Nokia continues to invade the dual SIM planet with its range of dual SIM phones that see themselves in almost all the range except the smartphone series. The Nokia X2-02 is one of those dual SIM invaders aimed for the low end market where people only desire a phone just to make and receive calls on two of their SIM cards. The Nokia X2-02 may look like a small upgrade over the Nokia X1-01, but it sure has enough surprises for you in store.
The main thing that was kept in mind while designing the Nokia X2-02 was the compact body. Though compact, the X2-02 is not the slimmest. The Nokia X2-02 measures 112.2 x 47.3 x 15 which is very close to its predecessor X1-01, but definitely weighs a lot lighter – just 71 grams. Having a card slot on either side of the phone ( SIM card on one side and microSD on the other) make the phone bulkier.
The front of the phone as usual has the display above which there is the earpiece. Being a common man’s phone, one can expect neither an ambient sensor nor a proximity sensor. Only an earpiece occupies the area above the display. The 2.2″inch QVGA display is too impressive for a phone with this price tag. The display performs very well in sunlight and has very good viewing angles. There is the usual 4 way D-pad which is quite comfortable to use. On the right side of the Nokia X2-02, there is the SIM2 Card slot making it easily hot swappable. Above the SIM Card slot is the volume rocker which is comfortable to use. On the left side, we find the hot swappable microSD card slot(support till 32GB) above which there is the Play/Pause button for music controls. On top, there is a covered microUSB port which is flanked by a 3.5mm jack for all the audio needs on one side and the charging pin on the other side. The bottom part of the Nokia X2-02 houses the lanyard eyelet. On the matte finished back, there is the 2MP camera below which there is the loud speaker grill. Beneath the camera cover is the 1020mAh battery that really delivers. Underneath the battery is the non hotswappable first SIM card slot.
The overall build quality of the Nokia X2-02 is quite good for a phone at this price. The finish is nothing to brag about, but really what more do you expect from a phone at this range. The matte finish really any scratches on the back and helps protecting the phone from shocks when it falls down.
Dual SIM Features
The Nokia X2-02 is a dual SIM dual standby phone. The phone is elegant in its UI allowing the users to select the SIM before they can call. Pressing and holding the * reveals the SIM Card Manager which allows you to select the SIM which you want to use to make the call. There can be separate functionality for each SIM – one can be set as the default for calling while the other can be used for messaging.
The Nokia X2-02 is a typical Series40 phone. It is the plain old Nokia interface with the typical standby screen which everyone will be quite familiar with. There is a gallery app for all the photos that are stored in the phone. Videos would be too much to ask of, despite which the Nokia X2-02 supports .H264, .MP4, .H263 and 3GP. Being a Series40 phone, the Nokia X2-02 will be able to run Java apps and there are quite a few apps out there. The Facebook Java app would be the most useful one given the popularity of the Social network.
The music player is loaded with functionality and support for numerous formats. The songs are arranged according to the albums, artists and so on. The audio quality seems to be excellent given the entry range series.
The 2MP camera on the Nokia X2-02 is capable of shooting photos with up to a resolution of 1600×1200. Given the price, one could hardly expect any sort of decent camera. The fixed focus 2MP camera takes pictures and there is nothing more to it. Awful would be the word to describe the quality.
FM Radio and Transmitter
One of the best things about the Nokia X2-02 is its ability to play FM in loudspeaker without having to connect the earphones. Also there is the FM transmitter that will allow the nearby users to play the song that is playing in Nokia X2-02 to play on their phones.
Nokia X2-02 – Rating
Nokia X2-02 – Catchy Dual SIM phone for the entry range buyers