The Nokia X comes with a 1 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 4 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 480×800 pixels and a PPI of 233, 3.15 MP primary camera and a 1500 mAh battery.

Whereas the Nokia XL is loaded with the same 1 GHz dual core processor and 4 GB internal storage, however, brings in more RAM at 768 MB, a bigger display of 5 inches with a resolution of 480×800 pixels and 187 PPI, better camera at 5 MP with autofocus and LED flash along with a 2 MP secondary camera suitable for video calls and chats and finally a much bigger 2000 mAh battery.


Out of the two, by just comparing the hardware specifications itself, it’s quite understood that the Nokia XL is much better than the Nokia X. However, in reality, both these Smartphones are not power houses and will not rejoice you with its performance.

And in terms of camera performance, the Nokia XL outweighs the Nokia X by a great margin. The 5 MP primary camera stuffed with autofocus and LED flash gives out just above-average results, but is still better than the Nokia X. And, the added secondary camera in the Nokia XL makes it a good pick over the Nokia XL for people interested in making video calls or for those who are selfie addicts!

As both these Smartphones does not power some powerful hardware, battery performance must not be an issue. Both the Nokia X and Nokia XL must comfortably last you through an entire day of usage. But, the bigger 2000 mAh battery found in the Nokia XL is best for road warriors, when noted that it can provide 1-2 days of battery backup of average usage.

Both these Smartphones are quite capable of thriving you through your daily tasks and getting your job done.

Final Words:

When compared to the rest of the Android Smartphones out there, both the Nokia X and the Nokia XL are quite under powered Android Smartphones. However, if you’re a Nokia enthusiast, or if your budget is tight close to the price tag of these two Smartphones, then they are worth buying too.

However, when compared, the Nokia XL is much preferred over the Nokia X, thanks to its slightly upgraded hardware, a better camera and quite an amazing battery backup.

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