Hands-On Preview: Nokia XL, 5-Inch Android Device [Video]

Just few hours ago, Nokia announced their X Series of devices and one of the was the Nokia X, which was covered in our previous post. They also announced a 5-inch dual sim sibling, named the Nokia XL.

Specs:
– Main camera sensor: 5 MP
– Front camera sensor: 2 MP
– Display size: 5”
– Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4
– Maximum talk time (3G): 13h
– Maximum music playback time: 37h
– Photo sharing: Twitter;Facebook;Send as email attachment;Share over Bluetooth
– Social apps: Facebook;Twitter;WeChat;Viber;Skype

For those who wants to experience the X series but prefer a bigger screen, this is definitely the go to version of the X family. One of the key selling point for this device is definitely the 2 MP front camera which is best for Skype calls.

With the same interface as the Nokia X, users can resize, rearrange and create folders, just like the Lumia devices.

The Nokia XL comes with Fastlane as well. Just a swipe from the left of the screen will bring this list up. It basically shows you recently opened apps, activities, newest photos captured, etc.

Being an Android device at its core, the Nokia Xl allows us to add widgets to the homescreen and also install Android apps by side loading the .apk files using the file explorer built-in.

Here’s a look at the phone keypad. DSon’t you think it looks very similar to the N9?\

Here’s a size comparison of the Nokia XL with the 5″ Nexus 5.

The Nokia XL will cost about 109 Euros and is expected to be available from Q2 2014.