Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review

A low cost handset from Nokia that brings touch to S40 but ultimately disappoints

Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type
The definitive Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type review

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The 1050 mAh battery is woefully low in capacity for the Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type. Yes, it kept the phone going for a day for us with some Wi-Fi, and some music playing in the mix, but had Nokia been able to build in a higher capacity battery the longer life might have gone some way towards mitigating against the other disappointments.

Nokia c3-01 touch and type

The range of on-board apps is typically S40. Apart from what we've already mentioned, there are the usual Nokia bits and pieces such as a calendar, alarm clock, calculator, voice recorder, to-do list, note app, timer and stopwatch.

In some cases the design is terrible – take the calculator for example. Functional? Yes. Pretty? No.

Nokia c3-01 touch and type

In other cases an effort has clearly been made – the alarm looks reasonable, for example.

Nokia c3-01 touch and type

You can add more apps via the Ovi store if you want to bulk out what's on offer, but if you're really interested in apps, you might be better off looking lustfully at other (and sometimes cheaper) handsets.