Nokia C2-03 Review

Introduction and Design

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.


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.

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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.

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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