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Nokia C1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1315 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and responsiveness. The battery and value for money also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the features.

usability, value for money, battery, responsiveness, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia C1-00 review: Dual SIM-phony


After years of watching their rivals introduce one dual SIM phone after another, a few months back Nokia finally decided to join them and unveiled its first mobile phones capable of accommodating two SIM cards cards at the same time. Eager to see...

Entry level dual SIM feature phone ; Dual-band GSM support (GSM 900/1800 MHz), no dual standby ; 1.8" 65K-color display of 128-by-160-pixel resolution ; FM radio ; Flashlight ; Low price ; Promising 1020mAh battery

Only one SIM card is active at a time ; Keypad not comfy enough ; No memory card slot ; No support for GPRS, EDGE or Bluetooth

The last dual SIM phone we reviewed came with features like a touchscreen, Wi-Fi support and a 5-megapixel camera on board and this little fella, the Nokia C1-00, doesn’t even have a web browser. Or a memory card slot. But it’s cheap. And that seems to...

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Nokia C1-01 Review


This review covers the design and user interface of the Nokia C1-01 and discusses what makes it such a great budget phone with a host of multimedia and messaging features.

You can compare the Nokia C1-01 with other Nokia C-Series phones such as the mid-level Nokia C3 and the high end Nokia C7.

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Nokia C1-00 Review


Not everyone is into full-featured, high-end phones. That's why there are basic, low-end ones in every price range below PhP 4,000. Nokia has recently released an array of low-end affordable phone models and brings us its first ever dual SIM phones:...


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Nokia C1-01 and C1-02


Before we look at these handsets in more detail, we have to say that we think that the model names indicate the mess that Nokia have made with their new naming conventions. The C1-01 is the one with the camera, the C1-02 is the one without.. although...

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Nokia C1-00


By "double SIM" we mean that the C1-00 has two internal SIM slots, but only one is active at any one time and the user can swap between them by using a menu. This is different from "dual SIM" where there are two active SIM cards at any one time, such...

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great with its cheap price


wide display, clear speaker of sound, very compact

poor camera,can't sending contact

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It uses very simple interface & Is just Awesome!


For those who do not want to waste money because they don't know anything about tech then I can "recommend" this set to those people. And one extra advantage is that, In case it's body panel get damaged it can be renewed with the spare panel that are...

1.Call quality is good ; 2.Can handle large number of contacts, messages & have the option to backup them ; 3.Included Nokia Money, Mini Opera 4. Internet surfing is much faster using GPRS ; 4.Have all basic features & capable of playing 320x240 vide

I have found only one i.e. Camera is extremely poor or we can say It is just buried "Dead" in these sets

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Amazon review summary for Nokia C1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Nokia C1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, value for money, battery, portability, sound

responsiveness, features

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C1-01 Unlocked GSM Phone--US Version with Warranty (Blue)Nokia C1-01 Unlocked GSM Phone - U.S. Version with Warranty (Warm Gray)Nokia C1-01 Unlocked GSM Phone--US Version with Warranty (Dark Grey)

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Bar phone


Easy to use. This is my third Nokia phone and the functions are very similar to the others which makes it easier learn to use.

Good size keys and display ; Works with AT&T

none so far

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No Joy on AT&T!!


Even though AT&T and T-Mobile are listed in the product description, this phone will NOT connect to AT&T -- wasted 2+ hours of my time with AT&T trying to troubleshoot it!

Low Price ; Nice Display ; Great Features

Will NOT connect to AT&T network

Product Specifications


Autofocus:No / Not Applicable
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / Not Applicable


Audio Formats :No / Yes
Audio Playback:No / Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone:No / Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client:No / Yes


A2DP:No / Not Applicable
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Memory Card Slot:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card:No / Yes
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE:No / Yes
GPRS:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:3 / ASDA / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality:No / Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: No
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