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Nokia C5-03

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1050 reviews of Nokia C5-03. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the durability.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 also get good feedback. Many are critical about the usability.

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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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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

Dec, 2016

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

Expert review by: Laura Tosney (techradar.com)

Nokia C5-03 review

 

The updated C5 is a baby step in the smart direction

Ease of use/familiar interface ; Addition of Wi-Fi ; Decent screen size and resolution ; Lightweight, dependable handset with great battery life

Resistive touchscreen ; Outdated networking apps ; Average internet browsing experience ; Lack of good apps in Ovi store

Upon first touch, the Nokia C5-03 is sleek but not stunning, chunky but light enough, and rocks minimalistic buttons, touchscreen capability and a shiny derriere.

Mar, 2011

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: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia C5-03 Preview

 

The Nokia C5-03 is a compact touchscreen phone that comes pre-loaded with all the essentials - Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with your friends, GPS and Ovi Maps to help you find your way about,…

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia C5-03 Review

 

"The Nokia C5-03 is an inexpensive touchscreen phone that comes with the essentials; social network access, GPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi."

The Nokia C5-03 is a compact touchscreen phone that comes pre-loaded with all the essentials - Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with your friends, GPS and Ovi Maps to help you find your way about, and 3.5G (HSDPA) and Wi-Fi allowing you surf the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia C5-03 review -

 

The mapping experience is top-notch, with fast and extremely accurate pinpointing of your position

The lack of zooming options and auto-fit means a large amount of scrolling is needed when browsing the net

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Mugattarov (mobile-review.com)

Nokia C5-03

 

The phone does not have a clear target audience and it is not attractive on its own – it is more of an unpopular item that is offered in stores as an inexpensive touchscreen Nokia

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Nokia C5-03 Review by 3G.co.uk

 

Buyers looking for an entry-level smartphone may well be tempted to

Web browsing is marred by the omission of both zooming and autofit, which means you'll be doing a lot of scrolling

Thanks to Nokia's decision to move back to the Symbian series 60, and the phone's unreliable touchscreen, buyers looking for an entry-level smartphone may well be tempted to look elsewhere

Thanks to Nokia's decision to move back to the Symbian series 60, and the phone's unreliable touchscreen, buyers looking for an entry-level smartphone may well be tempted to look elsewhere

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Nokia C5-03 review

 

You're far better off with a low price smartphone, or one of those lo-fi phones with buttons

Small and sturdy, Ovi Maps

Symbian S60 5th edition. How we hate it

Feb, 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 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: No
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 Resolution:1944 x 2592 / 2560 x 1920 / 2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
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

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

Data Transmission

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

Design

Colour 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:5.59 / 8.13
Display number of colours: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 type:Resistive
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout: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: Yes
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-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 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 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): Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location: Yes
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: No
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):51 x 13.8 x 105.8
EDGE: Yes
Frame rate:15 / 30
GPRS: Yes
Handset weight:93
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: 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
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 (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 (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: Yes
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
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour 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
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:1.23 / 1.3 / 1.38 / 10.6 / 5.1
Height :1.38 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 11.2
Volume:56.2 / 65
Weight:89 / 90 / 93
Width:10.6 / 4.6 / 5.1