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Nokia C3-00

Nokia C3 brings you closer to your friends and online communities with easy messaging features and a fast, reliable Internet connection.

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published 12/05/2011 | BZ2886
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Pro Versatile, modern but modest in price, difficult to break it
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"A great little option if you need to update but are on a budget"

The Nokia C3 is your basic issue smartphone. For those of you that like your phone to be compatible with all of today’s technology without mortgaging your kids to buy an iphone then this might be an option worth looking at.
I spent years with a brick in my pocket since all a phone is really meant to do is make calls and send text messages. I did not feel that splashing out was worth the money for what a smartphone offers. As such, I am aiming this review to all readers, including those not confident in choosing a new phone, rather than just the tech-savvy ones amongst you.

Especially since anybody reading this will also own a PC. Admittedly, the C3 is not as versatile as a top of the range model from another provider but it definitely gives value for money.
Basic Overview

The phone can easily be found online for around £100 or less if you are willing to shop around and this would be a Pay as You Go tariff. It comes in a number of colours (namely Dark Blue, Pink, Silver – and possibly black.) It is fairly slim and of a similar weight to other top phones, weighing 114g with the battery included. The basic features a full web browser and (but this can be a little slow when loading big web pages) a two megapixel camera (this is good enough to have your pictures printed and framed since I have one on my wall at home) with a 4x zoom feature on the camera. The buttons are arranged like a QWERTY keyboard rather a traditional phone handset and although the keys may be a little small for potential buyers with gigantic hands, the phone is actually quite simple to use. There is a built in radio and its antenna is found inside the cord of the headphones that come with the phone.

The C3 comes with 55MB of internal memory and there is a space for an up to 8GB memory card. It has a built in media player and library for your music and videos and has easy access options for social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter so you can connect in a couple of button presses. There are other features including links to app stores, etc but as I say, I don’t really use my phone to its full potential. The battery lasts very long once fully charged (for me anyway) and it comes pre-programmed with a handful of addictive games that you can play or add to should you feel the need to waste your credit.

I recently bought a phone for somebody else as a birthday present a really struggled to find a phone of this standard for the same price so would definitely recommend it as a bit of a bargain. If you are looking to use the internet LOTS – then I suggest signing up with a network that can offer you an unlimited allowance of data. Mine doesn’t so I end up paying a fair amount just to view a couple of web pages.

One other thing I will add – is that the phone is pretty tough. Mine has taken numerous falls including a skydive out of a first floor window onto concrete some metres below and the only damage has been a tiny plastic clip that holds the back cover on snapped and a few scratches. This was easily fixed and I still have a fully operational phone.
Conclusion

I don’t claim to be the authority on phones but I would definitely recommend this as a cost-effective update if your phone is still stuck in the twentieth century. It may not be a “Super-Mega-Ultra-Deluxe-iPhonePad 27.0” like these youngsters have nowadays but its offers few restrictions and you could probably send yourself on holiday for a weekend for the difference in price that you will save.

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  • danielclark691 published 15/01/2017
    good
  • 80smusicreviewer published 16/06/2011
    Great review.
  • Bollinger28 published 17/05/2011
    That is very reasonable for a smart phone ;o)
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Product Information : Nokia C3-00

Manufacturer's product description

Nokia C3 brings you closer to your friends and online communities with easy messaging features and a fast, reliable Internet connection.

Product Details

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Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Form Factor: Full keyboard, Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 58 mm x 14 mm x 116 mm

Weight: 114 g, 114

Colour: Slate grey, Golden white, Hot pink, Blue, Lime green, Black, Acacia

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - colour - 2.4" - TFT, LCD display - colour - 2.36" - TFT

Input Device(s): QWERTZ keyboard, QWERTY keyboard, Keyboard, AZERTY keyboard

Instant Messaging Services: Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, OVI Chat

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WMA, AAC, MP3, eAAC+, MIDI , AVI, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 8 GB

Talk Time: Up to 420 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 800 hours, Up to 792 hours, Up to 790 hours

Mobile Services: Gmail, Windows Live, Yahoo! Mail, MSN Hotmail

Phone Design: Candy bar

SAR Value: 1.09 W/kg

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE

Manufacturer: Nokia

Battery: Li-Ion

Long Name: C3

CE Input Device / Type: Keyboard

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player; FM radio

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Slate

Battery / Talk Time: 8

Display / Diagonal Size: 2.4

Display Type: TFT

Cellular / Combined with: 2 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Bundled Service: CallYa

General

MPN: 002S7R6, 002S5K4, 002S5K3, 002Q2X6, 002T9M2, 002S2K3, 002T6X9, 002T6X8, 002T578, C3, 002W5P2, 002V7M8, 002T574, 002S8M0, 002S8L8, 002S2M6, 002z038, 09904415

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Full keyboard, Bar

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Width: 58 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Height: 116 mm

Weight: 114 g

Body Colour: Slate grey, Golden white, Hot pink, Blue, Lime green, Black, Acacia

Aerial: Internal

Phone Design: Candy bar

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

SAR Value: 1.09 W/kg

Cellular

Technology: GSM

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Service Provider: Not specified, Vodafone

Input Device(s): QWERTZ, QWERTY, Keyboard, AZERTY

Application Software: Opera Mini, Adobe Flash Lite, Opera Mini

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Bundled Service: CallYa

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Instant Messaging Services: Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger, OVI Chat

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Facebook

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser, XHTML Browser, Adobe Flash support

Mobile Services: Gmail, Windows Live, Yahoo! Mail, MSN Hotmail

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Bluetooth Profiles: Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), SIM Access Profile (SAP)

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 64

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC, WMA

Additional Features: Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air), widgets support

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Phone Book Entries Qty: 1000

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, AAC, MP3, eAAC+, MIDI

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP, H.264, H.263

Memory

User Memory: 55 MB, 50 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 8 GB

RAM: 64 MB - SDRAM

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Still Image Resolutions: 1600 x 1200

Still Image Formats: JPEG

Digital Zoom: 4

Self Timer Delay: Yes

Special Effects: Negative, Sepia, Greyscale

Video Recorder Resolutions: 320 x 240 (QVGA), 176 x 144 (QCIF), 320 x 240 (QVGA)

Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4, MPEG-4, H.263

Features: Video recording

White Balance: Automatic, presets

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT, TFT transmissive

Diagonal Size: 2.4", 2.36"

Display Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Features: Wallpaper, Wallpaper, screen saver

Connections

Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1320 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 420 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 800 hrs ¦ Playback ( Music ) - up to 30 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Stereo headset, power adapter

Also Included: microSD - 2 GB

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