Nokia X2 is the new successor of the Nokia X series, which includes X, X+ and XL smartphones. It is the fourth device of Nokia in the X series. It aims at two things:
- to cover as many negative aspects as possible of its predecessors; and
- to make it budget-friendly (i.e, to keep as minimum price as possible)
What you’ll learn in this Nokia X2 Review
In this review, you will be going through the detailed specifications of Nokia X2. I will also be sharing my opinions within the review about the device. I will also be disclosing the pros and cons of the device and what would make it good for you! At the end, I will also explain some of its alternatives so that you can have another choice always!
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Let’s have a look at Nokia X2 specifications:
The General Stuff
Nokia X2 is a dual-sim smartphone with a capacitive touch screen. It is available in four variants: Bright Orange, Bright Green, White and Black.
- Totally different User Interface (difference in home-screen, menu etc.)
- Addition of Fast-Lane, which lets you access your favourite apps smoother and easier
Processor, Memory and Storage
Screen Size and Resolution
Battery and Standby Time
The battery of the device is 1800 mAh, which is sufficient for this screen size. The company claims that it would last for 552 hrs (2G).Though the claim seems to be fake, I don’t think there will be any issues with battery.
Services such as Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail etc. are COMPLETELY ABSENT in this device. However, you can download them anytime you wish to!Quite shocked?
The primary camera is of 5 MP, with an additional secondary (front) camera. But don’t underestimate the camera quality. Public reviews have indicated that the camera is of pretty high quality and quite near to HD.Note that more megapixels doesn’t mean a better camera. Camera quality is entirely dependent upon lens size and quality.
Just like the lumia series, you will find Nokia Maps using which you can access the maps even when you’re offline! This feature makes this device a cutting-edge smartphone.
What is good in Nokia X2
- 1 GB RAM
- 4 GB Internal Storage (Ideal according to the price)
- 4.3 Inch Touchscreen
- Offline Maps
- Secondary Camera
What is not good in Nokia X2
- Nokia X Operating System
- 5 MP Camera
- Unattractive looks
- Complicated User interface
- Absence of Google Services
It was launched in India at the price of Rs.10,000. It is a very very cheap device with such decent specifications.However, the current price is Rs.7500. Grab it before it goes out of stock!
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Nokia X2: Good or not?
Nokia X2 has brought in exceptionally good features for such a price. But still, it sounds overpriced to some! It should be understood that Nokia’s quality can’t be underestimated. Of course you know how sturdy Nokia’s feature phones are! The company hasn’t forgotten to add a touch of quality in any of its smartphone.
It is important to keep one thing in mind. Nokia has been with us for years with its hard and strong feature phones. Nokia is known for their quality. You should check my post where I exposed Micromax and other companies who are deceiving us with their mouth watering specifications. Click here to view the post. This will help you to understand what I am talking about.
Thus, in my opinion, Nokia X2 is DEFINITELY WORTH A BUY! Believe me, you surely wouldn’t regret it!
Smartphones in its comparison
Due to tremendous increase in the competition, there are many other smartphones in Nokia X2’s comparison. Here are just two of them.So, if you are not interested in Nokia X2 due to dissatisfaction from any of its feature, you should have a look at this:
- If you want a cheap smartphone, go for Moto E.
- If you want an Android-Windows mix, having the smooth design just like Windows with the other features of Android, go for Nokia X2.
Sony Xperia M
This device offers relatively same features. Sony Xperia M can be considered as one of the top competitors of Nokia X2. It has 1 GB RAM. 4 GB Storage, Android v4.1, Expandable Storage etc. There are no noticeable differences in the features as compared to Nokia X2.Click here to check its full specifications
Xolo Q1000 Opus
How can I forget Xolo? Again, this device offers the same features as that of Nokia X2. If you don’t want Nokia’s UI then I recommend you to try this one out. The screen size is also comparatively large. I preferably like its battery, which lasts for a whole day, sometimes even more!As said earlier, Xolo is an Indian company. They’re price conscious and believe in offering more at less prices.
Conclusion: All in a paragraph
Nokia X2 is an ideal device at its price range. With its 1 GB RAM, you will experience smooth flow of apps. There wouldn’t be any major glitches associated with its performance, except the complications that might take place with the user to get used to the entirely new UI. The 5 MP camera is somewhat disgusting, but the cons are overlooked with features such as offline maps, presence of secondary camera etc. One important thing to look at is that Google Services are completely absent from the phone!
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