May 30, 2014 7:59 am

Nokia X: hours of fun

The Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL smartphones are all great for passing the time and keeping you entertained. Let’s look at the options.

Music and video

Nokia MixRadio – free from Nokia Store

MixRadio-on-Nokia-XL

Music is one of the oldest forms of entertainment there is. The only thing that’s really changed is how we listen to it.

If you don’t already know, Nokia MixRadio is our music streaming service with more than 30 million tracks and thousands of global mixes curated by artists and our team of expert musicologists.

Finding your perfect mix is simple. Browse the categories, genres or make use of the abundant featured section, you can also select up-to three of your favourite artists and it will create a playlist just for you.

If you’re looking for something even more personal, Play Me offers your own radio station based on your favourite artist and listening habits.

VLC for Nokia X – free from Nokia Store

No matter which format your own music or video is saved as, VLC media player supports most. Just open up the app, point it at the file you want to play – possibly those stored on a MicroSD card – and you should be in luck.

Accessories for your listening pleasure

Right out of the box you’ve got a Nokia Stereo Headset that’ll help you keep your tunes to yourself. Which is a good thing considering the variety of musical tastes.

Coloud-Boom

Want to upgrade and maximise your music and movie enjoyment? The Coloud Boom, Knock, or Pop headsets are definitely worth checking out and make Nokia MixRadio sound even better.

Games

The Nokia Store is full of great games that are screaming to be played with, such as:

Plants Vs Zombies 2 – free from Nokia Store

There are plants and there are zombies. The two don’t get along.

Seemingly suffering from agoraphobia, the zombies will do anything to leave the outside and get into your home, chowing down on anything that stands in their way.

To stop them, you’ve enlisted an army of plants to both attack and defend. If you lose, the zombies will eat your brain. And no one wants that…

Wordament – free from Nokia Store

The first Xbox game for the Nokia Store has recently made its way to Nokia X, and is a real time consumer.

Wordament is so addictive and fast-paced that you’ll find yourself playing ‘one more game’ a dozen times.

Wordament-on-Nokia-X

The premise is that you make words from the 16 tiles displayed on screen. Sounds easy, right? Well, it would be if there weren’t thousands of other players playing an identical board at exactly the same time, trying to get more words that you. In two minutes.

Like we said, it’s addictive.

Photo-editing and sharing

Any photo you take with a Nokia X can be tweaked with using the built-in editing tools.

These include a variety of options such as cropping or straightening, as well as adding filters and effects.

If, however, you want to add some more, try…

MOLOME – free from Nokia Store

Think of MOLOME as a photo-decorating app that’s all about the funny side of life.

Add some stickers to your photos to make your friends look cool, or more likely, ridiculous.

Add text to any photo, a filter, a frame, or a tilt-shift effect to personalise your shots.

Into memes? You need to try out the meme generator.

With all the stickers or effects added, share the photo to the rest of the very friendly MOLOME community, or via your usual social channels.

How do you pass the time and have fun on your Nokia X?  Let us and other readers know, below.

Updated September 30, 2015 10:31 pm