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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The 1050 mAh battery is woefully low in capacity for the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type. Yes, it kept the phone going for a day for us with some Wi-Fi, and some music playing in the mix, but had Nokia been able to build in a higher capacity battery the longer life might have gone some way towards mitigating against the other disappointments.

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

The range of on-board apps is typically S40. Apart from what we've already mentioned, there are the usual Nokia bits and pieces such as a calendar, alarm clock, calculator, voice recorder, to-do list, note app, timer and stopwatch.

In some cases the design is terrible – take the calculator for example. Functional? Yes. Pretty? No.

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

In other cases an effort has clearly been made – the alarm looks reasonable, for example.

Nokia c3 01 touch and type

You can add more apps via the Ovi store if you want to bulk out what's on offer, but if you're really interested in apps, you might be better off looking lustfully at other (and sometimes cheaper) handsets.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Service ProviderOrange
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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 Addresshttp://www.orange.co.uk
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