Nokia C5-03 Review

Nokia C5-03 is an option worth considering, for users who are looking for a mid-level Symbian phone. This device belongs to the C-Series, offering good connectivity options to stay in touch. However, it does seem a little backdated in some ways. Is it worth taking home? Here’s finding out.

Design and Quality

Nokia C5-03 has a plastic construction and feels very light in the hand. However, it also feels durable enough. This budget-phone has a black body which can be matched with graphite black or lime green for the textured lower cap. It has a 3.2″ resistive screen. Unfortunately, this screen of 360х640 pixel resolution is not comparable to the touchscreens available nowadays. Taps are not registered accurately on the screen at all times. Further, screen visibility outdoors is a problem. There are three physical keys on the lower portion of Nokia C5-03: Call, End and a key that opens the apps menu.

While the top of the Nokia C5-03 holds the 3.5mm headset jack and microUSB port, the right side contains the volume rocker and lock key and the lower end has a charging port.

Nokia C5-03 Specifications

Nokia C5-03 measures 4.16″х2″х0.54″ and weighs 3.28 ounces. This device has 40MB internal memory and a microSD card that can support memory upto 16GB.

Nokia C5-03 Features

Nokia C5-03 runs on Symbian S60, 5th Edition. There is only one homescreen that can be slightly personalized. Four icons at the bottom-Contacts, Clock, WiFi and email notification- help in reaching these features easily. This device does work well but the absence of a portrait QWERTY keyboard may be a disappointment.
Internet browsing experience is good on Nokia C5-03, with this device supporting FlashLite 3.1. Social networking sites can be accessed and the Ovi Store can be visited to download applications. Though this is a 3G device, the speed is not extra-fast.

Quickoffice helps in viewing documents but for editing users will have to download another app.
The music player is well organized and sound quality is quiet good. Connectivity options are strong and include A-GPS and WiFi. Pre-installed Ovi Maps 3.0 also helps in voice navigation.

Camera

This device has a 5MP camera, with zoom upto 3x. Photo effects and different modes may be used for images. Since the camera lacks a flash, taking photographs in low light results in dull images. Most images are of average quality.

Battery

Nokia C5-03 has a talktime upto 4.7 hours and a standby time of 24.5 days on 3G. Battery can charged through the microUSB port or charging port, though using the latter is faster. This device can handle usage for about 2 days before it needs to be charged.

Nokia C5-03 Price

Nokia C5-03 is priced at about $185 online.

Despite delivering on many counts, there are many who feel that Nokia C5-03 cannot offer what the Android experience does. Many other competent devices are available at this range and the Android apps provide for a more enhanced experience. Thus, the problem arises not only from an older operating system on Nokia C5-03, but competition from other devices that may offer more.

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