Every manufacturer was trying to incorporate newer and more features into its handsets while keeping in mind the affordability of the device.
Today we deal with 2 Nokia budget criteria phones. The models on comparison are Nokia X2-01 and Nokia C3-01. Both are bar phones that are designed neatly with well laid out physical keypads.
But the Nokia C3-01 is a touch and type phone that has a 2.4 inch capacitive touch screen based display and also comes with a physical multi tap normal keypad. The Nokia X2-01 on the other hand has a physical QWERTY keypad with a normal 2.4 inch display screen.
The phones are both equipped with cameras but the C3-01 has the more powerful configuration of the two as it has a 5 Mega Pixel camera that offers stupendous clarity and image quality as compared to the meagre VGA camera of the Nokia X2-01. Both the cameras offer Video recording in VGA format. But on the camera specs front the former is C3-01 is once again the winner as it has an LED flash in addition to Autofocus and Digital zoom whereas the X2-01 only has Digital zoom.
The phones have support for the latest in multimedia audio and video formats like MP3, WAV, WMV and much more. They also have a 3.5 mm universal headphone jack and an FM Radio with RDS in common.
On the connectivity side the X2-01 is limited to only Bluetooth and USB PC connectivity whereas the C3-01 boasts of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and PC connectivity via USB. The Nokia C3-01 and Nokia X2-01 support 2G internet browsing and downloading via EDGE and GPRS but the C3-01 offer high speed 3G connectivity with speeds of upto 7Mbps.
The phone models are both capable of supporting external memory expansion via a micro SD slot but the C3-01 can support upto 32 GB of external memory in comparison to the only 16 GB of the X2-01.
Both the phones have support for Java and games.
Lets see the comparison of both Nokia X2-01 and Nokia C3-01 on the price front. The X2-01 does not offer much and is priced very low at Rs 3400 whereas for the extra geeks you will have to shell out hefty Rs 8075 for the C3-01.
Thus the phones are suited for 2 different categories. One is a mini Smartphone while the other is a basic entry level handset.