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Nokia X3 Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
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.
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: 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.
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.