Expert Review of Nokia X2 02 Black & Red
Nokia India has indeed strived hard to offer the best technology suited to Indian customers and has come up with an affordable and relevantly innovative device, the Nokia X2 02. The phone has all the right ingredients to set new benchmarks in the mobile music space in the Dual SIM category. Nokia X2 02 particularly targets people who want good music features in their Nokia dual SIM mobile phone. It is their firm faith in quality and reliability of Nokia devices that they would want to choose a Nokia dual-SIM phone with advanced music features. They can put their hands easily on Nokia X2 02 as this is the right choice.
Quite reasonably, one can swap the second SIM card of Nokia X2 02 and that doesn’t require switching off the phone or removal of its battery. There’s multiple SIM management option and users can personalize up to five SIM cards at their ease.
Nokia X2 02 share similarity of features with another Nokia device, the Nokia Asha 200 but has an altogether different design. Nokia Asha 200 is a dual SIM phone with QWERTY keypad while Nokia X2 02 mobile phone is a simple device with bar form factor and alphanumeric keypad.
Nokia X2 02 is available at an affordable price tag of Rs. 4,163. The dual SIM phone seems playful as it comes in a range of attractive colors viz. red, silver, orange, blue, and violet.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia X2 02 is the latest addition to ever booming dual SIM feature phone lineup of Nokia. The phone is running on the most familiar Series 40 UI platform of Nokia. Quite clearly, the Nokia X2 02 relies mainly on its attractive price tag to attract customers and not the UI functionality.
Nokia X2 02 didn’t really need a larger screen and is pretty okay with its 2.2 inch LCD screen. The 2.2" LCD display screen of the phone has QVGA resolution (240×320 pixels). The device measures 113 mm x 50 mm x 15 mm and weighs 93 grams including the battery.
The users will still be enticed with the fact that Nokia X2 02 has a SIM manager that makes managing the dual SIM cards of the phone very easy. It even allows hassle free hot-swapping of SIM card. The Nokia dual SIM device hosts a couple of SIM slots, not just one.
Price range of Nokia X2 02 is comfortable for Indian users but not much prominence has been given to the camera in case of Nokia X2-02. It just has a 2 Mega Pixel photo shooter. But the highlight of the multimedia features are the music features of the phone.
Consequently, Nokia X2 02 features a special application that is could download free music from Nokia Music Unlimited. The “Play via Radio” feature allows users to record songs directly from the radio and listen to it over one’s car stereo or music system.
The dual SIM music phone offers a special audio processing feature that prominently improves audio quality.
Other music features over this phone are its internal FM antenna, an FM transmitter, a 3.5mm audio jack, MP3 player with recording capability, dedicated music keys and in-built loudspeaker for music playback. Some 64 polyphonic ringtones and MP3/MIDI/WAV ringtones can be used on Nokia X2 02.
Pictures and Video quality
As already said, no attention has been given to the camera feature in this phone and it remains its low point.
The 2MP camera of Nokia X2 02 is devoid of flash but has digital zoom feature. It clicks blurred pictures and shot videos with it are hazy too.
The Nokia X2 02 dual SIM mobile phone comes with the Nokia Browser and runs networkfrequency quad bands 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. One has to depend on GPRS/EDGE for Internet access over Nokia X2 02. However, thanks to its Nokia Browser, the data gets compressed to up to 90% so that they download quicker and keep data costs low.
Internal and External Memory
The Nokia X2 02 has an external memory microSD card slot with which the memory can be extended upto 32 GB. The microSD card slot allows users to expand the storage to make space for even huge music collection. The microUSB port enables easy transferring of this data collection to one’s PC. The internal memory on-board is 10 MB.
Applications and Gaming
The standard applications like clock, calendar, alarm and calculator are there in Nokia X2 02. For furthermore, one has to download stuff from Nokia Store. There are pre-installed games in Nokia X2 02 dual SIM phone for user entertainment.
The Nokia X2 02 mobile phone comes a standby time of up to 18.5 days and a talk time of up to 9.7 hours. Its 1020 mAh battery is quite supportive and attends to most of the needs of users of Nokia X2 02.
The Nokia X2 02 lacks 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity but allows web browsing via EDGE. The on-board messaging features include SMS, MMS, and e-mails.
Samsung Hero Music is the most popular music-based dual SIM mobile phone in India. It is far cheaper than Nokia X2 02 being priced at just Rs. 1590. But looks wise, it is not the device we find comparable to Nokia X2 02.
Nokia X2 02 looks appealing and since it is offered in a beautiful range of bold and bright colors, its best competitor is LG Cookie Duet C310 dual SIM mobile phone.
LG Cookie Duet C310 has an added advantage over Nokia X2 02. It features a full QWERTY keypad. It is built with 2.4 inch TFT display and 2 megapixel camera enabled with video recording and 2x digital zoom. Its camera enjoys features like continuous shot, White Balance and Self Timer and captures high resolution images as well.It is embedded with internal memory of 19 MB and support external microSD memory card upto 4GB.
LG Cookie Duet C310 dual SIM mobile phone enjoys numerous other features viz. anti-theft mobile tracker, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, JAVA enabled, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and much more. It is powered through 1250 mA standard Li-Ion battery for long lasting battery backup. The embedded wallpapers and attractive themes over LG Cookie makes it a very playful and nice option for young users.
While LG Cookie scores more due to its camera and QWERTY keypad, it loses to Nokia X2 02 in offering color choices and lesser external memory storage space.