Nokia C3 FAQs:
Give me an Overview of this Phone:
Is it worth it?-This phone is specially designed for Messaging(that is Chatting, Email and SMS), Social Networking(it has a built in Facebook and Tweeter client). Its main features is the QWERTY Keypad, WiFi and 2.4 inch LCD. It can even watch internet videos such as Youtube, Facebook vids, etc.
Sounds awesome, i need more info, user review perhaps?-Basically if you need a simple phone with good messaging capabilities, wifi connection, good Java Apps handling, good sound quality and you dont require multitasking, a good camera and 3g. For 6K php, this worth every penny.
Here in Philippines, we rarely use 3G because of its expensive bandwidth rates. Good thing wifi is everywhere, you can have a free wifi at a mall, school, etc. With WiFi, you can fully enjoy this phone.
Aesthetics = I got the Slate Grey version, looks really awesome! Feels like an executive phone. The front is very glossy, it feels really awesome! You wont believe its a cheap phone.
Build Quality = This phone has awesome built quality, no squeaking or crackling when you press the edges, all the components are fitted perfectly. I also dropped my phone lot of times already but its still working like brandnew.
Internet Videos = ive tried viewing videos posted on facebook, its working like a dream. Plays fast on a wifi(2mbps connection), on Facebook vids, it downloads the video first, but the quality is superb. I also tried youtube vids, using Youtube v1.4.7 application, its awesome! It loads the video quickly(ISP Dependent)
Threaded SMS(Conversation) = I love this one. Its very similiar to iPhone. And very easy to use, with this. Texting is more user friendly and enjoyable. Once you delete a conversation of the paritcular, all the inbox(except those saved on archive) and sent items on that particular contact will be deleted, saves you a lot of time deleting it one by one.
Seperate Photo Viewer = Very sleek
interface. It indexes your pictures automatically, even when they are on seperate folders. Zooming and Panning is quick and smooth. I also love the transition effects when you view the next/prev photo. The Album feature is very usefull for organizing and the timeline feature for viewing photos of the same date.
Battery Life = i got mine factory charged, 3 bars..
been using it with wifi a lot, texting a lot with vibration enabled and tones, sound trip and games. Seems to last 1 day for heavy usage. Other reports it can top up to 2 days on a single charge. Awesome!
QWERTY = it may seem small but it feels great and easy to type, very responsive.
Screen: = yep this is 256K, there are 16m out there which is a lot better. buts that just wrong. lol. at this screen size(2.4 inches), you really cant tell the difference kung 256k or 16m, unless you view a gradient images. But i find the screen vivid and crisp. Very visible even under direct sunlight.
Good Sound Quality = The quality is awesome, on par with Music Edition phones, also it comes with 3.5mm jack, you can plug your favorite headphone right away.
Gaming = playing games with this device is an awesome experience, you get to play your games at a wide screen format, better viewing angles, good for adventure, strategy and racing games.
SNS Feature(Communities) = It has a slow and booring interface. Good thing there is Snaptu, a better replacement for communities plus it has more usefull features. And SHMessenger for Chat needs, it also support YM, Facebook chat and others..
It is not hackable yet, tools like PPMEditor Lite, OxyCube of MobiMb is not compatible with this device.
Slow Charging time = its takes upto 5 hours to fully charge this phone. It needs a better charger.
I heard others say this phone sucks, slow, buggy and booring, is this true?
Yipee! I go the Nokia C3 now, the stock firmware sucks, how can I updgrade the firmware?Not at all. Out of the box, the phone is very fun to use, never experience frequent slow downs, there are bugs with the stock firmware, but with the current fw update, v4.45 it basically speeds up everything and eliminating the bugs.
Im currenty using, 4.60 firmware, and the phone is more responsive and the bugs on the stock firmware is now gone.
Whats new in v4.45 Firmware?Requirements:
Download this files:
-V4.45 Firmware: http://uploaded.to/file/vmqklh/rm614...T_04.45_C3.exe
-Phoenix 2010: http://rapidshare.com/files/35989476...nix_2010.8.exe
-Nokia USB Cable
1. Install v4.45 Firmware on your PC
2. Install Phoenix 2010
3. Connect your Phone to PC on PCSuite mode.
4. Open Phoenix applicaiton, click File on the toolbar then Click Scan Product.
5. Your current phone firmware version should show on the Status Bar of Phoenix.
6. After that, click Flashing on Phoenix Toolbar, then Click Firmware Update.
7. Click Browse or the button with icon "..."
8. Chose the product code of your CP(you can find your product code below your battery compartment) or you can choose any product code, but it is recommended to choose Philippine product code.
9. Click refurbish. Wait until the flashing process is done. It takes only about 3 minutes.
10. Remove your CP from the USB Connection, remove battery then insert it again, then turn on your Phone. Enjoy, you are now in v4.45.
My C3's default themes are booring, where can I find custom themes?Official Changelog:
User comments from(http://www.tipidcp.com/viewtopic.php?tid=14724):
-improve Wifi Signal
-faster UI respone
-faster Communities, better Error handling
-faster Java Apps startup and loading
Globe Free Browsing on C3No site yet provide themes for C3, but I have created some themes. Maybe more in the future. You can get it here:
What are the recommended apps for C3?1. Download this Prov File: http://www.mediafire.com/?7maa73d2kiqfses
2. Send the prov file using PC or other Cellphone via Bluetooth to your C3, save the configuration.
4. Download the shiangtao opera mod here: http://symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=215784
5. Install it on your phone, set the 188.8.131.52-(80)-globeINET.prov as your default configuration(Connection Settings)
6. Open Shiangtao Operamini, set the server to http://t.globe.com.ph
7. Connect using 184.108.40.206 settings.
Im boored with my current games, where can I get games for my C3?You can get this apps from the Ovi Store for Free:
OperaMini 5.1 - good mobile browser
Snaptu - better facebook and tweeter client than the built in Communities App
SHMessenger(get it here: http://www.shmessenger.ro) - the best mobile client for YM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk. Better than Ebbudy in my opinion.
Youtube v1.4.7 = The best and only official youtube application for mobile phone, You can get it here: http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?p=2845069
TTPod mo by me = Best music player for mobile phones, it has built in auto search for Album Art and Lyrics. It also has skin features and Lyric Show feautres, sleep mode, etc.
get it here: http://symbianize.com/showthread.php?p=4169263
Devil Hunter X
God of War
Mafia Wars NY
Devil May Cry
Metal Slug 4
Art of War 2
C&C: Red Alert Mobile
Dictator Defense(Plants vs Zombies like game)
Farm Frenzy(Farmtown/Farmville like game)
The Sims 3
The Sims Castaway
Super KO Boxing 2
Fight Night Round 4
Off Road Dirt Motocross
Race Driver Grid
Playman Extreme Running
Playman Beach Volleyball
Playman World Soccer 3D
Steve Davis Pool
Loco Roco HiDef