O2 X2 review
| ||Review: January 2005
Last updated April 2005
In a nutshell: The O2 X2 is exclusive to O2 and is an enhancement of the popular O2 X1 camera phone.
For the price, the features are poor compared with similarly priced camera phones such as the Motorola V300 or Samsung E600. In particular the phone has limited memory, poor battery life and a small display. The phone has also inherited many of the reliability problems of the X1, making it a poor choice.
O2 X2 features include:
- Integrated VGA digital camera (640 x 480 pixels)
- Dual display with 65,000 colour 128 x 128 pixel internal display and OLED outer display
- Multimedia messaging
- 24-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Java games
- Predictive text with ability to add words to the T9 Text Input database
- Vibration alert
- WAP, GPRS
- Memory: 1 Mbyte
- Connectivity: USB
- Size: 81 x 44 x 21mm
- Weight: 89g
- Talktime: Up to 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: Up to 170 hours
O2 X2 user reviews
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Average rating from 164 reviews:
Reviewed by ollie
on 28th Oct 2011
This is a good transition phone when you want to save up for a new phone and want a cheap replacement.
Reviewed by K
on 26th Jun 2010
Love this phone had it a decade and it's still going strong :)
Reviewed by paul from stockton
on 13th Apr 2010
i had this phone when i was little and i thought it was the best phonw i had ever had, i would recomened this phone. it is better than my current samsung tocco, that phone is rubbish.
Reviewed by Finbar McGee III
on 15th Nov 2009
They are mostly talking rubbish! I have just replaced this phone after 5 (yes 5)years. It has been as reliable as you could hope for. It still works as well as it did in 2004 but the (original) battery has finally given up. I am replacing it for a touch screen.
Reviewed by daz
on 5th Jun 2009
hello 2009 june well i brought it for £2 from boot sale and it works really well ! ive even brought phones for £1 with sim in and one phone had £25 pound credit still on it ! people are nuts ! save money buy a used fone ! and who care if you drop it or someone nick it !
Reviewed by mwc
on 20th Mar 2009
I like it cause it's simple
Reviewed by M
on 26th Feb 2009
the worst phone i've ever had. it was terrible. and after about a month, it stopped letting my text messages come through so I had to switch the phone off then back on again for my texts to come through
Reviewed by muzammil ahmed
on 20th Aug 2008
i think that this phone is really bad so you might not want to buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by James
on 23rd May 2008
I've had this phone for around four or five years now. It would no longer be considered modern (it isn't, it's chunky and slow as hell) but it hasn't let me down yet. There's nothing wrong with the camera, it does all I want it to: take pictures. All the people who've said they have to turn it off to get texts must be doing something wrong. I don't get that problem. People who get new phones every four months are idiots. It's a waste of time and money. Ashamed of your mobile? No I'm not! Ashamed that your perfectly good one is leaking toxic battery waste into the environment because it only had 24 polyphonic ringtones? Yes, which is why I've had the same one for five years!!! Don't be stupid.
Reviewed by jak
on 27th Nov 2007
woest phone ever
Reviewed by andy pandy
on 13th Aug 2007
Can`t get me head around this phone. Everytime i put it in me pocket, it switches itsself off. Good looking phone, but features let`s itsself down. Don`t buy unless you leave it in car as a spare
Reviewed by Cal
on 29th May 2007
One thing about this phone that really annoyed me is that when using the camera, the lens is on the bottom half, and the screen is at an angle. So to get a decent pic, you have to bend down and look up to the screen. I have to say this is the only phone i was glad when it was stolen!
Reviewed by rumahn
on 22nd Apr 2007
this is brill (im bien sarcastic)
Reviewed by Calum
on 22nd Jan 2007
Absolutley Rubbish Phone, the buttons are so close together that I find my fingers acctually acheing when im texting someone. The lack of features on this phone is the worst, no bluetooth or even infrared for godd sake!!! there are 2 good things i can say about this phone, one of them is the actual look of the O2 X2, i think it it highley attractive. The second thing I like about the phone is that you can store over 300 text messages which is pretty cool, apart from that the phone is very overpriced! a DO NOT BUY phone.
Reviewed by stacey
on 12th Jan 2007
iv owned a O2OX for about 3 years now and i really hate it its too bulky and its got a rubbish camera !! well my dad wont get me a new one no matter how much house work i do.
Reviewed by Matt
on 22nd Dec 2006
I can't understand why nobody enjoys this little phone. I've had mine for 3 years now, and yes it did have some faults - but they were at the beginning now. Over time things do breakdown, and my battery has gone, so I'm replacing it with a S.E W300i ;)! lol
Reviewed by anunimpressed person
on 18th Jun 2006
I agree with all the 1 star reviews, I have brought the phone which follows this one, the o2 X2i, IT'S RUBBISH! doesnt do java, no proper ringtones, internet doesnt work, dust keeps on being let into the screen as well, having sent it away and gertting a different one, i still have the same fault. it dosnt do video capture, oh the list is endless on what it doesnt do. I have only had this phone nearly 4 months and I am looking for an upgrade.
Reviewed by Forget O2
on 17th Mar 2006
March 06- This phone is still being sold in India under its original manufacturers brand: Benq S670C. In the UK O2 no longer supply any spares, including the obvious ones like batteries. Ring them up, call into a shop, they just don't want to know. Neither do Benq UK. The lesson here is never
buy an own brand label phone from O2........ they just expect us mugs to
queue up to upgrade every year to the next load of rubbish!
Reviewed by steph
on 25th Nov 2005
i owned this phone for about 6months then gave it to my dad, i think it pretty rubbish.the camera is terrible no zoom and not clear at all , although in the o2x2 defence i have seen a few people put "THERE IS NO BACKGROUND LIGHT ON THE KEY PAD" how stupid r u people lol even the worst phone has a keypad light but it jst happenes that on this phone u can turn it on and off as the phone is made so u can put it on energy saveing mode ie. turning off the flaashin light on the front and the keyt pad light ITS ALL IN THE MANUAL PEOPLE!! any how back to the rubbishness of the phone , it is got hardly any memory wot so ever and it crashes every1 time u recieve a txt and if your luckily enough for your phone to let a multimedia message though u have to turn it on and off again ( which takes about 5 mins) to actualy get the message. the ringtones are appaling and as for the alarm ..what alarm!!! it doesnt wake me up and im not a heavy sleeper!!! this is only just going briefly over some of the o2ox problems my friends!! the list is end less but i will save you the bordem of going through all 100 and sum odd. over all i think this fone is RUBBISH NEVER EVER EVER EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING IT FOR YOUR OWN SAKES , I KNOW IT MAYBE CHEAPER BUT IT ISNT WORTH ANY MONEY AT ALL , IF YOU WANT A GOOD PHONE SAVE UP AND BUY THE NOKIA 6230 OF SAMSUNG D500 THEY ARE NOT MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE!!
Reviewed by Cal From Manchester
on 24th Nov 2005
OK, iv had this phone 1 year and 11 months and honestly it is a bag of junk... There are more bad things about this phone than there is good, lets start off with the bad things.. Ok number 1. I hate how there is no backlight on the keypad it is so fustrating trying to text someone in the dark
2. The way they have constructed the keys on the pad, they are that close together that after a few words your finger/thumb starts aching...
3. The ammount of memory the phone holds is really poo, 1MB is just not enough..
The only good thing about this phone is its look.. It looks realy good and stylish, thats about it from me, hope I have changed your mind about buying this piece of junk..
Reviewed by Sunny D
on 14th Nov 2005
Reviewed by I am broke because of O2 X2
on 24th Oct 2005
I would like to share with you all the problems I have had with this phone:
1)The phone freezes when about to receive a text so you have to stop what you are doing, be it writing a text, setting alarm whatever, until the text comes.
2)The memory is small, so when your message boxes are full (which comes as a complete surprise, at least it did to me, after reading in the manual it can store 400 texts), you have to delete messages or else you are constantly displayed with an annoying message 'memory full please delete messages' whenever you go to the main screen.
3)When the memory is full the phone is very very slow.
4)Deleting messages takes a liftime.
5)As a result of number 3 above, my thumb seriously HURTS after writing a single text, I think the ergonomics of the phone must be rubbish because it really does not feel comfortable to text.
6)When texting, you are not notified of when you are running into more than one text, and so can end up spending A LOT unexpectedly. One text message costing 10p does not allow for much, it really is rubbish. At one point I actually spent about £1 on a text because I had no idea how much it was costing me.
7)The whole phone reception seems to freeze so that you cannot receive texts or calls, and what's worse, you don't realise until you try sending a text yourself. This has caused quite an upset with people not being able to contact me for long periods of time in the past. You then have no choice but to turn the phone off and on again.
8)I used the internet on the phone for a few months after buying it, not having to pay at all. Then suddenly one day it started charged me, unbeknownst to me. It seems they really are into money-grabbing.
9)The battery has started to run out very quickly, I am finding I need to charge it almost every night now. It runs out at the most inconvenient times.
All in all, I think it's pretty obvious to see I am hating this phone, and needless to say, I am getting a new one this Christmas. If you have any sense, do not buy this phone.
Reviewed by Despiser of O2 phones
on 5th Oct 2005
This is without doubt the worst phone i ever had the displeasure of owning. Picture quality is awful, battery life is very poor, it regularly cuts out or turns itself off even with a fully charged battery, the screen freezes and it crashes several times a day requiring you to turn it back on again and listen to the REALLY loud and irritating O2 noise it makes when being turned on. O2 MUST HAVE BEEN PLAYING A PRACTICAL JOKE WHEN SELLING THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Jenna
on 19th Sep 2005
Hi i hate this fone 2 i cant stand it nearly everything is wrong!! i have the same problem as Sara i can never get into my contacts either and wen i cant do that it also duznt let me read txts and doesnt alert me wen i recieve them.. If i turn my fone off i can never read my txts contacts atall 1ce its turned on so 4 about 3 months now my fone has NEVER been turned OFF i hav 2 chrge it every night 2 keep it working! the frony screen has a massive crack in it along with 3 of my fendz ho hav this fone also hav cracks in it bt everything seems 2 work with their contacts etc tho. Oh the ringtones r ok if ur that botherd download them or buy them cz the actual volume on this fone id good! the camera is very poor quality and doesnt hold many pics. Also u cant see the screen in daylight atall!! Oh and someone stated the keypad doesnt light up but it does you have 2 go 2 setting then powersaving and turn it off if u have powersaving on it turns the keypad lights off and the 02 on the outer display doesnt flash!! all in all this fone is rubbish and i have 2 wait until x-mas 2 get a new 1!! I CANT WAIT TIL CHRISTMAS!!
Reviewed by brookes
on 13th Sep 2005
i have had this phone for a while now and it has caused me no stress or grief,it is stylish compact and just fits anywhere. the light is good to on the outside, if you dont like it buy a new one or stop moaning. the only problem is that the aerial is not big enough.
Reviewed by sara
on 6th Sep 2005
THIS FONE IS RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AL OF THE 02X2 FONES HAVE A PROBLEM SO U CANNOT GET INTO YOUR CONTACTS AND ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS DOUBLE OR TRIPLE!it is a complete n utter waste of time.I HAVE HAD TO TAKE THIS FONE BK 6 TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ken
on 1st Sep 2005
This phone does have a lot of issues which i will not repeat BUT just read "sledgehammer's" comments 7 down from the top. It just made me cry with laughter. He really hit's the nail on the head. I can't stop reading it and it has made me feel much better about the phone.
Reviewed by Katie
on 31st Aug 2005
Im currently on my third replacement due to faults and about to give up and buy something worth the money. Cons: As a phone its basic function is to call however, some days it just decides not to bother connecting despite good signal. Text messages arrive in blocks of 20 after days of hearing from no one(-is this O2?? or the phone?)Writing text messages using the T9 is frustrating due to the limited dictionary and inability to add new words. The patronising '!' after the failed message is also very irritating. (im just being fussy now) Sometimes text messages have actually sent despite a failed message being shown. (annoying when people recieve the same message for the 9th time). Ive had to put up with freezing of the screen, the inability to turn on and messages that come through 'incomplete' and so refuse to open. The latest development means if i close it to hard the phone turns off. Camera isnt great but then I dont expect that from a phone. Pros: Lots of memory to store messages 500+ in inbox. (does get slow though) 'All delete' function. Power saving function which turns off the annoying flashy lights and makes the battery last a little longer. Its small and looks quite good with a handy mirrored front. Despite having no insurance O2 have been very good to replace the faulty handsets with new ones - almost as if they are giving them away! Dont buy this phone. x
Reviewed by 02 user
on 24th Aug 2005
I've been on a few sites reading comments bout the o2 x2 phone. I get a new phone about once a year and have had mine since March. I agree that there are some teething problems with it but most people probably haven't looked at the manual or actually spoken to someone who knows what they are doing. 1) Camera - I ahve got some fantastic pics on my phone both day, night & indoors, there is a function on the phone where u can change the light conditions and the resolution. I have seen a lot worse picture phones. This is mentioned in the manual! 2) Battery life - this is actually an OK phone for battery life. Naturally if you are goign to spend hours on it, then the battery life will wear down quicker. Also a tip for extending battery life... let it wear down completely then recharge it. Constantly recharging it means that battery life becomes shortere much quicker 3) This phone does hold a lot of text messages. Yes it does operate slower... but doesn't anything even humans where memory is concerned. Simple answer delete some of them, or download anything thats important to a computer. Also heres a tip... when u switch ur phoen on u have to wait bout 30 seconds before u can use the functions to the optimum. 4) Any phone with metallic shiny screens are going to get scratched! But as other people have said... it just takes some looking after 5) This phone has so many good functions... I have downloaded ringtones, got different wallpapers, and as for the alarm... its called get up you lazy people. I sleep like a log but those alarm tones make me wak up even if my phone is at the other side of the room!
Reviewed by Nicholas
on 1st Aug 2005
Got this phone for christmas thinking it was great but a month down the line i hate it. Complete waste of monney better going for a standard nokia. Camera is so bad its worthless. Is nice to text with! but every thing else lets it down. But still staying with 02 just not there mobiles.
Reviewed by Kat
on 27th Jul 2005
PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M WARNING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GOT IT FOR X-MAS AND I WAS REALLY EXCITED COS IT LOOKED SO COOL, BUT AFTER A WEEK I WAS SICK OF IT, BOTH SCREENS (ESPECIALLY THE EXTERNAL) GETS SOOOOOO GREASY, NOTHING WASHES IT OF COS IT JUST GETS GREASY AGAIN, THE CAMERA DOESNT HAVE ZOOM, WHICH IS TOTAL PANTS COS MA FRENDS CAN ZOOM WITH THEIR PHONES AND I CAN'T, IT BROKE JUST BECAUSE I DIDNT CHARGE, AND I HAD TO GET IT REPAIRED, IM NOW GETTING A NEW PHONE THANKFULLY, ANYWAY, JUST PLEASE, DON'T BUY IT, ALWAYS LOOK AT THE REVIEWS FIRST BEFORE YOU BUY A PHONE, THAT WAS MY MISTAKE, EVERYONE WHO CALLED THIS PHONE OUTSTANDING HAS A SCREW LOOSE, HONESTLY, MY BEST MATES PHONE COST #50 AND IT RULES, THIS ONE COST #120 AND ITS TOTAL JUNK, DO YOUR SELF A FAVOUR, DON'T BUY IT, PLZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Caroline
on 22nd Jul 2005
Complete and utter pile of JUNK. Don't even think of buyin this phone. I got it for my 21st and it does look good from outside but don't be fooled. I have had 3 different handsets. It freezes if you turn it off and u have a whole "switch it on back off and on" fight to try and get into your contact list! Sometimes doesn't send msgs. Doesn't even bother tellin u number of characters so u waste another 10p for a full stop! If it's sunny you can see sod all on screen. Ringtones are pretty rubbish. Can only store 10pics as u get "memory low" annoying message, quality of pics looks like u have vaseline smeared on camera. The camera is in stupid awkward place and u will be lucky if battery lasts 2 days! DONT GO THERE x x x
Reviewed by Tammy
on 11th Jul 2005
I bought this phone cos i thought it looked really nice and it does but the memory space is really small it can only hold about 10 good quality photos and 1 voice recording and 100 messages which isnt very good considering i paid #130 for it !!!!!!!! Also now and again it freezes !!!Don't buy it !!!!!!
Reviewed by The sledgehammer
on 4th Jul 2005
This will turn in to a rant but please if you are seriously thinking about buying an 02X2, PLEASE BARE WITH ME. Where shall I start? It's Terrible, just terrible. This phone has got NOTHING going for it. People say it looks good, but after 2mins it is scratched all over. The camera is in an awkward place, the pics are poor quality and eat up too much memory. Texting is probably the worse thing... Predictive text is shocking, you can't add words to the dictionary, the 1 button does f-all, and for any punctuation you need to select it through the star button - Why not let the 1 button do something like on a Nokia? The 1 button doesn't even give you the number 1; you need to change the setting from 'iTap' to '123'. To top it off it DOESN'T tell you how many characters you've used, so you don't know when youíre in the 2nd text until you've sent it. Itís extremely annoying to watch the balance go down 20p instead of 10p when the text has probably gone into the 2nd one by a character or so. It all adds up, all 02's benefit. Now onto the battery, mine doesn't fit properly so itís really squeaky every time you hold the phone, and its life, thatís awful too, I struggle getting 2 days out of it. After the charging it, I turn the phone on only to find I cannot receive or send text messages or phone calls because it is just loading the whole time. I have to turn the phone off and on again, draining the shoddy battery. The alarms on offer are not loud enough for sound sleeps like myself, and it will not make any noise if you forget to take your phone off silent. Another thing is that incredibly loud and annoying 02 network sound it makes when being turned on or off. What takes the biscuit is the fact these are loud enough to wake anyone up, but can't be set as an alarm! The screen is quite small and is impossible to see when in any sunlight, and the keypad doesn't light up, so using the phone in darkness holds severe difficulties. If you couldn't be bothered to read my boring on-going rant, please go ahead and buy the phone, if you read half of it and just came to the bottom line for the summary you will be unable to detect the sarcasm in the next statement.... This is the greatest phone ever made, buy it now! ;)
Reviewed by Nadine
on 30th Jun 2005
I got this phone for my birthday and after getting over the initial happiness of having a new camera phone I realised that it's not that great. The camera works quite well, it takes good pictures, but you can hardly store any pictures! I keep getting a message saying that my memory is low and i need to delete my messages..but even when I delete my messages I still can't get a lot of pictures! The storage space for messages is quite good, I can get 300 messages, which is a lot of space for me. But sending messages is a different story. I usually get a message saying the message failed to send, which is extremely annoying. And overall the phone is pretty slow, i.e. when deleting messages it takes ages to delete them. the ringtones are average..not brilliant, but they'll do. The backgrounds etc are rubbish and you can't record anything over 2 mins. I wouldn't recommend this phone.
Reviewed by frankie
on 27th Jun 2005
this phone is great everyone ses its rubbish and the camera quality is abd maybe if you actually look after your phone it wont break durr!!! the colours screens great the camera is ace and everything abiout it is good even the price is better alot of orher phones.
Reviewed by DaNi
on 23rd Jun 2005
This phone is the worst phone imaginable! Got it 4 Xmas and its proper rubbish. Had to change the handset 3 times due to it being faulty and my THIRD o2 x2 has gone wrong!! Its awful and I wrote a letter to O2 complaining and i'm getting my money back! The majority of people with this phone HATE IT! If you buy it now, then you honestly will regret it!
Reviewed by DoN't BuY tHiS pHoNe!!!
on 23rd Jun 2005
Do NOT NOT NOT buy it is awful!!
Reviewed by tai
on 23rd Jun 2005
BEWARE DON'T WAST YOUR MONEY.....We bought 2 of these phones, mine was awful, poor pic quality, sometimes wouldnt work at all, poor sound, my partners suddenly became very hot and display glowed RED and was to hot to touch. One was exchanged for a different phone and one was replaced with yet another O2 X2. Well it is no better it works as and when it feels like it. So 3 phones in total all very very poor quality. Give me nokia anyday.
Reviewed by heya!
on 21st Jun 2005
This is the worst fone anyone could ever think of !! DON'T BUY IT !!!! OR UR JUST WASTIN UR MONEY ON A PIECE OF RUBBISH luv Rachel ! mwah XXX
Reviewed by wayne
on 14th Jun 2005
this fone is so bad i thought it was just mine when someone calls after a min the call cuts out
Reviewed by Alice
on 5th Jun 2005
This phone is poor, it does all the basics pretty well; Texting, phoning etc. But the camera is shocking and there must be a fair amount of light for a half decent photo. Even then I can only store up to about 7 photos. The upside is i have had no problems recieving photos. But there is not much more to his phone. It is really basic!!
Reviewed by X2
on 1st Jun 2005
Just don't bother getting this phone. Actually I think it's now impossible to get this phone, they appear to have taken it off the market, although too little too late for my liking. I've had this phone for longer than some of you guys, so I really feel your pain. I've had so many problems with it and I have no prove of purchase any more, so I can't even return it, which sucks a lot. If your considering any of the X Series, don't bother. Please. Don't.
Reviewed by Sky Mango!
on 12th May 2005
I have hd my o2-x2 since xmas and already it's hardly going i cannot get into my txt message box and it takes ages to load and never mind even trying to get it on i think if this phone has such a poor quality then the price should have been much much cheaper we payed #149.99 for that phone and wish we hadn't bothered!!!!
Reviewed by MEMEME!!!!!!!!!!!
on 24th Apr 2005
hey!neva get this fone!theres no memory i can hold 10messages and 35pics!its rubbish! the battery runs out in a second!get the o2 x3 its way better and its the same price now!! DONT WASTE UR MONEY ON THE X2!!
Reviewed by Matt Oliver
on 11th Apr 2005
best phone i've eva hd an am ever likly to hve only problem i hd was wen i was plyin a gme an my m8 txt me it froze but all i hd to do was turn it off den bck on easily good value 4 money cept the gme u get with it is kinda rubbish
Reviewed by Rob
on 10th Apr 2005
Free upgrade from 02 more like a downgrade,battery life poor,pics poor and poor volume to hear who you are talking to. Rubbish phone stick to Nokia!
Reviewed by rosh from england on 2nd Apr 2005
this fone is absolute rubbish. i got it for christmas and after 2months
the fone started losing the signal so u have to turn it off and on again
to get ur texts etc - then 5mins later it happens again. u have to hold
the camera 4 ages too. the only guf thing on this fone is the face morph
on the camera effects. apart from that what a load of overpriced shizny!
Reviewed by tracy
on 2nd Apr 2005
boyfriend bought me this phone for x-mas loved it at 1st the look of it was great but it keeps freezing i keep gettin messages sayin failed when im tryin 2 send txt or media messages & when you phone someone you cant even get hello out b4 it cuts out! not happy with it at all & wouldnt recamend it to any-one
Reviewed by Grant from Scotland on 30th Mar 2005
BELIEVE ME YOU DO NOT WANT THIS PHONE IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Kat from England on 30th Mar 2005
I have to agree with mitch from scotland this phone really is rubbish.
Even though it can hold many texts i have to keep turning it on and
off to receive all my texts and sumtimes i have to reboot it by taking
out the battery. Ive also had a problem with my fone suddenly making
alarming sounds and the screen going completely white and there is a
yellow line across the outer display. Can anyone help what this is??
Basically this fone is not good
Reviewed by Bob from Uk on 29th Mar 2005
Rubbish Fone Cannot do ne fin with it wouldnot recomend it, if you own
this fone u r a mug
Reviewed by boris from England on 29th Mar 2005
Best phone in the world!!!!!!
Reviewed by dane from england on 26th Mar 2005
It is rubbish the first phone was better then this!!
Reviewed by karen
on 24th Mar 2005
My husband bought this phone for me at christmas. I was really pleased with it but recently it has started freezing on me, took it back to the shop where I was told it was a network problem, don't think it was as my friend is on same network and she didn't have problems. Anyway not that happy with it anymore as it is only 3 months old, don't expect it to start freezing. The volume on it is awful as well, I have missed many calls, I previously had a nokia 7250i and I never missed a call with that one. Taking it back to the shop at the weekend.
Reviewed by Danielle xx from Uk on 21st Mar 2005
This phone is brilliant, the camera is gd quality if you actually use
your common sense n switch it to eitha outdoor, indoor or night mode!
It stores lots of txt msgs and the colour screen is really gd, i particularly
like the outer displays you can have. You have quite a few txt/ring
tones to choose from and if you dnt lyk um jus buy your own, not the
end of the world! The games are gd and finally if you actually look
after your fne, it won't get scratched! It ain't hard to take care of
them! 10/10 its brill! Luv it xx
Reviewed by mitch from scotland!! on 19th Mar
i got this fone in nov 04 and although it holds lots of texts i find
it very slow when my inbox is holding a lot.the camera is rubbish as
it has no zoom and is really dark.my screen consistently freezes and
i am unable to receive texts unless i switch my fone off then on again...i
dnt recommend this
Reviewed by ciara
on 17th Mar 2005
i have the volume as loud as possible and still no sound comes out when i get a call saves very few pictures but it does beat the o2x1 which i had before. DO NOT BUY ANY OF THESE MOBILES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Emma from ireland on 15th Mar 2005
this is an ok fone, the camera aint great and the battery doesnt last
long. the gud thing about it is that it has free internet and you can
store loads and loads of messages. it doesnt give you much space to
take fotos. overall its an alryt fone.
Reviewed by Helen Barnett from England on 15th
this phone is a good phone but its is a bit hard to work for the simplitons
like me lol but otherwise its a gd phone
Reviewed by sophia from england on 15th Mar 2005
this fone is ok but i wudnt rly reconmend it to some one who wants a
fone for its picture quality or screen size because if u go to take
a pic then its is all darks and gloomy then once uve taken it then it
takes bout 2mins to load so u av to hold it in the same pace n keep
deadly still also it is slow finding and loading things athought it
can hold up too 400 texts if u want to send a pic message there is no
hope there either it never works i av rang up so many times to get the
rite settings but no still not working!!! i got rid of this fone month
ago now n bought the motorola v547 it is brill best fone ever had!!!
Reviewed by Andy from Northern Ireland on 13th
i got dis phone in November 04. 2 Months Later... Lost It In. They are
very easy to lose but apart from that... Their quite good. The Camera
Is Good and the tones are good aswell. ( to get free ringtones use ur
WAP on ur mobile and go onto the site - http://ringtonenation.com/wap/
) When I Got My New x2 In January 05 The Camera Was Much Darker And
The Tones Were Really Low For Bein On The Higest Volume. Nothing Bad
Has Happened Like Screen Freezing But It Has Switched Off On Me Once
Or Twice P.S. Does This Phone Has Video Record And Play Back?
Reviewed by charlene from England on 11th Mar
Although i have only had this fone for 2 weeks (O2,x2) it seems pretty
good. The camera is quite clear although it does take a while to take
a photo and so far i have 20 pics on it and i can still take more. The
battery only lasts 3 days if your lucky and the display is pretty small.
I have not had any scratches on dis fone yet but have noticed that the
outer display and the internal one gets very greasy easily. Overall
this fone is good for the money but i would spend more if you wants
a decent one.
Reviewed by someone from somewhere on 10th Mar
well i dont know y u all have put 'poor' 4 this fone but u know wot
u all have a bad taste. my sis has dis fone and i fink its pretty gud
and i fink u shud go 4 it.........but if ur looking 4 sumfin much better
then nokia 3220 or nokia 6230. thats all im gonna say 4 now but go on
take my advice!
Reviewed by miss from wales on 9th Mar 2005
all of the 02x_ range is rubbish!! i know peple who have had trouble
with the x1 and the x1i and i have had trouble with the x2
Reviewed by from on 8th Mar 2005
This is an amazing fone the camera is great the tones r gr8 the games
r ok. The style is so ccccccoooooooooolllllll and internet on it is
so much fun u can download really good tones for cheap prices. BEst
fone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUY IT NOW!!!!!!
Reviewed by jj from england on 8th Mar 2005
this is a rubbish phone. the camera is awful and it is quite hard o
distinguish what you are taking a photo of if you are shooting from
a distance.i would not reccomend this phone as it is slow and there
are much better phones for about the same price.
Reviewed by Melv
on 8th Mar 2005
Can anyone tell me what PHONE LOCK means, when I turn it on this is the screen I'm presented with, what is the code? email@example.com
Reviewed by Nick @ The link from England on 3rd
I feel that this phone has been a let down so much. its a shame cause
it had the style and price to be a roaring success. Well i think as
time goes on(X3) they(O2) will bring out better phones. BUT give serious
thought to buying any phone thats made either in part or wholely by
a network provider. nick :D
Reviewed by James from U.K. on 1st Mar 2005
I bought this phone when it first came out in august 2004. I only bought
it because i needed a triband to work in cyprus and it looked quite
smart at the time. Little did i know i was making the biggest mistake
of my life. It worked fine up until xmas 2004, Then came the problems.
Screen freezing, wouldnt register with network, even though i live literally
1mile away from an O2 mast. I couldnt get in my phone book or anything,
the basic software was a pile of poo. I was happy for it to go back
for repair, until i learnt that one of my collegues has had this fone
replaced twice, and still fixed a whopping 5 times. O2 are now offering
me a replacement X2 which im not happy with. Ill happilly pay extra
to upgrade to the X3. This fone should never of been marketed as O2
no-doubtedly knew the problems with the handset. I would warn everyone
and anyone, DO NOT BUY THE 02 X2!!!
Reviewed by ??? from france on 24th Feb 2005
Reviewed by Gus Monsoon from UK on 23rd Feb 2005
CONS: The software is quite slow. Texting is very awkward, compared
to almost all other manufacturers. Camera is rther poor quality. battery
life is not great. PROS: quite a nice looking phone. nice responsive
Reviewed by jane from england on 23rd Feb 2005
i got this phone cuz my 02x1 broke with the usual screen freezin ect
ect welll its ok.... i meen it does wat u want but the screen is tiny
and the camera is pretty bad, even if u get a gd photo u cant actually
see it cuz the screen is so dam small. nice outside tho the mirror get
very scratched and damaged. not enuf momery so u can have photo's OR
messages OR voice memo ect.part 4rm tht i suppose it does the job
Reviewed by philis eugine from england on 22nd
Don't buy this phone! i bought it for my birthday to replace the nokia
6820..WORST MISTAKE EVER!! i was unsure as it didn't have many of the
features that the nokia does but as long as it had a camera.If only
i knew the pictures it took are complete blur! The sound memo doesn't
last long either and iv'e just had to put it to get fixed as the screen
has stopped working!
Reviewed by Angela from Scotland on 19th Feb 2005
I bought the X2 for £69 ( using a £10 voucher in Comet)to
upgrade from the X1. I had been reasonably pleased with it and the features
worked well on it so assumed the X2 would have improved features. However
I have to agree the the two things that annoy me most are the poor camera
quality - my X1 took great quality pictures and you could adjust it-
and the poor battery life especially as I use my phone as an alarm and
reminder each working day. From the reviews I think many of us have
a phone with poor camera quality and others have been lucky to get one
that works as it should. I find it impossible to take a photo without
bending my head to an unusual angle and it is always blurry ( I did
remove the sticker)! I was going to give the X1 to my son but have kept
it until I decide whether to bin the X2! Also prefered the X1 address
book which kept all one person's numbers under their name as I took
ages to rename the numbers once I swapped them to the X2 by sim.
Reviewed by I hate PHONES4U and O2 and the X2 from England
on 17th Feb 2005
I have always been with orange ( for 7 years) but as my girlfriend was
on O2 i decided to change (big mistake). I went to phones4u and was
advised that the X2 was a great phone with good camera. I expressed
my concerns after hearing about all the problems with the X1 but was
assured all that was sorted out. I went ahead with the purchase and
was made up for a month. then the problems started. I cant always get
my conact list up so I cant always see missed calls or dialled numbers
etc so I have to take the battery off and reboot the phone. Sometimes
I have 4 bars but cant connect to the O2 network because the coverage
is rubbish. The camera doesn't work anymore at all. The phone memory
is rubbish. With one press on the keypad about 3 different numbers appear
(very annoying when trying to txt or dial), predictive txt is pointless
on this phone. God I can go on and on. Phones4u have basically told
me to get lost after having my phone repaired a few times, O2 have tried
to tell me there isn't a problem with the range (do a little) searching
on the internet and you will see the problems. Therefore I am £120
down and a phone that I couldn't give away. please please please whatever
you do don't buy any of the X range from O2, i.e. X1, X2, X3 or X4.
if you are going to go with O2 make sure the coverage is good and remember
there are better networks who will price match and deal speak to them
first. but the most important, DONT EVER BUY FROM PHONES4U once they
have sold you the phone they dont want to know. It will cause great
stress and anguish if you do. THEY ARE THE WORST COMPANY EVER. Thanks.
Reviewed by Mare from Scotland on 15th Feb 2005
I got this phone as an insurance replacement for the O2X1 (just don't
go there), so far so good, when you get a msg you can tell who its from,
and be able to see who's calling you. A phone's a phone, so i'm not
too fussed abiut the camera (just as well really), so overall, the mobile
will do, i'm not looking for anything out of the ordinary.
Reviewed by from england on 14th Feb 2005
this phone is okay it is not the best phone i have ever had. the camera
is pritty rubbish, the vioce memo is only roughly 30-60 seconds lond.
the only thing(s) that are good is the picture, and the texting, also
you can add pictures to the contacts which is kind of cool.
Reviewed by rob from UK on 14th Feb 2005
its a nice looking phone but not worth the £150 i paid for it.
no bluetooth,,,poor camera and most of rubbish ringtones !!! to find
a decent one is hard and no matter how i try i cant get crazy frog!!!!!
i have always been with O2 but i guess it maybe time to look for a change.
Reviewed by Jamie from England on 12th Feb 2005
When I got this phone I thought it was amazing, it is still definitely
the best lookng phone out there. however, the screen is amazingly small.
Every time I put a new contact in it made me put a voice tag on, but
there is no way of using voice tags to dial numbers. The camera is poor
quality, and no video recoring or playback is a serious downside. There
is no Bluetooth or Infrared. It is a tiny phone so it can fit into all
kinds of places including between your car keys so it severel scratches
and dents the lovely shiny external screen. I paid £150 for this
phone, and I will never buy an O2 phone again (although they have the
best tariffs for texters by far). It does look nice, but that's about
all there is going for it!
Reviewed by David Sandell from England on 9th
Awful phone, awful features, awful camera, awful everything! You have
to tilt the phone towards you when taking a stand up picture and you
cant see the image without bending down! The O2X1 had a decent swivel
camera so why didn't they keep it on the 'O2????? AND, they did't keep
with the small video feature either?!? The screen is too small, no speed
dial, pathetic memory, The only credible thing about the phone is it
looks quite stylish, but when u start 2 use it its a different story.
Fortunatley i got this phone free on an upgrade so i really feel for
anyone who parted with cash for it. My next upgrade is due soon and
i cant wait to bin this one.
Reviewed by Tony from UK on 8th Feb 2005
Ibought this phone as a present for my Wife at Christmas, I paid £140.
You can buy it Today for £99 or less. DO NOT waste your money
on this phone!! Getting the settings to activate this phone are a nightmare!!
Poor screen, Poor Camera and most of all, some of the WORST sounds that
Ive heard from a modern mobile phone. It should indeed be a Crime that
02 are STILL selling this thing. A Bad Buy for us........we will be
looking for a Better Quality replacement .......Soon.
Reviewed by laura from uk on 8th Feb 2005
i disagree with all of you my phone has got 15 pics on n its still lettin
me take more! downloading on this fone is just as dear as on ne ova!!!
i think this fone is well worth the money !!
Reviewed by dan from england on 7th Feb 2005
good phone but £2.50 per ringtone is a rip off the only thing
about this phone it doesn't have blue tooth Monday 7th february
Reviewed by Annabel Smith from UK on 6th Feb 2005
well to be honest, the phone is OK.... it freezes up quite a lot (as
did the O2 X1 when i had that) and the camera is ABSOLUTELY AWFUL!!!
i dont mind the phone on a whole as it does its job and looks good,
but as far as accessories and camara and the cool factor; its pretty
Reviewed by The King Jaffdog from UK on 6th Feb
I'm nearly 19 now, and for the past 6 years or so, mobiles have been
really taking off. I vowed all them years back that I would never buy
one because of their uselessness and that they were quickly rendered
obsolete by the next model up. Well I stuck to my word until now because
it is really more convenient to carry a mobile for arranging things,
I mean a whole day would be spoilt at times because I was for example
around the corner of the cinema, while my friends were about 5 metres
away and we couldn't find each other! So now I see all these 8 year
old chav's hanging out with them, and seeing as mass market mobiles
were around before they were even born, I thought I couldn't be left
out in the cold any longer, plus the fact I got a job in a mobile phone
shop! So now on with the phone. I find this phone excellent in every
possible aspect, the style, the quality, the ease of use. I can't really
go into every detail for now because I think those type of things are
really best looked at at first hand. Believe me, if you get this phone,
and especially as an entry level phone, it will definitely impress.
Do not listen to the people on this page, seriously, would you tell
me now that you would take advice from individuals (and there are so
many of them here) that can't even spell many words right, cannot write
in continuous prose, and decline to even spell the device's name correctly?
(fone, anyone?). They seem to complain about the quality of the camera,
well sure that would be valid 100% to complain about...if this were
a digital camera we are reviewing. People, it doesn't take a genius
to work out that this is a phone (it's quite self explanatory, really).
I use this phone as a phone, to phone people, not to take pictures of
them, surf the internet, or use it as some sort of MP3 player, that
is what you buy individual devices for. So all in all, this is an excellent
phone, it's quite cheap these days compared to before and definitely
holds up against the others on the market. The only fault I can say
is that it isn't exactly up there with the £200+ models, but nobody
said it was. Excellent.
Reviewed by jacob from wales on 6th Feb 2005
i think it is a great phone but i dont know if it got blue tooth or
were the infered
Reviewed by Gromit from UK on 4th Feb 2005
This is a quick message for all the people who are slagging this phone
off: This is a great phone and can save way more than 8 photos! Your
hand must be huge if it gets in the way of the camera and not all the
games are £5 - some are only £1.50. If you have a problem
with this phone then fair enough but I have just explained all your
problems! Get this phone - its cheap, fun to use, colour screen and
has great camera (you can set it to indoor, outdoor and even has night
vision!). This in some peoples views is a load of tosh but in effect
you must be spoilt if you think its rubbish - it is a basic, well made
phone. Full marks.
Reviewed by Mahesh from India on 4th Feb 2005
Excellent for the value !! I must say the camera quality is as per the
cost if u want good cameraphone buy something expensive not o2 x2 by
the way who will give you a exceptional quality camera in low cost ?
The piece I have is good one plus I liked it more then my Motorola E398
to be frank bcoz of the beauty of the handset and the fantastic quality
of Ringtone. eventhough there is no MP3 player but the polyphonic ringtones
sounds better in o2 x2 loud & clear enough. I particularly liked the
polyphonic ringtone composer very easy to make high quality polyphonic
ringtones in minutes. But I didnt liked the Interface it sucks. and
settings are complicated. could have improved the battery life. I would
recommend this phone to anyone who wants a normal quality phone for
such a low price. use the phone to see the quality instead of just reading
some bad reviews and spreading rumours that o2 x2 sucks. but the truth
is its the Best phone available for the given price range !!
Reviewed by dan from england on 3rd Feb 2005
very good but games cost £5.00 per each and butit is everything
you want 3rd february
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 2nd Feb 2005
I thought the fone was a gd buy wen i saw it advertised sorry to say
but it is rubbish the outside screen is all scratched up which is an
embarasment. I want to buy a new fone but am still paying off this one
my advice do not purchase this fone.
Reviewed by Natalie from Scotland on 2nd Feb 2005
I got this phone for christmas and i think it is brill! it looks good
and it has everything you need! so BUY THIS PHONE its the best phone
Reviewed by dan white from uk on 1st Feb 2005
good all round phone very pleased
Reviewed by laura from scotland on 1st Feb 2005
i bouGht thiS phone second haNd twO monthS ago whilE it waS tWo wkZ
olD anD i paiD 60 quiD foR it,i asked the dude y he was selling it he
said it was rubbish but i bought it anywaY.........!!!!!!! doNt waSte
Reviewed by Nikki from Scotland on 31st Jan 2005
i wish there was a choice to pick no stars becuz i dont think this fon
desrves any stars!! ok yea wen u byu it its so small and cute then u
use it and i have 2 charde it every day!! how anoying!! i can only get
5-8 pics if im lucky wen i take a picture ther is a 3 secs delay!i think
this fon should be banned!! its complete waste of muny! im throughin
mines in the bin and gettin a samsung D500 its the best :D choi 4 now
Reviewed by Desease from UK on 30th Jan 2005
i have to agree with everyone else. This phone is bad value for money.
The battery life is the worst I've ever had.. come on,it will only last
2 days if your really lucky! the camera is rubbish. doesnt hold vey
many images. Unlike y kids fones Ericsson T160's battery last for over
1 week..even the flip screen scratched whilst IN my bag..!!! I will
be dumping this asap!!
Reviewed by Nicola from Scotland on 30th Jan 2005
this fone is rubbish i can only have 8 pictures on it!!
Reviewed by Perks from UK on 30th Jan 2005
Awfull, steer clear at all costs. The software is a complete joke. Its
been back to be fixed twice now, but as the probelm is in the basic
software, no change.
Reviewed by Steph from UK on 27th Jan 2005
fab fone every1 should buy it!
Reviewed by claire from Engalnd on 27th Jan 2005
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i Wouldnt even get me started on this fone. i submitted a review not
so long ago about this fone. it broke and i had to get a new one. That
was fine but now i have had it once again under a week and it has done
exactly the same thing! I am sorry to say this but this fone is rubbish
an whoever thought it was a good fone is completely rong! The camera
is rubbish and the game!?!?!?! my god its the worst how old do they
think the people that will buy this fone are? 5? i think not I WARN
YOU NOW STAY AWAY FROM THIS FONE!!!! DONT WASTE UR MONEY LIKE I DID!!!!!!!!