Conclusion: The unlocked Nokia X3-02 is yet another model in a long line of capable, unlocked Nokia cell phones that few Americans need or want; if you're one of the few target customers, Nokia offers much better options.
Pros: Attractive and lightweight. Solid call quality. Easy to use one-handed. Good camera and music player.
Cons: Cluttered home screen. "Typing" is tough without a QWERTY keyboard. Finicky haptic feedback. Shaky data connection. No voice dialing or GPS.
Excerpt: Nokia X3 02 is a smartphone that is quite similar to the Nokia X2 ( which you can get online at http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/, if you're interested ) which was launched some time ago. The design of this phone is typical of Nokia and the manufacturer hasn't really done anything out of the box here to make it look unique. I was still impressed by the great grip and the dazzling body.
Excerpt: Nokia X3 02 is a smartphone that is quite similar to the Nokia X2 ( which you can get online at http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/phones/ , if you’re interested ) which was launched some time ago. The design of this phone is typical of Nokia and the manufacturer hasn’t really done anything out of the box here to make it look unique. I was still impressed by the great grip and the dazzling body.
Summary: It is a typical Nokia product, but there is a speaker defect. During the conversation you may hear some scratching sounds. If it is the case contact the service center to replace the speaker. The issue is not obvious straight away, so you cannot check it out during the purchase. The replacement is free, so you will just lose time.
There are two Touch and Type models on the market – X3-02 for €125 and C3-01 for €145.
Conclusion: The Nokia X3-02 Touch-and-Type combines quality hardware with a pleasant user experience, but suffers from a lackluster OS and finicky software. It's a decent enough feature phone for those who simply want a durable, and low-cost ($200 unsubsidized) device that focuses on core functionality and offers a few extras in a small and familiar package.
Pros: WiFi b/g/n and quadband 3G, Intuitive touch interface, Small, thin, and light
Cons: No GPS or cell-based positioning, Basic multitasking, Text input via numeric keypad
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type Review - Impossibly Thin
12 December 2010
Conclusion: The sleek phone is made to impress at first glance. Nokia really did a good job with the X3-02 Touch and Type. The new touch-optimized S40 UI gives the common Nokia user another pleasant perspective over the phone's functionality. Even though, the X3-02 is not a cheap phone, it's definitely worth a try.
Pros: In addition to its “premium” look, Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type embeds a wide range of goodies that are not “standards” for S40 mobile phones: 2.4-inch resistive touchscreen, USB on-the-go, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA for data transfers, microSD, 3.5mm audio jack, as well as the very well touch-optimized S40 UI.
Cons: There are only a few downsides of the phone, but if you can get past these then you won't even notice them afterwards. The X3-02 does not feature a document viewer, multitasking, accelerometer, proximity sensor and GPS receiver. I would also add the small size of the screen, which is not really fit for a touchscreen, as well as the low performing 5-megapixel camera.
Conclusion: Hardware wise, the Nokia X3-02 has all the bells and whistles you expect from your standard mobile phone. On the Radio side, you have support for 3.5G HSDPA network along with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Built-in memory is only 50MB, however, a MicroSD card slot allows you to add up to 32GB of flash memory. The camera on the X3-02 has a resolution of 5.0 MegaPixels but is fixed focus and does not feature a flash.
Conclusion: The Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type marks a new beginning for the Series 40 platform. Maybe we’ll see an all-touch S40 one day, maybe we won’t. But the X3-02 is an excellent phone as it is, and a keypad this good can only be considered a plus. The X3-02 Touch and Type is in a way a spiritual successor to the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic. It was small and thin, with its focus placed firmly on music. The X3-02 offers the same formula, but with better ingredients across the board.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Quad-band 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA, Neat and well built, slim and lightweight, metal on the body, 2.4" 256K-color resistive TFT QVGA touchscreen, S40 6th edition UI, 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, VGA video recording at 15fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Visual radio, Bluetooth v2.1 (with A2DP), Standard microUSB port (charging enabled), USB On-The-Go, microSD card slot (32 GB supported, 2GB included), 3.5mm aud...
Cons: Small screen (for a touch phone), No multitasking, No GPS, Fixed-focus camera, No document viewer, No smart dialing, No video-call camera, No accelerometer sensor