Nokia X2-01 – Ownership Review
Hi friends, I am Raja. This is my own review about my brand new Nokia X2-01. Actually talking my dream mobile phone is a Nokia. But unfortunately, I had Sony Ericsson Mobile J120i as my first mobile in my life.J120i which is a basic model with FM feature only and it did decent job for that mobile capability.
Broadly speaking, I decided to buy Nokia mobile after two years usage of old Sony Ericson J120i.
I browsed the Internet for more than one month for searching a Nokia mobile. While browsing the internet, the requirements that were in my mind was a multimedia mobile especially with music and budget was between 4000-5500 also with big display screen and latest mobile phone in market. Finally, my selection was Nokia X2-01 and Nokia C2-01. But my first option is Nokia X2 -01 because I loved Nokia X2-01 at first sight.
Nokia X2-01 - Introduction
If you are a teen and given a handset of style with a solid QWERTY and music running on the handset, then your first choice would be Nokia X2-01. The X-series range of phones are music oriented devices, Nokia has picked up the demand and love for social networking and heavy texting and has released this lovely looking device Nokia X2-01. Does this mobile deliver all requirements? Read my review below
Nokia X2-01 has a dimension of 119.4 x 59.8 x 14.3 mm and weight (with battery): 107.5 g. It looks like very big phone but it well fits in pocket. It available in red, deep grey, silver, azure and lilac. I have a deep grey one and it looks like a blackberry phone in a way which gives an impression that this is a 10k phone. It’s slim, curvy, and has solid looks.
The D-Pad surrounded by receive/end calls, two navigation keys, and also two shortcut buttons, one to quick launch the Media Player and the other sending a quick SMS. On top are a 3.5mm Audio jack and charger port. The QWERTY keyboard on the Nokia X2-01 is one of the most comfortable ones you’ll find in the market. It competes with company’s other QWERTY phones like C3, E5 and its ergonomic design makes the phone a clear winner.
Coming to the Display, it has 2.4 inch of screen size of landscape QVGA and resolution of 320 x 240 pixels with 262K colors. Display in Nokia X2-01 is pretty awesome. Its display looks like a HD screen. Display has a home screen with customizable widgets and live feeds of social networking sites which display on the home screen. Display that offers great sunlight legibility which means (resistance to direct sunlight) you have better display of phone while you go on with direct sunlight
Nokia X2-01 has software platform of Symbian Series S40 6th edition. But S40 is outdated when compared to the recent technologies. I heard S40 series phone lagging while you operate the phone. But till now I don’t feel like that in Nokia X2-01. I have used this mobile in past 4 months. It has Bluetooth V2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate. So it achieves a good performance of while you transfer files between your friend’s mobile via Bluetooth. It supports all types of third party applications (only designed for S40 series) and runs smoothly. Connectivity feature of the phone is capability serve as data modem.GPRS connection is quite fast for surf the internet and downloading. It supports built-in IM client, OVI mail and OVI store. All applications on this device work fine.
Multimedia performance is a big advantage in the Nokia X2-01. It has good sound quality since X series mobile phones are mainly focused on music. It supports stereo widening so you can hear good sound quality when you listen via loudspeakers and also used with ear phones. The pair of year phones that come with the Nokia X2-01 are really no good. If you have a Sony, or other good brands earphones you will get a rocking music experience.
Next coming to camera, it has only VGA (640x 480 pixels) camera. But it captures pictures of good clarity in a day time light. It is not only a simple VGA camera but also it builds up with CMOS sensor (An active-pixel sensor (APS), also commonly written active pixel sensor, is an image sensor consisting of an integrated circuit containing an array of pixel sensors, each pixel containing a photo detector and an active amplifier).It also records a good quality video of QVGA size with 15fps. You can zoom up to 4x (digital) and a full screen viewfinder.
Messaging feature: Basically it’s a messenger phone and people who all can need this phone who love messaging. Typing is so cool in this mobile because of nice QWERY keypad. It feels so soft you can easy to type and you can type your messages as fast as you can on your Nokia X2-01.
Battery performance is not as good as when compared with other nokia mobiles. Battery hardly lasts a day with a full charge as a usage of messaging, browsing, playing games and listening to music. I am not satisfied with battery life of the Nokia X2-01.
Nokia X2-01 - Conclusion
Though Nokia X2-01 has nothing new to offer, it has the wow factor! And all thanks to Nokia’s design team. Appealing design which makes it feel richer than it actually costs. No matter the age group it is targeted on, everyone gets an immediate crush on the phone especially with its ultra-comfy QWERTY keyboard. If you’re texting and Instant Messaging (IM) addict who’s looking for a total value for money product the Nokia X2-01 is a great buy. I bought this phone at price of 4000rs but now it only Rs.3500 and you can get an offer from Airtel Network with a data usage of 100 mb per month for one year. Date size of 100mb is very low but it large enough if only used with mobile.
Great QWERTY keypad
Great design and build
Good QVGA TFT display with great sunlight legibility
Good audio quality
Good pictures even with VGA camera
Great value for money
No USB charging
No smart dialing
My rating of my Nokia X2-01 is as follows