- Daniel P. , PhoneArena
Nokia has cleverly designed the C3 to look and feel like a device from the business-friendly Eseries, altering the interface of the Series 40 platform.
The Nokia C3 is a budget feature phone that classes up the "no-frills" tier with some fashion and features that will surely appeal to many.
Available in gray, white or pink, the Nokia C3 features a 2.4-inch display generating 320 x 240 pixels, a strong enough resolution to present crisp images that don't strain the eyes. Add in a 2MP camera with digital zoom, video record, MP3 player and FM radio, and you have a phone many will like and enjoy.
Rounding out the feature set you have an Opera mini internet browser, Bluetooth, WiFi and a 3.5mm audio jack.
With a talk time of up to 7 hours and a standby time up to 480 hours, the Nokia C3 offers users basic functionality and a little bit more.
Reviews (6.1/10 Avg. rating)
Very small keys, not practical for typing in numbers
The Nokia C3 is a well-targeted phone, made predominantly for affordable messaging and social network updates on the go
Moreover, Nokia has cleverly designed the C3 to look and feel like a device from the business-friendly Eseries, altering the interface of the Series 40 platform. If only it had managed to cram a bit better optics for the camera, we'd go so far as to say Nokia will sell a boatload of the C3. What will be the profit margin on this handset, is a totally different story.
We are hard pressed to find anything in the Nokia C3's price range as an alternative. For a Benjamin more you enter a whole category of QWERTY smartphones – the Nokia Eseries, Blackberrys, Samsung QWERTY phones... Full review
Excellent battery, high quality music sound and an excellent 2.4-inches display
The Nokia C3 offers a great keyboard and a decent range of social-networking apps
Trying this C3 from Best Buy as my first qwerty phone for easier texting. At first glance it's a sexy phone with the shiny front face and matte back plate, feels like a quality peice in your hand. The keyboard is nice too, solid feeling buttons. Nicer than most plastic phones I've been trying out. Now this is the first quasi-smart phone I've owned, and I'm only slightly familiar with other smartphones' operating systems and interfaces, so I'm having a bit of grief adapting to this Nokia. But This is coming from the Ericsson w200 and Motorola Razr remember! The C3's menu's seems a little tedious, but I'm sure I'd get used to it. The square navigation button that surrounds the main select button is a bit tricky to use with bigger hands on a guy like me, but all 4 sides of teh square button can be customized to do alot of possible options, so I can't fault it too much. The only thing that worries me about this phone is damaging the keypad from hitting it against something accidentally, and the paint wearing off the keys too early. (I think I saw an E71 Nokia do that). So to rate this phone, I'm giving the design high marks for how it compares to other fixed keypad phones. Performance so far is great, the battery is still showing 3 bars after charging it last friday and it is now Tuesday, mind you I haven't used wifi or video. Features will be a bit lower simply because the menu structure is tricky to understand at first, and there's really only so much you can do with a phone like this (basic apps, OVI browser?). But I'm sure Nokia fans would 'get it' sooner than me. Bottom line: I'm still undecided to keep it, but it's a tough call to send it back.Less
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- Nokia C3 Manual (PDF)
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