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Overview, design and feelThe 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!
You know things are really moving fast in the cell phone world when even the prepaid phones are sporting full keyboards. They haven't taken over the space completely, but handsets built for texting are slowly gaining dominance on the budget side of the market. Take, for instance, Nokia's X2 for T-Mobile. Though it is light on high-end features, it offers just about everything you need for a messaging life. You also get a full HTML browser, though it's not worth the trouble given the slow EDGE network and the low-resolution display. Yet, if you're looking for a well-constructed, easy-to-use handset that makes good calls, then the X2 delivers the goods. "Boring" is a word that accurately describes the X2, but that's not a bad thing. Indeed, not every cell phone needs to have a striking design, especially those that are built with communication in mind. With its boxy shape and slightly curved bottom, the X2 looks a bit like the Samsung BlackJack series, albeit with a different navigation array. At 4.7 inches long by 2.35 inches wide by 0.56 inch deep, the X2 is relatively slim and compact for its class. It slips easily into a pocket and it won't weigh you down (3.79 ounces).
In this continuing volatile world economy, which has yet to prove itself in stabilizing any time soon, people from all corners of the world are still fastening their belts very tightly when it comes down to their spending budget. With that in mind, Nokia aims to appease those who don’t quite have an unlimited disposable income with their messaging friendly Nokia X2. Rightfully so, this device sports a $79.99 price point on T-Mobile’s prepaid lineup, but just because they’re targeting this segment, does it mean that potential buyers will be greeted with an inferior product?The package contains:Interestingly enough, the Nokia X2 exudes a design that’s favorable despite its affinity for being regarded as an entry-level device. From afar, it closely resembles some of the Finnish company’s more respected portrait QWERTY devices, like the E72, but upon holding it, we’re presented with a completely plastic device that’s normal sized (0.56” thick) and extremely lightweight (3.79 oz.).
When Nokia first brought out its X-series, the handsets offered a combination of good storage for music along with a speedy, responsive touch-display, which hadn't previously been offered by the Finnish phone manufacturer. The X2 also concentrates on music, but also has a conventional keypad, along with a much lower pricetag. Glossy black is the order of the day for the front of the device and its keypad, along with the sides and part of the back. There are also matte red buttons and strips and a metal battery cover which, strangely, is actually dark grey and looks like it doesn't quite go with the rest of the phone. An odd choice. The matte red strips are actually multimedia buttons - you'll find media control buttons on the left side, while the volume rocker, camera button and microSD card slot sit on the right hand edge. They don't look awful, but there's something decidedly lopsided about the way the handset is designed. The phone also comes in a blue and white version. Smart snapper The snapper on the handset's back is a pleasant surprise - it comes in at five megapixels and also has a flash, although there is fixed focus, not auto focus.
When you're 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 that's 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. 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 weren't compromises made ? here's the rundown of what made the cut and what was scrapped. 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 won't 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 don't 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.
Looking for a music on-the-go mobile with stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 5MP camera? Want all that at a pretty good price? Look no further, Nokia's X2 is all of the above in a candybar body, and can be picked up for under £60 offline in the UK. With competition from Sony Ericsson's Zylo and the rest of Nokia's XpressMusic range however, can the Nokia X2 hold its own as the budget music phone for the masses?Design-wise, the Nokia X2 is a fun looking piece of kit that manages to avoid looking cheap and plasticy. With a more classical look than some of the older XpressMusic phones (such as the 5310), the X2 has sleeker lines, edgier flourishes and a great looking metal battery cover with a brushed effect. When we, and others picked up the Nokia X2, the fact it was so light came as a surprise, which is testament to how solid the phone looks. It made us wish it was a bit heavier.Size Visualization ToolIn traditional candybar format, the front is taken up by the numeric keypad, a call and end button, two soft-keys, a five way d-pad and the screen. At 2.2 inches, the screen's a little on the small side, though with QVGA resolution (240x320), it's sharp enough.
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