The Nokia X100 is an affordable 5G handset priced at $252 at T-Mobile and Metro. The commercial starts with the rear camera array that uses ZEISS optics. On the rear is a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP Macro camera. If you’re marketing your phone as being “built for entertainment” as Nokia is, the display is very important and the X100 carries a 6.67-inch LCD screen with an FHD+ resolution (1080+).
We told you a few days ago that the Nokia X100 5G was now available only from T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile in the United States. The Nokia X100 is a cheap entrée into the realm of 5G connection, with a price tag of $252. You can own the phone using the carrier’s equipment instalment plan (EIP) by making 24 monthly payments of $10.50. And if you add a line to your T-Mobile account, the smartphone is free. This equates to 24 monthly payments of $0.00. We’d like to tell you about Nokia licensee HMD Global’s instructive 60-second ad for the Nokia X100. The title of the video is, “The Nokia X100 is a new smartphone from Nokia. An all-around entertaining experience.”
Last we checked, audio is also part of the entertainment experience on a smartphone. So the Nokia X100 features immersive OZO audio which is not only designed to make streaming music sound better, but also to help mobile game players feel like they are inside a game. A 4470mAh battery gives the Nokia X100 up to two days of battery life with charging taking place at 18W. Yes, that is a 3.5mm earphone jack that you saw in the video. And under the hood, the Nokia X100 is equipped with a Snapdragon 480 chipset along with 6GB of memory and 128GB of expandable storage (a 1TB capacity microSD slot is included). Android 11 is pre-installed and there is a 16MP punch-hole selfie snapper in the front.
If you’re looking to gift someone a 5G phone for the holidays (even if you are the recipient of the gift), the Nokia X100 is a bargain. It supports T-Mobile’s 600MHz low-band Extended Range 5G and the 2.5GHz mid-band Ultra Capacity 5G. The latter might not be as fast as mmWave 5G, but finding such a signal is like finding a needle in a haystack. T-Mobile’s Ultimate Capacity 5G offers download data speed peaking at 1Gbps
The mid-band spectrum that T-Mobile acquired in the Sprint acquisition is providing users with an average 245Mbps download speed and shows just how brilliant the acquisition of Sprint was for T-Mobile. There is no doubt that Verizon slammed the car doors on its own fingers by focusing on mmWave, but T-Mobile still had to fully take advantage of this opening which it did with the $26.5 billion purchase of Sprint.
Interestingly, not everyone knew what T-Mobile was up to and they wondered whether Legere and company had lost their mind taking on the FCC and the DOJ just to purchase a failing postpaid carrier. By the time the rest of the industry saw through T-Mobile’s plans, it was too late and T-Mobile had already taken the early lead in 5G in the U.S. Without mid-band spectrum, which is travels farther than mmWave and offers faster download speeds than low-band, Verizon and AT&T were forced to spend over $68 billion between them to purchase C-band spectrum in the 3.7GHz-4.2GHz range. But as if things couldn’t get worse for T-Mobile’s top competitors, it turns out that the C-band frequencies that Verizon and AT&T were hoping to use are considered too close to the 4.2GHz-4.4GHz that aviation signals use.
Already AT&T and Verizon have already agreed to delay the launch of their C-band service until January 5th. And earlier this week, AT&T and Verizon said that they would operate their new 5G frequencies at low power for six months.
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