Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type 4 Stars

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Look and feel

This small aluminium phone achieves the double, being light without being cheap, with decent-sized keys and offering a capacitive touch-screen.

Ease of use

The C3-01 runs on Nokia’s own system for non smartphones, Symbian S40. It lacks customisability for the home screen but still offers a smooth user experience.


For a phone at this price point it still offers plenty in the way of features, including push email, fast HSDPA internet and a five-megapixel snapper plus LED flash.


The C3-01’s performance is excellent and we like the way that the combination of touch-screen and keypad work together.

Battery life

A full charge should see you through a few days, thanks to the fact that there aren’t a huge amount of advanced features to use up the power.

Texting and calling are simple; fast web browsing; using touch-screen and keys provides intuitive navigation.
Customising the home screen is not straightforward; built-in memory is a measly 30MB.
  • Look and Feel 4 Stars
  • Ease of use 4 Stars
  • Features 4 Stars
  • Performance 4 Stars
  • Battery life 4 Stars

Final verdict: 4 Stars

For a step up from Nokia’s basic device, choose the C3-01 Touch and Type.

Review by Mobile Choice