Nokia X3 review

Compact and media-centric for under £100

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Without stacks of potentially battery-sapping high-end 3G functionality, we found that the Nokia X3 delivered a handsome battery performance under regular conditions.

The X3 arrives with a standard 860mAh Li-ion battery pack that Nokia reckons can deliver (under optimum network conditions) up to 7.5 hours of talktime or up to 380 hours of standby time.

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We managed to go a steady 3-4 days between charges with normal phone usage, though naturally if we used the music player heavily, this figure dropped accordingly.

Of course, the music player functionality is the key selling point of this phone, so users are likely to hit play often; Nokia estimates that using the music player alone (with the phone switched to flight mode), users can get up to 26 hours of music player power – which seemed to hold up pretty well in our tests.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory46 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourSilver, Blue
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time7.50 Hour
Product ModelX3
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution320 x 240
Weight (Approximate)103 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, WEEE, RoHS
Maximum Video Resolution176 x 144
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeEMS, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height96 mm
Width49.3 mm
Depth14.1 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time380 Hour
Product NameX3 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002P1M9
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

A sleek and attractive slide-form music device designed for a complete music and social entertainment experience, with great quality stereo speakers, built-in FM antenna, Nokia Music, 3.2 megapixel camera, and Ovi Share and Ovi Store.

Package Contents
  • X3 Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Battery (BL-4CT)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Nokia Headset (WH-205)
  • Nokia 2 GB microSD card (MU-37)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101D)
  • User guide
Limited Warranty2 Year