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: Internet

Web browsing isn't the Nokia C2-01's strongest suit. The screen measures two inches and it delivers 320 x 240 pixels. You need a whole lot more for pleasant web browsing. The connection is 3G, but not HSDPA, so it's slower compared to a lot of other smartphones out there. The saving grace is the use of Opera Mini as the web browser.

At least Opera Mini includes useful features such as a Google search bar, which is efficient.

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But we found web pages remarkably slow to download and when you do finally get a web page in the browser it is far too small for you to read anything at all without zooming.

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Opera Mini offers a small box you can move around a zoomed out screen, so you can choose where you want to zoom into, but if you can't read the miniscule text the process is a bit hit and miss. We found ourselves using the D-pad to move around zoomed in pages more often than not.

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Text reflowing is supported, so that you don't have to do too much panning around to read the content of a web page, which is a blessing.

Another nice touch is the ability to set up nine bookmark speed dials – handy if there are places you visit regularly. Though to be frank, if you are that much of a regular web user, we'd suggest you look at a different handset.

It is probably not a surprise to hear that video streaming is limited. We were unable to play video from the BBC website, for example. Even if it were possible, frankly the small screen means we wouldn't want to bother with it.

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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