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Nokia C5 review

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The Nokia C5 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Softpedia

After using the device for about two weeks, I think that Nokia did a great job in this case. Nokia C5 is way over the mid-budget line in terms of features, even though its price is so low. C5 is a good-looking phone that will definitely rock your world.

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
PhoneArena

When thrown out of the window. „Heh, that was a good one!” said the schizophrenic and went on playing belote all by himself. All joking aside, the Nokia C5 is equipped with 600MHz processor and 128MB RAM, i.e. more than enough resources that guarantee a smartphone like this will be r...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Nokia released the C5 on April 11, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia C5 user manual here.


Nokia backs up the C5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your C5 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
2.2"

The Nokia C5's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a ARM 11 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

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

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1050mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1050 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 26.5 days standby time, 720 minutes.

Nokia C5 Specs

Overview
Release date April 11, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 10.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor ARM 11 600 MHz
Internal Storage 50 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1050 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: 720 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 26.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors White, Warm Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 4.6 x 1.2 cm (4.4 x 1.8 x 0.5 in)
Weight 89 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
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 Depends on system memory
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
QCIF resolution
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia RM-596

2GB MicroSD сard included
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Critic Reviews


Softpedia

One of those perfectly featured smartphone that you rarely find these days

from Softpedia

After using the device for about two weeks, I think that Nokia did a great job in this case. Nokia C5 is way over the mid-budget line in terms of features, even though its price is so low. C5 is a good-looking phone that will definitely rock your world.

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After using the device for about two weeks, I think that Nokia did a great job in this case. Nokia C5 is way over the mid-budget line in terms of features, even though its price is so low. C5 is a good-looking phone that will definitely rock your world.

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PhoneArena

The Nokia C5 can fly indeed...

from PhoneArena

When thrown out of the window. „Heh, that was a good one!” said the schizophrenic and went on playing belote all by himself. All joking aside, the Nokia C5 is equipped with 600MHz processor and 128MB RAM, i.e. more than enough resources that guarantee a smartphone like this will be running without any lagging....

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When thrown out of the window. „Heh, that was a good one!” said the schizophrenic and went on playing belote all by himself. All joking aside, the Nokia C5 is equipped with 600MHz processor and 128MB RAM, i.e. more than enough resources that guarantee a smartphone like this will be running without any lagging.

We encountered some minor issues relating to the sound sharpness during calls, but all told, we were able to perfectly understand people on the other end of the line and they claimed the same. The Nokia C5 offers the whopping 12 hours of continuous talk time on 2G networks and decent 4.9 hours over 3G bands.

The Nokia C5 is exceptionally well-made, comfortable and snappy device. The in-call and audio playback quality is decent, the handset supports Nokia Messaging, the camera will do and the A-GPS coupled with free navigation is welcome indeed. Our only gripe relates to the mediocre display and lack of Wi-Fi.

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