Microsoft just announced its first ever Android phone in the form of the Nokia X2, which had a predecessor, the Nokia X, which was released just before Microsoft acquired Nokia.
The Nokia X was an experimental handset running on Android that was rolled out and targeted at the low budget consumer. It is currently going for K999 in most Airtel service centres.
The Nokia X2 is smilar to the Nokia X but has an outer transparent layer added to it’s cover. Both are dual SIM phones so you don’t have to carry two handsets around any more. Your primary phone is now also your secondary phone in a way.
Display: The Nokia X2 comes with WVGA LCD ClearBlack display on a larger screen of 4.3 inches compared to the Nokia X’s 4 inch screen which is just of the WVGA LCD type.
Dimensions and weight: The Nokia X2 is slightly heavier at 150g and bigger at 121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1 mm compared to the Nokia X which is 128.6g and has dimensions of 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm.
Colour Options: The Nokia X came in a range of grey, green, yellow, blue, white and a dark red while the Nokia X2 has bright green, bright yellow, bright orange, dark grey, black and white variants.
CPU: Inside the Nokia X2 is a faster 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor supported by 1GB of RAM, which is far much better than the Nokia X’s 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM so expect faster browsing on the X2.
Storage and memory: There is not much difference between the two. Both have 4GB of internal memory and a microSD slot which you can use to expand your memory by up to 32GB. I wish they had upgraded this on the X2.
Camera: The X2 has a more powerful camera at 5MP while the X has a 3MP one in the rear end. Selfies are also possible with the X2 as it has a VGA front camera which is not present on the Nokia X. If you’re trying to make video calls (think Skype), then the Nokia X2 is the better option between the two. The cameras will not give you the best image quality as other flagship phones (depending on what angles and lighting you have) but then again, they are LOW BUDGET phones and this is quite good enough.
Battery: The Nokia X2 has a stronger battery of 1800mAh compared to the Nokia X’s 1500mAh so you’re guaranteed a longer time to use your X2 than the X for the same purposes.
Other differences include the interface of the Nokia X2. It will have a Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 which is supposed to improve the way your favorite apps interact with each other. That platform is based on the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) version. The X2 will also have preloaded apps, but more than the X came with. Both phones have no Google Play Store but you an still download apps easily.
When it comes to the price of the Nokia X2, it is meant to be almost the same as the Nokia X but it is not yet in Zambia as it was just released but I will update you as soon as a known price is set for it.
Conclusion: The Nokia X2 is better than the Nokia X for its clearer display, longer lasting battery, and faster processor.