Nokia C3 Review


Welcome to the Nokia C3 review/information page. The Nokia C3-00 is a basic QWERTY phone running the S40 OS interface.  Surprisingly the menu navigation system still works well and easy to use.  We like the good navigation speed and included functionality. Since this is a GSM network phone don’t expect fast internet but do expect easy email, text messages or anything to do with keyboard input.  The Nokia C3-00 is priced at around $99 in a pre-paid package and honestly one of the best phones to get in this category.

In terms of design, this is Nokia’s new smooth look is up to date so no shame in using it is public!  It is made of slightly glossy but classy plastic with a contrasting rear battery panel made of metal.  Overall it looks good and feels pretty good for such a cheap price.  The keypad appears to use the model from the E63, E71 so it feels more expensive and more impressive than other those by other manufacturers.

In terms of software the C3 runs on the S40 6th edition.  It does not have as many inherent features as the S60 based Nokia’s BUT it can run our software as an animated wallpaper!  Obviously we recommend them for obvious reasons!  Other than that the C3 is designed for social networking website like Facebook, MSN, Yahoo and others. We also noticed that it can also play WMV files!

In terms of hardware the phone does have one or two new features but that said – it is only a GSM phone! Among the best features: it uses the latest Transmissive LCD display screen which basically means it can be read more easily outdoors and it has Wi-Fi.  Although it is not a 3G capable phone it can still used GPRS for data.  Basically all this means is that you can chat and IM and Facebook all your want but can’t or shouldn’t  browse the web until you get access to a Wi-Fi access point because the GPRS/EDGE is really slow. Combined with a massive battery the C3 left on standby can last up to 33 days!

All up the Nokia C3-00 is a very decent phone and based on the pricing at release (a mere $99) you can’t really go wrong.


  • Nokia C3-00
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Design
  • 115.5 x W58.1 x D13.6 mm
    Weight 114 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 320 x 240
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
    144 x 176 pixel main video camera 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to 55MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 8Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    FM Radio with RDS
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BL5J 3.7V 1320mAh
    Up to 33 days Standby
    Up to 7 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    From $99 AUS 2010 (Pre-paid)