The Nokia XL is a mid-range phone released by Nokia in 2014 and is still popular today. Also known as the Nokia XL Dual SIM RM-1030/RM-1042 with dual-SIM card slots. The Nokia XL has the same sleek look at as other Lumia mobile phones from Nokia and has proven to be a winner with its looks and specifications.
The XL from Nokia comes with both 2G band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) as well as 3G band (HSDPA 900/2100). Boasting speeds of HSPA at 7.2/5.76 Mbps and also including EDGE and GPRS connectivity. The phone is about 10% larger than other Lumia range phones at 141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm however it is a small bit heavier (190 grams) than the Lumia 1020 at 158 grams. Note that this phone comes in both single-SIM and dual-SIM options. Both uses the micro-SIM format.
The phone comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen on this phone is also large at 5.0 inches with a 480 x 800 pixels resolution. Pixel density is at ~187 ppi pixel which is about the same as the Nokia 206 or the Nokia Asha 300, but lower than the Nokia N9. Thats to give you a reference if you are upgrading your phone. The screen is also a multitouch screen.
The Nokia XL runs Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and it is powered by a Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A5 with an Adreno 203 GPU on a Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play chipset. There is also an microSD slot for a 32GB storage card. Internal memory and storage is 4 GB with 768 MB RAM. There is also a 5 MP camera (1/4″ sensor) with autofocus as well as an LED flash. The phone also has a built in panorama and face detection ability. Video playback is very decent at 480p@30fps and there is also a 2 MP secondary camera.
Loudspeaker and the 3.5mm headphone jack is standard on all phones today and Nokia has also added a very useful active noise cancellation ability with a dedicated mic. WiFi and hotspot ability is also added with GPS a USB port and an FM radio. They have also added a accelerometer and proximity sensor. For communications, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email as well as an IM makes up the package. There is no Java but there is an HTML browser ability.
Powered by a removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery with a standby time of more than 700 hours and a talk time ability of 13 hours. The Nokia XL makes for a very well balanced mid-ranged mobile phone.