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Nokia X2 for T-Mobile Review

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Nokia X2 for T-Mobile Review
Unfortunately, the Nokia X2 doesn’t fare that great in the calling quality department seeing that there is just a tremendous amount of static noise heard through its ear piece – which makes for some difficulty in comprehending our conversations. On the other hand, our callers mentioned that there is very little distortion on their end. And finally, the speakerphone of course emits some strong tones, but in the end, it causes voices to sound muffled.

Fortunately, the Nokia X2 seems to maintain a solid connection to the network in high coverage areas around the greater Philadelphia region.  Moreover, we didn’t experience any dropped calls as well in our testing.

Seriously, we were floored when we managed to attain 10.5 hours of continuous talk time on a single charge – that’s because the manufacturer has it rated for 4.5 hours of talk and 480 hours of standby time. Impressed you’d say? Indeed!


Above all, its $79.99 no-contract cost is profoundly satisfying since we’re presented with an extraordinarily good messaging device. With functionality like email, social networking, and instant messaging along for the ride, it’s easily understood why the Nokia X2 is a respectable offering for something that’s namely dirt cheap – and not to mention, it’s complemented with its clicky keyboard. However, it doesn’t quite hit the mark in certain key aspects – like its poor camera and voice calling quality. Regardless, with its decent looks, integral messaging aspects, and inexpensive cost of ownership, it should prove to be a hit with mostly teenagers.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 07.22

Nokia X2 for T-Mobile Video Review:


  • Decent looking design
  • Clicky physical keyboard
  • Long battery life


  • Shoots terrible photos & videos
  • Extremely staticy calling quality
  • Choppy web browsing
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posted on 09 Mar 2011, 20:06

1. cyborg (unregistered)

I'm getting one today as a spare phone. woot!

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 07:37

2. Marc Aurel (unregistered)

It appears as though the T-Mobile version does not come with Opera Mini preinstalled unlike the non-US versions. That's a huge loss, because with Opera Mini web surfing is actually bearable (albeit still not great of course) with devices like this. Does T-Mobile even allow installing the Opera Mini? Or the Ovi Browser from Nokia Betalabs? Both are much better than the built-in browser because of the data compression feature.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 14:11

3. buddy200 (unregistered)

In India, it is launched as Nokia x2-01 and its the cheapest Qwerty phone in the market when it comes to big brands.

Also, it has Opera Mini 4.2 pre-installed which is a big plus. The other features it is having makes it the best value for money phone.

About the camera, with 0.3MP cam you shouldn't expect much. I say that even 2MP camera can't do the wonders and if you want to take good photos buy a digicam instead because most of the cameras in phones are crap and nothing more than that.

So, i paid attention to the other features it is having, not the camera and i ordered this phone.

But i want to add one thing that in USA It is launched without Opera mini pre-installed which is not small but HUGE minus point. If you want to browse internet that don't buy it but if you use twitter, facebook, hotmail etc. than you can go for it as it has pre-installed apps in it for all these things.

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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Size4.70 x 2.35 x 0.56 inches
(119.4 x 59.8 x 14.3 mm)
3.79 oz  (108 g)
Battery1020 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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