Nokia X2 review

The Nokia X2 is a good, cheap entry-level phone, but does it offer enough to satisfy?

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Nokia X2 review: Verdict

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The Nokia X2 is a simple, affordable mobile phone which has left out many of the usual smartphone staples but included a few hidden surprises. It is well made, has an easy interface and overall is fine to use.

Its preference as a music focused handset has great potential, and the inclusion of an FM radio adds an extra avenue for listening when your own tunes fail to cut it. However the Symbian S40 operating system is getting seriously long in the tooth and it will soon not have a place in this media centric, web-focused world.

We liked

The Nokia X2 has awesome battery life; this phone will go for days on moderate use and gave us a real sense of freedom from the socket. The crisp and clear loudspeaker was a clear winner and the X2's media expandability means you have the potential for hours of tunes.

Build quality is also fairly solid and the inclusion of an aluminium back is a welcome touch of luxury.

We disliked

The X2 has seriously unfriendly buttons. If you have the fingers of a borrower, then the X2 will probably suit you fine. However we just couldn't get on with the tightly-spaced, unresponsive keys.

The camera is pretty bad. Yes it's 5MP, and the images may be large, but they are washed out and blurry, even in daylight conditions.

The handset also has a lacklustre choice of applications and dire connectivity options, which were enough to make long-term use a chore.

Verdict

The Nokia X2 is great value for those who just want a simple mobile phone. However this handset feels confused. It has the styling of a teenager and the features of a dinosaur. If you are looking to replace your aging handset, this could be the one for you. Otherwise we suggest steering clear.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory48 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS
SAR Value0.82 W/kg
Product FamilyX
Cellular Generation2.75G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameNokia
Product ModelX2-00
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)82 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, ENERGY STAR, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeInstant Messaging, Email, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height111 mm
Width47 mm
Depth13.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesX
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameX2-00 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002S3Z2
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

Let's play everything out loud

Nokia X2 is built for music lovers everywhere with its FM radio, music player and powerful speakers.

Style never goes out of fashion

Made from premium materials, this sleek phone has a modern look and feel with its curved design and colourful accents.

Listen to music with friends

The powerful dual stereo speakers deliver high-quality audio for your favourite tracks and FM radio.

Great photos should be shared

Capture photos at the touch of a button on the 5 megapixel camera with flash, then share your photos through Ovi Share, Flickr or Bluetooth.

Package Contents
  • X2-00 Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Battery BL-4C
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-205
  • User guide
Limited Warranty2 Year