Been playing with Dual SIM Nokia X1-01 for a little more than a week now.
I heard it's now selling like hotcakes in malls. And for good reason, I think. Nokia X1-01 easily the most 'sulit' entry level phone you can get today.
Here are eight things I love about Nokia X1-01:
1. It dons an unbelievably low price tag. This Dual SIM, Dual Standby phone (with all of its other cool features) only costs Php 1,990! Believe it or not.
2. It's a smart Dual SIM phone. Nokia X1-01 is by no means a smartphone but I like that does it's dual SIM functionalities in a really smart way. For example, when you're trying to save a new contact, it asks you which SIM you want to save it to. Also, when you're a sending an SMS, you get to choose which SIM to send it from.
3. S30 UI now features squarecle icons. If you like the squarecle icons of Symbian Anna, you'll be glad to know that S30 on Nokia X1-01 also has them. So cute, these squarecles.
4. It's sleek yet solid. Its glossy keypad and back cover offer a cool contrast to the overall tank-like construction of Nokia X1-01. The phone looks sleek and feels solid in the hand.
5. It's loud speaker is super loud. At the risk of sounding redundant, let me give reassurance that, as promised by Nokia, Nokia X1-01's loud speaker located at the back of the device is really super loud.
6. It's a true music phone. I love the music play buttons on the side; They are so accessible and very convenient to use.
7. I love the flashlight! Should come in handy when you're looking for something inside your bag while in the cinema, or in the trunk of your car while parked somewhere dark.
8. It's from a reliable brand. When it comes to reliability (especially in this category), I don't think Nokia has anything left to prove.
I've taken the liberty of shooting a demo video of Nokia X1-01's features as well as the refreshed user interface of the S30 platform. If you will, check it out --
Nokia X1-01 only sells for Php 1,990. And yet it's well-constructed and it's packed with features most users would appreciate having on an entry-level phone. It also doesn't hurt that it's from a trusted brand.
So just to wrap this up: For me, in its rather crowded price category, Nokia X1-01 is king.