The Nokia X is not a powerful device, and this is a known fact, thanks to the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor along with 512MB of RAM and Adreno 203 GPU, but has Nokia tried to optimize it and make it faster in any way? We did a few standard benchmark tests on the device to see how it fares against the other mid-range to high-end smartphones. As the Nokia X runs the Android-based Nokia X platform, it wasn’t hard to find and install these benchmark apps (check Nokia X Android App sideloading guide to learn how you can do it), and then the tests gave pretty decent results, not lesser than or exceeding the expectations one would have for this internal configuration.
Before getting into the scoring, let me give you some brief info about the internal hardware of Nokia X.
- Processor: 1 GHz Dual-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8625Q chipset
- RAM: 512MB
- GPU: Adreno 203
- OS: Nokia X (based on Android 4.1.2)
This test got the scoring of 7669 points, and that is quite low, even below the Samsung Galaxy S2, which was launched three years back. The scoring got less especially because of the low graphics performance and the limited RAM.
We were happy to see that at least the scoring here was not shameful. When compared to the standard scores given by Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Atrix 4G, the Nokia X fared better with a score of 3020 which was decent enough, considering the parameters which this app takes into consideration.
This was the final test we did, and this was to check out the graphics performance based on the frames per second output for the high quality graphics content. The score here was 32 fps, an average after trying out the test for three times. It’s again not really bad, considering the various factors.
The AnTuTu benchmark is where the device doesn’t impress at all, but with the Quadrant Standard and Nenamark II, the scoring was quite enough to justify the pricing and the internal configuration of the Nokia X. Check out the Nokia X camera review, and the Nokia X FAQ to learn more about the device.