Nokia C5-03 review

The updated C5 is a baby step in the smart direction

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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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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory40 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value1.34 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyC
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourGraphite Black
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time11.50 Hour
Product ModelC5-03
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeResistive
Weight (Approximate)93 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionSymbian OS 9.4
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height105.8 mm
Width51 mm
Depth13.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesC
Battery Standby Time600 Hour
Product NameC5-03 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002V256
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Find your favourite people and places with a phone that keeps you connected and entertained.

Easy access to contacts and email

Stay connected to the people who matter - access your favourite contacts with one touch, directly from the home screen.

Free navigation and location sharing

Discover new places and share your location through Facebook with integrated A-GPS and free navigation.

Fast Wi-Fi for online entertainment

Enjoy entertainment on the move - stream videos, try new games and browse the web with a fast Wi-Fi connection.

Package Contents
  • C5-03 Smartphone
  • Nokia Battery BL-4U
  • Nokia Travel Charger AC-8/ AC-15
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA 101-D
  • Nokia 2 GB microSD card MU-37
  • User's Guide
  • Service Leaflet
Limited Warranty2 Year