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: Camera

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The Nokia X2 comes with a five-megapixel camera, which on paper sounds impressive. There is a dedicated camera button on the right hand side of the phone, allowing fast access to the camera app.

With a 5MP sensor you would expect fairly passable shots. However, that is sadly not the case. Due to the lack of any real focus capability in the lens, images are blurry and colours look washed out and unrealistic.The flash is bright enough, but has little effect in adding quality to stills.

The Nokia X2 does come with a couple of extra features, such as negative effect mode – a fun and welcome addition to an otherwise lacklustre camera.

We subjected the X2 to a variety of environments and lighting conditions and in all cases the images it produced failed to impress. Will the Nokia X2 be good for the occasional snapshot for Facebook? Yes, but don't expect to win any photographic awards with it!

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OUTDOORS: Colours are dull and drained of life

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ZOOM: A 4x digital zoom wasn't enough to produce quality close-ups

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FLASH: In low light, the flash failed to have much of an effect

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INDOORS: In natural light, images still appear flat

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NEGATIVE MODE: Negative effect mode brings a touch of fun to the Nokia X2 camera

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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