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Nokia C2-01 Review

Nokia C2-01

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Nokia C2-01 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA (2G only).


The Nokia C2-01 is a feature phone for the occasional web crawler. With traditional Nokia candybar styling and S40 on board, it's aimed at the casual user who may want some online functionality, music playback through the 3.5mm jack or radio and the odd camera snap here and there.

The Nokia C2-01 is an all plastic candybar handset with physical numeric keypad. It is a marked revision of past handsets, so the design is safe and functional, though there is a chrome-effect band around the unit which visually works well.
The Nokia C2-01 is an all plastic candybar handset - Nokia C2-01 Review
The Nokia C2-01 is an all plastic candybar handset - Nokia C2-01 Review

The Nokia C2-01 is an all plastic candybar handset

Nokia C2-01 Review

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The screen is 2” with a resolution of 240x320 pixels. While the pixel density is decent and colours are displayed well with okay viewing angles, it's beyond question that the screen is on the small side.
Working our way round the phone and there is a microSD slot to the left, while on the right hand-side is a microUSB slot, both contained under plastic flaps. Below the screen is a dpad, two softkeys and small chiclet type send and end buttons with a numeric pad for T9 entry below these. The number keys are individually raised and bulbous, so while flushed with one another are nevertheless easily distinguishable, though a tad small. Up top are the 3.5mm headphone jack and 2mm proprietary charging port.
Nokia C2-01 Review
Nokia C2-01 Review
Nokia C2-01 Review

Left side - Nokia C2-01 Review
Top side - Nokia C2-01 Review
Right side - Nokia C2-01 Review

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Top side

Right side

The overall design and functionality therefore neither inspires nor does it offend. With a few niggles, such as the lack of volume rocker and the small screen, there are also “bonuses” in the form of a hotswappable microSD card slot and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The back of the Nokia C2-01 - Nokia C2-01 Review
The back of the Nokia C2-01 - Nokia C2-01 Review
The back of the Nokia C2-01 - Nokia C2-01 Review
The back of the Nokia C2-01 - Nokia C2-01 Review

The back of the Nokia C2-01

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posted on 04 Jun 2011, 14:55

1. Optimus (unregistered)

Overall the phone looks very basic in its looks except the 3G connectivity & 3.2mp camera. Dont know if it can be used as modem for laptop for accessing internet thriugh 3g??

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:05

2. Riggidig (unregistered)

Why does this phone get a worse score than the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic when it has a bigger internal memory, 3mp camera compared to a 2mp camera, 3G and a longer battery life compared to that model??

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 09:06 1

3. suryakant sahu (unregistered)

very bad mobile so much software problem and the is not for use because sum time it just switched off bad quality camera no video calling no other featrus in camera

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 11:19

4. yateesh (unregistered)

totaly bed phone........plz dont purchase.....bahut jyada problum hai bhai ji.......main bahut paresan hu...........koi aur le lo

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:42

5. tanuj (unregistered)

bhai kya dikat hai main lene ki soch raha tha

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 11:29 1

6. methun44 (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)

yep dont purchase......

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 00:23

7. Kushal Arora (unregistered)

Bakwas phone... It hs software problem.,. Restart hota hai bhot baar.,. N software update krwane pe bhi problem solve nahi hoti... Don't buy this phone..

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:03

8. Amar (unregistered)

It is restarted several times automatically.it has software problems.finally.its a

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:35

9. amar (unregistered)

i am planning to buy a phone.. which you think is the best Nokia C2-01 or sony ericsson cedar...
Somebody pls help me.. i m in chaos!!!
My budget is around 4000 to 5000>>>>>

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 04:19

10. satish (unregistered)

i want 2 take a good phone frm nokia my budget is 3500 to 500 pls help me choosing mobile

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 05:29

11. Rahul S (unregistered)

3 months back my friend purchased this phone. But now its showing problems. its switch off automatically. i think there are some s/w complaints...

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 22:31

12. xhian24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

its a good phone.. a brought it yesterday.. but i have some little problems to this phone.. sometimes.. it restarts automatically and when i'm transferring files thru bluetooth its not directly going to the memory card but it goes to the phone memory.. can somebody help me to this problems?? is there a solution??

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 06:35

13. modanski (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

It is a nice phone though sometimes i feel like throwing it through the window when it comes to browsing the internet. Yuo have to select a link more than six times before it connects that is if you are enduring enough. Mostly when am browsing i quit halfway!!!

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.32 x 1.85 x 0.60 inches
(109.8 x 46.9 x 15.3 mm)
3.14 oz  (89 g)
Battery1020 mAh, 8.75 hours talk time

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