Recently SlashGear reviewed the Nokia X3-02 Touch and Type, in this post we will highlight some of the main pros and cons raised, however if you would like to see the fully detailed review check out this link.
Let’s start with the pros, for a basic device it is not a bad-looking device and in terms of build quality it is solid and high quality, the £159 SIM-free price tag is very appealing, also SlashGear were impressed by the keypad, 5 megapixel camera (in terms of stills), email functionality and widget support. As you would expect from a Nokia handset the call handling is great and battery life is more than sufficient.
As for cons the touchscreen display is not great as it uses a resistive panel and does not offer multi-touch gesture support, also the S40 OS is dated and really holds the handset back in terms of functionality and web browsing capabilities, also scrolling is jumpy and video capture is poor.
To be honest with you it looks as if Nokia have done all they can do with S40, why couldn’t they use a cut-down version of Symbian^3? Surely that would have given the handset a better software backbone to build on.
If you want a cheap and cheerful handset you may want to check out this smartphone due to its pretty solid performance and functionality, however if you want more features perhaps check out the £169 HTC Wildfire or the £149 Sony Ericsson X10 Mini.
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