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Nokia brings us two affordable dual-sim phones, the X1-01 and C2-00

Nokia unveiled two new dual SIM phones last Thursday June 9, 2011. The Nokia X1-01 and the Nokia C2-00 would soon be available in the Philippines.

nokia c2-00 Nokia c2-00 and Nokia x1-01

Both phones feature what Nokia calls the Dual SIM/Dual standby idle state wherein the device is connected via both SIMs and is simultaneously scanning both networks of the connected SIM. This means that both SIM cards can be used for communication with some limitations such as when one SIM receives or makes a call, the other SIMs radio channel is temporarily dropped until the said activity is done. Aside from this, another unique feature of these phones is the ability to store up to five SIM card settings on both devices.

nokia x1-01 nokia x1-01

Of the two, the Nokia X1-01 is made for the music lovers with most of its feature geared towards enhanced music playback. The Nokia X1-01 boasts an extra loud speaker which they claim to be the loudest and clearest they ever produced and a set of dedicated keys on the side for music. The device can also do up to 36 hours music playback. The phone supports up to 16 GB of expandable memory and a built in flashlight as well.

Nokia C2-00 Nokia C2-00

The Nokia C2-00, which was announced almost a year ago, is the more feature packed of the two with the so called Easy swap feature wherein you can hot swap the SIM cards without removing the back cover or even turning the phone off. Once a new SIM is inserted inside the SIM door on the side of the device, the phone will automatically utilize its network. Unlike the X1-01, the C2-00 has a VGA camera; GPRS support (no 3g) and up to 32 GB of supported expandable memory.

Both devices are housed by a durable plastic casing which makes them lightweight but somehow sturdy; typical of Nokia feature phone hardware. Of the two, I find it easier to use the C2-00 because of its better looking interface and easier to press number pad but the X1-01 has the edge when it comes to a modern look.

Both phones are to be released within the month with the Nokia X1-01 having an SRP of Php 1,990 while the Nokia C2-00 will have an SRP of Php 2,990.

Nokia X1-01 Specs:Nokia C2-00 Specs:
1.8″ TFT display (128 x 160, 65K colors)1.8″ TFT display (128 x 160, 65K colors)
Dual SIM (dual stand-by)Dual SIM (dual standby)
Dedicated music keysHot swappable external SIM slot (second SIM)
No cameraVGA camera, 640×480 pixels
microSD, up to 16GBmicroSD, up to 32GB
MP3 playerMP3/WAV/AAC+ player
Stereo FM radioBluetooth 2.0
FlashlightSMS, MMS, Email, IM
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAhStandard battery, Li-Ion 1020 (BL-5C)
Stand-by up to 1032hStand-by up to 396h
Talk time up to 13hTalk time up to 4h
Red, Dark Grey, Ocean Blue, OrangeDynamic Gray, Jet Black, Magenta, Snow White
SRP: Php1,990SRP: Php2,990
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  • Matt

    Tech blogger Yuga reports the SRP significantly higher than this? I wonder why? If PTB is correct, I’d get one, but if Nokia sells this for the price that Yuga said, it’ll be such a let down and Nokia will just loose even more market share. :-/

    • yung report ni yuga was last month from talks with nokia reps and hindi pa-accurate. nokia officially launched it last night and yan yung SRP na binigay. i’m sure yuga will put the correct price soon.

  • wengweng2003

    Nothing new… china phones have had similar features for years… me tv pa 🙂 nokia can do so much better than this…

    • If it’s true that according to GSMArena the Nokia X1-01 got standby time of 1032 hours even if you keep both sims active at the same time, now that’s something new! and have you compared na ba ung quality ng voice calls pati ang quality ng mp3 player between a nokia phone and say a Cherry Mobile? You might be surprised with the results.

  • Ronald

    sana nag labas na rin ng smartphone na dual sim.

    • meron yung viewsonic pero hindi pa ata nilalabas sa market. cherry mobile meron din.

  • harley mah-son


    which is better, the c2 o2-00 of the samsung punch dual sim? berry user here.

    thanks po!

  • Kelan kaya magiging available to sa Nokia stores? I’m just actually worried about the battery life of these new dual-sim phones.

    • parating na raw sa mga stores eh. baka this weekend meron na. check niyo na lang.