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Video: DivX/AVI playback on the Nokia X3-02

Oddly a feature some of the newer S40 phones can do but not last year’s flagship N97 or any S^1 from Nokia by default was to playback DivX/Xvid/AVI files. (N900 was a beast and handled DivX a beaut)

Here on the X3-02 touch and type you can see out of the box it plays DivX. The 2.4″ 320×240 screen might be too much of an eye sore though but it’s great for the odd clip as opposed to feature length movies. Having said that, back in the 7610 SmartMovie days with the 176×208 (was it 2.2″?).

  • The playback is smooth if a little out of sync at times (may be video dependent)
  • Interestingly video playback can be resumed in the background. How odd – I can’t do this with N900/N97 as they just pause the video when it’s moved to the background. This is great if this was something you’d be listening more to, like a recorded lecture or a keynote. However, I haven’t worked out how to resume video playback with the video on show.
  • Although touch enabled, you have to use the Rewind and Fast Forward buttons to move along the time line
  • Audio is quite stellar for such a tiny slim phone. That’s great if you like playing your music through the loudspeaker, at home or in public (the latter not really a done thing in UK unless you’re Burberry clad inclined.  It’s great though where the phone is the sole computer/multimedia device of homes.
  • I couldn’t get my lighting sorted so the video quality is pretty bad. The first two from a camera and the last close up via webcam.
  • I don’t think it does TV-out – would have been nice though.

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  1. Jim
    October 11, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I think the touch and type are a real success. I really like how they made this phones. maybe on future release they will push symbian to this devices.

  2. BrentR
    October 11, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Quick tip 😉 It also does USB OTG 😉

  3. Zarsky
    October 12, 2010 at 12:24 am

    This looks like a really good entry level device! Nice going Nokia!

  4. October 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    All I can say is: SHAME ON YOU NOKIA.

    You give DivX support to a low-end phone but forget us, stupid N97 users, who bought you “flagship” device last year.

    You might say that the X3-02 has the proper hardware to be able to play such files, but it’s not at all true. It has 128 RAM, just like the N97. And I doubt it has a faster processor since, let’s be honest, it’s a low-end device.

    So again, SHAME !

  5. October 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    thats a good factor. as divx is the present format which is used widely.

  6. ajsp
    October 18, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    to date, is this phone available in the philippines already?

  7. October 25, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Very nice admin! Online Movies Cats & Dogs; The Revenge Of Kitty Galore

  8. bill
    November 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for this report/review.
    I have just seen this phone on the carphonewarehouse website. and instantly i liked
    the look of it.
    Especially the titlt (touch and type)
    Your review is the icing on the cake. I’m going to get this today.

  9. November 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Here on the X3-02 touch and type you can see out of the box it plays DivX

  10. John
    December 15, 2010 at 3:42 am

    It plays divx files but no audio. How can I fix this?

  1. October 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

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