Nokia C2-03 Review
Introduction:

Nokia C2-03 Review
The Nokia C2-03 is one of those uncommon handsets that can operate with two SIM cards simultaneously. Why would one need such a feature? Well, there are plenty of folks around the world who use multiple phones, be it for having separate personal and work lines, or for simply using the services of two carriers at the same time. These are the people the C2-03 is aimed at as it spares them the trouble carrying around that second handset might be.

Other than that, there is nothing special about the Nokia C2-03 as it is merely a modest feature phone powered by the Series 40 platform. It offers a 2.6-inch resistive touchscreen display, basic 2-megapixel camera, 2G connectivity, and a slide-out numeric keypad.


Design:

Cheap and plasticky are the first two words that come to mind when holding the Nokia C2-03. With a waistline of 0.67 inches (17 millimeters), the phone is on the thick side and will most probably get noticed while its resting in your pocket. On the other hand, its curved edges make it really comfortable to hold, and the sliding mechanism seems reliable enough.

The curved edges of the Nokia C2-03 make it really comfortable to hold - Nokia C2-03 Review
The curved edges of the Nokia C2-03 make it really comfortable to hold - Nokia C2-03 Review
The curved edges of the Nokia C2-03 make it really comfortable to hold - Nokia C2-03 Review

The curved edges of the Nokia C2-03 make it really comfortable to hold


Nokia C2-03 Review

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A 2-button volume rocker and a lock key reside on the phone's side. Both of them are really well exposed so you can easily use them even when blindfolded. Unfortunately, we are not big fans of the slide-out numeric keypad as its buttons are tiny and crammed too close to each other, which makes typing text messages rather difficult. The send and end keys, could have been a little better exposed as well.

Volume rocker and lock/unlock button on the right - The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review

Volume rocker and lock/unlock button on the right

SIM card slot on the left - The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review

SIM card slot on the left

3.5mm jack, microUSB and charging ports on top - The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review

3.5mm jack, microUSB and charging ports on top

The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review
The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review
Numeric keypad - The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen - Nokia C2-03 Review

Numeric keypad

The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen


The Nokia C2-03 comes with a 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen, but sadly it is of the resistive kind. As a result, it simply isn't as responsive as we wish it was. Another thing that bothers us is that it is rather dim, which makes using the phone in broad daylight quite difficult. On top of that, color gradients look pretty inaccurate due to the display's relatively low color depth.

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Battery compartment

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51 Comments

1. ps unregistered

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

2. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Better not even buying it.

3. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

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

40. pulkit

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

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

46. funtikar

Posts: 25; Member since: May 05, 2012

what about the Samsung Corby 2 ? or Champ 2?

50. Venkat.K

Posts: 3; Member since: May 29, 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.

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.

7. sacagawea unregistered

yuh..yourrightc2-03isnotgood,,,andthereissomanyproblem...

8. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

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

9. kvndr unregistered

verynicemobileiwaslookingforsuchtypeofmobile,imustbuythisphone. latest songs

10. Suveer yadav unregistered

Nokia c2-03 is a best phone

11. srikara unregistered

dumb-handset-man-i-brought-it-5days-ago-it-is-starting-to-hang

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!!!!!!!

24. Q unregistered

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

13. Nilesh.P unregistered

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

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.

15. kvdnp unregistered

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

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

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.

18. UNWOL unregistered

Before buying Nokia c2-03, care to read all this.. http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?q=C2-03 Some where labeled solved but the truth is they aren't..

19. aditi unregistered

its.....a...total....s**t..man don't...buy..it,i..bought..it..like...7...days..ago...its...touchscreen...is..trash...andits...other..features..are..even..worse.. buy..any..other..phine..but..ntthis..one

21. akshat unregistered

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

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

25. Arif unregistered

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

20. ivs unregistered

can..any...one...say...which...one...is....good...among...nokia.....x2.01.and.nokia..c2-03

26. chandan singh unregistered

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

27. pra unregistered

How to solve Memory Low Error problem of NOKIA C2-03 and all Nokia S40. http://icomeacross.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-solve-memory-low-error-problem.html

33. paul jose unregistered

i dont know i hav the same prblm

28. pra unregistered

How to solve Memory Low Error problem of NOKIA C2-03 and all Nokia S40. http://icomeacross.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-solve-memory-low-error-problem.html
C2-03
  • Display 2.6" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.01 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1020 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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