September 26, 2017

Comparison – Nokia X3-02 Vs Nokia C3-01 [Review Detailed]

Nokia consequently launched two phones in the months of August and September last year. Do you remember the names? They were Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01. Both the phones were the much awaited ones and they both proved themselves in the later months. As the months passed by both the phones lost their popularity or I shall say that their popularity was overwhelmed by the new phones.

Whatever might be the cause of their suppression but I know one thing, they both were awesome and are really simple to use. In the nutshell we can call both these the ‘1600’ of the new phone era! Although they both were manufactured by the same company yet they gave competition to each other. The comparison between Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 goes like this –


Camera and Photography

Both the Nokia phones are embedded with awesome cameras. Camera of Nokia X3-02 is of high quality, it is of 5 MP but there is no secondary camera. Camera quality of Nokia C3-01 is the same but there is one extra feature which Nokia C3-01 and it is that it has got a LED flash. LED flash can always give you an edge over clicking images during soft light or at night.

Winner – Nokia C3-01

Storage Capacity

Storage and Capacity is the important factor which should always be considered while buying a phone. If you will buy a phone with low memory then you will regret later as the line “I won’t be able to use this much” never works. Internal storage capacity of Nokia X3-02 is 50 MB which is good for the phone of this type. On the other hand the storage capacity of C3-01 is 30 MB. Although the gap between the memories of the two phones is minor but it can create a major difference. The expandable memories of both the phones are same and it is 32GB via microSD card.

Winner – Nokia X3-02

Touch Screen and Display Size

It is hard to believe but it is true. Both the phones, Nokia X3-02 and Nokia C3-01 are touch screen phones and have really high quality touch. Have you ever used a Chinese phone? If not then you won’t understand the term ‘Worst touch’ and the touch of these two phone is almost thousand times better than that of the Chinese phones. Nokia X3-02 is embedded with TFT resistive touchscreen with 256K colors and the size of the display is 2.4 inches. On the other hand, Nokia C3-01 is embedded with same thing i.e. TFT resistive touchscreen with 256K colors and the size of the display is 2.4 inches.

Winner – Tie

Battery and Power

Let us suppose a condition in which you were asked to make a call to the chairman of one big company for a million dollar deal but suddenly what happens is your phone’s battery get down and there is no electricity supply nearby. What will you do? In this case you can do nothing but lose money. Battery of both these Nokia phones is awesome. Nokia X3-02 is 408h on standby and the battery of Nokia C3-01 is 405h. I hope you have understood the gap of these 15 hours.

Winner – Nokia X3-02

Dimensions and Weight

Dimension is something in which small are always considered better. They are considered because they are light, portable etc. Same theory implies to the size of phone. Phones should be fast, light and portable. All the companies try to make phones with adequate dimensions. Dimensions of Nokia X3-02 are 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm which is almost pocket size and the weight of this phone is 77.4g. Dimensions of Nokia C3-01 are 111 x 47.5 x 11 mm and the weight of this phone is 100g.

Winner – Nokia X3-02

Sound and Music

Music is the only thing which entertains you. Especially in phones like this. For some people music is always the first priority. They always check the quality of music on the phone and if they don’t like it they simply reject the phone and deny to even look at it! Sound quality of Nokia has always been promising. Nokia X3-02 is embedded with 3.5mm jack and can play MP3 ringtones. Same goes with Nokia C3-01.

Winner – Tie


Price of both the Nokia phones are really low but if you want to buy a good phone you can go for others like Samsung Galaxy Pop and Samsung Champ. But still if you have fallen in love with Nokia then I won’t stop you from buying it as Nokia has been delivering high quality from a long time. Price of Nokia X3-02 is Rs.7,500 or $166 and price of Nokia C3-01 is Rs.8,500 or $188. The gap isn’t much in dollars but in rupees it’s huge.

Winner – Nokia X3-02

Dreambloggers Verdict

Finally after looking at the specification of both the phones I have come to the conclusion that Nokia X3-02 is far better than Nokia C3-01 in every field but if Nokia X3-02 would be embedded with single LED flash then it would have done a bang on the Indian phone market and not only Indian but on the global phone market.

Note: The comparison & Analysis of both the phones has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.

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About Arjun Singh

Arjun Singh is a witty boy who lives in Jammu. He loves reading books, hacking, blogging, guitaring and clicking photographs. He blogs at


  1. I am going to buy a Nokia dual SIM phone in a week. I sold my NOKIA 5235 as it was irritating and wasting my time.

  2. Sankaran says:


    May I point out that the extendable memory of X3–02 is only 16gb whereas it is 32gb for C3-01? Moreover there is difference in their operating platforms. Also the noticeable point that the C3-01 has an all steel body, perhaps the first of its kind on mobile phones..

    While the enthusiasm with which you take up such reviews is quite appreciated, one feels the reviews are not so very verbose. If such articles contain side-by-side comparison of the technical values and your studied comments on them it would be more useful to the reader.

  3. i would like to purchase Nokia C3 01 .. Because i love its Camera with Flash LED :) … and its Keypad Also..

  4. Josh xavier joe says:

    I think the c3 touch is better cos there are much more apps that can be used by it but the x3-02 touch has less apps.

  5. I have X3 02 phone using for 2 months but the battery iis going down. I sent it to the nokia care center. They told me the cerkit have some electirk short, and canot repair it. I dont know what to do. Why the nokia people canot repair it .Also new model. All my friends was upset about this matter.I bouth this phone from friend to help him. At last I have to waste of buying this phone. Do the nokia company repair the repair this phone I will very thanksfull very happy. Redgs Muurty

  6. Storage Capacity
    Nokia X3-02 is 50 MB (32GB via microSD card) Win!
    C3-01 is 30 MB (32GB via microSD card)

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