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Nokia C2-01 Review

Nokia C2-01 6.5

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Nokia C2-01 Review
In call quality with the Nokia C2-01 is passable, but there is a slight background static on both ends of the line. Volume levels are adequate (adjustable using the dpad due to the lack of volume rocker). In addition, the caller noticed distortion with sudden volume changes such as laughter.

As far as UI performance goes, there isn't noticeable slowdown when using the handset unless, for example loading complex websites. The Nokia C2-01 has its battery rated at 8.75 hours of talk-time and and about 17 days of stand-by, which is about average performance.


To wrap up, there are very few surprises with this handset, though it comes in a bit expensive considering what it offers. Nevertheless, what it does offer is a robust candybar phone with a few good connectivity features and a good music offering. So, if that's what you're looking for, it will fit the bill.

Practically speaking, if you're looking for a better connected device, we'd recommend the Nokia X3-02 which comes with both Wi-Fi and a touch screen to facilitate web browsing. If money saving is your priority, the Sony Ericsson Cedar comes in at a lower price point and provides a similar offering with a green heart.

Nokia C2-01 Video Review:


  • Good quality screen
  • Solid ergonomic design
  • microSD support


  • Small screen
  • Camera has no autofocus or flash
  • Confusing integration of two browsers
PhoneArena rating:
6.5 Good
User rating:
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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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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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