Nokia has been in news all this while for several different reasons over the span of few months. While most of those reasons have been linked with Microsoft's recent acquisition of Nokia's mobile division, others have been more influenced by Nokia's very first Android operated smartphones like the Nokia X and the XL.
Keeping our discussion limited for the time being, a lot of light needs to be shed on the new Nokia X and XL that have become a highlight since the previously held Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) event held in Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia's X series of smartphones may come running Android, but users should know by now that it's not your usual Google-made Android offering, but rather the Android Open Source Project. So you will be better off if you don't expect any of those flashy Android games and apps that you have grown used on your Android device.
Staying with the topic at hand, while users have already read up on the previously introduced Nokia X a lot by now, the upcoming Nokia XL still remains to be released for the Indian market. Moreover, these will be the first launches from Nokia after the company finished its deal with Microsoft a few days ago.
The Nokia XL is basically the third introduction in the Nokia X family and only the second to be launched in India after the first Nokia X was eventually introduced in the market.
And with its larger 5-inch screen, the Nokia XL could boast more takers. Moreover, with the 5-inch size factor becoming the size of preference in the Indian smartphone market, it's only a matter of time before we get to see a lot of popularity for the XL.
However, keeping all other devices out of contention for the moment, how do you think the Nokia XL will do when compared to the Nokia X? We have both the devices at our disposal at the moment and have already struck a comparison between the two.
Take a look at the sliders below to know more about the devices and the comparison between them.
Nokia X Vs Nokia XL: Display And Dimensions
The Nokia X, in the display department, offers a 4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pixel count of 480 x 800 pixels. The device also has dimensions measuring upto 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm and weighs in at 128.7 grams.
The Nokia XL, on the other hand, offers a greater 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a similar pixel count of 480 x 800 pixels. The device also has greater dimensions measuring upto 141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm, although it's a bit on the heavier side of things, weighing in at 190 grams.
Winner: Nokia XL
Nokia X Vs Nokia XL: Operating System And Processor
The Nokia X runs on Android, although it's not the official Google-based Android offering, but rather an Android Open Source Project offering. The device, itself, is powered via a 1GHz dual core cortex-A5 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play chipset.
The Nokia XL, in comparison, also comes running the same Android Open Source platform that's already available in the Nokia X. On the processing front, though, the XL is powered via the same 1GHz dual core cortex-A5 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play chipset that we saw in the Nokia X.
Nokia X Vs Nokia XL: Camera
The Nokia X comes sporting a 3.15-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The device, however, doesn't offer a front-facing secondary shooter, which can become quite an issue for all those looking to snap great selfies via the device, or even hoping to conduct video chats.
The Nokia XL, on the other hand, comes with a much greater and improved 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels. The device also offers a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for all the video chat and selfie needs.
Winner: Nokia XL
Nokia X Vs Nokia XL: RAM, Memory and Battery
The Nokia X, in this respect, offers 512 MB of RAM with 4 GB of internal memory. However, the device's memory can also be expanded via an external microSD card up to 32 GB. The X also offers a 1500 mAh battery that could be enough for carrying out all kinds of operations via the phone.
The Nokia XL, on the other side of the coin, comes with a slightly increased 768 MB of RAM with the similar 4 GB of internal memory. Similar to the X, though, the XL's device memory can also be expanded via an external microSD card up to 32 GB. Apart from that, the XL offers a greater 2000 mAh battery.
Winner: Nokia XL
Nokia X Vs Nokia XL: Verdict
If you look closely enough, you will start to realize that the Nokia XL is basically a bigger variant of the previously introduced Nokia X, although with a few bigger features compared to its X counterpart.
Both the devices have a certain edge in the market only due to the sole reason that these are Nokia's first ever Android powered handsets. But if we go in closely and inspect both the devices side by side, it seems like Nokia XL, as expected, has the upper hand.