Nokia has unleashed new affordable music mobile in the form of the X2. The X2 is the successor of the X3. The X2 has added dedicated keys to music controls to enjoy music seamlessly. The X2 operates on the S40 operating system. The X2 features 5 megapixel camera, wireless FM Radio, dual loud speakers, microSD card slot, a 3.5mm audio port, 2.2” display, social networking, Ovi Store and more. All these come at a very affordable price of Rs. 5550. Readout the full review to find out more about X2.
The Nokia X2 resembles X3 in its design and inherits most of its design elements from X3. It looks stylish, refreshing and youthful. The body has metallic finish with slight glossy ascents. The body is in bold colors. The sides of the X2 are curved slightly. It is available in white/blue and Black/Red colors. It is slim mobile at just 13mm and it weighs around 81grams.
The Nokia X2 sports a 2.2 inches TFT display that has the resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and supports 260K colors. The image quality is quite good.
Below the screen, you will find the navigation array that includes a four way toggle with middle confirmation key, two soft keys, the call key, and the End/Power key. The toggle can be customized with used defined shortcuts. Although the keys are flat, they are tactile and offer good feedback. Below the navigation array, there is an alphanumeric keyboard. Nokia ensured that it provide easy typing.
You will find a camera along with a flash on the back side. The battery has dark chrome ascents that look stunning and it can be removed easily. One point we felt that Nokia has done over designed. There are music controls such as forward, skip and backward buttons are present at on blue colored left spine. A microSD card slot, volume rocker and camera key are present on the right spine. A charger port, a 3.5mm audio-jack port and a microUSB are present at top of the device.
Nokia X2 runs on the Nokia’s S40 operating system. Nokia uses this OS in its XpressMusic phone, now it has extended to the X series phone. You can personalize the screen savers, wallpapers, themes, ringtones, polyphonic ringtones, shortcuts, widgets, icons, and more. We don’t have any problem with this OS.
Connectivity & Internet
You can avail data transfer through USB and Bluetooth with EDR. You can stream audio to Bluetooth headset wirelessly, thanks to A2DP support for Bluetooth. The internet can be accessed via only GPRS with EDGE. It also comes with preinstalled Opera Mini browser that allows faster browsing. The web browser supports the Flash Lite 3.0.
You can avail Instant Messaging via Ovi Chat. It also supports popular email accounts like free Ovi Email account on your mobile, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and etc. services like It provides quicker access to Social networking web sites like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, MySpace and etc.
The Nokia x2 comes equipped with whopping 5 megapixel camera with a Flash that captures pictures at a resolution of 2592 x 1544 pixels. The camera features Full focus, 4x zoom, self timer, white balance, and full screen viewfinder and color tones. It can record QVGA videos at a rate of 20fps. You can share the photos and videos with the social networking sites like Flickr via Ovi Share or Bluetooth. Fixed focus is bit disappointment.
The image quality is quite good, thanks to noise reduction functionality. The images look bright, crisp and colorful with good detail. The video quality is also reasonably good.
The X2 being labeled as music phone, it comes packed with nice music features. The X2 comes with simple and convenient interface for its multimedia player is simple. The dedicated keys provide quick access to music play. It supports MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ audio formats and video formats like MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264 video formats. The sound quality is excellent. It also features FM Radio with RDS feature. You don’t need to plug-in headphone to hear FM Radio. You can browse the Ovi Music to download and listen latest songs. You can customize media player themes and its support album art and stereo widening. It has the built-in Equalizer that enhances the sound experience. It comes with dual loud speaker system.
The X2 has an internal memory of 48MB. You can extend the external memory up to 16 GB.
The other essential features of the X2 include a 1000 entry phonebook, Calculator, Voice commands, unit & currency Converter, a world clock, a timer, vibrate mode, Flight mode, Note pad, To-do list, Calendar, voice recorder, and speaker phone. It doesn’t feature Document and PDF reader. It features Nokia’s apps like Nokia Money, Nokia Life Tools, Chinese Dictionary, Ovi Share, Ovi Store and Ovi Contacts.
The games are in plenty of numbers. It comes preinstalled with eight games namely Sudoko, Bounce Tales, Diamond Rush, Block’d, Brain Champ, Rally 3D, Snake III and City Bloxx.
The call quality is quite good. Even Callers another didn’t complained about the call clarity. The sound is louder and clearer. The speaker phone is good.
The Nokia X2 is powered with 850 mAh Lithium-Ion battery. It provides the battery life of 810 minutes of talktime and 540 hours of standby time. On normal usage, you would get around 26 hours of battery life. The battery life is very good comparing to most of the mobiles.
Nokia X2’s price is very affordable. It comes at a price of just Rs. 5550 in India or $113.