In Nokia's new Android-based lineup, XL rules them all

Of the three new Android-based phones aimed for emerging markets, the Nokia XL is the largest and most powerful of them all.
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Shape and size

With a 5-inch display, this is no extra-large device. In fact, those with larger hands should be able to operate it one-handed.
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Camera action

The XL has the best camera of the three, a 5-megapixel sensor on the back and a 2-megapixel sensor up front.
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Operating system

Is it really Android? Under that custom interface, yes. What you see on top is Nokia's hybrid OS, called Nokia X Software Platform. Read all about that here.
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Size difference

The Nokia XL is visibly larger than the 4-inch Nokia X and X+.
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Nokia rainbow

All the Nokia X phones feature bright colors and a soft-touch coating. The XL is the only one with an orange choice.
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Side view

The XL feels pretty solid and hefty, and has a thick, sturdy unibody build.
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