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O2 Xda Orbit 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of O2 Xda Orbit 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The design and GPS navigation are also mentioned favorably, whereas the price and sound get critical opinions. Opinions about the camera and usability are mixed.

performance, GPS navigation, design, portability, size

screen, battery, reliability, sound, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the O2 Xda Orbit 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 94 reviews)

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Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

O2 XDA Guide


The O2 XDA Guide is a fully-featured Windows smartphone featuring the TomTom Navigator 7 satellite navigation software and many other features.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

O2 Xda Guide review


The latest Xda mobile phone from O2 comes with CoPilot Live sat nav

Touch screen ; Good GPS ; HTC Footprints ; Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3G ; 3.2 megapixel camera

Small screen ; Fiddly keyboard ; No accelerometer ; Battery life not great ; Loudspeaker too quiet

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

O2 XDA Guide


The XDA Guide tries to marry together the world of smartphones and sat-navs. Niall investigates whether it's a match made in heaven.

navigation software and related maps obviously take up quite a bit of room. Naturally the handset has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, plus you also get HSDPA for browsing on the move via the nifty, preloaded Opera web browser.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Frank Lewis (

O2 Xda Guide review


The O2 XDA Guide is a good Windows Mobile smart phone, but, despite the excellent CoPilot Live 7 navigation software, it doesn't work well as a sat-nav device, due to its small screen and weedy speaker

Feature-rich ; Useful scroll wheel ; Good navigation software

Small screen ; Speaker isn't loud enough for a sat-nav

Conclusion The O2 XDA Guide is a brave attempt to bridge the gap between smart phones and dedicated sat-navs. The problem is that it's a much better smart phone than navigation device. On the sat-nav front, the Guide's small screen and weedy speaker do...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew Lim (

O2 Xda Orbit 2 review


Compared to the original O2 XDA Orbit, the O2 Xda Orbit 2 adds some much needed oomph. It won't blow you away in the looks department but it's got it going on underneath the bonnet. If you need to stay connected and have a penchant for getting lost,...

Connectivity options including HSDPA ; GPS capability

Feels chunky ; Lack of flash on the camera

Our only word of warning would be that if you're used to a mechanical Qwerty keypad, then switching to a touchscreen might come as a shock -- try before you buy

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Gears (

o2 XDA Guide


The camera has a fixed focus and does struggle a little inlow-light where images become slightly blurry. On the bottom row hereI've included the same shot but zoomed-in using the camera zoomfunction, just so you can see how it looks. Click on each...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Steve (

O2 XDA Guide review


It seems that of the ones that are slowly becoming available on certain auction sites, the price is about right as well

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

O2 XDA Guide


It's cute, it's clever, but only worth considering if you really need a phone with satnav

O2 seems to be doing its damnedest to make an XDA for everybody, and only time will tell if this specialisation route will prove to be profitable for the company. Thanks to its bundled CoPilot software and car kit, the Xda Guide makes a decent fist of...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

O2 - XDA Orbit 2


O2 has been building its XDA range of Windows Mobile devices for some years, and the original XDA Orbit has just been refreshed with advent of the rather uninspiringly-named XDA Orbit 2. Exclusive to O2 as ...

For O2 customers the XDA Orbit 2 represents the height of smartphone capability. If you already use a smartphone from this operator, it might be worth considering an upgrade.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Steve (

O2 XDA Orbit 2 review


Matt asked me to review the Orbit 2 and I remember stating, ?Copy the Polaris review and put black?, but it?s not as straight forward as that. I have been using this device for 2-3 weeks now and it?s been fun having an old friend back to...

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May, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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