Expert Review of Nokia X2 Feature Phone
Nokia is famous for designing and manufacturing sturdy handsets, no matter they are simple feature phones or the very known smartphones. Nokia X2 is yet another such product from the house of this Finnish handset maker, Nokia, which is running on Nokia Series 40 operating system and is blessed with a buttery soft rubberized keypad that allows you to type easily and with comfort. It is a retro modern handset that is big on music, sharp on photography, and is made to share. It has a candy bar form factor and its curvaceous body with high gloss finish gives it a sleek and classy look that will suit your personality. It comes with dedicated music keys so that you can operate the music player easily and with quickness. The next most attracting quality of this feature phone is that the memory card slot is hot swappable, which means that you do not have to switch off your phone and take out your battery in order to insert or remove the memory card, you can do it now without turning your phone off. The multimedia features packed into Nokia X2 include Stereo FM radio, Music and Video Player, and preloaded Games that will fill your life with entertainment. The phone also comes preloaded with 64 polyphonic ringtones and also video ringtones. The phone has access to social networks like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube etc. that will make it easy for you to remain social all the time and from any place.
Nokia X2 comes packed in a compact and very comfortable size of 111mm x 47mm x 13.3mm and carries a weight of 81 grams only that is very light to hold for long hours and you can carry it with you wherever you go. For downloading applications you can pay visit to Nokia Store where you will find ample of applications and games that will increase you experience with the handset. You can also download millions of songs from the Ovi Store. It is loaded with other useful features such as converter, world clock, countdown timer, stopwatch and others. It has dedicated hardware keys for volume and camera so that you can increase or decrease the volume and can capture images instantly without wasting a single minute.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia X2 comes with a 2.2 inches wide LCD Transmissive display that is not touch sensitive but the screen shows up brilliant graphics with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and various color combinations made from 256 thousand colors. The pixel density of 182 pixels per inch brings more versatility to the display and gives it a new look where you can easily notice even the minute details. For smooth typing it has an alpha numeric keypad where the keys are so comfortably made that you will fall in love with them. The elegant design of the device gives it a classy look that you will like and that will also suit your personality. It has many physical keys, for say, navigation key, media keys, volume keys, camera key, navi key, and a set of three labeled soft keys. The navigational D-pad will simplify your work and you can do your various tasks within seconds using a single key.
Nokia X2 has all the basic and necessary multimedia features that are enough to provide you entertainment and make you enjoy every single bit of life with this handset. The phone has dedicated music hardware keys that allows you to operate the music player without going long way to the application. The phone has internal FM radio antenna that catches signal as soon as you attach the 3.5mm headphone with the device. In multimedia, you will find various features to entertain yourself, such as Music Player, Audio Streaming, Audio Recorder AMR, Stereo Handsfree Speakers, Bluetooth Stereo, MP3 Ringtones, Internal FM radio antenna, Audio Recorder, FM Radio, and Stereo FM RDS Radio that automatically detects the name of the radio station to which you are tuned into.
The audio player in this handset supports various formats that gives back up to music files for playback and these formats are WAV, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, NRT, WMA, AAC+, AMR-WB, HE AAC V2, Mobile XMF, and True tones. For recording it supports MP3 format. The video player also gives support to multiple video formats for the smooth and unsluggish playback of the video files. The formats supported are H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, and 3GPP formats (H.263) whereas for recording it supports MPEG-4 and H.263 formats.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia X2 holds a very powerful and sensitive 5 megapixels camera sensor that supports features such as Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder, Self timer, Full Focus, and Flash that will increase the usability of the device and the support of LED flash enables you to take snapshots even when there is dim light in the ambiance. The camera has 2.4 F number/aperture and this lens can zoom digitally up to 4 times so that you can get the minute details of the picture. The images captured are store in JPEG format whereas the camera supports JPEG, BMP, GIF89a, M3G, PNG, WBMP, GIF87a, and SVG-T graphics formats for playback of the downloaded images and pictures. The minimum focus range of this camera is 50 centimeter, which means that the for taking clear picture there should be a minimum distance of 50 centimeter between the object and the camera lens.
This primary snapper captures images with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and it can also record QVGA videos with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels by taking 18 frames per second. For the playback of a video file it supports 20 frames per second. You can zoom the video digitally up to 4 times. This camera has video recorder, you can do video streaming, and there is a video player too. You can enjoy music on FM radio also and there is a Nokia Ovi Store from where you can download millions of songs of your choice. There is no secondary camera with it so you cannot enjoy the chats over video with your friends and family members using a 3G network.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia X2 holds an internal memory of 70MB with 128MB space is for ROM and 64Mb is for RAM. This memory is sufficient to store your phone book entries and call records. It can also hold all the SIS applications that comes pre-loaded in the phone. You can increase the external space of the device up to 16GB using a microSD memory card in the provided memory card slot that is hot swappable. You will get a 2GB card along with the handset.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia X2 is full of social and useful applications and you can download many more applications from the Nokia Store. There are many games that are pre-loaded in the handset, like Bounce Tales, Sudoku, Block'd, Diamond Rush, Block'd, Brain Champ, City Bloxx, Rally 3D, and Snake III. You can download more games from the same Nokia Store.
Nokia X2 holds a very strong standard Li-Ion 860 mAh (BL-4C) battery that provides a maximum talk time of up to 12.7 hours and a standby time of up to 530 hours for 3G network. You can also play music files continuously for a maximum time period of up to 26.8 hours. You can also browse the Internet for long hours and you can also play games and run videos for quite a good period of time.
Nokia X2 offers connectivity to 2G GSM networks only at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz. The frequency of this phone is very good and you will never face any connectivity problem with this handset in your hands.
Nokia X2 is a nice handset that is running on Nokia Series 40 operating system with very useful and user friendly interface that makes it easy for you to handle the device with comfort. It is a low end handset by the company with many features that are useful in day to day life. The handsets that can give a good neck in neck competition to Nokia X2 are Samsung Fizz, Spice 5252, Spice M4580, Micromax X231, Micromax X102, iBall Glam 3, iBall Aaura 3, Karbonn K102, Nokia C2 03, Nokia Asha 202, Chaze C555, Micromax A50 Superfone Ninja, Intex Yuva, Intex Avatar, Motorola Erin EX109, Samsung E1232 Hero, Samsung E2152 Guru, Nokia 100, Nokia 101, Nokia X1 01, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia C1 02 and more.