It’s now 10 years old and Nokia is bringing in a new phone with the same moniker.
The Nokia C3 packs a 5.99 inches screen size, a single rear camera, and also a good battery of 3040 mAh which is removable.
Nokia C3 Key Specs & Features
5.99 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
Octa-core Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)
32GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
8 MP Single Rear Camera
5 MP Front Camera
Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
4G LTE Network
Removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the Nokia C3 maintains a similar body design with the Nokia C2 that was announced around March and also the Nokia C1. It comes with the same plastic body offering a smooth panel on the back.
The panel is housing a single camera along with an LED flash and also a fingerprint scanner for authentication. It measures 159.9 x 77 x 8.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 184 grams.
It comes with a glass screen that does not come with any form of notch design but utilizes the traditional bezels at the top and bottom edges.
The phone has a screen size of 5.99 inches which is approximately 6.0 inches with an IPS LCD display panel. It produces a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, an 18:9 ratio, and 269 PPI density.
The top bezel is holding a single front camera of 5 MP that is capable of recording [email protected] videos. Meanwhile, the detachable plastic rear panel has a single rear camera of 8MP housed in the same module with the LED flash.
The main camera also features HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30 seconds per frame.
Hardware and Software
The Nokia C3 packs a Unisoc processor codenamed “GamoraPlus”. The budget phone is indeed an entry as it makes it way with an octa-core Unisoc processor clocked at 1.20GHz onboard.
The processor has IMG8322 GPU for graphics and gaming. Its also paired with 3GB of RAM and there is 32GB of storage which can be expanded via microSD card. Booting the device is Android 10 OS out of the box.
Battery and Network
The Nokia C3 has a removable battery capacity of 3040 mAh which will provide long battery life. Although there is no fast charging tech, it comes with the traditional micro-USB port for charging and data transfer.
It has dual SIMs with 4G LTE network and other features include 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, dual SIM, dual standby, and OTG support.
Nokia C3 Price and Availability
The Nokia C3 is selling at a price of $95 and will ship in Nordic Blue and Sand Gold color schemes. In Nigeria, the smartphone will cost around 42,000 Naira, 12,000 Ksh in Kenya, and 600 Ghs in Ghana.
Nokia C3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia C3:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: Unisoc SC9863A (28nm), Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: IMG8322
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Nordic blue, Sand gold
- Dimension: 159.9 x 77 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 184.5 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 5.99 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8 MP
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No
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