Nokia C3 review and completed features with pictures

Written by Harga Ponsel on September 13th, 2010

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“Nokia C3” is young and social, simple and reliable.
Messaging and social networking are the very heart of this handset. But are they enough of a head-turner to become a phone’s key selling points? Sure thing! Just add a pinch of charisma and hang a price tag fit for the masses and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a true love story.

At its Indonesia launch with a price tag of about Rp.1.250.000 and its available in 3 colours Black, Silver, and Pink. Compromises are always implied in this price bracket but the Nokia C3 does well to focus all attention on its strengths. It’s a budget package – no doubt about that – but so wonderfully balanced. It has all the relevant features and the target audience isn’t likely to miss what’s not there.

A QWERTY messenger focused on the basics, the Nokia C3 is an excellent upgrade option for the budget-minded. And social networking isn’t just a thing for marketing to work with. The full QWERTY keyboard, dedicated Messaging and Contacts keys, along with Wi-Fi connectivity round off a solid package that will give the right user all the performance they need.
Key features
QWERTY messenger bar
Quad-band GSM/EDGE
802.11b/g Wi-Fi support
Solid SNS integration on the homescreen and with dedicated buttons
2.4″ 256K-color QVGA display with excellent sunlight legibility
2 megapixel fixed-focus camera
QVGA video recording at 15fps
Series 40 UI, 6th edition
Stereo FM radio with RDS, Visual radio
Bluetooth (with A2DP)
Standard microUSB port
microSD card slot (8GB supported, 2GB included)
3.5mm audio jack
Great audio quality
Reasonable price

Main disadvantages
No 3G
Low-grade camera, no autofocus, no flash
Poor video recording
S40 is outdated, never mind the visual updates
No multi-tasking
Doesn’t charge off the microUSB port
No USB cable in the retail box
No office document viewer
No smart dialing

The Nokia C3 is a social gadget for the young. What’s not to like if Facebook is your second home and you want to always stay in touch. Attractive design and the right feature set come at a price that many can afford. The Nokia C3 is so full of potential because it’s suited for both emerging and mature markets.

In the low end, you will sometimes come across rare gems of phones that will surprise you with their styling and features. The Nokia C3 isn’t one of them. The key word here is enough. The build, the connectivity, the interface – even the imaging – is good enough.

A 2MP fixed-focus camera isn’t the kind to send your digicam into retirement – it’s good enough for photography you need to quickly share. The screen isn’t perfect for media or browsing, there’s no fast network data, you have a QWERTY keyboard but no document editing – you catch our drift.

There isn’t much to get excited about but – we’ll say it again – the right users will find more than enough to get excited about. The Nokia C3 is a phone that wants to be in every pocket – let’s see if it is the right choice for you.

1320 mAh Li-Ion BL-5J battery
Under the aluminum cover is the 1320 mAh Li-Ion BL-5J battery, which powers the Nokia C3. The battery is quoted at to the impressive 800 hours of stand-by or up to 7 hours of talk-time. Considering the phone is working in 2G networks only, you can count on solid battery life even with a power-hungry WLAN.

The main menu seems to follow the same easy-on-the-eye concept with its several available view modes.

The phonebook of the Nokia C3 stores up to 2000 contacts – as far as most people are concerned, this is as good as unlimited storage. The phonebook is typical S40 and holds no surprises.
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Messaging / EMail features
The Nokia C3 feels right at home when it comes to messaging. The phone is capable of handling all the common message types including SMS, MMS and email, as well as flash and audio messages.

Then there’s social networking and IMs – Facebook, Twitter and Ovi Chat are natively supported on the Nokia C3

The email client does pretty well to meet most user needs. It works with POP3, SMTP, and IMAP4 protocols and supports multiple email accounts. The email client supports SSL, which enables it to handle a Gmail account for example.
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4 Responses to “Nokia C3 review and completed features with pictures”

  1. George R. Says:

    I like the old Nokia c3 ,I prefer x3 touch n type than this phone

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  3. Qiana Hogelin Says:

    With everyone sporting cell phones, and landlines being relegated to the background, you are an anachronism in today’s society, should you not have cell phone contract for you have a bad credit rating. And it bugs you pretty badly.

  4. Panama Compras Says:

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