Nokia X3 Touch and Type review

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The one thing the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is really good for is making calls. You can have four favourite people on the Home screen and initiate calls to them with a couple of screen taps.

But if you keep your contacts on the SIM, getting them to the Home screen involves copying them onto the handset first.

Nokia x3 touch and type

Why it can't just pick up data from the SIM is anybody's guess, but it's a pain and if you choose to just copy contacts into the phone and keep them on your SIM too, they are listed twice on the handset.

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Still, once you've got contacts into the handset itself, it's a simple case of tapping the screen to make a call.

Nokia x3 touch and type

In-call volume could be louder with the handset held to your ear, and calls aren't always supremely clear, but the loudspeaker was good, and the people we spoke to didn't say there was any distortion or fuzziness on the line.

Adding contacts is a bit of a pain, as it always is with candybar style handsets. You need to add data in pre-defined sequence starting with number and moving through last name and first name before the contact is saved.

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With those three bits of info saved, you then have to go into the contact to add more details, such as additional phone numbers, web addresses, image and special ringtone and any personal information, including a postal address, nickname, birthday or note.

Nokia x3 touch and type


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory50 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.98 W/kg
Product FamilyX
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemProprietary
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelX3-02 Touch and Type
Screen Size6.1 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)78 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height106.2 mm
Width48.4 mm
Depth9.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesX
Battery Standby Time10321.92 Hour
Product NameX3-02 Touch and Type Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002T4V3
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Combining the power of a touch screen with a keypad in a sleek phone built for entertainment.

Touch and type with one hand

Type messages on the keypad, touch the screen to open apps, play games and flip through your albums - all with one hand.

Package Contents
  • X3-02 Touch and Type Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
  • Nokia microSD Card MU-37 (2 GB)
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-8
  • Nokia Battery BL-4S
  • User Manual
Limited Warranty2 Year