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: 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.
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.
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.
Summary: The Nokia X3-02 is priced at Rs. 8,404 (MOP) which is very attractive for such a handset. Now what really matters here is that the phone scores well in almost every area. Sure, it takes some getting used to the new keypad format, but after a while you’re bound to fall in love with it. It’s very important to note that Symbian is not really the OS of the future, so if you are looking for more of apps and features, Android, Windows Phone 7 and even iOS makes more sense than...