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 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.
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
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: The Nokia C3 is one of our favourite budget phones, it has a brilliant Qwerty keyboard and looks every bit the high-end smartphone — just don't go expecting BlackBerry Bold 9700 performance and you'll be well impressed
Pros: Brilliant Qwerty keyboard, looks like a high-end device, bright screen, lots of storage, good battery life and Opera Mini works a treat on it
Cons: Symbian S40 OS is pretty awful, no multi-tasking, rubbish camera, no 3G, Wi-Fi — like a lot on a lot of Nokia phones — is a little glitchy
Conclusion: Though the C3-01 is a little underwhelming as an overall package, there’s enough within its armoury to recommend it at the price, and GPS aside it still ticks most boxes when it comes to modern features.
Pros: Responsive display and control system, impressive range of connectivity, very solid and stylish, impressive camera, reasonably priced
Cons: Some features and media controls are a little basic, web browsing can be sluggish, no GPS