Nokia C5-03 Review

The Nokia C5-03 is really a grandson of the best-selling Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and though it could be the very last hurrah for Symbian 1 (or Symbian S60 as old-timers call it) it tries to deliver the same volume of satisfaction to the bang for buck meter.

The Nokia C5-03 is light with your pocket. Therefore we mean it light as light in money, and light as 93-gram light in weight, which puts it somewhere inside the top of our directory of flyweight smartphones. The phone is available in a number of color combinations with black or white methods of our bodies, which is often then combined with different colors for the bottom level. The range of looks comes bundled with eco-friendly materials - 80 per-cent of the person is recyclable, while half the packaging is produced with recyclable materials.Within the back you will note a glossy plastic cover, which is a fingerprint magnet and you'll end up wiping it out from time to time. What really defines the phone will be the bottom level which stands out using its color and three physical buttons. We admire that Nokia sticks with physical keys, which give you a solid phone feel for the device, something we've been missing even on high-end handsets.

Connectivity and Networking
Once we said, the Nokia C5-03 comes complete with features for the price - quad-band GSM, tri-band 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to free navigation and maps by Ovi are all aboard. And even though 3G should mean some fast speeds for a smartphone, never don't be surprised to be blown away with extra-quick browsing.The Nokia C5-03 doesn't have multitouch support and browsing is handled by one-finger navigation and double taps to focus or out. The surfing experience is substandard. Pages render in the same way over a desktop PC, which would be great when it wasn't for the lag combined with really miserable zoom controls that produce surfing a bit more cumbersome experience than it.Why the Nokia C5-03 jump out among other budget solutions is great and free navigation. The on-board A-GPS module finds the Nokia C5-03's position quickly and accurately. Driving and walking directions in addition to voice navigation on Ovi Maps 3.0 are equally good. Display size will be the biggest setback here, when you see 3.2 inches enough, then you certainly need to be in excess of very happy with what you'll receive.

Camera And Video
The Nokia C5-03 provides you with a 5 megapixel camera for a maximum image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. There are neither autofocus nor LED flash. And there is no lens protection either. Because of this the glass since the lens is at risk from finger smudges and perhaps occasional scratches.The C5-03 just isn't a cameraphone at all, it's everything you use when you've forgotten your compact digital camera.Other settings include self-timer (2, 10, 20 seconds), sharpness, exposure, contrast, color tone and white balance control.The image quality is below the best of the 5MP range however, the Nokia C5-03 produces some usable photos. The contrast and color rendering are fantastic and the amount of captured detail is decent. However, the produced images will be noisy which, combined with sharpening algorithm, produces jagged edges. The noise reduction algorithm also has a propensity to smear out areas of low contrast.The foremost missing feature - autofocus - becomes apparent while you try taking a macro shot. Anything closer than 50cm is really a no-go.Video recording should be the worse perhaps the Nokia C5-03 imaging skills. The phone can shoot VGA at 13fps. Quite simply, videos shot with all the C5-03 camcoder are simply just good for MMS.Videos are captured in MPEG-4 format which enable it to have automatic or manual white balance. Additional available settings are scene (automatic, low light and night) and color tone.

The cellphone is powered by way of a standard Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery that offers a standby nearly 600 hours on 2G or higher to 500 hours on 3G. The phone provides a talk-time of approximately 9 hours when ran on 2G or higher to 4 hours when ran on 3G.


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