I had the pleasure of going through one of Nokia's finest - The Nokia X3-02 for a brief moment. Immediately I fell in love with the sheer size of the mobile - It is light and packed with features! One thing for sure though - It is a polished s40 device from Nokia. It supports quadband GSM and 3G with 5MP fixed focus digital camera. Not too bad for such a small device. The other good thing about it is that it supports touch screen functions! I will be dealing with the touch screen later.
From the very first moment that I had the X3-02, I was hoping that Nokia would have gone one step further by including A-GPS on it and make it a capacitive screen instead of a resistive screen. It supports 256k colours and the screen size is just tiny! However, I am happy to use it as a backup phone while I am using the N8 as my main mobile device for the day.
What is so good about the X3-02 then? One thing for sure is that it is cheap! I've got it for around £79.99 including £10 top up on pay as you go from Phones4u. As you know that Phones4u do not lock their phones apart from the Iphone range, it is unlocked throughout! I do like the battery life on the tiny X3-02. A single charge last me for around 4 days on standby with Skype Lite running at the background. I think it is brilliant! Apart from these, it has a dedicated shortcut key. Brilliant!
Apart from that, you could also install an external memory card up to 16GB. I don't think people need more than 16GB on a Nokia unless you are thinking of inserting mp3s on it. It has the usual Nokia hallmark - Bluetooth, radio, touchscreen, 3G support and threaded sms. It works with both Nokia PC Suite and Nokia Ovi Suite.
It does not have A-GPS!!! What a shame! I think it is unwise to have A-GPS since the screen is so tiny! The resistive screen is not brilliant as I find it difficult to scroll through my contacts as it will some how select on a number which I have not selected. Nokia engineers should work on a firmware update on this though. Besides that, the keyboard needs some time to get used to. The s40 firmware on the X3-02 runs much smoother than the Symbian ^3 with PR1.1 on my N8! I could not believe this! Why can't Nokia release a firmware update for Symbian ^3 devices which is as smooth as the s60v3 and the s40v6?