Microsoft Releases Nokia X2, its Last Non-Windows Phone

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The future of Nokia X2, in particular after Microsoft’s announcement to quit making non-Windows Phone smartphones, had been in jeopardy. Not anymore though, and the phone has officially been launched in Pakistan for Rs. 15,500.

While the price is not hugely significant, what is in fact is the fact that this could well be the last Nokia phone to not run Windows Phone in history. Really.

Specs are rather meaningless; most people will dub this phone as collectors’ item or a relic. Still, what you’re getting in the successor to the X is a larger, improved 4.3″ display with 480 x 800 resolution, Dual-SIM connectivity and 1.2Ghz dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU.

You also get 1 GB worth RAM, 5 megapixel HD rear-camera with Flash and (forked) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. If you can live with that last bit and a few software shortcomings, you still get a pretty decent smartphone for your money.

But obviously that is not the point. The main role of the Nokia X project was to act as a feeder series to Windows Phone. That role it didn’t get a chance to play as it obviously came late to the party, at a time when it was clear that it will be butchered sooner or later.

Windows Phone un-fans better be ready as it is certainly their last chance to get a phone running on Android from Nokia, and possibly any other OS than Microsoft’s. If you have the guts to live with a walking dead.

Hera are the specs again:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Adreno 302
  • OS: Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
    • Design:
      • Dimensions    121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1 mm, 87.4 cc (4.79 x 2.69 x 0.44 in)
      • Weight: 150 g (5.29 oz)
    • Display:
      • Size: 4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
    • Memory:
      • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
      • Internal: 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
    • Connectivity:
      • GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0
    • Camera:
      • Primary: 5 MP
      • Secondary: VGA
    • Battery:
      • Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery (BV-5S)
      • Stand-by: Up to 552 h
      • Talk time: Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 13 h (3G)


    • Mushahid Hussain

      it is good phone actually :)

      • Saad Naeem

        You are kidding right?

        • Towada Piyo

          can u find a good phone with a reliable brand? and with that price and please dont say Matrola or Qmobile pr any other China/Indian brand. Theres Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Apple and then there are rising companies like Huwawei (whatever the spellings are)

    • Yasir Mahmood

      Thanks God Nokia Itself Ended Their Self Owned Embarrassment in Android Cellphone Market

    • Ammar

      Shabash aur phuddu banao awaam ko

    • Omair Ahmed

      Don’t expect any updates, therefore don’t purchase android mobile which won’t receive any later software updates..

      Oppss.. did I mentioned Qmobile :P
      A8= 4.1
      A8i= 4.2
      A8xx = 4.4 lol..

      • Towada Piyo

        your copairing QMobile with “Nokia” lakh di lanat towady moo tay

      • Towada Dada

        Nokia is better than Qmobile

    • Taha Najam

      Good. With the new Lumia 530 debuting at around Rs.11,000 soon, who needs crappy Android when they you experience the the awesomeness of WP8.1.

    • sheequ

      same was done when nokia launched N9 (Meego based) , they announced before phone official launch that it will be first and last Meego based phone from company

      What do they want to achieve with phone launch if they already decided that company has decided to make that phone a flop

      what kind of business strategy is THAT ?

      • Omair Ahmed

        This is called Microsoft strategy to buy Nokia company :D

    • Adil

      RIP Nokia

    • Waqar Alvi

      Again trade off of nokia products. Recently Microsoft Nokia launched XL which have 2mp front camera and 768 MB RAM, while Nokia X2 having 1GB RAM,

    • Ali Asghar

      Windows phone sucks big time, and the deal breaker for me are the 2 things, 1-No in-built file Manager to access contents on SDcard (not even possibility of third party file Managers) no music download support without computer or paid music app, 2-No access to system of WP8.x OS yet, When we buy anything, It’s our property, and it’s our business and decision to throw it, put our phones in surface and dance on it, so why there are numerous restrictions, we must have access to everything present inside our property…this is why Android has recently over took every other mobile OS in world.

      • Towada Piyo

        no it hasn’t Android has a great competition with iOS

    • Ubi

      These series are not at all crappy and you can have the full experience of the original Android. You just need to work on your phone a bit.

    • Eli Ehsan

      You wrote like someone thwarted you into a container to block the Masses from march & when you finally got released by PTITroll supporters and saw the light of the day you chanted “ZARDARI KHAPPAY” in their face.. ;) :D