The first impression given by the Nokia C3 is that it is a Nokia smartphone right out of the Nokia E-Series family of smartphones but apparently it is not so. The basic color scheme is made up of a vibrant set of colors including slate gray, golden white and hot pink.
Turning to the front face, the Nokia C3 comes with a 2.4 inch TFT, 256K color 320 x 240 pixels display with the ear piece centered right above the display. Below the display is the Softkey panel which comes with the standard Nokia controls and keys, which consist of the two softkeys, the D-pad or five way scroll keys. There is also a dedicated messaging key that comes with the Nokia C3 and right opposite it on the left side there is the dedicated key to access the user's address book. Then there is the call and the end-call buttons, the home and the menu keys which also form part of the softkey panel.
Below the softkey panel there is the full QWERTY keyboard, with its raised keys that make it easy to access the correct keys while in use. Below that is the microphone slot. Moving on to the back of the phone, there is the 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels resolution camera that also supports video recording and the external speaker is placed right next to the camera. Below the camera is the battery compartment and the SIM card slot is tucked away underneath the battery.
On the right side of the phone you will find that there is pretty much nothing while on the left side of the Nokia C3 you will find the microUSB slot and the microSD card slot that supports up to 8GB of data storage.
The top side of the Nokia C3 comes with the 3.5 mm audio jack and the jack for connecting the phone charger. The total dimensions of this Nokia smartphone are 115.5 x 58.1 x 13.6 mm. The Nokia C3 weighs in at 114g.
There you have it. The design features have been kept simple and basic and yet manage to keep the phone stylish, making the Nokia C3 a light smartphone that is small enough to be tucked away into any pocket but large enough to handle comfortably.