Review of the Nokia X1-01 Dual SIM phone



For the past few years, cheap dual sim phones have flooded the market and in this light, Nokia has seen their significance in the phone market thereby releasing the X1-01 phone. Though its not the first Nokia Dual SIM Phone (That was the Nokia C1-01), this is one of the most feature loaded, a low priced dual sim phone that will surely enable Nokia to get a foothold in this competitive market. Lets switch to its photoshoot now:


As u can see from the pics, Nokia X1-01 has an excellent build quality. The more interesting hardware components include the Micro SD slot and media keys on the side, On the top: A torch, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Charging port, and at the back we have the 2 SIM card slots and the large capacity battery. I can tell you so far that it feels great at hand and you wouldnt be alarmed if it fell or something.

3. User Interface

This is the standby mode of the Nokia X1-01. As you can see clearly the 2 signal bars of the Network Operators, Battery Capacity bar, Time Date and the Menu button.

Nokia X1-01 Menu option comes with a refreshed User Interface that comes with new icons that look preety good. As for functionality, it hasn’t changed a bit so if you have used a Nokia phone before it wont be hard to navigate and it is still simple for the newbies.

Let me concentrate on the very interesting functionality Nokia has added to this Budget phone.. An MP3 player And a Really loudspeaker.

As you can see the X1-01 lives to the X Series pedigree of being Nokia’s Music phones. The Music Player has a really simple interface and plays upto really high quality tracks. One thing about the Nokia X1-01 is that its loudspeaker is REALLY LOUD…. that means you will be listening to your favourite music and radio around the house in full volume

4. The rest of the specifications are:

– Dual SIM Dual Standby

– Music Player with 3 dedicated music keys, support for shuffle and repeat

– music playback for up to 36 hrs

-3.5 mm Headphone Jack that enables you to connect Headphones to the device

– Built in Flashlight

– Extra long battery life

– Preloaded Games

– Cost Settings (pre paid tracker, message counter, call duration settings)

– Standby Times : upto 43 days

– Talk Time: -13 hrs

– Colours Available: Red, Dark Grey, Ocean Blue and Orange

5. Conclusion

According to Nokia, the X1-01 will be priced around €34 which is around Kshs  4000.  The X1-01 is really poised to help Nokia get their footing in the Dual SIM market which is becoming intense by the day and it is a sure winner!