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Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1556 reviews of Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and reception get negative views. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and sound.

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battery, performance, reliability, reception, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type Handy (6,1 cm (2,4 Zoll) Touchscreen, 5 Megapixel Kamera) silberNokia C3-01 Touch and Type Handy (6,1 cm (2,4 Zoll) Touchscreen, 5 Megapixel Kamera) silber

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas the camera and performance get mixed opinions. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and reliability.

price, usability, design, portability, durability

battery, reliability, GPS navigation

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C3-01 Unlocked Touch and Type GSM Phone--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)Nokia C3-01 Unlocked Touch and Type GSM Phone--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review: The missing link

 

Nokia seem to have the missing link in the evolution of mobile phones. The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is an attempt to bring the best of both worlds. A touch phone in a form factor that's as classic as it gets.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Quad-band 3G with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA ; Neat and well built, slim, light and metal clad ; 2.4" 256K-color resistive TFT QVGA touchscreen ; S40 6th edition UI ; 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera ; VGA video...

Small screen (for a touch phone) ; No multitasking ; No GPS ; Fixed-focus camera ; No smart dialing ; No video-call camera ; No adequate storage out of the box ; No accelerometer sensor ; No document viewer

Dec, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type (Unlocked)

 

The Nokia C3-01 is a quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and quad-band HSDPA 10.2 (850/900/1900/2100) device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. That makes it perfect for overseas travel, as the C3-01 can hit high-speed data networks both here and in many other...

Slim and attractive. Aluminum housing looks and feels expensive. Great camera and music player. Low price for an unlocked phone

Earpiece could be louder. Despite its name, this isn't much of a "typing" phone without a QWERTY keyboard. No GPS

Nokia's star has faded in the U.S., but the company is serving up some real unlocked bargains like the Nokia C3-01, a slim and slick voice phone with an excellent camera, music player, and Web browser.

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia C3 Touch and Type Review

 

Enter the Nokia C3 Touch and Type. Delivering higher level build quality as found on the Nokia C6-01 and C7 with a stainless steel finish, the Nokia C3 Touch and Type delivers a little something extra to the Touch and Type range...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type Review

 

Nokia is still serving S's with the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type and there's definitely more to love compared to its close companion the Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type. We decided to make this review short and sweet because the two are relatively the same....

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Nokia C3-01 Touch & Type

 

Nokia brings the power of touch to its Series 40 platform in the C3. The C3 takes what's familiar about Nokia and sprinkles it with a dash of newness.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Nokia C3 Touch and Type

 

Nokia have caused some confusion again with their names - the C3 Touch and Type is actually the Nokia C3-01.. the original Nokia C3 (or Nokia C3-00) is a cheap QWERTY messaging phone. The two handsets are very different and will probably be sold...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nokia C3 Touch and Type

 

The Nokia C3 Touch and Type smartphone has a hybrid design that combines a touchscreen and a traditional 12-button phone keypad.

Stainless steel design, 5-megapixel camera

Remains to be seen whether hybrid design is appealing, no GPS

The Nokia C3 Touch and Type smartphone has a design that is intended to appeal to people familiar with non-touchscreen phones but it also offers a touch interface.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type

 

Nokia's C3-01 Touch and Type adds a touchscreen to the traditional candybar handset design.

Classy design ; Easy to use features ; Good battery life

Slow Nokia web browser ; Poor headphones ; Resistive touchscreen

When scrolling through longer lists it doesn’t work quite as well, as you have to consciously press a bit harder on the display rather than perform the light, capacitive screen grazing action. One minor annoyance is that pressing on the screen causes...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review

 

A low cost handset from Nokia that brings touch to S40 but ultimately disappoints

Great build ; Good number pad ; Customisable Home screen ; Second customisable shortcuts screen

Processor is challenged at times ; No GPS ; Fiddly to use ; Twitter and Facebook integration is poor ; Camera is lacklustre

The Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type is a candybar handset with a small screen and a simple numeric keypad. Like its near-namesake the BlackBerry-alike C3-00, the C3-01 Touch and Type is designed to be a low cost, easy to use messaging fan's handset.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ashish Koshy (tech.firstpost.com)

Nokia C3-01: Average Looking but Feature Rich - Tech2

 

The C3-01 has all the regular features of a good mobile phone, like the X3-02 but has nothing really special to offer.

Publish date: April 6, 2011 10:58 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:34 pm

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery performance:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 38
Continuous video playback time:20
Standby time (2G):405
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 5.30 / 5.6
Talk time (3G):3.4 / 4

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1544
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:1944 x 2592 / 2592 x 1544 / 2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1944 x 2592 / 2592 x 1544 / 2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR:1.09
Head SAR (EU):1.09
SAR value:1.18 / 1.1818
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.18 / 1.1818

Data Transmission

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

Design

Color of product:Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:4
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1.8 / 2.1 / 2.4
Display number of colors:262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160 / 240 x 320 / 320 x 240 / 320 x 480
Display Type:LCD
External display:LCD / No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1050 / 1500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CB / BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 38
Continuous video playback time:38
Standby time (2G):405 / 440 / 504
Standby time (3G):3.4 / 440
Talk time (2G):10.6 / 5.3 / 5.30 / 5.5 / 5.6
Talk time (3G):3.4 / 4 / 440

GPS Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:N / Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric
Navigation key: Yes

Management Features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands:No / Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:140 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 64
Internal RAM:0.125 / 64
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:64

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV

Navigation

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GPRS,HSCSD / GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3.5G, 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA / 3.5G, 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3.5G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3G / 3G, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, HSUPA / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA / 3G, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GSM, WCDMA / GPRS, GSM
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:800,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Bundled software:Ovi Suite\nOvi Sync\nOvi Store\nConverter\nSize converter\nWeb Search\nCountdown timer\nStopwatch\nWorld clock\nMy Nokia\nNokia OSS internet browser
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.87 x 0.433 x 4.37
EDGE: Yes
Full-size keyboard: No
GPRS: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:Micro USB 2.0 / USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GPRS, Wi-Fi / GPRS/WLAN
Operating system installed:N / Nokia OS / S40 / Series 40
Phone camera type:VGA
Playable formats:.mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+ / AAC, AMR, MIDI, WAV / mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Playback formats:.mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+ / AAC, AMR, MIDI, WAV / mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Processor frequency:1000 / 680
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS / HTTP / HTTP v1.1, WAP / HTTPv1.1, WAP / TCP/IP, HTTP v1.1, WAP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Memorize\nPuzzle it\nClimate Mission
Cables included:USB
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:S40
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: No

Phone Features

Conference call: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Embedded games:3
Flight mode: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, To-do list / 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, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, To-do list / 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, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Phonebook capacity:1 / 1000 / 2000
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Battery Capacity:1050 / 1500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CB / BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 38
Continuous video playback time:38
Standby time (2G):405 / 440 / 504
Standby time (3G):3.4 / 440
Talk time (2G):10.6 / 5.3 / 5.30 / 5.5 / 5.6
Talk time (3G):3.4 / 4 / 440

Processor

Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:S40

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:30 / 50
Internal RAM:128
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.125

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Color of product:Brown / Gold / Grey / Silver
EDGE: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, SVG, WBMP / JPG
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
USB mass storage: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.433 / 0.551 / 1.87 / 4.37
Height:0.433 / 4.25 / 4.37
Volume:51 / 51.4 / 51.43 / 57
Weight:2.78 / 3.53
Width:1.77 / 1.87 / 4.37