Nokia C5-03 review: Contacts and calling

Here's where the Nokia C5-03 excels: at simply being a phone. The call quality is clear, the volume is good and we had signal almost everywhere, not to mention brilliant battery life. These are basic but important points, and means this handset is more than a pretty paperweight at the times where the likes of the iPhone occasionally falter.

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Adding contacts from a SIM card is easy enough, but if you'd like to utilise the scrolling contacts bar across the top of your homepage for ease of calling, you have to input all details from scratch: massively time consuming.

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Adding a contact's image to the Ovi scrollbar is an option, but there's sadly no way of, say, syncing contacts with Facebook that we've found. Instead it has to be an image from the internal gallery, meaning you'll probably keep the contacts bar for favourites, top dials and people you're okay with paparazzi-ing.

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To add a new contact is simple enough; click the contacts icon in the menu and select Add New, which will bring the standard options of most phones to the screen: name, number, email. There are also options to add extra information on your new pal, but again, showing you that this phone just isn't in the right era, the options include handy 90's additions such as Fax and Pager numbers.

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The option to create groups is quite handy if you want an easy way to separate work and play. Ovi chat is also accessible through the contacts menu, which you can then invite your contacts to, should they deign to join you on this platform.

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