Yesterday, Nokia Mobile launched the Nokia C3 in the Chinese market. While global availability is still unconfirmed, its affordability and design difference (albeit kind of dated) will still appeal customers from other markets.
Nokibar uploaded today on its YouTube channel the first ever hands-on of the Nokia C3. Note though that the video is in Chinese, and that
there’s no there is English subtitle.
The Nokia C3 is made out of polycarbonate, Nokia’s favorite plastic material. It is known for its durability, and color that goes deep down its molecules, unlike those spray-painted ones.
Aside from the materials, Nokia Mobile also boost all the rigorous testing they did with the device to ensure its durability inside out. According to them, they tested the power button by pressing it 250,000 which is equivalent to 13.7 years. Of course, given you unlock your device for about 50 times a day.
The USB port also got some torture tests. Nokia Mobile claims that the USB port survived plug and unplugging 10,000 times, or about 5,000 charging cycles.
The Nokia C3 is powered by an unknown octa-core processor from “Unisoc” with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD card. The HD+ display is quite huge at 5.99-inch, but this may appeal to some people. Especially on its target market.
As for the imaging, the Nokia C3 has a 5MP selfie and a single 8MP camera with an LED flash on its back. Nothing really particular to stand out. The 3040mAh battery is also quite a let down for many, but with a 5W charging brick on its retail box, this shouldn’t take the phone quite a long time to charge.
As for the price, the Nokia C3 will be available in China for CNY 699 (85 euro, 100 dollars, 7,500 Indian rupees). The phone will only be available in two colorways.