The Nokia X100 is an Android smartphone available exclusively through T-Mobile and Metro in the United States. Starting November 19, this 5G phone will be available for $252, bolstering the carrier’s sub-$300 5G offerings.
The phone is simply the Nokia X10, with the Snapdragon 480 CPU (the original, not the plus) paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage providing a 5G connection. A free microSD slot is included, as well as 15 GB of Google Drive storage. The phone supports the 5G bands n25, n41, n66, and n71.
A big 6.67″ IPS LCD (1080p+, Gorilla Glass 3) with a punch-holed 16 MP selfie camera sits on the front. A 48 MP main camera with ZEISS lenses, 5 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP depth are mounted on the back.
To put the price in context, the Nokia G50 is presently on sale for $270 (it’s typically $300), but it only has a 720p+ display. The robust Nokia XR20, which costs $550, is more similar in terms of hardware.
The Nokia X100 ships with Android 11 out of the box, and as part of the X-series, it should get three years of OS updates and monthly security patches, though we haven’t seen official confirmation of that on Nokia.com yet.
The 4,470 mAh battery is good for two days on a single charge, and the 18W power adapter is responsible for charging it again. Wi-Fi 5 (ac, 2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack are all included. Bluetooth headsets can use aptX Adaptive and aptX Voice, while wired headsets can use FM radio.
On the phone, there are two microphones (one with OZO Spatial Audio capture and the other with wind noise suppression) and a single loudspeaker.