The Finnish mobile-giant has just unveiled its Android-loving smartphone called Nokia X2 in different shades of colourful bands for €99 or converted to world currency of £80, $135 or AU$140. From that amount, you’ll enjoy a 4.3-inch handset powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor paired with 1GB of memory and 4GB of storage capacity while on the media side X2 sports a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. It’s announced with dual-SIM capabilities but expect a single-SIM version to come later on. The Nokia X2 will be available in colourful semitransparent outer layer in lively green, orange and black as of the moment but hues of yellow, white and grey will be made available later on.
All-in-all the Nokia X2 build quality and battery life with 1899mAh is a plus, but still they need to work on optimizing the customized Android operating system Nokia X to make it even faster.
Microsoft apps such as Outlook and cloud storage service OneDrive will come with X2, furthermore, early adopters will have a free month of Skype calls to anywhere —-the app also comes with the smartphone.
Apparently, Nokia X will only have access with Nokia Store to shop for Android apps, though there are third party providers such as 1Mobile Market, Aptoide, SlideME, Mobango and Yandex are available —-something a drawback for Nokia to be benefited by the existing ecosystem of Android with Google Play.
Nokia has been lame on adapting on the quick evolving mobile market, they’ve been late in turning their mobile phones to become a smartphone and as well getting the ventures for operating system to run their devices.
Hopefully they can keep up this time from an Android-based devices, but one thing they need to have direct access to Google Play —-no questions about the hardware reliability the company is know for decade-lasting phones.