It has hardly been a month or two since Nokia launched its X series of budget Android smartphones. And it comes as a big surprise that they’ve already updated the original Nokia X with a bigger screen and better specs and put it on sale. Seems like a very quick decision on Nokia’s part. Let’s see what the Nokia Android smartphone packs this time.
The Nokia X2 looks pretty similar to the new Lumia 630. Compare the X1 and X2 side by side and you’ll see some marked differences in design details. A welcome addition has been made to the smartphone in the form of the home button, which now sits on the right side of the usual back button. Nokia is pretty talented when it comes to the design of their devices, and the X2 continues the cheap and cheerful tradition with bright colors and simple lines. It’s grown a bit thicker over the X1 but nothing to be alarmed about.
The display measures 4.3 inches diagonally now and has Nokia’s ClearBlack technology. Judging by Nokia’s recent budget displays, we’re inclined to believe it will perform admirably on the X2 thanks to the ClearBlack screen tech. On the inside there’s a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The RAM’s been bumped up to a nice and healthy 1 gigabytes, putting performance at a fairly reasonable level now(the Nokia X was regarded as a sluggish performer). Nokia have also introduced an updated version of their customized interface on the X2, which now uses Android 4.3. Sadly, the original X series won’t be getting this update. Internal storage is still meager with just 4 gigabytes, but users can expand it up to 32 gigabytes thanks to the microSD card slot.
The Nokia X2 is a small but reasonable update to the original Nokia Android smartphone. It hasn’t got blazing fast hardware but that’s the point of it. Just like budget Lumia devices this is a smartphone for the people who just want to make calls, use IM and check their Facebook. With a price tag of around $129, it’s fairly priced as well.