Last week, Nokia Philippines showed us two new phones with Touch and Type functionality, the Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01. These mobile phones combine touchscreen and an alphanumeric keypad in one device. Typing for SMS and social networking and Touch for browsing and controlling applications like music and games.
The Nokia X3-02 is a sleek, light phone with a thin 9.6mm body. One of the slimmest phones Nokia has ever made. It has a brushed aluminum back and comes in dark metal white, pink, lilac and blue.
It has most of the features a modern phone needs, 3G, WLAN, music player, FM radio and a 5 megapixel EDoF full-focus camera (not autofocus) on its slim body. It also supports Ovi services including social and entertainment applications.
The Nokia X3-02 is already available at Globe stores for Php8,560. It will become available at Nokia stores in November.
The Nokia C3-01 offers a totally new look from the first Nokia C3 which features a QWERTY keyboard. The design on the C3-01 is reminiscent of the classic Nokia look featuring a full stainless steel body. It comes in silver, dark gray, and khaki gold.
Its features are quite the same as the Nokia X3 but this one has flash on its 5 megapixel camera and a dedicated camera button instead of a dedicated music player button.
The Nokia C3-01 will be available next month for around Php10k to Php11k.
Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 Specs Comparison:
|Nokia X3-02||Nokia C3-01|
|2.4″ QVGA up to 262K colors||2.4″ QVGA up to 262K colors|
|Series 40 touch and type||Series 40 touch and type|
|WLAN 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 3G, HSPA||WLAN 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 3G, HSPA|
|Dedicated music key||Dedicated camera button|
|Expandable memory up to 16GB microSD||Expandable memory up to 32GB microSD|
|5 megapixel camera||5 megapixel camera with flash|
|Music player, FM Radio||Music player, FM Radio|
|Standby time: up to 17 days||Standby time: up to 18 days|
|Talk time: up to 5.3 hours||Talk time: up to 5.6 hours|
|Weight: 78g||Weight: 100g|
|Php8,560 via Globe||Php10k – Php11k|
They’re both strikingly similar on the inside but if you want more heft and a classic look on your phone, choose the C3-01. The Nokia X3-02 is lighter but has an odd 4×3 keypad layout. It has loud speakers though if you like to play your music without earphones.