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Nokia C5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2666 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and GPS navigation. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the features. There are some mixed reviews about the screen.

design, usability, price, GPS navigation, battery

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 77 user reviews of Nokia C5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, portability, screen, GPS navigation

features

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C5-00 5MP All Black SIM Free Mobile Phone Nokia C5-03 Symbian Touch Screen Sim Free Mobile Phone with Handsfree Headset (WH-102) - Black Nokia C5 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark Grey

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Nokia C5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, price, GPS navigation, size, portability

features, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C5-03 Unlocked GSM Phone with 5 MP Camera and Ovi Maps Navigation Optimized for AT&T--U.S. Version with Warranty (Graphite Black)Nokia C5-04 Unlocked GSM Phone with 5 MP Camera and Ovi Maps Navigation Optimized for T-Mobile--U.S. Version with Warranty (Graphite Black)Nokia C5 GREY Quadband GSM World Cellphone (Unlocked)

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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...

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Nokia C5 review: Smart and trusty

 

If you are on the hunt for a stylish smartphone but you run a tight budget, chances are the Nokia C5 is on your radar already. The compact Symbian-running handset looks well, costs little and can give you all the smart you need in a phone...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Dual-band 3G (900/2100) with 10Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA ; Neat and well built, metal on the body ; 2.2" 16M-color QVGA display, excellent sunlight legibility ; Symbian OS, S60 3.2 user interface ; ARM11 600 MHz CPU,...

No WLAN ; Small screen ; No accelerometer (hence no auto screen rotation) ; Fiddly memory card slot ; Document viewer doesn't support editing

Even more so if you need your mobile phone to do voice-guided navigation. The Nokia C5 comes with a lifetime license that costs exactly zilch. Now, isn’t this one of the handsets to claim the best bang for your buck on the market? As always there’re...

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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...

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Nokia C5 Review

 

The Nokia C5 is a smartphone for the wide audience that impresses with its design and operational speed. It comes with built-in Nokia Messaging support and free GPS navigation via Ovi Maps…

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Nokia C5-04

 

Not everyone wants an expensive smartphone, and the Nokia C5-04 caters to those who want the functionality of a smart phone without the expense. The C5-04 uses the Symbian operating system combined with a touch screen interface that works well....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Nokia C5 Review: First Impressions

 

The Nokia C5 has turned out to be quite an enjoyable little device. And here's ours First Impressions of the phone that we've been using for the last couple...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA) / 640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

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

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
WiFi Data Exchange:No / Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Symbian
Operating System Version:NOKIA/SYMBIAN
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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