Excerpt: The Zen series is Creative’s offering in the personal media players market – consistent and decent little performers. We have their latest Touch screen model called the Zen X-Fi2, a sleek looking product which we hope will keep up to the expectations we have secretly summed up for it. Let’s check it out. Design This PMP is easily in the higher echelons of superlatives. It's subdued finish and confident geometry of the exterior all add up to a brilliant aesthetic scheme.
Conclusion: The dodgy touchscreen really lets down the Zen X-Fi 2 in a big way, but if this isn’t going to bother you, you’ll be hard pressed to find a music player with better sound quality. Of course, if you’ve got the money and the patience, it may be worth waiting for the Zii Egg to hit the market – but it’s likely this will be expensive. The X-Fi 2 has enough audio quality to easily warrant its price.
Summary: Priced at Â£99 the Creative ZEN X-fi2 is a good PMP for its wide format support and sound quality. However, its rather slow response and the non-responsive touchscreen stopped it from becoming a superior product.
Summary: Despite not being an iPod touch , Creative’s Zen X-Fi was a more than capable portable media player that offered several unique features and standout style. Announced last month, the follow-up Zen X-Fi2 carries over all that was good from the original, while adding some touches that will grab any gadget lover ’s attention. The 2.6-ounce player might be tiny, but do not underestimate its capabilities.
Summary: The Creative ZEN X-Fi2 is the first touchscreen based Portable Media Player (PMP) from Creative's stable. It is a nice looking PMP that has many improved features over the previous X-Fi based players. But as a touchscreen device it may not offer the best experience.
Excerpt: With Apple around, it can be difficult for other brands to get noticed, but compared to its rivals, the Creative 's apparent value seems obvious. That said, while the X-Fi2 is relatively cheap, it feels it too: its 3in touchscreen is somewhat small, and very frustrating to operate. Your finger has to work overtime to scroll through menus, and it takes a very firm prod to select the icon you're after.
Pros: Price, large colourful menu system, long battery life
Cons: Sluggish touchscreen, music lacks clarity and detail, cramped screen when watching video
The Creative Zen X-Fi2 is portable media player with a touch screen and 16GB of inbuilt storage
Good Gear Guide.au
19 May 2010
Summary: Creative has impressed us with the latest addition to its gutsy range of media players. One could easily mistake the Creative Zen X-Fi2 for an Apple product, and overall it's a lovely lightweight portable media player.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, plenty of features
Cons: Interface can sometimes be slightly sluggish, the body feels cheap and flimsy
Excerpt: It seems strange to think that one-time MP3-player market leader and current "catch-up merchant" Creative has only just arrived with its first touchscreen player, but in an attempt to appeal to the tactile generation it has upgraded its impressive Zen X-Fi for just this purpose.
Pros: Excellent audio quality, decent set of ‘bud earphones supplied, bright and colourful display, good value for money
Cons: Touchscreen operation isn’t overly responsive, no dedicated volume controls