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Nokia X2 review

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

Nokia X2 review: Interface

The Nokia X2 uses Symbian's S40 operating system. Though Nokia has recently announced its departure from the Symbian OS in favour of Windows 7 Phone, these changes probably won't trickle down to the entry-level handsets for some time to come.

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S40 is a perfectly stable and feature-rich operating system for phones at this level. The menus are fast and responsive, applications load quickly and everything is presented in an intuitive way.

If you have used a Nokia at any point in the past five years you will instantly know your way around this handset.

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The home screen offers a superfluity of quick access widgets for everything from music to calendar, without having to open the main menu. When you do open the menu, everything is where you expect it to be. The top-level menu is a nine square grid of icons, traditional to recent Nokia handsets, and secondary navigation reverts to an easy to use list format. Everything opens quickly and closes with the press of a button.

While the software interface is great, the hardware is sadly a let down. The five-way Navi key, which allows for navigation around the various menus, feels cramped and difficult to use, as do the number keys.

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They are spaced into such a small area, it is very easy to end up pressing multiple keys at once. It should be noted that this reviewer isn't known for his small fingers, so someone with slimmer digits will probably get on much better!

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