Nokia X2-01 is a low-mid range qwerty device for the masses,that comes with a very attractive price tag(Currently retailing at around Rs.3,800/-). I have been using this as the main phone for a few days and so, i wanna let you know my initial impressions of this device.Before that, you should get to know about the device right ? Read on to find out more pics and my impressions.
As i said earlier, its a low-mid range device, so we should not expect much, but anyway here are the specs :
- 2.4 inch QVGA display (320×240) in landscape orientation
- QWERTY keyboard with shortcuts for music and messaging, and a d-pad of course
- 30 MB phone memory with Micro SD card slot expandable upto 8 GB
- Connectivity : Micro USB for data transfer,EDGE for Internet connectivity,FM radio and Bluetooth 2.1
- VGA camera (640×480) for stills, and records video in QVGA at 24 fps
- Runs the S40 V6 operating system that’s been spruced up to include home screen widgets et al
Now onto my impressions in parts :
Looks. I gotta hand it down to the design team, they have made a very attractive device. The white-silver version i got for review is gorgeous, the back plate you see in the picture above is actually plastic but looks like aluminum, and feel is pretty premium too.
The back is kinda curved and so, the hold you get on this light device (weighs just 107g) is perfect and never slips from your hand. For me, this has been the most comfortable device in hand. Overall very nice looks and definitely brought many on-lookers, everybody wanted to have a closer look at it, hehe.
The QWERTY keyboard on the device is excellent, it needs some getting used-to for big handed people like me, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a breeze to type on the device. Actually, i was happier to send sms in this device , whereas i am very reluctant to do the same, on my N8. Only gripe was the space bar, being positioned nice and all, my unit weirdly had a two step push, i.e two clicks for one push, was irritating when i tried to type fast, it stopped my flow, but i managed to press it softer so that it would give only one click. Overall i liked the typing experience very much, honestly better than what was on the E5.
The VGA camera is very poor, literally it was unusable in any lighting condition, not even for a casual snap. Has dead pixels and is obviously full focus.But video seemed fine with smooth framerate at 320×240 resolution, bitrate was on the lower side, but what the heck, it’s a cheap phone. The speaker is pretty loud with no distortions whatsoever, and quality is easily one of the best for a low end device. you won’t get the loudness of a micromax or a g-five but you will get enough of loudness in high quality of course.
The Software was nostalgic for me, it took me back to the college days when i used to own a Nokia 5300 xpressmusic. The experience just got augmented by some nice theming, ovi store, some apps(mail,communities and chat) and of course, the very usable Homescreen widgets. I will talk more software in my full review of this device.
Now, for some shots of the Box and it’s contents. FYI, the battery was in the device when i shot this gallery using the N8. (In fact all the photos in this post are taken using the Nokia N8)
This phone is surely aimed at youngsters who want a data non-intensive, messaging phone with a good amount of casual social networking thrown in.Add in some rocking styling and branding, you have a perfect recipe for mass consumption. And this is what Nokia has exactly done. More deeper findings coming up in the review, stay tuned.
So, are you interested in this phone ? Let me know in the comments section if you have any questions or doubts.