Nokia C2-01 review

The Nokia C2-01 is a candybar mobile for those who don't want fancy features

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Nokia C2-01 review: Contacts and calling

As a candybar phone, arguably the Nokia C2-01 has voice calls as its main reason for existence, with a bit of messaging thrown in. So it's no surprise that you can simply tap at the number pad and then hit the call key to start dialling.

There's no smart dialling, so if you want to find a contact by name you have to drop into the full contacts list. Once there, you can search through the list if it's large, or just scroll through it if it's small, and you can view your messaging history, too.

Contacts are pulled together from the handset and SIM. Adding new ones is a matter of filling in an on-device form and this can get pretty pesky.

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If all you want to do is add a name, mobile and home numbers, an email address and image, then you simply run through the form on screen.

But details such as birthdays or additional phone numbers need to be added by choosing the Options soft menu, choosing Add Detail, then going through another menu level to get what you want. It's too much key pressing for us.

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Nokia c2 01

If you want a handset that will easily integrate your social media contacts from the like of Facebook and Twitter, then move right along, as there's nothing to see here. Nada. You'll need to look to something like the Orange San Francisco, or even Nokia's own C5.

There's a Facebook app preinstalled, which you can use to take a look at your account. Sign in and you can check up on what your friends are doing and input your own stuff. But for this kind of activity the screen is way too small, the keyboard way to fiddly, and, no, you really can't get contact details out of Facebook and into the contact database.

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As for voice call quality, we didn't have any problems. Signal strength was often not at full stretch, but it didn't seem to affect call quality, and the people we spoke to didn't indicate that there were any problems with how we sounded.


Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANNo
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, UMTS
SAR Value1.20 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyC
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time8.75 Hour
Product ModelC2-01
Screen Size5.1 cm (2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)89 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, China RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution240 x 320
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), SMS (Short Message Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height109.8 mm
Width46.9 mm
Depth15.3 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesC
Battery Standby Time430 Hour
Product NameC2-01 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberA00002536
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Fast 3G internet browsing

Get the latest news, check your emails and keep up with social networks quickly and easily with a high-speed 3G connection.

Capture and edit great photos

Take great pictures with the 3.2 MP camera - then edit them and see each detail on the clear display, or share through your social networks.

Easy access to email and IM

Connect to friends and family with your free Ovi Mail account, and chat in real time with instant messaging.

Package Contents
  • C2-01 Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Compact Charger
  • Nokia Fast USB Charger
  • Nokia High-Efficiency Charger
  • Nokia Battery
  • Nokia Stereo Headset
  • Quick Guide, User Guide and Product information Leaflet
Limited Warranty2 Year