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Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type Review
30 September 2013
Excerpt: The new generation touch and type mobile phones are rightly worthy of being labelled as the new avatars of the Symbian S40 operating system. With the unique and quite intuitive touch and type interface, these are getting a lot of popularity amongst users throughout the country and across the globe. While touchscreens are better for navigation, keys are definitely good when it comes to typing messages.
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.
Conclusion: Nokia has struck a good balance here with the X3 Touch and Type. The mixture of a small touchscreen with a basic numeric keypad really works. There were a couple of things we found annoying such as the browsers and the omission of a flash for the camera. But overall the Nokia X3 Touch & Type is a decent mid-range phone that’s easy to get to grips with.
Conclusion: The Nokia X3 isn't the perfect phone; but it's not a basic handset trying to be a cheap smartphone and that's why we like it. Yes, it's a bit basic but it fits into its own skin unlike its older brother, the X6. So rather than getting frustrated every time we used the phone, it was a pleasant albeit basic experience.
Nokia X3-02 - Basic mobile phone, that does quite a bit
22 April 2011
Summary: The Nokia X3-02 offers something that is quite rare in this price bracket- a touchscreen complemented by a physical numeric keypad. While the phone isnï¿½t really a smartphone, the Symbian S40 interface does attempt to give a more ï¿½matter to factï¿½ look. However, the disappointing touchscreen response may put you off.
Pros: Convenient Touchscreen + numeric keypad combo, Good battery life, Slim form factor
Cons: Touch response isnï¿½t good, Numeric keypad layout takes some getting used to
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: With the focus on mid- to high-end smartphones, it's easy to forget that there's a considerable market for capable, well-designed feature-phones. The X3-02 isn't perfect in that respect - we're not keen on Nokia's tendency over the years to tinker with their keyboard layouts - but the numeric keypad isn't as outlandish as some we've seen from the Finns, and the tactile buttons go a long way to making up for it.
Excerpt: Nokia's Xseries is a successful sequel to the XpressMusic mobile phones lineup and comprises a wide range of music phones. The X3 was one of the first handsets of the Xseries, along with the more advanced X6. The Finnish giant rehashed the S40 UI of the XpressMusic phones, but added a few new features and embeded it into the Xseries music phones.
Pros: Truth be told, the best features of the X3 are music-oriented: excellent music sound, external dedicated multimedia keys, Equalizers, 3.5mm audio jack, 26 hours of music playback, Stereo FM radio with RDS and built-in antenna. Other highlights of the slider include: Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support, microSD card slot for memory expansion and decent 3.2-megapixel camera.
Cons: Perhaps Nokia fans will disagree on this, but the S40 UI is too old to impress anyone. It lacks a lot of features, and those included are not on par with those offered by Nokia's rivals on the mobile phone market. The X3 has a sub-mediocre 2.2-inch display and lacks a lot of features such as: office document viewer, multi-tasking, smart dialing, more social network services, GPS receiver and 3G or Wi-Fi. Sales Package Nokia X3 handset Nokia Battery (BL-4CT) Nokia High...
Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type Review - Impossibly Thin
12 November 2010
Excerpt: As the name suggests, Nokia X3-02 is a touchscreen handset, but what's really interesting is the fact that it does not come with Symbian OS, but with the S40 UI. In fact, this is the first Nokia touchscreen mobile phone to use the S40 UI platform. Nokia's experiment was successful, as the porting of the S40 UI on a touchscreen device is superior to that of the Symbian OS.
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. Sales Package Nokia X3-02 handset Nokia Battery BL-4S Nokia Compact Charger AC-8 Nokia Stereo Headset W...
Summary: We had reviewed the X3-02's predecessor, the X3 , earlier this year, and like the older device, the new phone comes with a strong emphasis on its music player, but with an added twist: a mobile experience centered around both touchscreen and keypad. This concept, called 'Touch and Type' isn't exactly new, but does it successfully refresh the X3 series? The X3-02 isn't what one would call a head turner, but it is definitely compact, with a degree of style.