Nokia C5-03 Review
More commonly known as a more stable and most reliable Brand all over the world, the Nokia brings another phone to the competitive market for its loyal users. It has got everything that one wants of a mobile phone right from feature to looks and as well is very simple to use and operate. No doubt that this phone is speaking a lot for itself but let’s find out if it does really pass our tests.
Nokia C5-03 Design
Nokia lacked the concept for designing beautiful and charming phones in the earlier stages but now it has come up a long way ahead and it now build elegant designs for its phones and they are bound to catch the users attention. Nokia C5-03 has a sleek and slim dimension of 115.8 X 51 X 31.8 mm and is only 93gm to carry. The display screen is 3.2 inches and has a display capacity of 16 million colors. C5-03 has a TV out option which is expected by many users for screen integration and it sure is a good add-on to the phone. It runs on 1 GHz processor which makes it fast enough for handling multiple tasks. NOKIA C5-03 and is powered by Symbian S60v3 Operating System. We did not find any problem while doing multi tasking jobs and the phone runs quite fast enough to feel any delay.
Nokia C5-03 Camera
Nokia is famous for providing cheaper phone when it comes to higher features. This phone has an integrated 5 mega pixel camera with 4X optical Zoom with supported flash and sequence mode. Well when we checked the picture quality of Nokia C5-03 it was pretty good and the color quality was good enough for a better and color representation of the images. The flash provides a better picture and the night mode captures are up to the mark. It has a resolution of 2592X1944 pixels. You can easily set Nokia C5-03 images as wallpaper and they won’t break up into pixels.
It can record video at 720p and 15 frames per second, which gives the videos a very high detailed capturing provision. The rendering is as well very good so that we can have a clear video recording of our beloved moments.
Nokia C5-03 Multimedia
This phone supports almost all standard formats such as Mp3, wav and midi. The sound quality is good and becomes better with headphones plugged in. The cell has an inbuilt player which supports album art cover view and has six pre loaded sets of equalizer which you can too manually scramble to fit in your hearing choice. Coming to the best part that we love about Nokia is the built in FM support which proves that Nokia still has love left for Radio lovers. The phone has a standard 3.5mm jack in port and is compatible with all standard headphone and accessories. But while hands free it totally degrades and sounds like the ones built back two years ago. As I said earlier you need to tune in the equalizer to get the pleasant sound effect.
Now moving down to video support section, this phone really is amazing. It supports Mp4 format and H.264/AVC as well which makes HD video runs flawlessly and clearly on its wonderful 3.2 inch screen. When we tried to rip in the video and run it in as high quality playback the phone just ran the entire video flawlessly and the best part was it didn’t chuckle either in the start or in the end, which is very annoying and is seen in most of the phones these days.
Nokia C5-03 Application
This phone runs on Symbian S60 series version 5 which brings a wide arena of supporting applications for its users. You can find almost any type of apps you want in Google search. Moreover there are many forums which will provide you with all the necessary apps and programs. The phone also supports JAVA and hence many free apps will be flooding the market for the users to feed on. NOKIA C5-03 has some good in built applications as well such as instant messenger which allows you to integrate OVI chat, yahoo, Gmail and all day to day social networks. There is a short cut for twitter and Facebook as well for connecting on one touch and go facility. The push mail support also enhances better email connectivity to the users. We did not find any problem in emailing or using other shortcut apps. They all passed our tests.
Nokia c5-03 Colors
C5-03 is available in wide range of colors, the options include graphite, petrol blue, black, aluminum grey and lime green colors. Professionally we liked the petrol blue one.
Nokia C5-03 Wireless Connectivity
This is a 3.5G quad band GSM supporting phone. This phone has Bluetooth v2.0 embedded for faster data transfer and supports WLAN with HSDPA speed of 10.2Mbps and 2Mbps while running on HSUPA connections. The GPS works fantastic and Nokia OVI maps support is provided to this model which brings value to your money.
Nokia C5-03 Memory
C5-03 comes with mere 40mb on board memory which really is quite orthodox at this age of smart phone but it supports external MicroSD card support up to 16GB. Many of the Nokia users will find this quite annoying that 32 GB support is still unavailable in the phones of economy range and we also feel that they should have done it by now. Come on, now everybody needs more space.
Nokia C5-03 Unboxing
The Nokia standard Unboxing feature applicable in this phone as well. This implies a standard NOKIA C5-03 charger, battery a USB cable for connecting it with peripheral devices and a TV out cable is the added extra thing in it. There is also an installation disk includes all necessary drivers and instructions. A normal Nokia Headphone with embedded microphone is also provided with the bundle.
Nokia C5-03 Qwerty
Since there is no keypad or keyboard for this phone it does have a good QWERTY interface. You can easily type in with the onscreen pads and the touch sensor has been improved a lot in this model for hassle free experience. We did find some problem while tapping with less pressure and it misses the input. Although we did rate it 8 out of 10 for this touch feature.
Nokia C5-03 Launch Date
NOKIA C5-03 has been launched in India by February 2011 and was tagged at Rs 12,000 while the UK buyers have been flawed with 110 pounds. The approximate price for US varies a lot with network providers providing it at much cheaper rates. The best option for them would be to consult their respective Service provider’s rates.
Nokia C5-03 Battery
As usual this phone supports an excellent talk time of up to 11.5hrs in 2G network and 5hrs in 3G connections. Continuous Mp3 playback time has been predicted to be more than 35hrs but we found that it stays enough well for up to 28hrs. It provides a maximum standby by time up to 600 hrs that is quite impressive.
Nokia C5-03 Ovisuite
You can download OVI suite directly from the Nokia official website. And if you have an older version of Suite installed you can upgrade it directly from the OVI interface.
This phone was tested and tried by us very hard and we found that it passed all our tests except for hands free clarity and low tapping pressure situations. Other than this NOKIA C5-03 is best featured phone in best economic price. This is definitely a go go for Middle class buyers. The phone won’t let you down.