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Nokia C5 Smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2678 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and GPS navigation. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the features, and there are some mixed comments 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 Smartphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C5 Smartphone

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 77 user reviews of Nokia C5 Smartphone 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, value for money, 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 Smartphone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Nokia C5 Smartphone 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, value for money, GPS navigation, responsiveness, size

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

 

Ovi Maps, compact

"Ecran r\xe9sistif, Symbian S60, inutilement difficile \xe0 utiliser, pas de flash LED sur l'appareil photo"

'Le C5-03 est une combinaison mal avis\xe9e d\x92un logiciel d\xe9pass\xe9 et d\x92un mat\xe9riel sous performant. On trouve de bien meilleur mod\xe8les de milieu de gamme pour moins cher.'

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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 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 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 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 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 X5-01 Review

 

With a good build quality coupled with 3G connectivity, the Nokia X5 is a solid messaging/social networking phone at its price. It is also great for someone looking for a good QWERTY phone in a diminutive form factor, as well as someone looking for a...

Good build quality, Solid call and battery performance

Tad bit heavy, Small screen

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 / 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

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 / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar / Slider
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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