Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Nokia X3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1661 reviews of Nokia X3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. The GPS navigation and screen get mixed opinions. The reception and battery get negative reviews.

size, usability, portability, design, performance

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia X3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

See all Nokia Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 1661 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 576 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 213 of 576 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1072)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia X3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Nokia X3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and sound get mixed opinions, while many are less positive about the reception.

usability, durability, portability, battery, price

reception

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia X3-02 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark Metal/GraphiteNokia X3-02 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark Metal/Graphite

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia X3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Nokia X3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and durability are overall positive. The portability and size also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, portability, durability, battery

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia X3 Slider GSM Quad-Band Unlocked Cell Phone with 3.5 MP Camera and 2 GB SD Slot Memory -- U.S. Version with Warranty (Blue)Nokia X3 Slider GSM Quad-Band Unlocked Cell Phone with 3.5 MP Camera and 2 GB SD Slot Memory -- U.S. Version with Warranty (Blue)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lattimore (techradar.com)

Nokia X3 review

 

Compact and media-centric for under £100

Good quality music player software ; Decent in-ear bud earphones ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; 2GB MicroSD card supplied in-box ; Simple interface and email set-up

Lacklustre call performance ; Lack of 3G or Wi-Fi ; Mediocre camera performance ; No GPS for Maps software ; Low-grade video capture

The Nokia X3 is a slim, budget offering from the Finns. With no touchscreen and modest memory, it still has pretensions of being an attractive music device with a low cost to boot.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia X3

 

The X3 is Nokia's latest budget music phone. Niall takes a listen.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan, pcworld.in (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia X3 review

 

The Nokia X3's price-tag proves that it is indeed an all-out feature phone, one that focuses on one or two features in order to keep its price low. In the X3's case, the feature happens to be music playback. However, that doesn't mean that the X3 has...

A good and inexpensive phone for listening to music, the Nokia X3's lack of a touchscreen means it falls behind similarly priced rivals. Concerns about the screen aside there's nothing wrong with the X3, and if you prefer a slider phone with hardware...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Nokia X3 Review

 

The pint-sized version of the Nokia X6, the X3 handset comes without music but will set you back less as well. It's a dinky little slide phone with a very masculine look. But with the X6 failing to impress…

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Nokia X3-02 Review by 3G.co.uk

 

A good basic handset with an added twist – a touch-screen for

Neat, well priced handset with a good-looking design. The combination of keypad and touch-screen offers an ergonomic system of operation

Lack of GPS and poor snapper results. The display could be better

May, 2011

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Nokia X3 Touch and Type

 
Mar, 2011

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Nokia X3 Touch and Type review

 

A great entry-level handset, but the Nokia C5 is still king of cheap candybars

Proper keyboard, touchscreen ease of use, small and lightweight

Keyboard takes some getting used to

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia X3 review -

 

Can download more apps at Ovi Store, bundled in-ear headphones, includes one year subscription to Comes With Music, home screen customisable with widgets and notifications

No 3G or Wi-Fi, audio quality lacks richness, small selection of apps at Ovi

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

Nokia X3 Review

 

hese days it's quite refreshing to have a phone you can switch on and ‘boot up' in a matter of seconds, as against a minute or two on many smartphones. However, such simplicity comes at a price – although in this case that isn't much, given that the...

The X3 is at the entry-level end of the Xseries range, and consequently the opposite end of a market seemingly dominated by touchscreens and apps. The camera is relatively basic, but the emphasis here is on music. With the dedicated music buttons,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (reghardware.co.uk)

Nokia X3 sliderphone

 

Versatile, music-centric handset for the cost-conscious.

The Nokia X3 is not a world-beating phone. It's not the future and it won't stun anyone with its feature set, especially the average camera and lack of 3G browsing speeds. What it is though is a solid, music-based workhorse of a phone that does what it...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MIDI, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Voice codecs:AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR, VMR-WB / EFR, FR, HR / HR
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:860
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 26
Continuous video playback time:6.8
Standby time (2G):380 / 430
Talk time (2G):5 / 7.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:20
Photo effects:Negative film, Neutral, Sepia / Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 320 x 240
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Underwater
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, Silver / Red, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:5.59 / 6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

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

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navi wheel: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support:No / Yes
Flash memory:2048
Internal Memory:128 / 140 / 46 / 50 / 53 / 70
Internal RAM:64
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
NAND flash module capacity:16

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AMR, MP3, WMA / MP3
FM band range:76 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, RAW
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB

Navigation

GPS (satellite): No

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, HSDPA / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
GPRS multislot class:32 / 33
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900,2100
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0 / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Browser supported:Opera / Opera Mini
Bundled software:- FOTA;\n- Flash Lite 3.0;\n- Nokia PC Suite. / MSN Messenger;\nOpera mini. / Nokia PC Suite, RDS, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:Micro USB 2.0 / MICRO-USB / microUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GPRS, EGPRS, HSDPA / GSM / GSM/EDGE
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:-, 40 / -, S40 / Nucleus OS, Series 40 / Series 40
Playable formats:AMR, MIDI, MP3 / MP3, MIDI
Processor frequency:1000
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b,g,n / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / WLAN 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Java MIDP 2.0\nFlash Lite 3.0 / Opera mini\nNokia Messaging Service 3.0 \nOvi Chat\nAdobe FlashLite 3.0\nFacebook, MySpace, YouTube\nGuitar Hero 5\nHip Hop Tournament\nClimate Mission\nMemorize
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: No

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Any key answer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Embedded games:3 / 4
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery Capacity:860
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4CT / BL-4S
Continuous audio playback time:24 / 25 / 26 / 28
Continuous video playback time:6 / 6.8
Standby time (2G):30 / 380 / 430 / 7.2
Standby time (3G):390
Talk time (2G):300 / 5 / 5.3 / 7.5
Talk time (3G):3.5

Storage

Internal Memory:46 / 50
Maximum memory card size:16

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Blue / Pink / Red
Device lock: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG / BMP, JPG, PNG / JPG
Mobile operating systems supported:Nokia OS
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:SIND
User manual recycled paper: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, MPEG4, WMV
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:15 / 20 / 30
Preview frame rate:30
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144 / 640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / 3gp, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.41 / 1.43 / 10.6 / 9.6
Height :1.41 / 10.6 / 4.84 / 4.93 / 9.6
Volume:45.2 / 65.8 / 66
Weight:103 / 78
Width:10.6 / 4.84 / 4.93 / 9.6