I got Nokia C3 3 weeks ago, getting used to it after my Nokia 7310 Supernova is bit hard for me, from simple keys to QWERTY keyboard is bit hard but easy for geeks or the one who knows how to use keyboard 🙂
Lets look at Nokia C3 specifications:
Dimension: 115.5 x 58.1 x 13.6 mm, 63.2 cc
Weight: 114 g
Battery: Talk time Up to 7 h, Stand-by Up to 800 h
OS: Nokia Series 40
Memory: 55 MB Built-in + 2GB microSD card included (supports up to 8GB)
Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g), GPRS, EDGE
Display Size: 320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches
Display: TFT, 256K colors
Operating Frequency / Band: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML (Opera Mini)
Colors: Slate Grey, Golden White, Hot Pink
Entertainment: Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5 mm audio jack, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, Flash Lite v3.0, Games
Camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, 4x digital Zoom, Video (QCIF 15fps)
Other Features: Full QWERTY keyboard, Speakerphone, Voice command/dial, Organizer
Ring Tones: Downloadable Polyphonic, MP3
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Now lets see whats in the box:
I have bought Slate Grey, which is more of a bluish hue, and looks stylish nonetheless. There are also the Hot Pink and Golden White color variants of the Nokia C3, and all have metallic finish at the front. The back, where we have the 2MP camera, has a two-colored design. There is an aluminum battery cover in the middle with the front panel color without the metallic finish, and the rest is black plastic, including the sides.
On the left hand side are the microUSB and microSD slots, on the top you will find charging port and the 3.5 audio jack. The only other elements are two small buttons down at both sides that help you easily eject the battery cover.
The regular 2.4” LCD screen with QVGA resolution doesn’t have any touch layers over or under it, and it remains pretty visible under direct sunlight. Right underneath it are the two programmable soft keys, followed by two chrome-like action keys, and finishing down with the send and end buttons. The action keys on both sides of the square D-Pad complement nicely its chrome-like rim, and can be assigned to different tasks. Out of the box the one on the left of the D-Pad starts the Communities app, and the one on the right fires up Messaging, but you can assign different actions to them, which makes the default labeling next to them redundant.
The Nokia C3 thumb board is where the added value comes from, and it has the same four row layout and roughly the same keys as the E-series keyboards, but is slightly curved downwards and thus more comfortable to type. The keyboard is backlit in white like the rest of the physical buttons in the front, with the exception of the ubiquitous green and red for answering and ending a call.
The overall design reminds very much of the smallest Eseries phones from Nokia, which gives it a classy more expensive look; the metal plate over the battery is a thoughtful touch as well. Nokia has gone so far as to even skin the interface to look like the ones on the Eseries devices, so you can easily fool everyone around that you are typing away on a business-class smartphone.
Overall Nokia C3 is an awesome cellphone to buy!!