Nokia X100 is meant for those Nokia fans who are mainly concerned with basic tasks like taking calls and using social media. The phone also has a solid battery life and superb audio quality. At a time when manufacturers are putting more and more focus on camera quality and design, it’s nice to see someone thinking about the basics. It features OZO Audio technology and needless to say, the audio quality is awesome. In addition, taking calls on this phone is a wonderful experience. While it does have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, it misses out on stereo speakers.
The phone has a 4470 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery which does fall on the lighter side, but its backup doesn’t. It will last you for 1.5 days on average use, and for more than a day if you are a heavy user. The gadget not only supports 18W fast charging but also Quick Charge 3.0. Seeing how the phone comes in at a starting price of about €220 (approx. $231), you can get phones that charge quicker. The phone’s build quality is good, though not the best in the segment. Nokia X100 has a smooth matte finish back panel and does a good job resisting splashes, but there’s no official IP rating.
The gadget measures 6.75 by 3.14 by 0.36 inches and weighs 217 grams, which is on the heavier side. It only comes in Midnight Blue and supports a single Nano-SIM. However, Nokia X100 supports connections from 2G to 5G. Apart from a Nano-SIM, the device has room for a memory card. Speaking of memory, the device’s ROM is 128 GB while the RAM is 6 GB. Interestingly, the device doesn’t have a different variant. The phone’s display quality is good, but it could have been brighter. Nokia has provided a 6.67-inch HD+ IPS LCD screen. It’s nice to see the phone having Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, though.
Nokia X100’s screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 78.6% and 395 respectively. However, it can’t be denied that are similarly priced ones that offer an AMOLED screen. Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G delivers smooth performance when limited to regular day-to-day tasks. It’s surely not meant for heavy workloads, though. The gaming requirements are handled by the Adreno 619 GPU. Out-of-the-box, the phone runs Android 11. As is often the case with most budget mid-range phones, the device’s overall camera performance is decent in good lighting conditions, but struggles in low lighting.
It has a 48 MP wide-angle, 5 MP ultrawide, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth sensor camera on the back. In the selfie department, the phone has a 16 MP wide-angle camera. Besides the usual camera features, the phone has Zeiss optics. Video recording is allowed up to 4K on this phone. The phone supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. Nokia X100 not only supports FM Radio but also NFC. Coming to sensors, the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer.