Nokia X2 vs Nokia X: What's the difference?

Nokia has announced the successor to the Nokia X smartphone that launched at MWC this year, bringing a new Android-based smartphone to the entry-level market.

The Nokia X2 is a dual-SIM model that is set to come to the market in Q3 of this year and it hopes to represent the "rapid evolution of the Nokia X family". Therefore we have put it up against the Nokia X to see how it compares and what the differences are.

The Nokia X2 introduces a ClearBlack display

The Nokia X2 comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA LCD ClearBlack display offering an 800 x 480 resolution compared to the 4-inch WVGA LCD display on the Nokia X.

While both devices offer the same resolution, the display on the Nokia X should be a little crisper as it has a smaller screen and therefore more pixels per inch.

The pixel density of the Nokia X is 233ppi compared to the 217ppi on the Nokia X2, but the latter does introduce the company's ClearBlack display, which should make the overall experience better, especially when outdoors.

The Nokia X is smaller, lighter and slimmer

The Nokia X2 measures 121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1mm and hits the scales at 150g, compared to the Nokia X that measures 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm and carries a weight of 128.6g.

Therefore, the Nokia X2 is slightly thicker and wider than the Nokia X, as well as quite a lot heavier, but the Nokia X is taller.

The Nokia X2 is faster and will last longer

Under the hood of the Nokia X2 is a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor supported by 1GB of RAM, which is a step up from its predecessor.

The Nokia X comes with a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM so you should see an improvement in the speed at which the Nokia X2 performs.

There is 4GB of internal storage with each device and both have microSD support, allowing you to expand the internal memory up to 32GB.

You'll also find an improved battery capacity with the Nokia X2, which is 1800mAh, claimed to give you up to 13 hours of 3G talk time in comparison to the 1500mAh battery of the Nokia X, said to provide 10.3 hours of 3G talk time.

You can take selfies on the Nokia X2

When it comes to the camera, the Nokia X2 takes it up a notch with a 5-megapixel rear snapper offering both auto focus and flash, while the Nokia X has a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera on its rear.

There is no front camera on the Nokia X but you will get a VGA front snapper on the Nokia X2 so if you want to video call or take a selfie, you will be able to with the new device.

The Nokia X2 has an improved interface

The Nokia X2 features the Nokia X Software Platform 2.0, which is said to deliver an enhanced experience across apps, along with a more visually striking Fastlane and more Microsoft services.

The Nokia X came with a number of preloaded apps and the Nokia X2 will do the same, with Outlook.com, OneDrive and Skype all coming on the device so you should get a little more with the Nokia X2.

The price is about the same

The Nokia X2 will be coming in bright orange, bright green, bright yellow, dark grey, black and white, while the Nokia X comes in green, grey, white, yellow, blue and a dark red.

When it comes to price, the Nokia X2 and Nokia X both sit below the £100 mark.

Conclusion

The Nokia X2 has an improved display, a better performance and a bigger battery capacity, along with an improved interface and camera.

The Nokia X on the other hand has a slightly smaller, slimmer and lighter build, along with a few different colours but with both sitting at a similar price, it would make sense to pick the newest model and benefit from the improvements.