As an introduction to this analysis
How will you use your Smartphone?New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this C3 32 GB, Nokia chose Android.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Following our tests, we see that this C3 32 GB is not good for all cases.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
|Making photos or movies|
The C3 32 GB, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
That C3 32 GB looks really small.A size of 5.99 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Even less good for watching a movie.It is in these cases that you will regret a bigger screen.
The device is equipped with Wifi.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed.There’s GPS on this phone.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
This on model, you can have more than one phone number.In other words, having several subscriptions with the same device.This will even be possible with competing operators.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.With a power of 3040 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
On the question of loading, Nokia has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.A handy device for watching videos.It even replaces the radio, or to listen to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
We would have liked the C3 32 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s one of the worst in the business.The 5.99 -inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.The resolution is low: 720 x 1440.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Nokia has also designed this product for audio use.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.A technology that ensures quality sound.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right choice to play online?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Games, but also applications require batteries.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
Our tests put this C3 32 GB at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The components are starting to date (Unisoc SC9863A (28nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The visual result is below other smartphones in this category.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This phone only defaults to 32 GB; that’s probably fair.And because Nokia predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.With a power of 3040 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
Concerning audio or video use?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Nokia is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
The resolution of this model is not very efficient.With a definition of only 8 Mp, you will have lower quality images.As far as selfies are concerned, this model is devoid of the technology that embellishes the photos .Also, it is difficult to retouch images properly.The sensor of this C3 32 GB is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This smartphone has only 32 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
Finally, the C3 32 GB…
Following our tests, we see that this C3 32 GB is not good for all cases.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.