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Nokia C5

Nokia C5
alaScore 81

1737 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1737 reviews of Nokia C5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Nokia C5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The portability and durability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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72% 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 PhoneNokia C5-00 5MP All Black SIM Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nokia C5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The portability and size also get good comments. Many are negative about the reliability.

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reliability

50% 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 Symbian OS, 5MP Camera, Ovi Maps Navigation, Wi-Fi and microSDHC Slot - Graphite BlackNokia C5-03 Unlocked GSM Phone with Symbian OS, 5MP Camera, Ovi Maps Navigation, Wi-Fi and microSDHC Slot - Graphite Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ewan (allaboutsymbian.com)

Review: Nokia C5-03: Part 2, Using the handset

 

Following on from our favourable look at the Nokia C5-03's hardware, it's time to take the latest budget touchscreen and see how well it works as a smartphone. It's running Symbian^1, with the standard software load, but some love and attention on the...

Let's deal with the elephant in the room first of all, and the use of Symbian^1 (the Operating System formerly known as S60 5th Edition). There is a perfectly logical reason to use the 'one step previous' OS and it is this – it's cheaper.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Ewan (allaboutsymbian.com)

Review: Nokia C5-03: Part 1, Hardware

 

Nokia's latest handset in the lower ends of the market, the C5-03, comes with smart styling, lots of plastic and a price tag to match. Running Symbian^1 (the OS formerly known as S60 5th Edition), it appears to be Nokia's entry level touchscreen device...

Ewan Spence, February 2011.

Feb, 2011

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

Nokia C5 review: Build and screen

 

The Nokia C5 is the first of the Finn's new C Series devices to hit the market. Nokia classes the C Series as its ‘voice-centric' device, so it's designed with the chattering classes rather than message-heavy users in mind. However, you'll find a host...

The design and feel is great and the battery life just keeps on giving

No Wi-Fi and firing out emails can be a little slow due to the keypad

Slim and sleek, you'll love the design but this is very much a mobile phone first, smartphone second device

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: gary (newlaunches.com)

Nokia C5 images leaked

 

Nokia may well be planning to spill out a new series of phones, these will be called the C-series. Though the images that we have here are leaked, there's every chance that they are valid pieces of evidence. The features seem to be even more realistic,...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Beverly (argos.co.uk)

Not the best purchase I've made

 

I have allways loved Nokia phones, have owned loads over the years, but I have to say this one disapoints. Firstly the response time is quite slow, battery life is poor, so much so it needs charging more frequently then my other Nolkia. the manuel is...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (rakuten.com)

Michael

 

Very satisfied withNokia C5-03 cell phone. It works as expected and has all the features I need.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AU, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000 / 1050
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:34 / 35
Continuous video playback time:11 / 7.5
Standby time (2G):1500 / 4.7 / 630
Standby time (3G):1470 / 588 / 670
Talk time (2G):11.5 / 12
Talk time (3G):4.54 / 4.7 / 4.9 / 5 / 600
Video call time:3.3 / 3.5
Video recording time:5.4

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: Yes
Camera resolution:1536 x 2048 / 2584 x 1936 / 2584 x 1938
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
ISO sensitivity:Auto
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:15
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid / Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Rear Camera Resolution:1536 x 2048 / 2584 x 1936 / 2584 x 1938
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2 / 5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Zoom capability:2

Certificates

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

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Lilac, White / Pink / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
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:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Full-size keyboard: No
Navi wheel: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: No
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):No / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AU, eAAC+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AU, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AU, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WVE / AAC, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / AU
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS / PDF / PDF, XLS
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPEG XR / JPG
Playback modes:Playlist
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, MPEG4 / 3GP, FLV, H.263, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, MPEG4
Voice codecs:EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DID, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0 / Yes
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Built-in processor:1
Camera included: Yes
Embedded games:2
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:No / Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Processor frequency:600
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
User memory:50
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Bounce Tales\nBrain Challenge / Nokia Messaging\nOvi Share\nOvi Maps 3.0\nOvi Store\nOvi Files\nOvi Contacts\nFacebook\nFriendster\nFlickr\nVOX\nHi5\nMySpace\nYouTube\nSimple Video Editor\nStill Image Editor\nVideo Center\nImage Print\nMusic Player\nFM Radio\nBrowser\nMobile Search\nSwitch\nSettings Wizard / Symbian 9.3
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.3 / S60 / S60, v. 9.3 / v9.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Converter, Countdown timer, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Themes / Menu, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Audio, Changeable colour, Pre-themes, Screensavers, Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Any key answer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Embedded games:2
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
SyncML: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1 / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1050
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):4.9
Video call time:3.5
Video recording time:5.4

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM11
Processor frequency:0.6 / 1

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.3 / S60 / S60, v. 9.3 / v9.3
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Hot-swap: Yes
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:270 / 40 / 50
Internal RAM:128
Maximum memory card size:16
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Colour of product:White
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, PNG, TIF

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 10.6 / 11.2 / 4.6
Height :1.23 / 1.38 / 11.2
Volume:56 / 56.2 / 65
Weight:89 / 89.3 / 90 / 93
Width:11.2 / 4.6 / 5.1