Messaging: The Nokia Conversation is a good way of being able to track all of your conversations to an assigned individual. The system is somehow similar to Iphone's Thread Messaging.And it also has the standard Nokia Messaging too by the way. The thread messaging graphics is not really impressive but Good Job, Nokia! for having this in the C3. It has Flash messaging and Audio Messaging too by the way.
Group Messaging: Good news to those heavy texters out there whose addiction is sending multiple message in one go. The group messaging can support more than 20 users in one go.There you go GM fans out there!
Internal Memory and S40. The C3 only has 55MB internal memory which for me is acceptable. Why? You can actually get an external memory up to 8gig and it works fine. I have downloaded movies and music and it does not hinder with the phone's overall peformance.The C3 is supported by a slightly modified S40 platform. It may not be all new but it works fine with no bugs or restarting issues. And the phone is very responsive. Sad to say, Multi-tasking capability is not on this phone. It is such a disapointment but it is the reality.
Camera: It is equipped with a 2MP camera which for me is decent enough outdoors in broad daylight. I would not encourage you to use it indoors and definitely not during the evening time. What do you expect for a standard phone? This is a mid range phone. So stop whinning about the camera quality.
Music and Sound Quality: Music Gallery is manageable and very easy to use. The sound is average but sometimes it creates a muffling sound on loudspeaker due to the speakers location. But if you used the standard headset,I can strongly say that the sound is decent enough. Again, this is not a music phone so do not expect much. Peace.
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Battery and Charging: The battery assigned for this phone is a BL-5J 3.7V which can last on an average of 2 days utilizing wi-fi, social networking, text messaging, music, and etc. The charging time takes such a very long time before its completed. I can say roughly around 2-3 hours which for some can be annoying. C3 owners, I do hear you in terms of the charging time.The AC adapter might be the culprit, it is not a fast charger. You might want to shell out some cash if you want a fast charger, just an honest suggestion if you may.
Nokia Messaging: This rocks, because you can fully integrate IM, Social Networking like Facebook and Twitter even Major Emailing System like GMail, YahooMail and of course OVIMail. It works perfectly fine thru EDGE or WI-Fi access.I need to be honest, I love how easy the way it was designed. And the good thing about it, my mobile carrier provides us FREE Facebook access with no limits. Thank You SunCellular!
Wi-Fi Access: I can simply say one word. REMARKABLE!
Fast connection and stable wi-fi signal brings the C3 to life and makes it more easier now to connect to the world. I love it! The only not-so-good-thing about it, to all youtube lovers out there, video streaming is not supported by the phone. = ( sad.
Detailed Review per Category
Physical: The phone has a very sleek and exceptional rounded design.Not really your typical boxy phone with sharp edges. It has a little similarity with the Blackberry but it simply ends there. The Screen has 2.4 inches display which is very standard to some of Nokia Qwerty phones. It comes with 256K colors which is acceptable enough for me. I happened to own a Slate Grey Version which for me has the best glossy paint jobamongst the pink and white unit. The lid for you to access and connect your USB is stable in just a simple twist and turn, the same thing for the SD slot.
Navi keys and Keypads: I admit that this is my first ever QWERTY phone. And to be honest, I enjoyed texting using the phone with great ease and comfort. The D-Pad is stable but creates a very tolerable but a little annoying sound when you press it. The keypad for text messaging is a heavenly feeling. I now often use my C3 compared to my E52 for texting. It has a designated (SYM) button located on the messaging keypad which can be used to create Smiley's and other characters.Overall, Messaging using the C3 is exceptional.
aaa, 07 Aug 2010Is the wi-fi fast? How is the quality of the music?? When the phone rings, is the sound loud??... morethe wi-fi its ok but the music quality its not that good and the headphones feels cheap...the keyboard its really confortable and yes you can access to a facebook account
Prakhar, 07 Aug 2010Plzzz tell me that is .jar files are working or not?? It's impyes it does.
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2010worst mbile i have never seen such like this.how u can say its worst mobile have u used it.
its not an symbian phone for storing unlimited phone book entries. its s40 only 1000 contacts. and u have mentioned photo call but 3g u mentioned as no
.jar file working, here some .jar file that Ive installed, fring not compatible but you can log in, it doesn't fit to the screen. nimbuzz working great, skype lite, you can install but mine cannot, i don't know why, try different skype for s40 like me its working, but no voice call using wifi only chat, sucks big time, nth themes from various s40 phones, working great, please free to ask questions thanks gsm arena
yes sa munoz near lang duon, if you want you can call me at my landlyn 3614875, so that instruct kita, very near lang sa munoz crossing,,,, about the jar file,, all working,, fring not compatible, nimbuzz skype for s40 phone is working, and some nth themes from 5130 phone or s40 nth themes are working also, ive been using this fone for 2 days straight in a row. camera is standard, music sounds good and loud, qwerty youll get use to it. ive installed some nth from s40 themes. feel free to ask thanks gsmarena
louie, 07 Aug 2010you can buy in in monuz for 6,800 peso, at kimstore , d ako nakaabot sa promo only 6.200 plus ... moresan ang monuz? do you mean munoz? i really wanted to buy this HP at a ver low price..
louie, 07 Aug 2010got this phone... nth theme working, ive tried using 5130 nth theme, its working , u can used ... moreIs the wi-fi fast? How is the quality of the music?? When the phone rings, is the sound loud?? Is the qwerty pad comfortable in using?? and i am guessing that the cam is not soo good. Do applications work on facebook frm this phone?? If not then is there any software i can download in my phone that will make thm work??... please answer these things for me...
you can buy in in monuz for 6,800 peso, at kimstore , d ako nakaabot sa promo only 6.200 plus 4 gb micro,, sayang heheheh ,that was on july 31,2010
got this phone... nth theme working, ive tried using 5130 nth theme, its working , u can used for awhile... better wait for the official themes for this phones, over all its ok, except the charger its only ac-3 thats why its slow better buy the quick charger or the higher version, but everything is ok. feel free to ask questions. thanks gsmarena