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Nokia X3 Touch and Type review

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With a five-megapixel camera on-board, you might expect at least passable images from the Nokia X3 Touch and Type and, in terms of stills, that's what you get. There's no dedicated camera button to take pictures, but the on-screen icon is good enough for the job, and if you want quick launch you just have to put a shortcut onto the Home screen.

There is no flash, which is a disappointment as it means indoor shots suffer greatly in deteriorating lighting conditions. Nor are there many settings for those fun images that skew the light.

But on the whole, we found the camera to produce decent images.

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This extremely exciting shot was taken in a fairly dull supermarket forecourt. We didn't expect the Nokia X3 Touch and Type to cope well with the lighting conditions, and were pleasantly surprised.

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A chilly, dull winter's morning, but the camera made a good fist of the available light. If you look closely at the foliage, though, you'll see that it struggles with detail.

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We couldn't resist playing with the negative mode. It's rather more over the top than some we've seen, but if you want the effect, why not go all the way?

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The Nokia X3 Touch and Type has 4x digital zoom, and this shot, taken to full zoom potential, shows exactly why digital zoom should always be left alone.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameX3-02 Touch and Type Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002T4V3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
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