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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Build-wise, the Nokia C3 is an impressive feat of value for money engineering. It feels rock-solid, with a quality metal back and one of the best mini-QWERTY keyboards we’ve used. Each key on the QWERTY is carefully contoured, meaning that once your fingers have gotten used to the dimensions, you’ll be able to text to your heart's content The Nokia C3 is also great as an emailer and for social networking – you can place Twitter or Facebook feeds on it, as well as your...
Cons: The Nokia the S40 operating system – this is the non-smart equivalent of Symbian, running old Java apps rather than flash new smart apps. The navigation can be quite sluggish, meaning the Nokia’s S40 OS isn’t a patch on the slick BlackBerry OS 5. There's also no 3G on board and the small screen means that it’s not a phone for media fans.
Excerpt: The Nokia C3 is a phone heavily focused on this generations love affair with social networking. This Nokia phone is targeting the mass market. Let us take a look and see what the Nokia C3 has to offer.
Conclusion: The Nokia C3 is a well-targeted phone, made predominantly for affordable messaging and social network updates on the go. By stripping it down of functions unneeded by its target market like 3G, GPS or a touchscreen, the company has managed to keep the price at bay. Moreover, Nokia has cleverly designed the C3 to look and feel like a device from the business-friendly Eseries, altering the interface of the Series 40 platform.
Pros: Inexpensive, Designed to look like a business-class Eseries device, Comfortable QWERTY keyboard, Social networking updates on the home screen
Cons: Mediocre camera, Lack of 3G, No software for viewing Office documents
Conclusion: Apart from the camera, the other two mostly-used multimedia features in a mobile phone are music and video. On Nokia Touch and Type, you can play exciting music and video files of different formats. The music player of the device can play MP3/ WAV/ WMA/ eAAC+ while the video playback can stream MP4/ H.264/ H.263/ WMV files. Music lovers get additional benefit with the stereo FM radio with RDS.