Nokia X3 Touch and Type review

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We've already noted that the screen of the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is small. That's bound to affect web browsing, and not in a good way. With just 2.4 inches of viewable area and 320 x 240 pixels on offer, you can't expect a superb browsing experience.

There are, though, two browsers to choose between. Nokia's standard browser doesn't show a great deal of anything much that's readable when you first get to a page. To zoom, you can use a little box or on screen zoom buttons, but either way you have to wait for a page to rework itself.

Nokia x3 touch and type

Nokia x3 touch and type

We got bored with waiting for it quite quickly and moved on to Opera Mini, which opens with a few pre configured bookmarks with neat little thumbnails and is much more of a pleasure to use.

Nokia x3 touch and type

The default load is a page overview, which makes it difficult to see detail, but it's easy – and fast – to zoom in with a double tap on the screen and then to pan around to what interests you.

Nokia x3 touch and type

Nokia x3 touch and type

Both browsers offer you a choice of connection whenever you start them up – Wi-Fi or over the network. That's nice, and we'd choose Opera Mini every time as our default.


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