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ZEN X-FI2 Review

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PROS / This device has impressive video and audio quality.

CONS / We wish this MP4 player had a few more extra features.

 VERDICT / This player does exactly what it promises to do: play quality music and movies.

With a sleek, modern design, the Creative ZEN X-Fi2 has an exceptionally attractive appearance. The MP4 player has a large 3-inch touchscreen that covers most of the front surface area, making watching movies on this device a delight. It measures 4 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches, and it is one of the lightest video players, weighing 0.16 pounds. Because of its slim design, the ZEN X-Fi2 is easy to carry with you wherever you go.

This model offers four different storage capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. When you are deciding how much drive space you need, you should consider how many movies you want to put on your player, since movie files take up much more room than music files. A high-quality movie can take up to 2GB. If you run out of storage space, this MP4 player is equipped with a microSD slot, so you can easily add storage when needed.

This MP4 player will play 25 hours of music or 5 hours of video before the battery needs to be recharged. These lengthy playback times will allow you to enjoy your multimedia player for long periods of time while you are away from home.

The screen resolution is 400 x 240. Many owners commented that the screen quality was excellent, providing sharp details without causing eyestrain. The touchscreen is a fun, convenient improvement from past ZEN models. In previous versions, the Zen had small buttons that made navigating the MP4 player difficult. Now with the touchscreen, you will enjoy finding your music as much as you enjoy listening to it.

In addition to great video quality, the ZEN X-Fi2 has exceptional audio quality. The audio enhancement of this MP4 player restores compressed songs to their original quality, letting you listen to your favorite songs in a way you’ve never heard before. The impressive sound quality of this player has earned Creative many loyal users.

Creative has added a few other features to improve music enjoyment. The ZEN X-Fi2 has an FM radio with 32 preset stations built into the player. This feature gives you even more listening options if you want to listen to music that you don’t have on your MP4 player. The player also has a feature that protects your ears, limiting the maximum volume to a healthy level. This feature is extremely important if you have small children; it could help prevent them from harming their ears if they accidently get their hands on your MP4 player.

You can share your music with your friends with the ZEN’s built-in speaker. This feature can help spice up small gatherings, car rides, picnics, etc. Also, the video player has a video-out option, so you can play your movies or show your pictures on the big screen.

This MP4 player is compatible with four video formats: WMV9, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid. It is also compatible with six audio formats: AAC, MP3, WAV, Audible, WMA, FLAC. It is easy to put these file onto your MP4 player; you simply drag and drop the files into the player’s file.

Creative offers support for their products through user guides, a knowledgebase, email support and an online forum. Unfortunately, they do not provide telephone support.


The ZEN X-Fi2 provides you with excellent video and audio quality while remaining small enough to easily fit in your pocket.