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Nokia C2-01 review

5.9/10 AVG.

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The Nokia C2-01 currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Nokia C2-01 is a handsome candybar-style feature phone offering a 2 inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution display and a familiar alphanumeric keypad. Dedicated keys and a D-pad navigation array round out a clean, attractive facia.

Available in white, gray and black, the Nokia C2-01 features a 3.2MP camera with digital zoom, video record, MP3 player, FM radio and internet access via Opera Mini browser.

The C2-01 also offers native support for Facebook and Flickr, Bluetooth, memory expansion up to 16GB via microSD, and a 3.5mm headset jack. You also receive a full suite of basic phone features, including calendar, alarm, calculator, etc.

The Nokia C2-01 offers a talk time up to 8.75 hours and a standby time of up to 430 hours.

Operating system
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


It’s hard to criticize a phone like the Nokia C2-01 – it was built to a budget and with beginner users in mind. A good first phone to give to a kid. A phone with mom and dad on speed dial rather than one used for complex and important grown-up tasks like playing Angry Birds. Alternativel...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena

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 t...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

The Nokia C2-01 ends up being quite a disappointing handset. It suffers too much from its small screen, style-cramping operating system, and lack of features like Wi-Fi and GPS. We can see how it might appeal to smartphone naysayers who just want a handset for voice calling and a little SMS action,...

- Sandra Vogel, TechRadar

The Nokia C2-01 is inoffensive and sturdy in the same way the majority of Nokia's budget phones are, but it's a little too expensive to be attractive...

- Andrew Williams , TrustedReviews

The Nokia C2-01 won't challenge the dual-core smart-phone monsters that are currently being unleashed by the likes of Samsung and LG but, in terms of value for money, it's one of the best phones we've seen this year. It's astonishing what your £50 will get you. If you're looking for more featu...

- Damien McFerran, Cnet

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia C2-01 user manual here.

Nokia backs up the C2-01 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your C2-01 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Nokia C2-01's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

75 MB

Internal memory is 75 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1020 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 365 minutes.

Nokia C2-01 Specs

Release date March 31, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 75 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.33 W/kg
Body: 0.72 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 365 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black, Warm Silver, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 4.7 x 1.5 cm (4.3 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 89 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, WAV, QCP
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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