Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review

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

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There is both a music player and a radio on the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type. The latter needs the rather luxurious white headset in order to work. It'll automatically tune its 25 presets to as many stations as it can find.

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

The radio isn't the prettiest, and there's a real annoyance. To get it to play through the loudspeaker you might think you just hit an on-screen button. But no. You have to hit Options, then Settings, and only then can you choose the loudspeaker. What a palaver!

Go to the trouble, though, and sound output is loud if not the highest quality. The next time you turn the radio on, it defaults back to playing through the headphones again.

The music player has no problem finding the loudspeaker. Quality is iffy but loud, and you've got an equaliser to play with that gives a little nuance to the sound quality.

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

When it comes to video playback, the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type sticks to MP4 as a supported format. It played them well for us, and the full widescreen mode delivered a watchable image if, given the screen size, a small one.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderOrange
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory30 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value1.18 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyC
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemProprietary
Brand NameOrange
Battery Talk Time5.50 Hour
Product ModelC3-01
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Touchscreen TypeResistive
Weight (Approximate)100 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height111 mm
Width47.5 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesC
Battery Standby Time405 Hour
ManufacturerOrange Broadband
Product NameNokia C3-01 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberONKN2933
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Share and connect with this sleek mobile phone with both touchscreen and keypad made for easy messaging on the go.

Touch and type with one hand

Flip through photos or browse web pages on the touch screen and type using the keypad for easy messaging - all with one hand.

Package Contents
  • Nokia C3-01 Cellular Phone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • User Guide