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Nokia C5 5MP

Jun 29, 2011
Market status
Release date
Jul 1, 2011


  • Small dimensions (4.41 x 1.81 x 0.48 inches)


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (182 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Nokia C5 5MP is an affordable Symbian S60 3rd Edition smartphone, with support for Ovi Maps 3.0 (with free walk and drive navigation) and Nokia Messaging. The phonebook shows you the Facebook status updates of your contacts and you'll also be able to easily update your status and share location with Ovi Maps. Unlike its older brother, the C5, it comes with a 5MP full focus camera and more internal memory.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.3) S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.41 x 1.81 x 0.48 inches (112 x 46 x 12.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.35 oz (95 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 182 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 29.11 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216


  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (15 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.27 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 25.0 days (600 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.70 hours
      the average is 15 h (904 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 28.0 days (672 hours)
      the average is 24 days (577 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 3.00 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 30.50 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 9.50 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1050 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, MySpace, OVI, Flickr


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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This device is also known as Nokia C5-00 5MP

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