Nokia C5 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA, but without 3G.
Introduction and Design:
It was about month and a half ago when Nokia first announced its new name-giving policy – all models will come with a designation number from 1 to 9, with 1s reserved for handsets with the most basic functionality and 9s in the names of the most technologically advanced models. The new C series made its debut at the same time. All its members will be aimed at the wide audience and the C5, a Symbian S60 3rd Edition based cell phone, was the first to see the light of day. We have finally managed to get our hands on the handset, so let’s take a closer look and see how it fares against the competition and if has what it takes to win over customers.
Things appear quite nice at first glance, bcecause the cell phone comes boxed with all necessary accessories – stereo headset, microUSB cable, 2GB microSD expansion card, wall charger and user guide.
Moreover, the Nokia C5 is a beauty to behold. In the best tradition of the Finnish manufacturer, the design of the handset is simple, dainty and just radiates an aura of reliability, not last thanks to the great number of metal parts. Despite them, the device is not hefty and its weight is properly balanced.
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The display of the Nokia C5 features QVGA resolution that has become standard for handsets in this price category. All told, the image quality is mediocre and the C5 is useless in direct sunlight, even with the brightness to its maximum setting, not to mention the screen is almost unusable when used at an angle.
The screen is, however, the only disappointing aspect relating to the outer look of the device. All buttons are exceptionally well-made, large enough, have proper travel and provide pronounced feedback when pressed. Typing away on the keyboard of the Nokia C5 is as easy as ABC and frankly, the only thing that could have made us happier would have been the presence of QWERTY keyboard. The microSD slot, well hidden under a small plastic flap, takes up to 16GB expansion cards.
The 3.5mm headphone jack, charger and microUSB ports are on the top side of the device. The battery cover is made from metal and is extremely easy to remove, thanks to the small peg at the bottom.
We like the outer look and build-quality of the Nokia C5 quite a lot. We also happen to think that even if it doesn’t bring people out in droves, many will find it irresistibly appealing. If you want to find out more about the software of the Nokia C5, please turn to the next page and keep reading.
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