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: Media

One of the best features of the Nokia X2 is its media support. Coming with only 48MB of built-in memory, you are limited in what you can achieve without adding extra storage.

Luckily, the X2's storage is expandable to 16GB through the MicroSD slot in the side of the phone. Our test model only had 2GB, but that was plenty to see what this phone could handle.

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The Nokia X2 has a music player supporting multiple formats including MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ and WMA. The interface is list-based and for the most part is pretty intuitive and easy to use. Using the supplied headphones, a 320kbps MP3 sounded a little tinny, but this is probably more down to the headphones than the phone. Plugging in a decent set of cans gave a much fuller sound.

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The Nokia X2 also comes with a fantastic stereo loudspeaker. We were shocked at the volume of this thing. It really does pump out the tunes. As summer approaches, this could be useful for picnics in the park and similar events.

The output is clear even when pushed to full volume. Again the sound is a little tinny, but considering the drivers are only a little bigger than a Tic Tac, this is to be expected.

Nokia x2

On top of the media player, the X2 offers FM radio. A few models back, to listen to the radio on a Nokia, you were forced to use the often mediocre headphones that came with the phone, as they also housed the antenna. This has all changed with the X2 and the antenna now sits snugly inside the handset.

The interface is great – simple left and right to scan through the stations, with up and down switching between presets. Sound quality is great again.

As for visual media, the Nokia X2 has capability for playback of both images and video. To access these you simply need to open the Photo menu and browse to My Photos. The process is the same for video. These menus are easy to use. However, don't expect to find editing software on this handset. Viewing and deleting are about as good as it gets.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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
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
Product NameX2-00 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002S3Z2
Manufacturer Website Address
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