Nokia X3 - Thoroughly

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After the main presentation of Nokia World 2009 , we can only talk about the last terminal that the Finns have presented without previously announcing it. It is the Nokia X3 , a little brother of the Nokia X6 that comes without a touch screen and in a slider format . The phone has stereo speakers and some details like light effects on the central Navi key .

The X3 cuts quite the performance of his older brother, is not 3G , the camera is only 3.2 megapixels and memory are not, by far, the 32 GB of the X6 , we must also take into account that the X3 will only cost 115 euros when it goes on sale , between now and the end of the year.

Exteriors and screen

The Nokia X3 has dimensions of 96 x 49.3 x 14.1 and weighs 104 grams , battery included. It has a slider-like form factor with an alphanumeric keyboard and dedicated music playback buttons on the sides.

The display of the device is a 2.2-inch QVGA TFT (240 × 320 pixels) . It is not static, but it shows the usual quality in Nokia terminals in this category.

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The Nokia X3 is a quadband terminal that reaches 1900 MHz but is not 3G . Nor does it integrate Wi-Fi, but it does have a Bluetooth 2.0 connection with A2DP and a high-speed MicroUSB port . The connection to Nokia Music Store is made precisely by synchronizing the mobile with a computer via USB . Music file management is done using the Nokia Music PC client software or Windows Media Player 9 itself .

Multimedia and camera

The little brother of the new Nokia X range has 46MB of internal memory expandable through the corresponding MicroSD card port with a capacity of up to 16GB .

The X3's file compatibility includes MP3, eAAC +, and WMA when it comes to audio. In the video section, the playable formats are MPEG-4 and H-263 , which are precisely the formats in which your camera records . It is a 3.2 megapixel with 8x zoom and a background image processing system that allows you to take images with greater agility. For the rest, the Nokia X3 is capable of tuning to FM radio with RDS and offers limited connectivity precisely because of its connection to the internet.

The terminal is capable of downloading games via PC in the OVI Store . In fact, it comes with the full version of Guitar Rock tour and a good collection of Java titles . It also has the Nokia Maps application , although without the option of navigation. It does not have GPS.

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The small X3 has a fairly successful autonomy of 7.5 hours in conversation, 380 hours in standby and up to 26 hours in music playback.

The best

Well, nice and cheap, very cheap . The Nokia X3 is a very good option for those who want a music phone without complicating life much.

It can improve

Although it would represent a drastic change in its price range, it could have incorporated a 3G connection so as not to continually depend on the PC.

Data sheet



Weight and measurements96 x 49.3 x 14.1 mm

104 gr

Memory46 MB of internal memory expandable by microSD cards up to 16GB

2.2 inch QVGA TFT touch (240 x 320 pixels)

262,000 colors

Camera 3.2 megapixel sensor


Video recording H-263 (QCIF) at 48kbps and MPEG-4 at 172kbps

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: MP3 / AAC / eAAC + / WMA

Voice recording and sound effects

Nokia Music store (via PC)

JAVA support

Flash Lite 3.0 support

Controls and connectionsSymbian S60 5th Edition

Call / pick up / accept key

Call reject / hang up key

Navi key with light effects

MicroUSB port

3.5 mm minijack headphone output

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP)

AutonomyIn conversation: 7.5 hours

Standby: 380 hours

Playing music: 26 hours

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