Hey Guys, I recently reviewed the second Android smartphone from Nokia (the Nokia X2). Below find the full review and link to the site to read more…
When Nokia unveiled its first Android powered Smartphone, the Nokia X, I was not sure what to make of it. On one part I was excited about the device and on the other part I was confused as to why Nokia made this decision. I was not sure how the Nokia X was going to help the company or if it had any chance of success in the market. Nokia went ahead with the first generation Nokia X which was received well and the company decided to come back with the second generation, the Nokia X2.
The Nokia X2 was announced in June this year and was available in Kenya by the end of August. It is currently retailing at Kshs 13,500. This review will focus on the Nokia X2 detailing both the good and the bad. Let’s get started.
Nokia X2 back panel
The Nokia X2 is a dual SIM Smartphone that falls somewhere between an entry level and a mid-range Smartphone. To be precise, it falls in the lower mid-range category. That said, the phone has a solid build quality (made using a translucent layer) that looks and feels good. Nokia has never compromised on the design quality and the Nokia X2 confirms this. The back cover feels solid and does not slide when you hold it and the slightly curved edges make it easier to hold the phone. The back cover is slightly curved so the phone sits perfectly on your hands. This design looks and feels better compared to other phones on the same price range. The phone is not that big and I operated it using my left hand most of the times. I may have big hands but even some of my friends who have smaller hands did not have any problems using this phone with one hand.
power and volume buttons
Nokia went with a minimalistic design for the button and port layout. The power button and the volume keys are located on the right side when you place the phone in the normal position. This means that you will find it easier to switch it on/off and wake it up from sleep mode using your left hand. Both the volume and power buttons protrude slightly making it easier for you to access them when not looking at the phone directly. At the top, there is the headphone jack and the microUSB port for charging or transferring files. I found the headphone jack in this position to be perfect as I could listen to music without any problems.
The back panel has the speaker and the camera. Having the speaker on the back panel has not affected anything for me since the cover is slightly curved and this makes sure the speaker is not blocked when the phone is laying flat on the table. I will talk more about the camera later in this article.
The Nokia X2 has a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display that makes it the right size for most people. It is neither too big nor too small. It comes with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels that gives it a pixel density of 217 ppi. With the Nokia X2, you will get the latest ClearBlack polarization technology from Nokia that makes the outdoor viewing experience great. The screen is so clear that at most times I had the brightness levels be…(read more on http://www.techarena.co.ke/2014/10/08/nokia-x2-review-androids-awesomeness-nokias-compact-design/