Nokia C5-03 Review
posted by Victor H. / Dec 30, 2010, 7:04 AM
This is a global GSM phone, it can be used with AT&T's 3G and T-Mobile USA's 2G network.
Nokia C5-03 finds its place at this exact spot as it fits in the mid-range segment of Symbian smartphones. The phone is a close copy of the Nokia C6-01 spec-wise and promises a full connectivity package with 3G on board and free navigation and maps by Ovi. On the negative side, however, the Nokia C5-03 saves on both capacitive screen in favor of resistive and on Symbian^3 in favor of the now officially ancient Symbian^1 aka Symbian S60 5th edition.
The Nokia C5-03 comes with a 2GB microSD card, but you can use cards with up to 16GB of memory. Included in the retail package is also a charger, user guides and one of the shortest microUSB cables we have seen so far.
The Nokia C5-03 is light on your pocket. And we mean it light as light in money, and light as 93-gram light in weight, which puts it somewhere in the top of our list of flyweight smartphones. The phone comes in a variety of color combinations with black or white choices for the body, which can be then paired with different colors for the bottom part. The variety of looks comes bundled with eco-friendly materials – 80 per cent of the body is recyclable, while half of the packaging is made from recyclable materials.
You can compare the Nokia C5-03 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
One thing you might not notice in the beginning is that around the edges, where the screen meets the casing, seems to be a minimal distance, just enough to collect all sorts of garbage. Apart from this issue, the phone feels a bit like a toy, but still with no moving parts and good build quality for a mid-range device.
And speaking of affordable handsets, the screen is where budget played big and Nokia went with resistive technology. This undeniably ruins some of the fun of the otherwise pretty 3.2-inch screen, which boasts a resolution of 360x640 pixels. We pumped up the brightness to its highest level, but that still did not help much in direct sunlight where legibility suffered seriously.
On the back you will see a glossy plastic cover, which is a fingerprint magnet and you will find yourself wiping it out every now and then. What really defines the phone is the bottom part which stands out with its color and three physical buttons. We appreciate that Nokia sticks with physical keys, which give a solid phone feel to the device, something we have been missing even on high-end handsets.
Just behind the plastic back cover lies a 1000 mAh battery, which promises up to 11.5 hours of talk time.
Nokia C5-03 360-degree View:
worst cell eva. No delete option in the entire phone
posted on Mar 24, 2011, 3:15 PM 0
I WANT TO PURCHASE THE NOKIA C5 O3 HANDSET, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHETHER THIS HANDSET IS GOOD TO USE OR NOT
posted on Mar 26, 2011, 7:51 AM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2011
I have a c5-03 since january 2011 and it works very well. I have 2 recommendations: microSD >4GB, stereo headset for noisy environments. Quickoffice upgrade for Office editing and PDF reader are strongly recommended.
posted on Apr 24, 2011, 5:47 PM 0
Nice device regarding its price.. in belgium 160€ with discount. Only negative.. i find rather disturbing..slow gallery ( especially if you flip the screen to horizontal position. it may take up to 10 seconds for the pic to upload again to the screen ) Video function is average but what coul you expect for this low end price range Like to hear from other about the gallery tweaks
posted on Apr 01, 2011, 6:45 AM 0
purchased my Nokia on 23 march.. unfortunatly.. back to shop.. Phone applications kept freezing.. and all very slow. especially the pics viewing it took up to 15 seconds before pics appeared if you switched it from upright to horizontal mode.. and GPS Very slow in finding position ( even outdoors ) called Nokia and they said i should return it for examination. too bad :-(
posted on Apr 05, 2011, 12:03 PM 0
Please dont buy this if anyone planning to, its total waste for our money, the battery is only one day use if you charge daily, The Music player hangs in middle of the songs and taking long time to display the contents........ PLEASE DONT BUY THIS AND THEN YOU WILL FEEL VERY BAD LIFE ME......:-(
posted on Apr 26, 2011, 2:09 AM 0
20. fhd unregistered
i cant turn off my phone's(C5-03) wifi. whenever i plug my wifi router my phone automatically get connected with it. if i disconnect it automatically get connected in a few seconds. i have 2 stop it by deleting the 'Access point'. How can i make it manual- i mean whenever i want 2 connect it i can do it by myself & whenever i want it 2 b disconnected i can do it by myself. HOW CAN I DO IT? PLZ SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!!!!!
posted on Jun 22, 2011, 3:38 AM 0
How do I do smiley faces with my texts?
posted on Jul 04, 2011, 4:14 AM 0
1) the fone has no flash fr the camera.. one o the biggest drawbacks being frm the given price range. 2) ther's no xtra camera button to the side like the other phones.. makes it difficult for self photography. 3) whil multi choosing hv to go to options nd then mark all every item which makes it irrtitatin considering that lower end phns had a dirct mark option. apart from tat the phone is good.. nokia shud look into these lil things the customer must hv tho..
posted on Aug 29, 2011, 1:30 AM 0
This phone is garbage. Awful battery life (after 4 months, it lasts only 4 hours!), slow, slow software, and buggy too! I had to remove the battery too many times just to turn the damn thing off. Lots of freezes too. Even when hanging up calls! If Nokia will still making phones like that, i'll change to another brand.
posted on Aug 30, 2011, 10:00 AM 0
I hv bought this phone on 30th August 2011, working so great and fast.... but now I have planed to buy samsung glaxy...so i want to sell this one.... Anyone intrested ,plz contact me.... New phone at reasonable rate.... Cont. no. +917503162785
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 4:16 AM 0
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- Display 3.2" 360 x 640 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Storage 0.04 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1000 mAh(4.50h 3G talk time)