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Nokia C5 User Reviews

8.8 Based on 11 Reviews

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Call quality8.6/10
Battery9.2/10
Reception9/10
Display7.9/10
Build quality9.1/10
Text input8.8/10
Everyday usage9.1/10
UI speed8.4/10
Camera8.3/10
Multimedia8.7/10
Internet8.4/10

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rmd329
posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Aug 2010)

9

superb and trusty

rmd329 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

it is a very nice phone,long battery, nice UI, OS ,but design is bad,its more worth for the money nstalling Oper Mini will greatly improve your internet experience, trust me. But honestly, without WiFi, you won't be able to surf for too long without incurring heavy data charges. Also, the tiny and cheap screen ruins the whole experience either way

Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 9/10
Display 8/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • superb battery
  • never hangs

Cons

  • no wifi
  • body design not good

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Leostaley
posted on 29 May 2012, 15:40 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

6

want to type with a t9?

Leostaley has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I can type faster on a numeric keypad with predictive text than anyone i know on any other type of mobile text input type- keyboard, touch, iOS, swype, you name it. That's why I got this phone... I was SADLY disappointed.

this phone is great, i read all the reviews, but it's useless to me: it can't keep up with my typing. i type 3-6 keys per second, and it can MAYBE keep put with the 3 keys per second pace. the software waits about a mandatory 1/3 second before it will accept a new key press. I have to drastically slow down my texting speed for it to catch all the letters i'm trying to type.

the only nokia phone i HAVE NOT had this problem with is the c3 touch and type. the e52, e75, n96, all of them have had this problem. it's BS, especially since the c3 touch and type is such a mediocre phone. If you're looking for a feature phone with a numeric keyboard so you can type faster, go elsewhere. the e52 has this problem too.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 7/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 2/10 wonderful size and feedback, but abysmal speed. useless.
Display 7/10
Battery 7/10

Pros

  • dunno, returned it as soon as i checked for the texting speed

Cons

  • slow texting intput detection.

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deeness
posted on 08 Aug 2011, 10:08

8

excellent phone, but...

deeness has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I like this phone because it is very compact in size and still offers most features you need. Outstanding are the gps navigation capabilities. The Ovi maps application with the fully featured driving and walking navigation is really awesome! There are a few decent applications around with Sportstracker that can gps track your sports exercises being my favourite.
For occasional surfing this phone is sufficient, just besure to install Opera mini / Opera mobile that offer a lot better browsing than the default browser. The screen is a bit small and longer browsing sessions can be a little eye straining. The voice quality is good, but the counterpart usually complains about the background noise being to loud.
Symbian is most likely not the best mobile OS around, but being a longterm Nokia user I have gotten used to their menu structure and I find it highly practical for non-touchscreen phones!

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 6/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • very compact size
  • GPS and related software

Cons

  • small screen

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Ershad245
posted on 25 Jul 2011, 05:42

8

82% flawless

Ershad245 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

its the cheapest series in which one could get almost all the parameters of a smartphone. though the camera is only 3.2 mp but the pic quality is very nice. it supports a lot of soft wares. Battery life is amazing, one may not need to recharge in 3-3.5 days.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 9/10
Display 6/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Adorable Anatomy,Easy to handle

Cons

  • No WIFI,Memory low only 60mb,Small Screen

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sujith r kumar
posted on 15 Jun 2011, 01:24

9

worth for price

sujith r kumar has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

use uc browser,opera 5or4,nimbuzz,netquin mobile guard, NMC,smart movie to play avi format.... upgrade phn softwre..dial *#0000# then option > check for upgrades... will improve sound... use another headset...good for rough use.... best for this price..

Build quality 9/10 its coating will damage easily
Reception 10/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10 use other brwser 4 better download
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10 worth for 3.2mp...
UI speed 9/10 not so fast... it gets hangd rarely
Everyday usage 9/10 good keypad...
Text input 10/10
Display 8/10 screen size less
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • worth for price
  • good battery
  • 3g
  • keypad
  • sis,sisx support

Cons

  • no wifi;
  • small screen
  • design could have been better

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ms
posted on 05 Mar 2011, 01:13

10

phone

ms has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

great phone for utility usage. Nokia C5 is a pretty nice phone cheaper than Nokia 5630 and Nokia 6220 having every thing which every person need in a phone and have a long battery life than other Symbian phones,high speed processor is present inside (600mhz ARM 11) and 128mb RAM,support memory card upto 16gb.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

Cons

  • wifi

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swaroopjain
posted on 28 Feb 2011, 10:31 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 Feb 2011)

10

Superb One_EAsy 2 Use

swaroopjain has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Its absolutely amazing one...The symbn phone rocks with each of its every spec...we can have such an amazing fone @ a cheap rate!the only thing is lack is the WiFi...the easy 2 usage is the best feature in it!the bulid quality,reception,cam,internet and battery are amazing!

Battery 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10

Pros

Cons

  • WiFi!

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Rahul Kumar
posted on 02 Feb 2011, 10:02

10

Best Phone

Rahul Kumar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Nokia C5 is a pretty nice phone cheaper than Nokia 5630 and Nokia 6220 having every thing which every person need in a phone and have a long battery life than other Symbian phones,high speed processor is present inside (600mhz ARM 11) and 128mb RAM,support memory card upto 16gb.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Great Phone

Cons

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OverRatedChild
posted on 16 Jan 2011, 03:15

8

Excellent phone for its price

OverRatedChild has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

As the title says, its excellent. If you need a smartphone, with a basic App store (Ovi Store), this is the right fone for you.. Everything essential in a smartphone is included. As long as you don't need WiFi, you'll be happy. If you don't need a smartphone, the Nokia C3 Touch and Type is an excellent alternative. It come with a touchscreen, wifi, Classic look and a 5mp cam with LED flash.

Build quality 8/10 Overall excellent build, and pleasing to the eye. I'm removing 2 marks because the screen is horrible. Its a cheap plastic that bends in alot, and the metal battery cover is a bit loose.
Reception 8/10
Call quality 7/10 Decent call qaulity. Other peoples voices sound a bit hollow and fuzzy. My voice sounds relatively clear, but a bit tinny.
Internet 6/10 Installing Oper Mini will greatly improve your internet experience, trust me. But honestly, without WiFi, you won't be able to surf for too long without incurring heavy data charges. Also, the tiny and cheap screen ruins the whole experience either way.
Multimedia 7/10 As long as you only download LOW qaulity videos in 3GP or MP4 format, you'll have no trouble watching videos. Standard Music player here. Nothing too special.
Camera 7/10 Camera is decent for 3.2mp. Not the best, not the worst. The tiny LED flash is surprisingly powerful. Can be used as a flashlight. Video and Pictures taken are good enough for watching on the phone.
UI speed 8/10 Packing a whopping 600mhz proccesor makes sure there is barely any lag in anything you do. Its the same speed as a midrange android smartphone. Excellent speed.
Everyday usage 8/10 Use as a phone? Texting and calling os easy. Music listening and basic picture taking is also great.
Text input 9/10 Did I mention how GREAT THE KEYPAD IS? Giant keys with great fell and click make sure that you will be able to type really fast and accurately too.
Display 6/10 I Have been bashing the display the entire review. Its so tiny its hard to even want to watch videos or browse the web on it. Even most Nokia dumbphones have the same display. It could at least have been made at 2.4" and put closer to the top of the phone, instead of sitting deep inside the phone. And it wouldn't cost Nokia more than 2 cents to make the creen 0.2" bigger. Seriously, this is the phones major downfall.
Battery 9/10 It lasts me 4 days on one charge on moderate usage.

Pros

  • Great build qaulity
  • Symbian is still good for DPADs
  • Ovi Store is growing
  • Decent camera
  • GPS
  • 3G
  • Excellent battery life.

Cons

  • HORRIBLE DISPLAY
  • No WiFi

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mk
posted on 02 Aug 2010, 08:19

9.7

gr8 non-touch screen phone

nothing much to say.
this phone is the best non-touch screen phone i've ever used
very impressive performance. big button. easy to use.
the camera is also great. the material is almost metal.
LUV IT!

anyway, it lacks wifi.
nokia should lauch a wifi version.
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Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 9/10

Pros

  • everything
  • low priced

Cons

  • lacks wifi
  • transition effect needs a bit improve

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Ahsan Mehmood
posted on 29 Jun 2010, 14:21

8.7

Pretty nice phone

 Nokia C5 is a pretty nice phone cheaper than Nokia 5630 and Nokia 6220 having every thing which every person need in a phone and have a long battery life than other Symbian phones,high speed processor is present inside (600mhz ARM 11) and 128mb RAM,support memory card upto 16gb.

Design 8/10
Features 9/10
Performance 9/10

Pros

  • long battery life, nice design and features, cheap, esay to use, nice sound quality, high speed processor is present inside (600mhz ARM 11) and 128mb RAM,support memory card upto 16gb.

Cons

  • wi-fi is not present, built memory is very low 65mb,

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