When Nokia first came to the front with its X range of handsets, it set to the entire smartphone industry into a frenzy. This was primarily because these phones were pitted to the be the first ever Nokia phones running the Android operating system.
Fast forward to the present day, and the smartphones in that series, including Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, haven't done as well as they were supposed to. Mainly because the stock Android never really clicked.
However, the company has had big desires going forward and released the new Nokia X2 with a similar stock Android offering. The handset looks very much like the usual X series of handsets and offers specs that are meant for the handset.
We have been sitting for a while with the X2 review unit that was sent over to us. While we liked a few things, we had mixed opinions over others. Here's a full review of the handset to understand it better.
Nokia X2 Full Review: Form Factor and Operating System
As we mentioned before, the X2 looks very similar to the other phones in the X series and even like the normal Lumia phones. however, the fact that the handset offers a 4.3-inch screen could be a major issue for many since the there are a host of choices in that range.
The handset offers a 4.29-inch screen size. The resolution of the device is 480 x 800 pixels and it supports 16 M colors. The screen size is acceptable alongside the resolution since this is what was promised at the very beginning.
The handset has the same form factor as its predecessors with its slightly glossy back panel. The back side also holds the primary rear camera with flash offering. There's the nokia logo in the middle while the bottom holds the speaker.
At the front, you can expect the same display that we have so grown used to in recent times with the X series of handsets. And this one isn't different either. There's the Nokia logo once more at the left top corner of the handset while a front facing snapper is there with 480p.
In terms of OS, if you think that this is the same Android that we see in other phones, you will be gravely mistaken. The OS here is Nokia X Software v2. and this has been the case with all the devices of the X series.
However, Android apps and games are supported in this device, although there are two major differences to know about. Firstly, it offers a totally different user interface (which you will notice via its home screen and menu), and the addition of Fast Lane, that lets you access your favorite apps smoother and easier.