Nokia C3 with Xpress Button launched in China for ¥699

Nokia Mobile has officially launched the Nokia C3 in China. This budget Nokia smartphone runs on Android 10 and is targetted towards senior citizens. The main highlights of this phone are the Xpress button on the left side which can be remapped to launch various apps, SOS Feature and a dedicated app for online health check-ups at a press of a button.

Coming to specs, Nokia C3 is powered by a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor of unknown make, comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, has a 3140 mAh battery. The display is 5.99" in size and is a 720p SLCD panel. The phone has a dual sim card slot and a dedicated micro SD card slot for storage expansion. Nokia C3 also comes with a  rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and also support Face Unlock.


Nokia C3 is made from environmentally friendly materials and comes in a clean looking design following the nordic principles of simplicity and practicality. The phone comes in Sand Gold and Nordic Blue colour options while the remappable button on the left side is highlighted using the light blue colour. The phone is made from Polycarbonate and has passed the rigorous durability test requirements. 

Nokia Mobile has also shared the number of quality and durability tests performed on the Nokia C3 which are as follows:
  • The power button has gone through 250000 presses which is equivalent to 13.7 years if you unlock your phone 50 times a day.
  • The volume buttons and the shortcut key on the left have gone through 70000 presses each which are equivalent to 12.8 years if these buttons are pressed 15 times per day on average.
  • The plug and unplug test for the USB port and the headphone jack has been done for 10000 and 5000 times respectively.
  • The fingerprint scanner has been tested for 250000 times.
  • The plug and unplug test for the USB port and the headphone jack has been done for 10000 and 5000 times respectively.
  • The fingerprint scanner has been tested for 250000 times.
  • Nokia C3 has also gone through a 1.5m drop test under lab conditions for 200 times.
Important Features

The main feature of this phone is the button on the left side of the device. This blue coloured Xpress button can be remapped to launch different applications using different gestures. Different apps can be opened by a single press, double press or long-pressing the button. This can come in handy as elders can get to their most-used apps at a click of a button. Xpress Button can also be used to make payments in a single click There's also an SOS feature which can be activated by clicking the power key 5 times. This will call the set contact or other emergency services. The phone also comes with bigger icons which as per Nokia Mobile are 2 times bigger than on the Nokia X71.

There's also an app which allows online video consultations with doctors, get online prescription of medicines including delivery which can be very useful in current times.

Camera and other media features

Nokia C3 is not a camera powerhouse. It just comes with a single 8MP camera at the back with LED flash and a 5MP camera at the front. The camera supports HDR and also has an AI beauty mode. The phone also supports FM Radio and  Nokia Mobile says the speaker is loud. 

Specifications of Nokia C3

GSM: 900MHz, 1800MHz, WCDMA: I, TDLTE: Band 40, Band 41(2575-2635 MHZ), LTE-FDD: Band 1, Band 3, Band 5, Band 8 
Dimensions: 159.6×77×8.5(mm)
OS: Android 10
CPU: 1.6GHz Octa-Core
Display: 5.99" 720X1440 IPS LCD
ROM: 32 GB
Camera: 8 MP CMOS sensor at back (1080p Video recording supported), 5MP Front camera
Sensors: Gravity sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, fingerprint recognition
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS
Battery: Removable 3040 mAh
Colours: Nordic Blue, Sand Gold
Other: Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Xpress button
Weight: 184.5 grams

Nokia C3 can be Pre-Ordered from the Nokia shop and in China. The official price is ¥699 but Nokia Mobile is offering a ¥30 discount on pre-orders which brings down the price to ¥669. The phone is expected to ship from 13th August onwards. You can visit the product listings from the links below:

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Nokia C3 - Nokia Mobile Shop

For the price of just ¥699 or Rs.7500/-, Nokia C3 seems to be a good offering especially when we compare it to the Nokia devices available globally at a similar price. Nokia Mobile is also offering a replacement guarantee for 1 year and 3-month replacement guarantee on the screen.

The added functionality of the Xpress Button is what many including me have been asking Nokia Mobile to offer even on Android One smartphones. I and many other users who have no use of Google Assistant keep this button disabled which makes it useless and it would be so nice to be able to remap on other Nokia devices as well.

I personally like the device for what it offers for the price. What are your thoughts on the new Nokia C3? Share them in the comments below. :)