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Nokia C3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2806 reviews of Nokia C3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The price and size also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation, while there are mixed opinions on the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 user reviews of Nokia C3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C3-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverNokia C3-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 422 user reviews of Nokia C3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and battery are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C3-00 Unlocked Cell Phone (Slate) with QWERTY, Dedicated E-mail Key, 2 MP Camera, Media Player, WLAN, and MicroSD SlotNokia C3-00 Unlocked Cell Phone (Slate) with QWERTY, Dedicated E-mail Key, 2 MP Camera, Media Player, WLAN, and MicroSD Slot

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia C3 - Pocket-lint

 

Those who would appreciate the combination of touchscreen and tactile controls will enjoy the slim lines and range of features on offer here, even if many

Responsive display and control system, impressive range of connectivity, very solid and stylish, impressive camera, reasonably priced

Some features and media controls are a little basic, web browsing can be sluggish, no GPS

Though the C3-01 is a little underwhelming as an overall package, there’s enough within its armoury to recommend it at the price, and GPS aside it still ticks most boxes when it comes to modern features. This is a superbly stylish, solidly built and...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nokia C3 review

 

Full review: Budget Nokia smartphone with QWERTY keyboard

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Nokia C3 review

 

Does the low cost Nokia C3 offer great value for money?

Super mini QWERTY keyboard ; Wi-Fi ; Good Twitter and Facebook integration ; Top-mounted 3.5mm jack

Not 3G ; Poor web browsing experience ; Average camera

Nokia's C3 is a companion to the recently launched, and well-received, C5 and a lookalike for the perennial favourite E72. But don't, for a single moment, labour under the illusion that it is a direct competitor for, or update of, the E72.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan, PC World India (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia C3 review

 

With smartphones becoming more and more affordable, the definition of a budget phone has been gradually changing. The Nokia C3 fits into the mould of the new breed of budget phones - phones that offer more than simple calling and messaging features.

The Nokia C3’s price tag of £69 inc VAT (SIM-free, pay as you go) makes it easily one of the most affordable phones we’ve reviewed. The C3 offers Wi-Fi and a hardware keyboard, as well as good looks and build quality and a fast interface. If you aren’t...

Dec, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia C3

 

With a full qwerty keyboard and great design this phone offers more than we'd ever expect for under £100.

The Nokia C3 clearly isn't the be all and end all, and betrays its sub-£100 price in its low resolution screen, limited number of functions, and slow performance. However, if you're happy to be a little patient at times it holds up very well. Its...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia C3 Review

 

Featuring a large full Qwerty keyboard and streamlined access to Facebook and Twitter, the Nokia C3 is aimed at the social network addicts, but how many likes and retweets will it be able to get?What we…

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Mugattarov (mobile-review.com)

Nokia C3-01

 

The concept is based on the idea that a part of users today prefer the regular key pad to the touchscreen because they want blind typing. But they are also curious about touchscreen phones because they want to try something new. And these undecided...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Nokia C3-01 Review

 

I have to say that reviewing this handset has definitely taken me back to my first few handsets which were candy bar with a lovely keypad, now you might think that is a bad thing but it isn't necessarily to be honest because simple isn't a bad thing I...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Nokia C3 smartphone review

 

Nokia C3 smartphone review,A budget messaging device that syncs with Facebook and Twitter, technology news from Khidr Suleman at v3.co.uk

Cheap; good battery life; solid chassis

No 3G; cluttered interface; only 55MB of internal memory

The C3 is not a bad handset, but just feels rather average. The lack of 3G is a big letdown and the interface could do with an overhaul. We know Nokia is capable of doing better and are expecting big things from the forthcoming N8.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Nokia - C3

 

Nokia's C3 looks at first glance to be every inch a high end messaging phone. But it is in fact a mid range handset, the price indicating that it can't possibly offer top end smartphone features. ...

The Nokia C3 is well made, has good battery life and sports a superb miniature QWERTY keyboard. But 3G is notably absent, making the Nokia C3 somewhat hamstrung.

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Speakers:Mono
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice codecs:AMR / EFR, FR, HR
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050 / 1320
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5J
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 30 / 38
Standby time (2G):405 / 792 / 800
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):5.30 / 5.6 / 7
Talk time (3G):3.4

Call management

Auto-redialing:No / Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:1600 x 120 / 1600 x 1200 / 2592 x 1544
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: No
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2592 x 1544 / 2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3.2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:15 / 30
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia / Negative film / Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia / Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 120 / 1600 x 1200 / 2592 x 1544
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 240 x 320 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Fluorescent, Sunny, Tungsten / Custom modes / Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):1.02 / 1.09

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP / AVRCP / DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SDAP / DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HSP, LAP, OPP, SDAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown, Copper / Gold, White / Grey / Pink / Purple / Silver / Silver, Violet
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:4 / 4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:5.08 / 5.99 / 6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: No
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Ergonomics

Proximity sensor: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location: No

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric / AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Closed user group support: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:140 / 30 / 50 / 55 / 90
Internal RAM:0.0625 / 128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32 / 8

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP, SMTP / IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG / GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: No
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3.5G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3.5G, GPRS, GSM, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, HSUPA / 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA / 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3G, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / GPRS / GPRS, GSM / GSM / GSM, HSDPA, WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32 / 33
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / No / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Browser supported:Opera Mini
Bundled software:Ovi Suite\nOvi Sync\nOvi Store\nConverter\nSize converter\nWeb Search\nCountdown timer\nStopwatch\nWorld clock\nMy Nokia\nNokia OSS internet browser / Sudoku\nBlock'd
Camera included: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):58.1 x 13.6 x 115.5
FM Transmitter: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:Micro USB 2.0 / microUSB 2.0 / USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:3G, GPRS / EGSM / GPRS/EGPRS
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:-, 40 / -, S40 / N, - / S40 / Series 40
Phonebook capacity:1000
Playable formats:.mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+ / MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Power requirements:3.7V
Processor frequency:1000 / 680
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Standard package includes:Nokia BL-5CT, Nokia AC-8, Nokia WH-102
Supported network protocols:HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS / HTTP v1.1, WAP / HTTPv1.1, WAP / TCP/IP / TCP/IP, HTTP / TCP/IP, HTTP, WAP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g / WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Memorize\nPuzzle it\nClimate Mission
Cables included:AC, Audio (3.5mm) / Audio (3.5mm), USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:40 / S40
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: No
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Video call: No

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Embedded games:2 / 3 / 4
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Converter, Games / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Phonebook capacity:1000 / 2000
Push-to-Talk (PTT):No / Yes
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1 / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro / MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1020 / 1050 / 1320 / 1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5C / BL-5CT / BL-5J
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 30 / 38
Continuous video playback time:30
Standby time (2G):405 / 430 / 720 / 800
Standby time (3G):3.4 / 440
Talk time (2G):5.30 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 7 / 8.6
Talk time (3G):3.4 / 4 / 440 / 5

Processor

Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:40 / S40
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Hot-swap: Yes
Internal Memory:30 / 50 / 55
Internal RAM:128 / 64
Internal storage capacity:0.055
Maximum memory card size:32 / 8

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Pink / Purple / Silver / Violet / White
Device lock: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, WBMP / BMP, JPG, PNG / JPG
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:15 / 25 / 30
Preview frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP / 3GP, H.263, H.264 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, H.263, H.264, WMV / AVI, H.264, MPEG4 / AVI, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 1.36 / 1.53 / 11.1 / 11.6 / 5.81
Height :1.1 / 1.36 / 11 / 11.1 / 11.5 / 11.6 / 4.75 / 5.81
Volume:51 / 51.43 / 58 / 63 / 63.2
Weight:100 / 114 / 89
Width:11.1 / 11.6 / 4.75 / 4.96 / 5.81