Nokia X3-02 Touch And Type Review: Slim And Sharp: Image Gallery, Music Player, FM Radio

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The recent gallery is definitely better

The S40 Gallery app was trying to be too many things at once and being a photo gallery wasn’t among its strong points. Now, there’s a separate icon in the main menu – Photos, which serves the one and only purpose of viewing the photos and videos on your phone.

The functionality is pretty much the same, but at least the Photo gallery gets rid of the cruft of file managing features and leaves only the image-related stuff in.

The Photos app is now a proper gallery

The Photos app on the Nokia X3-02 offers only a single viewing mode, displaying a grid of 12 pictures on the screen. You can switch to landscape mode from the menu though – it makes better utilize of the classy screen real estate when you open a photo (there are black bars in portrait mode).

There’s flick scrolling and it’s fluid enough. It’s only you can see the phone struggle with the slide animation at times – much like it does with any other scrolling item throughout the interface.

Viewing a single photo

Zooming in on a picture is only possible with the onclassy screen zoom shortcuts. At least, it’s quick and relatively smooth, even for 5MP images.

Timeline view

You can organize photos into albums, view them in a timeline (they are ordered by the date they were taken) and of course you can start a slide show.

As for the regular Gallery app, it’s still here – but it’s hidden in the Applications menu. It’s quite a capable file manager, especially for a feature phone. It can manage folders and files – both one by one and in bulk.

The regular gallery

A familiar music player

The music player of the Nokia X3-02 has decent looks and a solid set of features. It has remarkable all-round functionality, including album art, and a honest number of formats are supported.

The music player is controlled either via the on-classy screen interface or the shortslit hardware key just below the display . Songs can be filtered by artist, album and genre. The player handles AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, AMR-NB. Naturally the A2DP profile is supported, allowing the utilize of stereo Bluetooth earphones.

The music player does the job

As usual, the artist and title of the currently playing song are shown on the homescreen. They appear in the Radio and music area on the homeclassy screen so they need to be enabled in the Homeclassy screen mode settings for the info to be displayed.

Equalizer • homeclassy screen • the shortslit key launches the quick media menu

The music player also has an equalizer with a few available presets.

Frequency Modulation (FM) radio

An alternative to the preloaded content on X3-02 is the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio. It matches the music player interface and covers all basic functions.

The Frequency Modulation (FM) radio interface

RDS support is available and you can create the handset search and save all available stations in your area. RDS info and frequency appear on the homescreen, much like with the music player.



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