Quite nice phone for such a low price (Indeed, it's available as a prepaid phone in Canada at less than $100 of you're careful). Obviously, Nokia used tried-and-true components, no frills, and pushed this long-amortized technology in a nice handset. However, contrary to what is written here, my version doesn't "pull" emails periodically from the server while out of the email application, and doesn't support "push-like" email, although it's supposed to be possible.
On the plus side, it's surprisingly responsive for an entry-level quick-messaging phone, and has better browsing capabilities than the equally-priced LG 300-something, with both Opera 5.1 and the integrated browser doing a good job, both on EDGE, GPRS and WiFi. SMS sending is especially fast, and the conversation view is nice. The IM client is nice, although MSN being what it is, it gets disconnected every so often for no reason. The widgets on the home screen are very useful. The Ovi Store looks promising, although it's clearly a work-in-progress, and a Nokia profile is supposed to allow saving your personal data seamlessly. I was astonished to see it could be used for tethering !
On the downside, the keyboard could have been rubber, like the same-purposed INQ Chat 3G. My average thumbs with trimmed nails found it sometimes hard to get a good grip on the keys to type fast. Those very same widgets drain the battery very fast: if you make some long calls during the day, browse the web for a few minutes and send SMS, as I do, it will be empty at the end of the day. Also, we tend to forget it since the iPhone came out, but most other cell phones do have custom firmwares for each provider that, more importantly, removes features, which renders customer support calls and self-help Internet searching a nightmare. Essentially, I spent more than 3h30 on the phone with Nokia's representatives trying to figure out the email issue (which they ultimately couldn't). It seems that the actual sending of a MMS is very slow. So far, the Nokia sync suite has completely ignored the significant portion of us who don't use Windows. Finally, Nokia, seriously, it's really time to ditch Java once and for all on mobile phones, since it only provides bad user experience all-around. Also, a complimentary micro SD card would be nice to have, since the phone has less than 64MB usable memory in it, as well as a micro-USB cable.
junaid, 31 Dec 2010what is the sound quality of the phone ???? is it good ????? plz reply nokia c3
sound, video playback, design: excellent
video recording :poor, quality
camera : pic clarity gud in daylight, worse at night
in my phn the window to set up alarm opens without any reason...
overall the phn performance is satisfactory
Hi friends, just want to know does it slows down on performance on adding the media into the memory card, like some of the N-series devices.
x, 31 Dec 2010can anyone tell me if we can multitask in c3.."can anyone tell me if we can multitask in c3.."
No, it doesnt multitask. It is however possible to listen to music or radio, while doing other stuff. Alarms and calls obviously work regardless what you do. The lack of multitasking isnt only an disadvantage. The advantage is a more stable system + longer batterylife. Less problems with clogged up memory.
i am interestd in buyin this fone....:)
suggestions neded if i shud go for it or not.....
is it btr then samsung corby txt???????
guys... dont update to latest firmware 7.20.. this is the worst update by nokia.... my opera mini stops working,,, ovistore also stops working and from the beginning i am not able open you tube videos... guys this fone really sucks... when i shouted on nokia people they said new update is coming soon around 15th january... in short dont update to 7.20.... rest is your choice..
what is the sound quality of the phone ???? is it good ????? plz reply
pajor, 31 Dec 2010the battery is excellent. hav had on stand by for past 3 days and still full power!thnxx
junaid, 31 Dec 2010is its battery standby good ??????????????????the battery is excellent. hav had on stand by for past 3 days and still full power!
arvin, 31 Dec 2010pls! is there anybody here who can help me! pls!, i want the old firmware of my c3 to be back,... more"i want to get rid of the two communities!"
You had Facebook/Twitter communities with the old firmware aswell. Just reconfigure your Settings > My shortcuts > Messaging key to for example "Create message" instead.
nokia c3 is good mobile but how to reduce brightness and why WLAN always disconnect