Nokia X3 Touch and Type review

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Nokia is pushing the Nokia X3 Touch and Type as something of a media fan's handset, and to that end you get 10 free Ovi music tracks via an in-box voucher. For more long-lasting enjoyment there is an FM radio, equaliser and a dedicated music player key.

The music player key sits on the front chassis beneath the screen, and when you tap it up pops a small controller that lets you pause the current track or go backwards and forwards through tracks.

If nothing is playing, you can start playback where you left it off before, and the little widget even remembers the last track you stopped at if you turn the Nokia X3 Touch and Type off between playing sessions.

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The music player picks up album art and has its own playback controls.

Nokia x3 touch and type

The FM radio requires the headset to be in place before it will go through its auto scanning procedure. It popped 12 stations into available preset locations for us, leaving a further eight free. It's nothing spectacular, but it does its job.

Nokia x3 touch and type

Nokia x3 touch and type

Audio quality is reasonably good and fairly loud through the handset speaker, with a reasonably loud highest volume though an inevitable tinniness creeps in as you go up the dial. The equaliser presents don't have much effect, though.

Nokia x3 touch and type

The provided headphones aren't great, but they aren't dire either, though we don't like the flat in ear buds, which didn't stay in our ears well. The 3.5mm connecter is perfectly located on the top of the chassis.

Video playback is limited to MPEG-4 and 3GPP and you may inevitably have some local content that the handset just won't recognise. It didn't like a long MP4 of ours, stripping the sound out but refusing to play the video, but it was fine with a shorter MP4.

If you want YouTube, you'll have to go via the web which we did using Opera Mini. The results were woefully pixelated and jerky, and we don't believe that was due to our Wi-Fi connection, which allowed us to browse perfectly adequately.

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