Nokia X2 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 specs showdown
Not everybody wants or needs an all-singing, all-dancing smartphone, and there are plenty available at the more affordable end of the market. Two of these are the Nokia X2 Dual SIM and the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2, and these are both dual SIM Android handsets. Today we’re looking at the Nokia X2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 in a specs showdown.
The Nokia X2 released in the summer while the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 released right at the end of last year. Both have seen plenty of interest and despite its age the Galaxy S Duos 2 is still a popular device, especially in regions where dual SIM handsets are the norm. We’ll outline the key specs and more for each so that you can see how they compare.
The Nokia X2 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor and Adreno 302 graphics. The Galaxy S Duos 2 has a 1.2GHz BCM 28145/28155 dual-core processor and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.
The Nokia phone has a 4.3-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 800 x 480 and 217 ppi. The Samsung handset has a 4-inch TFT display with resolution of 800 x 480 resulting in 233 ppi.
RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 32GB via microSD for the Nokia X2. The Galaxy S Duos 2 has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 64GB.
Both phones are the same in this respect, with a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video capture, as well as a VGA front-facing camera.
The Nokia X2 has a 1800 mAh battery while the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 has a 1500 mAh battery. Both batteries are removable.
Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Galaxy S Duos 2 also features DLNA and WiFi Direct.
The Nokia X2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean skinned with the Nokia X 2.0 UI. The Galaxy S Duos 2 runs a slightly earlier version, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Dimensions and Weight
The Nokia X2 measures 121.7mm x 68.3mm x 11.1mm and weighs 150g. The Galaxy S Duos 2 measures 121.5mm x 63.1mm x 10.6mm and weighs 118g.
Obviously prices vary according to region and retailer so it’s difficult to be too specific here. As a guide we’ll give you approximate pricing of these phones in India as dual SIM devices are very popular there. The Nokia X2 Dual SIM can be found on sale from around Rs. 7,500 while the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 S7582 can be found from around Rs. 8,175.
From taking a look at the main specs we can get an idea of how these two handsets stand up against each other, and as they are pretty closely priced this is interesting. We have to say that there are a lot of similarities as far as specs are concerned and even in the areas of difference they are still not too far apart.
As an example, the Nokia X2 has a slightly larger display, more RAM, and a higher capacity battery. On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 has a higher level of expandable storage, DLNA support, and is quite a bit lighter than the Nokia X2. Ultimately then, brand loyalty, preference of designs, and software experience could be the deciding factors.
When you’ve considered all of the above we’d be pleased to hear your choice from these two smartphones. Will it be the Nokia X2 or the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2? We always like to receive your feedback so do send us a comment.