SonOfSparda, 20 Dec 2011I read about the article n reviews about Cedar, here in GSMarena. Cedar's Video Recording is m... moreI own both x2 and cedar and i've spent a lot of time comparing both.
Here is my readings. I am reposting it again as the current situation immediately need it to be since many r lieing in favour of x2 for past many comments.
Sony ericsson cedar is better than x2 ,folks. Not only that, its the best phone in the under 5000rs segment.
I own both x2 and cedar. Here is a little comparison with x2 and cedar.
Same price phones
1. If you prefer awesome stereo sound and avg clarity with not so good as everyone complained battery - x2
If you prefer modifiable sound with good clarity and great backup - cedar.
2. Both phones perform well in microsd. Both support 16gb cards well. In cedar though, even when its filled to just 100kbs left, goes smooth as always.
X2 cant be pushed to that extent and slows down.
3. Gaming while listening to music player is available in both.
Write a new message, minimise the game only in cedar. Minimise 10+ apps and still smooth. Even minimise inbox,drafts,sent messages,write new...etc at the same time.
4. I use the following headsets in both. MH 610, Creative Hs 150, i-ball rocky, phillips in-ear.
In x2 the voice is good, clarity is avg since more treble than bass.
In cedar, good voice, good clarity with a fine level of bass and treble, besides hyper bass boost with megabass.
It can be modified and altered too.
5. X2's keypad is hard as usual nokia s40 phones. If you are a texter, fast typing is on the low.. Its posted in gsmarenareview of x2 too. Blind typing isnt possible.
In cedar normal pressure keypad as c5 and other high end nokias. great for fast typing and texting. The keypad got an elevated kind of design and blind typing is a go.
6. X2 gives good 2g edge data speeds. Cedar too got good 2g speeds and 3.5g too.
In x2 internet is de-charging battery. Cedar stays alive even with 2 days online continously. And Gives me 3.5G speeds of around 700kBps.
7.x2 plays qvga mp4 videos or lower only. Once the resolution is crossed just audio is played.
In cedar upto vga videos can be played. Low hd, nhd are a go. Awesome quality videos with over 2mBps bitrate can also be played without a hassle unlike x2.
8. Image resolution is better in x2.
But the clarity, colors, sunlight absorption are excellent in cedar.
As said more pixels or better pixels ?
The flash in x2, creates a lot of noise in the picture that its better not to talk about it.
9. SYSTEM. X2 runs s40 os and it cant be customised or modified in anyway. As its locked by nokia.
Sony runs open-system in cedar and its audio sound, quality , bass etc can be modified for out- of-box performance just by changing respective audio driver file as easy as adding files into a usb drive.
Same is applicable to camera driver, display driver, internal changes like icons, softkeys, custom menu etc...
You can even add new languages and computer style word fonts into it.
10. Java capability
X2- max java size is 2mb. It cant support any bigger .jar size than 2mb
Cedar- unlimited .jar size. Even plays 9mb files.
11. Video recording
X2, qvga at 18fps in low quality 3gp format at max bitrate of 780kbps
Cedar- qvga at 15fps in hq mp4 format with max bitrate of 1420kbps. Besides, due to open-os, upgradable to vga at 24fps via software upgrade.
Nb: if anyone is intending to call me biased or fanboy I need the reason too. And checkout the phones b4 you do. Coz each and every word here is true.
I'm not saying everyone who praised x2 is lieing. Many havent even heard of cedar, thats why they mistook x2 as best in range. Even me too when I bought x2 a year and four months ago.
i want know the nokia x2 good one or not? plz tell me i am still waiting your reply
why does my nokia x2 efuse my 4gb memory card, most time the mmc is in it the phone goes off
AnonD-13154, 15 Dec 2011Ahem.! In fact headphones got good volume with high treble and low bass in x2. In cedar its g... moreI read about the article n reviews about Cedar, here in GSMarena. Cedar's Video Recording is much worse I've ever seen in my life, the Sound Quality of recording is terrible. X2 has Good Quality on Video Recording than Cedar's (even with sound recording) with fast FPS too. Its Headset has an Excellent 'NOISE SUPPRESSION RUBBER' so that you can't hear anything aside from whats your listening to. Plus it's the cheapest 5MP Good Quality Camera you've ever seen in Nokia XPRESSMUSIC series... SO IT's WORTH IT! =_=" my brother already has one for christmas, and yes IT ROCKS...
x2 is waste mobile, no battery back up. 5mp is not equal to 3mp. lots of problem in my X2 mobile. within 1 year i faced many problem in X2 when compare to other mobiles.
It s a very good phone.i love it so much.who said it is bad mobile they did not know about mobile phone so nokia x2 its rock
This phone is the best okay...(one of the best) I got it for my birthday last two years and my lil brother keeps throwing the phone but still works nicely~ the phones's cam is one of the best!(suits for someone who has lil naughty kids or siblings) it's also good for the person who likes to text.
I bought a new nokia x2-00 with new color blue on black looking better than previous colors.
x2 5mp battery is very poor and no software installation is possible .medium good camera . c5 5mp battery back up is very very good but while camera working the phone gets restarted sometimes . so a lots of important videos i lost due to this complaint.