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Nokia X2 review

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

Our Verdict

The Nokia X2 is a simple phone with a few hidden surprises. It is well made, has a nice interface and overall is fine to use.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 48 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Screen Resolution : 240 x 320

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For

  • Great battery life
  • Brilliant for music
  • High volume loudspeaker
  • FM Radio
  • Affordable storage upgrades

Against

  • Poor keys and hardware navigation
  • Low quality camera
  • Out of date OS
  • No 3G or Wi-Fi
  • No GPS

Overview, design and feel

The Nokia X2 is an entry-level handset with plenty of features and a penchant for music playback. It sits somewhere between the Nokia C1-01 and the Nokia X3 Touch and Type in both functionality and price.

With the recent trend in cramming as many features as possible into a phone in an effort to jump on the smartphone bandwagon, the Nokia X2 bucks the trend and offers simplicity of design and features. The Nokia X2 is a traditional candy bar-styled handset that sits nicely in your hand.

You won't find a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS or any of the advanced features we are all getting used to.

But the feature set on the Nokia X2 is not to be sniffed at. It offers a 2.2", 320x240 pixel screen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, QVGA video recording at 20 fps, FM radio, GPRS internet, expandable memory via MicroSD card as well as phenomenal battery life.

If Apple were to launch the iPhone 5 with the above features, there would be a lot of very unhappy people out there. But when you consider that the Nokia X2 is available for a tenth of the price of a pay as you go iPhone, you can forgive them a lot more!

Nokia x2

The phone is aimed at those who are looking for a cheap, reliable handset. The styling of the Nokia X2 wouldn't look out of place in the hand of a teenage hipster, and the ease of use will satisfy your mum and gran as well.

The candy bar style Nokia X2 is slim and well proportioned. All the ports are on the top of the handset, with a 3.5mm headphone jack, 2mm charging port and covered micro-USB connector all present.

Nokia x2

Down the right hand side you are presented with a multitude of buttons to control volume and gain access to the microSD port and camera button. On the left you have music playback controls.

Though the Nokia X2 is predominately a phone made of plastic, the battery cover is made of brushed aluminium. It is easy to remove, should you need to gain access to the battery, and adds a quality touch to an otherwise budget feel handset.

Nokia x2

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