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