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Nokia C5 Smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2678 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the GPS navigation and usability. The value for money and design are also appreciated, but many are negative about the features.

responsiveness, design, value for money, usability, GPS navigation


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C5 Smartphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 77 user reviews of Nokia C5 Smartphone from 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

usability, value for money, screen, GPS navigation, battery

69% of the reviews on 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Nokia C5 Smartphone from 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

value for money, GPS navigation, responsiveness, camera, portability


60% of the reviews on 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...

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...

How many times must the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic have thought the golden watch was finally coming? By the looks of it, retirement is still a long way off. But the founding father should at least be getting used to being called ‘gramps’.


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Nokia X5-01 review: Round the square


On occasion Nokia will experiment with form factor and shape. The Nokia X5-01 is the kind of phone that might just leave you wondering. Is it having a bad slider day or a great square day? No, the Nokia X5 is better than that. It's a neat and chubby...

Full QWERTY slider form factor ; Quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA ; Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2 ; 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 200MB user-accessible storage ; 2.36" 256K-color QVGA display ; 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, LED...

No GPS receiver ; No office document editing ; Small, low-resolution screen ; Non-hot-swappable microSD card under the battery ; Fixed focus camera ; Poor video recording ; No camera lens protection ; No DivX or XviD video support out-of-the-box ; No...

The squarish Nokia X5-01 is way more than just another square-shaped mobile phone. It’s a smartphone, a messenger, a music player, you name it.

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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 X5-01 Smartphone Reviewed


This Nokia X5 review takes a look at the bold move Nokia made in designing this Nokia X-series messaging and music optimized smartphone which features a wide selection of vibrant colors.

The Nokia X5-01 is certainly a phone you will need to get used to as it does not quite fit the norm as far as physical design goes. This is a phone you either love or hate. There is no in between.

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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: 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...

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Nokia X5-01


It's not the first square device that we've seen from Nokia, last year's US-only Nokia 7705 Twist is a similar size and specification, but the X5-01 is a more conventional slider rather than a rotator. There are some other similar devices around, such...

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Nokia C5


We understand that "C" is the designation for Nokia's "core range", and the number indicates whereabouts in the range the handset fits on a scale of 1 to 9. So, the C5 fits pretty much exactly in the middle of the range. All very simple, but we can't...

Product Specifications


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)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
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:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard / Telephone Keyboard / Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar / Slider
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System: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


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