When youre shopping on a budget, getting the most bang for your buck is what counts. And the Nokia X2 is keen to give you an exchange rate thats hard to beat. This no-nonsense bar delivers a 5MP camera with flash, great audio with stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and a built-in antenna for the FM receiver.
Nokia X2 official photos
Features like that can run up quite a bill at checkout but not with the Nokia X2. Its price hovers around the 100 euro mark a bargain for that feature set.
Not that there werent compromises made heres the rundown of what made the cut and what was scrapped.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
- 2.2″ 262K-color QVGA display
- 5 megapixel enhanced fixed-focus camera with LED flash
- QVGA video recording at 15fps
- Series 40 UI, 6th edition
- Dedicated Facebook app
- Bluetooth (with A2DP)
- Standard microUSB port (charging); USB On-The-Go
- Hot-swappable microSD card slot (16 GB supported)
- Stereo FM radio with RDS; built-in antenna
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Dedicated music keys
- Stereo speakers
- Excellent loudspeaker performance
- Great audio quality
- Aluminum back cover
- No 3G
- No GPS receiver
- No WLAN
- S40 is outdated and lacks multitasking
- No document viewer
- No smart dialing
- Below par still and video camera
- Wobbly microUSB port
The Nokia X2 is a lower midrange S40 phone and it shows when you look at the disadvantages. But most of those are under the hood and you likely wont notice them right away. The back cover is made of aluminum and has a brushed metal finish that looks great.
The stereo speakers are loud and you dont need the headphones to blast out that new song on the radio. And if that feels too retro, the microSD card slot is easily accessible. The Nokia X2 is true Xseries stuff and makes no excuses when it comes to music.
The Nokia X2 paying us a visit
The Nokia X2 doesnt overlook the biggest thing on the Internet since Google either. The dedicated Facebook app is pretty good (by non-touch phones standards).
And the 5MP camera with LED flash came as a bit of a surprise that kind of camera usually goes on a mid-to-high end phones. Not all 5MP cameras are born equal though as well see later on.
But were getting ahead of ourselves we need to open the box first. Jump to the next page to see whats in and how the Nokia X2 feels on the outside.