Nokia C3 – It's Great, But What's With That Keypad?
3 February 2014
Excerpt: Nokia’s been hitting them out of the park for awhile now and quite a few of their new handsets have proven to be winners, if not all. To cater to the lower-end segment looking for easy functionality and speedy typing and of course to show the Micromaxs and Intexs of the country a thing or two, they had launched the C3. The question is though, did they manage to deliver? They’ve done so on many occasions, but here’s a closer look at the Nokia C3.
Conclusion: The Nokia C3 Touch and Type boasts great build quality, a decent camera and is available on some very reasonable contracts. Obviously it’ll appeal to those who prefer texting on an numeric pad instead of a touchscreen, and in that sense it’s a great old-school phone. But the unresponsive touchscreen lets things down a bit; it’s not really ideal for surfing the web and and social networking.
Summary: Probably one of the toughest decisions to make is whether a user should actually buy the C3-01 for Rs. 8,000. The phone costs about Rs. 400 less than the X3-02 and the features are almost the same. There’s a slight advantage of the LED flash but that’s only if you’re really hell bent on taking pictures in the night. If you’re more for looks, the X3-02 is a great option. This one on the other hand, is a very average looking version of the X3-02.
Conclusion: Nokia's star has faded in the U.S., but the company is serving up some real unlocked bargains like the Nokia C3-01, a slim and slick voice phone with an excellent camera, music player, and Web browser.
Pros: Slim and attractive. Aluminum housing looks and feels expensive. Great camera and music player. Low price for an unlocked phone.
Cons: Earpiece could be louder. Despite its name, this isn't much of a "typing" phone without a QWERTY keyboard. No GPS.
Summary: If you're looking to upgrade an old handset, and want to keep things simple, then the Nokia C3 Touch and Type could be right up your street. It's easy to use, offers great value for money and the touchscreen is a welcome addition.
Excerpt: Featuring a large full Qwerty keyboard and streamlined access to Facebook and Twitter, the Nokia C3 is aimed at the social network addicts, but how many likes and retweets will it be able to get? What we like The Nokia C3’s Qwerty keypad is really easy to type on, it has a rubbery finish that is both soft to the touch and provides a decent bit of grip.
Summary: The Nokia C3's big plus is that it offers some smatphone features and a great build and QWERTY keyboard for a budget price. OK, the S40 OS might not be the quickest, but if you're after a budget messaging option this is a solid choice.
Excerpt: S40 touchscreen phones for Nokia is a logical development of the competition on the market. Nokia products has been sandwiched between the Chinese and Korean manufacturers that about three years ago bet on the market of touchscreen phones. As a result today budget touchscreen phones cost less than a hundred dollars and this market is developing very fast. Nokia could not offer an adequate response and had to aggressively cut prices for S60 smartphones.
Conclusion: This type of handset design is definitely a refreshing change to all of the super LCD touch screen android devices that seem to be being released faster than I can say smartphone! So having said that I really think that a touch and type phone like this could have a place somewhere in the mobile phone Market but this one is maybe not quite there on the quality, if the touch screen became capacitive and the operating system was a little more expansive then maybe it would...