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The UI has clearly had some thought put into it. Large context-dependent soft keys live at the bottom of each screen to let you access the associated menus and options. There’s also a 'Go To' soft key that launches a 3 x 3 grid that you can populate with shortcut icons to any application or function.

Nokia X3 Touch and Type

Choose your flavours

All the virtual buttons and icons are well sized for such a small screen and the tap-to-zoom feature works a treat with the bundled Opera Mini browser. Thankfully, Nokia has resisted the temptation to try to make the X3 a pseudo-smartphone, so there is no virtual keyboard.

As you might expect there is some doubling-up of command functions, for instance, to open up the symbols menu when writing messages, you can either tap the screen or use the +* key, whichever takes your fancy. Choices aside, having the touchscreen makes the X3 very easy and intuitive to use.

The X3 has a very impressive speaker built into the base of the handset and a crisp, colourful screen. Music fans will appreciate the dedicated music player key, the 3.5mm audio jack and the side-mounted volume controls, while those who just want to make a phone call will appreciate the excellent signal reception and call quality.

Nokia X3 Touch and Type

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