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Nokia C5-03

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1096 reviews of Nokia C5-03. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the sound.

size, performance, usability, design, price

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C5-03 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 really like the battery and GPS navigation. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the usability.

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usability

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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

Oct, 2018

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 : 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

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia C5

 

A classic candybar phone from the masters.

May, 2011

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AU, MP3, WAV, WVE / AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice codecs:AMR-NB
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:35
Continuous video playback time:7.5
Standby time (2G):1500 / 300 / 4.7 / 600
Standby time (3G):1470 / 294 / 588 / 590
Talk time (2G):11.5 / 600
Talk time (3G):4.7 / 600
Video call time:11.5
Video recording time:1.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus:No / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:1944 x 2592 / 2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution:1536 x 2048 / 2048 x 1536 / 2584 x 1936
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:15 / 30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia, Vivid / Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1536 x 2048 / 1944 x 2592 / 2048 x 1536 / 2560 x 1920 / 2584 x 1936 / 2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 352 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Incandescent, Sunny
Zoom capability:2 / 4 / Yes

Certificates

SAR value:1.34
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.34

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Grey / Aluminium, Grey, White / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Blue, Green, Red, White / Black, Graphite / Black, Green / Black, Grey / Black, Orange / Blue / Graphite / Green / Grey, White / Lilac, White / Orange, White / Pink, White / Silver, White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.2 / 3.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 360
Display Type:AMOLED / LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Resistive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:34
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):630
Standby time (3G):670
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):4.54 / 4.9
Video call time:3.3 / 3.5
Video recording time:5.4

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:N / Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management Features

Voice commands: Yes

Memory

Flash card support:No / Yes
Internal memory:270
Internal RAM:0.125 / 128
Maximum memory card size:16
User memory:50

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:SureType, T9 / T9
Text prediction system type:SureType,T9 / T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, AU, eAAC+, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, AU, HE-AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, AU, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AU, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / eAAC+, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT / DOC, FB2.ZIP, PDF, XLS / DOC, HTML, PDF, XLS / FB2, FB2.ZIP / FB2.ZIP, PDF
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9 / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9 / 3GP, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4, WMV9
Video compression formats:3GP, H.264, MPEG4, RealVideo, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RealVideo / H.263, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV9 / 3GP,H.264,MPEG4,WMV9 / 3GP,MP4 / H.264,MPEG4,WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB / EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GPRS,HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / CDMA,HSDPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, No / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Built-in processor:1
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.01 x 0.543 x 4.17
EDGE: Yes
Frame rate:15 / 30
GPRS: Yes
Handset weight:3.28
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM/EDGE
Operating system installed:9.3
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Processor frequency:600
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating:No / Yes
Slide show: Yes
Smartphone: No
Standby Time:590
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
Talk Time:4.7
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
User memory:40
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Memory card included:MicroSD
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:60.5 / 9.4 / S60 / S60 5 / S60 5th / S60 5th Edition / Series 60 / v. 9.4 / v9.4
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Pre-themes / Pre-themes, Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Phone Features

Any key answer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Embedded games:2
Flight mode: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Calculator, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Calculator, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB A / USB Type-A
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:34
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):630
Standby time (3G):670
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):4.54 / 4.9
Video call time:3.3 / 3.5
Video recording time:5.4

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM11
Processor cores:1
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:60.5 / 9.4 / S60 / S60 5 / S60 5th / S60 5th Edition / Series 60 / v. 9.4 / v9.4
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hot-swap: Yes
Included memory card size:2
Internal memory:40
Internal RAM:128
Internal ROM:40
Maximum memory card size:16
RAM capacity:0.125
ROM capacity:40
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Grey
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, PNG, TIF / JPG
Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, MPEG4
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.484 / 0.512 / 0.543 / 2.01 / 4.17
Height:0.543 / 4.13 / 4.17 / 4.41
Volume:56.2 / 65
Weight:3.14 / 3.17 / 3.28
Width:1.81 / 2.01 / 4.17