Nokia Xl vs Top 4 Android rivals

Vs Shardendu Gautam 00:52, 5 Mar 2014

Nokia's attempt at an Android smartphone was quite unimpressive. We pick the four best devices that give the Nokia XL a run for its money

The Nokia X series was unveiled at the recently concluded MWC between much hype. Nokia’s first foray into the Android ecosystem was largely underwhelming with the Finnish manufacturer concentrating on lower-end phones with extremely modest specifications. The best of the pack is the Nokia XL which is touted to cost close to Rs. 10,000. At this price tag it will be facing stiff competition from indigenous manufacturers in the Indian market. We pick the four devices that are likely to be the biggest obstacles in the success of the Nokia XL:

1. Xolo Q900: The Xolo Q900 seems to address the major shortcomings of the Nokia XL. It features a quad-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. It also has an 8 megapixel snapper on the back. The screen is slightly smaller at 4.7 inch but the device is a sound Android smartphone at this price point.

2. Micromax Canvas 2.2: The Canvas 2.2 was launched a few months ago by Micromax. The smartphone has a 5 inch 960 x 540 pixel display and is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. The 8 megapixel Full HD camera makes the Canvas 2.2 a strong opponent.

3. Sony Xperia M: If you are looking for an Android experience from a trusted brand but don’t like what Nokia has done with UI in the XL, the Xperia M could be a very good bet. The slightly dated smartphone has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The 4 inch screen could prove to be a little on the smaller side for some people but the performance of the Xperia M is quite decent.

4. Moto G: While the Moto G costs a hefty 2.5 k more than the purported price of Nokia XL, it is simply the best phone to buy in the low-budget range. Starting at 12,500 for the 8 GB version, the smartphone comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Vanilla Android goodness. By the team the Nokia XL comes to the shelves, there is a possibility that the price of the Moto G drops even further.

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