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Nokia C2-03 Review

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Nokia C2-03 Review
We can gladly say that the Nokia C2-03 performs well when it comes to in-call sound quality. Voices sound loud and clear through its earpiece, with only a slight hint of distortion. The microphone, however, adds a bit of crackling noise to the conversation. Besides that, it seems to lack sensitivity as the other party could not hear us loud enough.

The C2-03 is equipped with a 1020mAh battery that can provide up to 5 hours of continuous talk time, which is considerably below the average for a feature phone. At least the phone can last for up to 400 hours in stand-by mode, which is an acceptable figure.


All in all, the Nokia C2-03 stands out with nothing but its ability to handle two SIM cards at the same time. That factor aside, the phone has a few drawbacks that makes us suggest looking for an alternative before buying it. Its keypad, for example is rather uncomfortable, unless your fingers are small enough, and its Internet browser is practically unusable. Furthermore, the phone's display has a low color depth and its low brightness makes it hard to use in broad daylight. Besides that, the phone lags in the multimedia department with its poor quality camera and unpolished media player.

The Samsung Star II Duos, on the other hand, can also work with a couple of SIM cards simultaneously, yet stands a step above the Nokia C2-03 in terms of features. Another phone worth considering is the Nokia X1-01, which is a dual-SIM device as well, but comes even cheaper. However, if working with multiple SIM cards is not a priority, you should also consider the LG Cookie 3G and Sony Ericsson Zylo. Besides that, the similarly-priced Samsung GALAXY 5 should also be taken into account as it  is a full-fledged Android smartphone with a broad feature list.

Nokia C2-03 Video Review:


  • Works with 2 SIM cards simultaneously
  • Good in-call sound quality


  • Nokia Browser is unusable
  • Poor camera and multimedia features
  • Keypad is rather small
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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 11:57

1. ps (unregistered)

Well low end cheap phone so you cant expect much! 10/10 and it would be more expensive.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 13:47

2. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Better not even buying it.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 13:50

3. saiki4116 (Posts: 379; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

In india,dual sim is a common feature..........

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 12:42

5. Memoon (unregistered)

Lame review... there is no touch and type dual sim phone around anywhere like this... just use it and you will know

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 02:24

40. pulkit (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

can u help me which pdf reader are u using and do the uc browser downloaded from ovi even loads the home page?

posted on 05 May 2012, 12:06

46. funtikar (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 May 2012)

what about the Samsung Corby 2 ? or Champ 2?

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:36

50. Venkat.K (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 May 2012)

Are you talking about C2-03???????
Its waste mobile in the world. People, don't buy it any more and its better be without a mobile.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:17 1

6. Santanu_bhattacharya (unregistered)

I have purchased the model Nokia c2 03. I won’t say it’s a bad gadget. There are few problems.
1. There is no option for viewing online video. Flash player is missing, though one may find it in some more chip phone.
2. Internal memory is too short for installing any software.
3. pdf reader is absent.
4. There is no download option.
It’s a request to everyone viewing my post; please suggest me the way to resolve this problem. And request for the software moderator to moderate the OS and add those feature to make the phone more complete and attractive.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 01:00

7. sacagawea (unregistered)


posted on 22 Sep 2011, 20:21

8. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Another s**t from nokia with world leading os series40 wkwkwkwkwk

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 11:14

9. kvndr (unregistered)

latest songs

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 07:20

10. Suveer yadav (unregistered)

Nokia c2-03 is a best phone

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:47

11. srikara (unregistered)


posted on 25 Sep 2011, 10:25

12. kvdnp (unregistered)

how to use keypad to navigate menu. if the touch screen is not working, can we operate using only keypad? anybody know how to increase the auto screen lock time? is there any pdf reader for this phone can install in that small memory.///???????????help!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:49

24. Q (unregistered)

Have you got the answer on how to increase the auto screen lock time? Please share...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 04:00

13. Nilesh.P (unregistered)

Samsung C6712 Star II DUOS is also having Dual sim support with touch screen & better fetures than Nokia C2-03.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 22:09

14. Roshan (unregistered)

Nokia does not provide such software embeded instead try to sell pdf word zip anti virus and video player thru other SOURCES LIKE OVI. Means extra cost. Not a gud practice fm nokia.

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 12:48

15. kvdnp (unregistered)

please suggest me anybody..for download and instal pdf reader for nokia c2-03

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 13:35

16. DK (unregistered)

Worth a set as the price, look, quality & dual SIM in NOKIA brand is good enough for the price tag at which it is available

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 20:16

17. UNWOL (unregistered)

Don't buy this phone.. If you did, you will regret it just like me.. A lot of its feature aren't working, for now Nokia c2-03 is a trash phone, lets just hope for a firmware update to be released soon. That's what Nokia c2-03 says.. Soon.. The question is when will it be released? i'm bored waiting for it. I'm thinking of buying Samsung phone this December. I have been watching the reviews of their phones on youtube and i think their phones are a lot better than Nokia.

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 20:25

18. UNWOL (unregistered)

Before buying Nokia c2-03, care to read all this..


Some where labeled solved but the truth is they aren't..

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 02:21

19. aditi (unregistered)


posted on 05 Oct 2011, 00:37

21. akshat (unregistered)

hi aditi .. i also boughyt yesterday..its touch screen is bit hard.. but fine working.. not problem

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 07:43

35. bharatkumar (unregistered)

hello akshat Iam bharat ...me bhi ye phn le na cahta hu ...so aap bta sakte ho ...ki ye phn thik hai na nahi ...plz

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 23:52

25. Arif (unregistered)

Hello,I agree with you,Please dont buy these phone.Its a worst mobile in my life,So please dont buy.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 23:57

20. ivs (unregistered)


posted on 12 Oct 2011, 10:38

26. chandan singh (unregistered)

i also boughyt yesterday..its touch screen is bit hard.. but fine working.. not problem

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:18

27. pra (unregistered)

How to solve Memory Low Error problem of NOKIA C2-03 and all Nokia S40.


posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:36

33. paul jose (unregistered)

i dont know i hav the same prblm

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 13:19

28. pra (unregistered)

How to solve Memory Low Error problem of NOKIA C2-03 and all Nokia S40.


posted on 13 Oct 2011, 03:40

29. Bikram Mitra (unregistered)

Worst Touch phone by Nokia...................

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 03:36

30. vv (unregistered)

how to use keypad to navigate menu. if the touch screen is not working, can we operate using only keypad?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 04:23

31. Tukai (unregistered)

Don't buy this most 3rd class phone.

Is this touch phone?

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:35

32. paul jose (unregistered)

don't buy c2-03 it is not good ,hav many prblms
if anybody need i wil giv

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 03:07

34. Debu (unregistered)

Bad fone this one,network fluctuation,alternatively network failure despite of that strong signal. Nokia is not successful in duei sim fone. Samsung is very successful in duel sim fone.

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 10:52

36. aya (unregistered)

i cant play the music that is stored in memory card because the prompt is delete items in phone memory but i deleted all that are deletable but still it cant play my music! so disgusting! it even changes memory time after time!

posted on 18 Oct 2011, 12:13

37. m_balakumar (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

dont EVER Buy this Phone.. Touch is completly Waste.. if you scroll something , it Open something elsse..

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 00:44

38. cheta (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

nokia c2-02 ko kachare ke dabbe me phenk do or koi dusra phone lelo.isse accha touch experience to samsung champ ka hi h.

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 00:46

39. cheta (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

nokia ek bekar phone banane wali company ho gai h .samsung is best for low budget phone.

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 07:41

42. Tanishatr (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)

Write additional, thats all We have to mention. Virtually, it seems as though you relied on the video clip for making your point. You obviously know what youre discussing, why waste your intelligence on just posting video clips to your blog after you might be providing us something informative to go through?


posted on 02 Mar 2012, 00:17

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posted on 05 May 2012, 12:08

47. funtikar (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 May 2012)

The only real downside of this phone is it's battery life

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:31

48. Venkat.K (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 May 2012)

I have purchased C2-03 mobile in December, 2011. From the starting week, I am facing so many problems with this phone. I am really feeling bad as I purchased this mobile. Recently, I am not able to listening music on it. I have reset it and update the software online. After that, I am facing the more and more problems which I don’t have previous. Today, I thought to throw the mobile as I am fed up with c2-03 also with Nokia. If Nokia continues to produce this type of mobiles, soon Nokia will vanish in the Indian market. I will go to Nokia care to see if it will be solved or not. If still I face these problems, I will destroy the mobile and try to buy Samsung. Very bad Nokia mobiles………

posted on 29 May 2012, 15:33

49. Venkat.K (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 May 2012)

I hope the bad comments on Nokia will help the people to overcome from not purchasing the Nokia Mobiles. Its better go for Samsung..........

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posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:20

52. Safdoon (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

This is the worst phone Nokia has ever produced.
Nokia is thinking Indians are stupid enough to fondle with such petty toy.
I am listing a few cons of this phone which I faced:-
1. You can not delete a number form calling list. beware your wife can check if you call your girlfriend and wish to hide it from her.
2. You can not edit the name of a contact.
You can not add or delete the contacts.
many many many other I can write if i have time.
Indian will soon teach Nokia good lasson.
Sarfaraz Dehradun

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 03:43

53. kapoor.suman (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Better not to buy this phnoe ,Mine was just 6 months old ,touch screen not working properly ,Signal catchig quality is poor.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 03:55

54. atulhere (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

lol its funny PA expecting 3g,wifi,gps,front facing camera ,flash , auto focus in a phone which hardly costs 4.5k (80 US dollar approx)

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posted on 06 Jan 2013, 04:20

56. skaking (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)

If you have any problem related to C2-03 then you can open the link provided below. Nokia C2-03 is not a bad choice, as the main problem of this device was that this device have very low memory, but that problem had been SOLVED!!, the solution was provided in that link.
And you can't expect to much from that cheap phone:
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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (154 ppi) LCD
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.06 x 2.02 x 0.67 inches
(103 x 51.4 x 17 mm)
4.06 oz  (115 g)
Battery1020 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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