Flashback: the Nokia X series or how the Android dream turned into a short snooze

13 November 2022
How many of you have wished that Nokia had picked Android over Windows Phone? We bet this isn't quite what you had in mind.

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Nokia should have pushed harder on the Microsoft is, right now they could have been a giant. Gave up too early in the game.

    my last Nokia phone was E71 series in 2010 then straight jump to LG Nexus4 in 2012..
    Nokia seem left behind interm of mobile gaming and application...their hardware spec cant compete with HTC, LG ,samcung and apple..

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      Anonymous, 13 Nov 2022I don't miss Windows Phone one bit. Didn't like t... morehave some ambition bro ... how you like today's tasteless ui is beyond me

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        you have to suffer, 13 Nov 2022they all almost the same. no mid top camera placement.. alw... moreAgreed. Nokia should stick to the 1/1 Plus/2/3's camera placement. Pretty barebones but still looks less generic

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          TheLastOracle, 13 Nov 2022Microsoft usually destroys everything it collaborates with. Say it louder for the people in the back 👏👏👏

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            Daemon Targaryen, 13 Nov 2022Those phones were garbage. Nokia 8 got my attention.Nokia 8 is far better than flimsy Microsoft-branded Lumias tbh, at least it's rock solid

              Minu, 13 Nov 2022And not a single popular brand makes unique devices, that&#... morethey all almost the same. no mid top camera placement.. always on top left corner.
              popular brands somehow use dual cam setup but the 2nd cam is basically useless. is it that hard to design single rear cam system?

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                you have to suffer, 13 Nov 2022since nokia (hmd) only makes mediocre devices. well yeah, s... moreAnd not a single popular brand makes unique devices, that's for sure

                  Semiconductor, 13 Nov 2022Why can they not go back to making these colourful devices ... moremajority of people doesnt care about these colorful phones. sad to see without them. given that phones nowadays provide monotonous colors like white, blue, gray, and black. they could buy a phone case anyway in order to make it colorful.

                    Dometalican, 13 Nov 2022Remember, 5.5" on 16:9 aspect ratio is bigger than you... moreWell i am sure i would be familiar even with a lot smaller after a long time use but if i can make by choice bigger is better.
                    Unless is too big.

                      Anonymous, 13 Nov 2022This is why we all know you have 14 pro max 512GB. Big en... moreMan hell no.
                      Apple was never for me.
                      I dislike brands which doesnt cooperate with anything else apart it self even its self abrely.
                      Once long ago had Iphone 6 but sold it after 3 months of use. It was a worst phone i ever had.
                      I prefer versatility over a closed prison system.
                      Something which works way i want not way they force me to.
                      And bigger phones are better not only for casual use but also to not harm eyes by looking on tiny letters on a small screen. And there is lot more than just this

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                        Those were some of the strangest decisions ever made in the mobile coms world.
                        Why would Ms commit suicide by destroying their own massive hold on enterprise market for mobiles.?
                        You look back and think, it must have been done on purpose, all of it, not just outing elop in at Nokia, but many of their earlier decisions too.
                        They should make up a 101 class if exactly what NOT to do at top of market.
                        It's cost Ms how much in profits since.£?.

                          Why can they not go back to making these colourful devices at compact sizes I personally loved them

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                            microsoft ruined their windows mobile twice,those x series was just a fun project gathering more crowd,it just not their game

                              Anonymous, 13 Nov 2022I had Nokia 6303 Classic. Worked great for 8 years. When I ... moresince nokia (hmd) only makes mediocre devices. well yeah, samsung rules the entire market now. only if you invest more to get their decent devices.

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                                The 3 pane homescreen was genius.. Fastlane ,widget and app tray.. Is there any launcher to emulate this setup on todays android?

                                  KondriX, 13 Nov 2022Honestly I still miss Windows Phone and even today I consid... moreThat is why I still keep my Microsoft Lumia 950 albeit as my second phone nowadays. I'm still deeply impressed with its UI and its software optimization.

                                    CptPower, 13 Nov 2022Those phones were too small for normal use. Maybe for wom... moreRemember, 5.5" on 16:9 aspect ratio is bigger than you think (at least wider) so typing wasn't that bad at the time.

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                                      • 13 Nov 2022

                                      Nokia phones exist in the market but they're no better than generic, chinese phones. And their okay-ish stuff is overpriced af

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                                        CptPower, 13 Nov 2022Those phones were too small for normal use. Maybe for wom... moreThis is why we all know you have 14 pro max 512GB.
                                        Big enough to use without issues mini would cause.