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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nokia X2-01: Mobile Phone Review

The Nokia X2-01 is an entry-level QWERTY keypad phone which runs on Symbian Series 40 6th edition operating system. Launched this January 2011 this phone is aimed at users with social networking and messaging . Some key features of this phone include QWERTY keyboard, Music player, GPRS and an expandable memory of up to 16GB.

The Nokia X2-01 is a very stylish and desirable device and definitely doesn’t look like an entry-level phone. We are doing this review on a silver color handset and it is sort of dual-colored with a white base in the front and sides and silver on the back.Other color options of this phone include Red,Deep Grey, Lilac and Azure.

Contents inside the Package:

  • Nokia X2-01 Handset
  • Nokia BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
  • User guide

Specifications of Nokia X2-01:

  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 14.3 mm thick and Weighs 107.5 g
  • Symbian Series 40 6th edition OS
  • 2.4 inch, 320 x 240 pixel FT, 256K color display.
  • Full QWERTY keypad
  • Dedicated music and messaging keys.
  • Internal memory 55 MB and expandable via Micro-SD card up to 16GB
  • GPRS/EDGE/Bluetooth
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS.
  • VGA Camera with QVGA video recording @24fps.
  • Music player, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1020 mAh battery with 480 h stand by and 4 h 30 min talk time.
  • Facebook, Orkut and Twitter Integration.

Hardware and Design:

The phone has a 4 row complete QWERTY keypad.You have a two separate keys exclusively for music and messaging. The selection keys on the top part of the phone has a bit of glossy finish and combined together with the call and end keys on each sides, the other QWERTY keys are separate.

It has a slot for the Micro-SD card and the USB port on the right side of the phone. On the top of there is a charger port and a slot to connect 3.5mm audio jack. Back side of the phone has VGA camera and speakers.


  • It is a very stylish and good-looking device.
  • It has excellent music features with separate music key and good loud speakers on the back.
  • The phone is perfect for fans of social networking sites such as Facebook, since it very well-integrated and has a home screen widget.
  • The phone also has support for chat clients such as Google talk and Yahoo and even access to Internet.
  • There are try out new applications and games through the Ovi store which is pretty good for a S40 device.
  • The device is reasonably priced and there are lots of colors to choose from.


  • The camera resolution is very basic and picture clarity is poor.
  • It would have been better if there was a volume rocker on the side of the phone, as it sometimes gets irritating that you cannot increase/decrease volume while playing games or using music player and FM radio.
  • The package does not come with a USB connector to connect to a computer and there is no free memory card in the box.
  • The entire usage manual is in Hindi, which although is the national language, is inconvenient for other users.
  • There is no Wi-Fi or 3G.
The current market price of the Nokia X2-01 is Rs. 3,800. So, those who are looking for phone that has social networking and Music, do check this handset.

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