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.
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.
Summary: The most interesting new arrival is probably Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type. The device is out of the league as it brings the unusual combination of touch screen display with alphanumeric keypad. The X3-02 is going to be the first handset with a touch driven sensitivity that will get a universal release. The look of the phone is immensely attractive, particularly the exterior which is just 9.6 mm thick. This has made the devices thicker than many other Nokia mobile phones.
Conclusion: For a device that opens up an entire series, the X3 is a pretty decent phone. Unfortunately, the slider's software is plagued by a few bugs and its UI is old and unattractive. It makes up for it thanks to its excellent music features, but otherwise the X3 doesn't impress at all.
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.
Excerpt: Announced in August 2010, the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is an entry-level handset that packs a lot of features into a small package, including a touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and a broad range of wireless options. It’s also relatively inexpensive (around $170) as far as unlocked phones go. However, it’s not without its faults. For one, some of the X3′s services, such as Ovi Music, aren’t available in the U.S.
Summary: If you're in the market for a cheap touchscreen phone, the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is worth a look. Unlike most compact touchscreen handsets, the small screen doesn't hinder usability, as there's also a proper keypad for entering text. Overall, a neat, easy to use and affordable handset.
Excerpt: For most women mobile phone is firstly a fashion accessory and only then it is a smart gadget. Nokia has a very beautiful model – Nokia X3 Touch and Type, and I am sure this cute pink phone is just for you. The sleek, modern design and slim body with 9.6 mm width, make the Nokia X3 Touch and Type one of the smallest phone among the Nokia’s S40 series devices. The handset has a matte aluminum surface and is available in five colors for every occasion and taste.
Excerpt: The budget novelty of Finnish company with the built-in Nokia Comes With Music service is on sale. Nokia X3 became one of the first devices available with an annual subscription to the service of Nokia Comes With Music. With the acquisition of light and a nice slider, the device recently appeared in the market. Its owners will be able to download music for a whole year in unlimited quantities and totally free.