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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 suppor...
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: off...
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.
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 we...
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 f...
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.
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.
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 r...
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