Gadget Review: The Nokia C3

17 Oct

I know this phone was released in April 2010 but I only got one  yesterday so I thought I should do a review 🙂

The Nokia C3 is an entry-level messaging phone that comes packed with basic social networking features.


Hot Pink Nokia C3


I was suckered by my husband into buying the Hot Pink Nokia C3 but this phone also comes in slate gray and golden white. I didn’t like the golden white model but I think I would’ve liked the gray one (I didn’t take a look at it, I should have). Getting the pink one seemed like a good idea while I was in the store. Now I feel kindda ridiculous for having a hot pink phone.  Have I mentioned my laptop skin is Hello Kitty?  I feel like Elle Woods.

You gotta hand it to Nokia for creating user-friendly phones. I’m not very tech-savvy and this is just the perfect phone for me. I was able to connect to the mall’s wifi and send my first tweet 15 minutes after buying my phone. My husband bought a Blackberry and  it took a bit of googling for him to figure out how to connect to the wifi 😛  The Nokia C3 has shortcuts to Twitter and Facebook on the main menu and it only takes a few clicks to connect to them.  The phone will ask you what connection you want to use, and you just have to click on “search available WLAN”.  There was free wifi at the mall and we have wifi at home so it was pretty easy to get internet connection yesterday.  Tweets don’t load as fast as when you’re using a laptop or an ipad but I really have no problem with it.  The phone also has a QWERTY keypad making messaging easy.  So far, I’ve also tried accessing my email and YM using the phone and it works fine.  In fact, it works so fine I had to turn off email notifications in my Facebook account because I was getting an email alert every couple of minutes on my phone.

The camera  (2.0 megapixel) does not take the brightest photos and again, I am OK with that.  I don’t really use my phone for taking pictures anyway.  I’m sure it would still come in handy for when I need to take random photos of funny stuff when I’m on the road and I don’t have my camera with me.

The shop girl said I should get a Nokia e63 but I told her I don’t need a more expensive phone.  Honestly, I hardly use my phone; I just needed to get a new phone because I was using a battered Nokia 6020.

The Nokia C3 now retails for P 6,500 without memory card.

The phone’s full specs:

▪ 2.4 inch QVGA display
▪ 320 x 240 pixel resolution
▪ 262K colors
▪ Series 40 User Interface
▪ Full QWERTY keyboard
▪ Opera Mini
▪ Wi-Fi
▪ 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
▪ Media Player
▪ Stereo FM Radio
▪ Built-in hands-free speaker
▪ 55 MB internal memory
▪ 8 GB expandable memory
▪ 2 GB MicroSD card included
▪ 3.5mm headphone jack
▪ Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
▪ OVI Chat
▪ OVI Share
▪ 7 hours talktime
▪ 20 days stand-by time


5 Responses to “Gadget Review: The Nokia C3”

  1. sweet October 19, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Hello. Nice review of the Nokia C3. I envy you. Made me miss my Pink Nokia C3 much. Good day! ☺

  2. gadget news and reviews November 14, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    nokia C3 is a great phone
    i like it

  3. sweet November 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Hello po. Di ko pansin that I got a comment po re corby. Sorry po. Anyway, it is around 7,500 po. I sold my corby nga po last week, I bought myself a Nokia C3 again po. This time the Slate Grey. Hehe. Ingat po. Salamat din po. God bless. 😀

  4. Theodora Rachel Cobbinah June 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    infact am getting one of rhe nokiac3 now

  5. Lisa November 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I got given one a couple months back so decided to check out the web and I came across this, good review, the phone is pretty good too.

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