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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I had Nokia 6303 Classic. Worked great for 8 years. When I sold it still it was working fine. Samsung was trash in that time. But now roles changed. Samsung rules now.

    Hemedans, 13 Nov 2022Not true though, Nokia Xl had 5.0 screen which was as big a... moreMan still average finger tips are much bigger than a 5 inch screen keyobard to use.
    And i am speaking about average humans not those working on construction sites or boxing.
    Or a Jacob Pina from Massassuchets with thumb more than 5 inches big.

      the 3rd image looks like it has usb c. however it actually use micro usb. i hope nokia would re-make this phone with snapdragon 460, type c and 64gb storage. it would be an overkill for 4 inch form.

        I am a big Nokia fan now and back in the time and I also had a Nokia X just to try it, however it wasn't really my cup of tea. I found th Asha series way better. My Nokia X was slow and sluggish.

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          • 13 Nov 2022

          I have used nokia x2 for several years until upgraded to nokia 6, its very smooth for daily usage.

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            Maria, 13 Nov 2022Just another story. Just another day. Then death

              kek, 13 Nov 2022As much as anyone will say it wasnt the case, Elop was a tr... moreThese X series Sold a lot, i remember JD time to time reported sales of Nokia X, Microsoft/Nokia hide sales of Both Nokia X and N9.

              https://www.reuters.com/article/jdcom-tencent-sales-idUKL2N0QO0FG20140818

                Anonymous, 13 Nov 2022I don't miss Windows Phone one bit. Didn't like t... moreWhy should Nokia go with xxx os instead of other os? Nokia was Big they could make phone with Meego, Android, Windows phone etc.

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                  CptPower, 13 Nov 2022Those phones were too small for normal use. Maybe for wom... moreSausage fingers

                    CptPower, 13 Nov 2022Those phones were too small for normal use. Maybe for wom... moreNot true though, Nokia Xl had 5.0 screen which was as big as any flagship of that time, moat phones especially lowend were smaller than that.

                      Those phones were too small for normal use.
                      Maybe for womens.
                      But casual common man with average hads anything which aint at least 5,5 inch big is just too small to use.
                      Clicking keyboard buttons on such a tiny phone is a total garbage.

                        If Nokia had used Android instead of Windows, then perhaps even today also Nokia would have been a very big company in smartphones.....

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                          KondriX, 13 Nov 2022Honestly I still miss Windows Phone and even today I consid... moreI don't miss Windows Phone one bit. Didn't like the UI, at all. :( Tried to use a Lumia, but didn't feel good so I sold it. They should've gone with Android to begin with, sad thing they messed around with WP for so long.

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                            • 13 Nov 2022

                            Wow i completely forget this series existed.

                              been a good one

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                                Anonymous, 13 Nov 2022I had an X model. Ran a launcher on it and it looked like j... moreYea. but this tinkering is not for the non-tech people, no matter how easy.

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                                  TheLastOracle, 13 Nov 2022Microsoft usually destroys everything it collaborates with. Not in the gaming department tho

                                    Microsoft usually destroys everything it collaborates with.

                                      Honestly I still miss Windows Phone and even today I consider it a better OS than Android and iOS. It was really innovative and fluent, with a really clean and simple interface. I still have a fully working Samsung Ativ SE, which I turn on from time to time to remember good old times :)

                                        it was too little too late, if Nokia switched to Android right when Samsung did they would be most likely still in top 3

                                        but that's assuming old fart shareholders were not dumb AF bringing Microsoft Elop mole to destroy Nokia value so Microsoft can buy it for cheap, this was clear for anyone familiar with industry, ironically right around that time I worked for Nokia (smartphones) and later switched to Microsoft (windows store)