Nokia C3 Review: Bloat-free and Ads-free smartphone

Nokia C3 is a smartphone released at the beginning of August. The mobile will ship to India, according to resources. HMD Global is currently looking to break into the inexpensive demand of Xiaomi in India. Many OEM producers are looking to benefit from this with the latest outcry for Chinese products in India. The mobile industry in India is immense, and the pandemic is steadily raising demand for inexpensive smartphones. Read the article for the complete review of the Nokia C3.


Nokia C3 Specifications 

The Nokia C3 is a smartphone with an Octa-core processor and a 5.99-inch display. The mobile has a reversible battery that is not popular today. Let’s look at the specifications.

  • Design

       Dimensions: 159.9x77x8.69 mm

       Weight: 184.5 grams

       Color: Nordic Blue and Sand Gold

  • Display

       5.99-inch 720p HD IPS LCD Display

  • Performance

       Software: Android 10

       Memory: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, and 128GB expandable micro SD card

       Processor: Unisoc SC9863A octa-core SoC

  • Connectivity

       SIM Card: Dual Nano SIM card slot a

       Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, light sensor, proximity sensor, an acceleration sensor

  • Camera

      Rear Camera: 8MP Autofocus f/2.0 camera with LED flash

      Front Camera: 5MP f/2.4 sensor

  • Battery

      3040 mAh Removable battery with standard 5V/1A charger

Design and Display 

Nokia C3 features a 5.99 inches wide HD+ IPS display with a toughened glass with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels which record all the data and adapt their brightness automatically to your needs- Nokia C3 gives you visibility on a spacious screen so that you can enjoy a bolder view whether you’re indoors or outdoors, sending emails, or watching your favorite show. The whole back shell is a single piece of plastic that comes out to mount the charger, SIM cards, and micro SD cards. There are two Nano-SIM card slots so no adapters will be required.

This phone is available in two variant colors- Sand and Nordic Blue. It is 159.9 x 77 x 8.69 mm in size and weighs a comfortable 184.5g.

Nokia C3 is built with a plastic body and has a basic design. It looks sleek with a minimalistic back, which has only a slim vertical camera and a fingerprint sensor. The rear panel has a strong grip. The volume and power buttons are on the right and the Google Assistant button is on the left. There is a headphone jack on the top and a Micro-USB slot at the bottom. No cuts are made for the speaker since Nokia C3 uses the earpiece as a loudspeaker.


Nokia C3 is capable of both 3G and 4G. It supports both 4G VoLTE and GPS. There is a built-in GPS receiver on this smartphone. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system that enables us to determine the exact position of the earth. This mobile is equipped with an FM radio receiver. 

Nokia uses Opera Mini for the general browsing solution on the C3, a great browser option because it returns the pages to your servers and delivers them to compact and bite-sized machines. Flash Lite 3.0 supports the accurately viewing sites as expected, but the S40 standalone browser runs in the Web Services Mode only, i.e., when, MySpace, or AccuWeather fire up from the Internet. The D-pad is used to direct an arrow indicator that zooms out the base segment when you click it.


With Nokia C3, catch memories that matter through images and videos. You can capture high-quality material, providing HDR photography and full HD video with the help of an 8MP rear camera and LED flash. Moreover, you can use the 5MP selfie camera to take and upload your selfies and also share them with your friends or post them on your own social media.


The camera of the Nokia C3 is mounted with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that smooths the camera’s focus which is a good feature of this smartphone.

Battery Life 

Nokia C3 features a removable battery. It is supported by a reversible Li-Po 3040mAh battery which gives the smartphone a good battery backup. It helps you to get just about a full day of battery life, but watching videos or gaming drains the battery quickly and the talk time is about 10-11 hours.


The Nokia C3 is powered by Unisoc SC9863A octa-core SoC. It contains 8 ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores up to 1.6GHz. The Nokia C3 can be supplied with a dedicated Google Assistant button for your day. If you want to search or access the weather, just click the button and use your voice to ask questions and get answers instantly. Moreover, this Android smartphone, powered by Android 10, offers advanced technologies including a biometric fingerprint sensor that allows you to quickly unlock your smartphone.

Other features include WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.2, and FM Radio. The physical calculation of the smartphone sensors is carried out and passed to the processor. The accelerometer of the phone is an incorporated electronic component that monitors tilt and movement. One of the simplest and fastest ways to secure your device is by using a fingerprint sensor.

When a user keeps the phone next to his face in a call, the proximity sensor sensors detects and disables view, to deter stresses and battery use. The C3 has a dual- SIM, which means you can insert and use two separate SIM cards on the same side.

Price and Availability 

The Dual SIM Nokia C3 can be purchased from top mobile stores in India as well as on in the color choices of Nordic Blue and Sand with 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB RAM/ROM versions for INR 7,499 and INR 8,999, as of September 17, 2020. Nokia C3 comes with a replacement warranty for 1 year.


  • Good build standard
  • Bloat-free Android 10
  • Replacement warranty for 1 year
  • Ads-free smartphone.


  • Old-style smartphone design
  • Average battery life

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