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Nokia C1-01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1331 reviews of Nokia C1-01. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The price and size also get good opinions. There are mixed opinions on the camera and screen, while some have doubts about the GPS navigation and durability.

usability, size, price, portability, battery

sound, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C1-01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 user reviews of Nokia C1-01 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the performance and camera are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C1-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark GreyNokia C1-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Dark Grey

May, 2018

Expert review by : Maxim Antonenko (

Nokia C1-01/C1-02


Models feature a standard Nokia screen used in their entry level solutions: TFT technology with 65,000 colors and the resolution of 128ơ160 (34ơ42 mm and1.8″). The screen fits up to 7 text and 3 service lines. The performance in the sun is decent,...

Mar, 2011


Expert review by : Alun Taylor (

Nokia C1-01 budget voicephone


Review Though you wouldn't guess as much from the raucous clamour about the as-yet-unforeseeable outcome of Nokia's adoption of Windows Phone 7 as its smartphone OS of choice, the Finnish phone giant continues to run a very decent business selling...

While you can get mobile phones for a tenner, unless you have a total disinterest in quality, style and range of function, the Nokia C1-01 is undoubtedly worth its slightly higher price tag. The low spec camera aside, the C1-01 has several features you...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Carly Page (

Nokia C1-01


As you may have gathered from its simple candy bar appearance, the Nokia C1-01 is a fuss free mobile, equipped with all the essential tools for keeping in touch. The best bit is, it won't go busting your wallet, either.

The Nokia C1-01 sports a sleek, traditional look, and with a range of colours available, its ideal even for the fashion conscious. Within its lightweight casing is a 1.8 inch 120 x 160 colour screen, alongside a full alphanumeric keypad with...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Nokia C1-01


The Nokia C1-01 Mobile Handset is a lightweight entry level mobile with a 1.8 inch display screen. This Nokia mobile is targeted towards the budget consumer and is affordably priced. The Nokia C1-01 Mobile Handset has expandable memory upto 32 GB for...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : S. R. Obbayi (

Nokia C1-01 Review


This review covers the design and user interface of the Nokia C1-01 and discusses what makes it such a great budget phone with a host of multimedia and messaging features.

You can compare the Nokia C1-01 with other Nokia C-Series phones such as the mid-level Nokia C3 and the high end Nokia C7.

May, 2011

Expert review by : (

Nokia C1-01


The Nokia C1-01 is a basic, budget candy bar phone featuring a 1.8 inch, 128 x 160 pixel resolution color display and a straightforward alpha-numeric keypad. Available in blue, gray and red, the C1-01 offers a basic, 0.3MP VGA camera with digital zoom...

Apr, 2011

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Nokia C1-01 and C1-02


Before we look at these handsets in more detail, we have to say that we think that the model names indicate the mess that Nokia have made with their new naming conventions. The C1-01 is the one with the camera, the C1-02 is the one without.. although...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Nokia C1-01


Used to Nokia design so easy to work. Clear screen, like having the camera in this model

Don't like the games supplied would have preferred patience. And no torch like previous nokia.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Nokia C1-01


lovely and easy to use

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Nokia C1-01


Good neat little uncomplicated phone.

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice codecs:AMR
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1020
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):504
Talk time (2G):10.6

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1544 / 480 x 640 / 640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 5
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1544 / 480 x 640 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 5
Self-timer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes


Body SAR (USA):0.79
Head SAR (EU):0.8
Head SAR (USA):1.14
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.68 / 1.18

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Colour of product:Grey
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:4.57 / 6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160 / 240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

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


Navi wheel: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:10 / 16 / 50 / 64
Internal RAM:16
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:16


E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG


GPS (satellite): No


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
GPRS multislot class:12
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Browser supported:Opera Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Networking type:GPRS
Operating system installed:-, S40 / S40 / Series 40
Phone camera type:VGA
Phonebook capacity:1000
Playable formats:AAC, AMR, MIDI, WAV / mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ and WMA / MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI
Playback formats:AAC, AMR, MIDI, WAV / mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ and WMA / MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:HTTP v1.1, WAP, TCP/IP / HTTPv1.1, WAP, TCP/IP / TCP/IP, HTTP v1.1, WAP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n


Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Series 40
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Video call: No

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Converter, Games
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Themes / Themes
Phonebook capacity:100 / 1000
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:1020 / 1050 / 800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CB / BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:20
Standby time (2G):1260 / 4.5 / 504 / 528
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):10.6 / 5.3
Talk time (3G):4


Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Series 40


Internal Memory:64
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Colour of product:Grey
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG / BMP, GIF, PNG / BMP, JPG
Subscription type:No subscription
Volume Control:Digital


Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:10 / 15
Maximum frame rate:10 / 15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):128 x 96 / 640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP / 3GP, ASF, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264 / ASF, H.263, MPEG4, WMV
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 1.4 / 10.8
Height :1.4 / 10.8 / 11.1
Weight:100 / 78.8
Width:4.5 / 4.75
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