Nokia X3 Touch and Type ReviewNokia X3 Touch and Type 8
One of the key selling points of the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is its range of connectivity options. For such a slim S40 phone which won't break the bank, Nokia have done a good job of getting Wi-Fi and 3G on board. There is also Bluetooth 2.1, so other than a GPS, it's missing very few of the connectivity options that higher-end smartphones have in their arsenal.
As far as web browsing goes, the X3-02 is pretty good, and among the best for an S40 handset. While the proprietary browser initially loads up well and is great for pages formatted to mobile view, as soon as you load up a full size page such as phoneArena.com, it stutters considerably. Zooming in and out of the page is also problematic, bringing up an indication that the zoom is "pending". This can take a few seconds, enough to kill the fluidity of the web browsing experience. The X3-02's saving grace however is Opera Mini that comes pre-loaded. It's smoother, quicker, and with two levels of zoom, easier to get your head around than the default browser. Text is wrapped to the screen, and it worked very well with the touch screen on the Nokia X3-02 making it our browser of choice on this handset.
1. Eingild (unregistered)
I can't believe Samsung Wave got 7.5 compared to his phone even though wave beats X3 in every aspect of a cellular phone.
2. Quido (unregistered)
Samsung Wave costs ~twice as much as Nokia X3 T&T. I think the price factor is part of the overal score.
3. John Gray (unregistered)
Isn't wave pretending to be a smartphone? TBH at that price point with Wave, there are better phones than it.
This phone fall under the featurephone category, so it makes sense that it got an 8 for its kind.
4. ilk (unregistered)
I would like to use Ovi Maps / Nokia Maps on the X3-02 even if it doesn't have GPS. Does anyone know if Maps can be installed or if there will be a S40 Touch And Type version at all?
After having read several reviews it seems that this phone doesn't come with any sort of maps pre-installed, and as the GSMarena review revealed, Google Maps (at least in it's current, non-Touch & Type-optimized version) doesn't work with this device.
21. Fishyfashy (unregistered)
I would also like to know if it supports any maps? have you found it out yet?
6. Nedz (unregistered)
Fantastic site!! Very detailed reviews, and appreciated the video demo of phones as I haven't bought a new phone in years, so needed to see how they worked. Well done!!
7. nurse-diver (unregistered)
Very informative review and detailed at that. Really helped a lot in making me finalize my decision on getting one. Hope when I do get my hands on this phone, it will come up to my expectations. Touch screen, Music and Wifi - Perfect combination for the price you have to pay. Kudos!!!
8. varunwgl (unregistered)
i got samsung wave no regrets
its display is just awesome
9. x3-02 (unregistered)
As i read the review, im impressed with the specs of nokia x3-02, although it is not a smartphone, still, it has all you need. Touch and type. Touch to experience the touch screen and type for rapid messaging like me. Great phone I gonna buy this for sure!! thanks phone arena.
10. James Felix (unregistered)
When is it releasing in India..? Im badly waiting to by Nokia X3 T&T..! Anyone Knows?
11. Robz (unregistered)
Pretty accurate review.
I wanted a slim and simple phone with few extra features(i.e. touch screen) and that's exactly what I got.
Great phone for the price.
12. Anita (unregistered)
I am thinking of buying this phone for xmas, and most of the features are pretty cool....however was just hoping if someone could please tell me if text in messaging is able to be done on the touch screen....or just the keyboard?
13. Leo (unregistered)
just the keypad
14. Leo (unregistered)
I'm planning to buy this. Can anyone tell me which one is better: X3 Touch and Type or 5530 XpressMusic? I'll appreciate any response. I also wanna know if I can change the font size of the menus 'cause it's a bit larger for me.
15. Richard (unregistered)
Nice phone but it's buggy. Turns it's self off. E mail program stops working. Java error messages. Communities stops working.
I love the phone but it does have lots of software problems. Be advised.
16. Maan Lavadia (unregistered)
hi, im also choosing between the two.. so what have you bought now? thanks :*
17. nafisa (unregistered)
Hi! i just bought Nokia X3-02 a week ago and it is fantastic , being slim it is easy to accommodate anywhere.and the loudspeaker is also very good. Overall this is the perfect phone for those who like to have a touch screen experience.
18. bosso (unregistered)
the x3-02 is much better than the samsung star wi-fi
19. Rg (unregistered)
Very Bad Sound Clarity, you can't hear properly.
But overall Loudspeaker, touch, type, video clarity, size is really awesome!
20. KAMEL (unregistered)
i buyed a new phone nokia x3-02 but i discovered that the battery consumed rapidly and it need recharge every day it loses one bar every 24 hours the question is if i replaced this battery with a new original one it will run proberly ? or the problem will exist ? i mean the problem with the phone its self? is there any advise about this problem ?
22. Aziz (unregistered)
please tell me about nokia x3-02, is it should buy or not.?
23. rajeshboddu (unregistered)
recently i bought x3-02 ... everything is fine except battery every day i need to charage and for each every 3-4 hrs one charge point is going down....
24. Venkatkrishnan (unregistered)
ya sme pblm just 24 hrs battery backup and i don't know how to send mp3 files via bluetooth if any one knows how plz help me
25. mohit verma (unregistered)
Nokia X3 is a smart looking slider phone by Nokia X series. Nokia X3 is available in India at a very reasonable Price with many attractive features. Nokia X3 comes with 3.2 MP Camera and a 2.2 inches display screen. This phone allow up to 16 GB expandable memory.