Monday, March 31, 2014

Nokia: First Android begins with Russia - Fontanka

  Nokia announced the availability of the first in its history smartphone built based on OS Android – Nokia X.

 It’s no secret that the cost of smartphones now looks for their producers much more promising when compared with the sales growth of the premium segment. That the Finns from Nokia has decided not to stand aside, recently released its new items for the budget minded ruler Asha, and now on the market by issuing its first phone based on Android.

 The first time the Finnish brand starts selling new devices namely the Russian market.

 Already on March 28 the youngest version of the new line X is now available for purchase in Russia costs 4990 rubles. What do we get for this money?

 The first and important: the operating system Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but with its own shell Nokia. As a basis of 2-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8225) 1 GHz and Adreno 203 graphics accelerator. It caters to 512 MB of RAM “on board” has 4 gigabytes of memory and a slot for microSD-card. Responsible for displaying the screen with a diagonal matrix IPS 4 inches and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which is a good option for this price segment. For photos and videos provided a fairly simple by today’s camera with a matrix of 3 megapixels. And the icing on the cake is to support 2 sim cards and standard 3g. Wi-Fi and all types of Bluetooth, of course, included.

 It should be noted that the X platform is not installed by default app store from Google. It was replaced by a similar localized company Yandex own shop and Nokia. However, the ban on his set is not, just as there is no prohibition on the installation of alternative GUIs for those who want a change or not will like stylized WindowsPhone menu.

 From the internal filling pass to appearance. He more than ascetic. Color back panel of frosted polycarbonate gives the impression nondemountable phone. It contains a loudspeaker, camera lens and embossed lettering Nokia. At the top end of the phone – a standard headphone jack on the bottom – the port microUSB. On the far right – on / off button of the screen and the volume rocker. Bezel decorated with only one touch button – “back”, it – “Start screen” on hold.

 All models are available in four colors: black, yellow, red and green. While the last three look really bright.

 In addition to the base model Nokia X were presented model X + with lots of RAM and a model with five-inch screen XL, improved camera and front camera for video call.

 On all models will be available branded services Nokia, including free off-line maps. In addition to these pre-assigned and applications from Yandex.

 The main advantages of the smartphone include high build quality and workmanship, good reputation and credibility of the brand Nokia, low price for such a well-known brand and wide enough functionality.

 Of the disadvantages include: small amount of RAM (worth thinking about X +), a small amount of internal memory is not 100% compatible with applications Android (those that require mandatory registration with Google Play), unusual for an Android user interface (treated installation alternative graphical shell), no front camera.

 But, in general, all these shortcomings are quite logical for phones in this price range.

 Can compete with it except that the Chinese broad spectrum of solutions of unknown brands.

Kirill Panchenko

No comments:

Post a Comment