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When it comes to speed, other than the length of time it takes to process an image, everything runs smoothly with no lag. Series 40 is efficient in its simplicity, so while it won't multi-task applications (other than playback music in the background), it is reliably snappy.

Call quality on the Nokia X2 is for the most part clear. When receiving a call in the busy hustle and bustle of city life we noticed a couple of occasions when the max volume wasn't loud enough, however, clarity is good overall. When making a call from the Nokia X2, the recipient reported good audio quality,with minimal interference from wind and other external elements. In addition, when using the phone as a loud-speaker, there is good overall quality both in the sound produced from the stereo speakers, and the audio transmitted from the X2.

Battery life on the X2 is good for this kind of phone. Quoted at 13.5 hours of talk time, 619 hours (26 days) of stand-by time, We found that it needed to be charged every 3-5 days with medium use, a fair bit of music playback and not much browsing or emailing.


The Nokia X2 performs pretty well across all fronts for a phone of this price and class, except when it comes to being connected. The lack of 3G and Wi-Fi is a real disabler if that is a priority. If it isn't however, then the Nokia X2 is a good choice. Other phones to consider would be the Nokia X3 if you'd prefer a sliding form-factor with a similar feature-set; if you're looking for something a bit more capable on the 3G front and are prepared to sacrifice on camera performance and a 3.5mm jack, check out the Sony Ericsson Zylo – one of Sony Ericsson's latest Walkman-branded slider phones which also comes loaded with a GPS.

Nokia X2 Video Review:


  • Good audio playback with headphones
  • Convenient music buttons
  • Camera and flash perform well for the price


  • No 3G / Wi-Fi
  • Fascia loves fingerprints
  • Music playback through speakers is tinny

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