Nokia C3 Pros and Cons

A budget phone

QWERTY keyboard

Dedicated Messaging and Contacts keys

Social network integration on the homescreen and dedicated buttons for more conveniance

Does well under sunlight

No autofocus

No flash

No 3G

No USB cable in the box

No office doc viewer

No smart dialing

microUSB port doesn't charge

Is it S40 still ?

No multi-tasking



2 megapixel cam, the budget buyer is extremely targeted

2GB microSD card included

Video recording is low graded

Its cheap but doesnt seem cheap


A QWERTY messenger

Fingerprints easily gather

Good image quality

Dedicated Contacts and the Messaging keys can be assigned other functions

Comfortable navigation keys and D pad

User-configurable soft keys and D-pad

Good backlighting

No dedicated volume controls and camera key

1320 mAh Li-Ion BL-5J battery

Limited third party apps

No accelerometer

Phone numbers can be assigned to a contact is limited to 5

Videos can be assigned to contacts

Phone book displays the list of contacts with names and contact images

Quick dialing short cuts

Vibration is hardly felt

Signal indicator sometimes illusive

A built in app to record ongoing conversations

No voice dialling enhancement

No voice labels required for voice dialling

Good for texting

Gmail and others natively supported on email client

No need to worry about server addresses and ports when setting up email client

Ovi chat accomodates G talk and several others

Chat is natively supported. Not a j2me app

Can conduct chats with several contacts once

New messages are notified by the social app with screen blinks and vibrations

Social networking is deeply integrated

Communities app shows real time messages from Facebook and Twitter on home screen widget

Socia app supports multiple accounts from two giant networks but only one account is hosted at a time

320 x 240 pixels, 2.4 inches display

microSD, up to 8GB

55 MB C:


Adobe Flash Lite

Stereo widening

A timeline view in photo app

A station directory in radio which fetches details from internet on local stations

Video player only supports 3gps and mp4s

Full screen and fast forward

Good clarity in audio output

Week loudness in head phones

A self timer in cam app

Poor image quality

Noisy photos

Poor video

Bad noise reduction and color balance

microSD card not hot swappable

Nokia browser supports javascript but you cannot freely surf with it

Communities and chat apps work in background

Nearest rival INQ Chat 3g has Qwerty, 3G and Skype is natively supported

The keypad is hard to read under the light or sun, once you started to dial or type

The only possible way of accessing nokia's browser is, music player >>options >>downloads and goto

Takes a long time for the battery to get fully

No option to view sent
text messages

Hangs when surfing or recieving messages

No drafts option in messaging

Hangs or restarts while watching video

Messaging only for 20 recipients at a time

To minimise apps press menu button and long press menu to switch
between all opened apps

No skype to skype call

No folders for messages


Key pad is hard for big hands

Dont be misguided by its look. Do determine your necessities well and research well before buying it

s40 doesnt store apps in E: location or simply spoken, in memory card

In opera mini, the mouse point is hard to get to the right spot

Youtube, google maps, opening zips excels, nimbuss, whatsapp all supported

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