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Nokia C5-03

We have collected and analyzed 66 expert reviews and 983 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 64/100 and users rate it 70/100. The average review date is Nov 26, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 2267999 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Sep 29, 2016.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C5-03

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nokia C5-03 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and GPS navigation. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the usability.

price, performance, GPS navigation, battery

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C5 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark GreyNokia C5 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark Grey

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C5-03

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Nokia C5-03 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C5 (C5-00) WHITE Unlocked PhoneNokia C5 (C5-00) WHITE Unlocked Phone

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia C5-03 review: Green cadet

 

When touchscreen became affordable its popularity skyrocketed – affordable smartphones are all the rage now. The Nokia C5-03 is the result of both these trends and while it borrows a lot from the C6-01 in terms of design, its pricing is a good deal lower.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Tri-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color TFT LCD resistive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera and VGA video @ 15fps recording; geotagging ;...

Symbian S60 hasn’t aged well ; Relatively limited 3rd party software availability ; Screen has poor viewing angles and behaves badly in the sun ; The camera is a fixed-focus unit with no flash, shutter key or lens protection ; No office document...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia C5-03 Review

 

Nokia has had a tough time coming up with a hugely successful high-end device and instead has taken the path to cheaper and more affordable smartphones for the masses. The Nokia C5-03 finds its place at this exact spot as it fits in the mid-range...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Nokia C5-03 Review

 

The Nokia C5-03 is one of the best budget Symbian smartphones you can find. It has everything you might need in a smartphone, but its main shortcoming is the OS - Symbian ^1.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Nokia C5 Review

 

The Nokia C5 is a very capable smartphone by Nokia. It runs on Symbian OS 9.3 with FP2. It has almost everything you would want with the exception of Wi-Fi. It is priced at the lower budget end of the market.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilegazette.com)

Nokia C5-03

 

Similar in specification to the C6-01 (and not to be confused with other "C5" Nokia phones) the C5-03 makes some compromises along the way to keep the price down.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia C5 Review

 

Nokia C5 is like one of those restaurants with “all you can eat” offers at very low prices. It has top-notch features, but costs less than you would expect from such a phone. Its stylish and solid design will surely make it stand out from the crowd....

Nokia C5 is one of those perfectly featured smartphone that you rarely find these days. For a mere 130 Euro you get a bunch of excellent features: 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA, ARM11 600 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, GPS receiver and free lifetime voice-guided...

C5 candybar has few downsides, which don't diminish its “greatness” at all. One of those downsides is the lack of a dedicated camera key, but also the small-sized display. Also, it seems that including a document viewer with edit support would've been...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Cosmin Vasile (softpedia.com)

Nokia C5-03 Review - Affordable 'green' smartphone

 

It's been almost 3 years since Symbian S60 5th Edition, now known as Symbian^1, made its way onto the mobile phone market, but the platform hasn't changed too much in the meantime. However, Nokia is still one the largest handset manufacturers in the...

In addition to the fact that the phone is eco-friendly and 80% recyclable, Nokia C5-03 offers great value for money. For $200 you get Wi-Fi connectivity, HSDPA and HSUPA technology, as well as good music features and GPS with free lifetime voice-guided...

I guess a little bit more attention to camera features would have been great. Also, the display is a bit of a disappointment because of the inability to use the phone in strong sunlight. The phone lacks a document editor, proximity and ambient light...

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Nokia C5-03 review

 

Great battery life, but ancient OS still leaves a sour taste

Overall, we're a little non-plussed by the C5. It's an acceptable phone that's using an OS in dire need of updating - if we'd had Symbian^3 on here, it might have been a little different. But see past the battery life, and you'll realise the likes of...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Laura Tosney (techradar.com)

Nokia C5-03 review

 

The updated C5 is a baby step in the smart direction

Ease of use/familiar interface ; Addition of Wi-Fi ; Decent screen size and resolution ; Lightweight, dependable handset with great battery life

Resistive touchscreen ; Outdated networking apps ; Average internet browsing experience ; Lack of good apps in Ovi store

Upon first touch, the Nokia C5-03 is sleek but not stunning, chunky but light enough, and rocks minimalistic buttons, touchscreen capability and a shiny derriere.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia C5-03

 

The Nokia C5-03 may be a smartphone, but dated software means it's not a clever choice for most buyers.

Relatively high-resolution screen, Built-in podcast downloader, 3.5mm headphone jack

Dated OS, Resistive touchscreen, No LED flash

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM