The Nokia X3 is a compact, stylish music phone that offers a cheaper alternative to its larger and more capable X6 cousin. The design of the Nokia X3 features a fairly sharp and bright 2.2 inch screen above a direction-pad and call buttons, with a sliding numeric keypad underneath. Although the buttons are very flat, they are fine in use, and entering text messages, emails, etc is no problem.
As part of Nokia's music phone range, the Nokia X3 features a regular 3.5mm headphone jack to allow you use your own favourite headphones, although the pair that comes with the phone itself are pretty good, and memory is expandable up to 16GB using microSD cards. There is a basic 3.2 megapixel camera and without 3G or Wi-Fi to drain it, the Nokia X3 offers over 7 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours on standby.
The Nokia X6 runs a pretty standard version of the S40 Symbian operating system, although it has been upgraded to allow access to Nokia's OVI store. In use the OS is fast and responsive, and the available music player software does everything it needs to. There is an FM radio and the expected suite of basic apps such as a calendar, calculator and alarm clock.