Especially targeted for growing economies as India, the economical Symbian Nokia device, the Nokia C5 is laid out with really cool features and technologies. Priced at just Rs.7237 in India, Nokia C5 allows budget-conscious users to reap the fruits of new innovations in the communication world with Nokia C5. It has many goodies such as FM radio, games, music player,GPRS/ EDGE, 3.2 MP camera with video recording in VGA format and 860 mAh battery.It also boasts microSD card support that extends its memory to up to 16GB despite having a 2GB memory card with hot swappable feature[ + ] Read Nokia C5 Review
The latest Symbian Nokia C5 is designed in Monoblock form factor and has a QVGA TFT color display screen sized at 2.2 inches. It displays 16M colours on its display and renders some really great resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. It has a simple design and a basic standard alphanumeric keypad to serve the purpose of navigation and for complete control while navigating and scrolling through the menu options of the phone. Nokia C5 operates on Symbian OS version 9.3 (S60 edition). The software and applications packed in this device are voice commands, active idle and FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air).Also, Nokia C5 is an extremely lightweight device just weighing 89.3 grams. Its length, width and height are 112mm, 46mm and 12.3 mm respectively. The Nokia C5 is JAVA supported and can be bought in two soothing colours viz. White and Warm Grey.
Music features makes basic handsets even more attractive for budget buyers and as such Nokia C5 has an integrated stereo FM radio with RDS and good quality MP3 player that play music in MP3/eAAC/WMA/eAAC+ audio formats. The music features incorporated in the phone helps users to sort the playlists and make selection according to artist, album and genre. There are good equalizers in the phone which also has an album graphics display. One may also resort to Nokia Music Store for music support and also get DRM support on this device. The handset also supports vibration alerts, video Ringtones, MID, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, WMA, MP3
The Nokia C5 has 3.2 Mega Pixels A/F camera with LED Flash and 4X digital zoom. 2048X1536 pixels resolution. The phone’s camera also has full focus EDOF (extended depth of field) technology that is one new innovation. It allows still image formats such as JPEG. There is a secondary VGA camera in this handset for letting users make video calls and pictures so clicked are in 640 x 480 pixels resolution. Next is the ability of Nokia C5’s camera to shoot videos in VGA format at 15fps. The allowed video formats are MPEG-4, H.263, 3GPP, AVI. The videos can be clicked with assistance of scenes mode which allows automatic and night mode. One may also play with these videos via white balance modes just as with auto, sunny, cloudy, incandescent and fluorescent modes. There is also a video editor in the phone and the handset also allows video sharing via Share on Ovi.
With a phonebook memory capable of storing practically unlimited phonebook entries and manage call records of missed, dialed and received calls to a maximum of 30 days, it sesms that Nokia C5 seems is quite a good handset in this department. Quite surprisingly, a basic phone like Nokia C5 not just have 50MB internal memory but also enjoy memory expansion to a max of 16GB with insertion of a microSD card and also already has a 2GB memory card with hot swappable placed inside it.
Enormous talk time and ample standby time is dispensed for Nokia C5 users. Its encased rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery is rated at 860mAh capacity and is quite powerful to deliver a standby time up to 630 hours (GSM) and 670 hours (WCDMA). The talk time of up to 12 hours (GSM) and 4.9 hours(WCDMA) is also allowed on the handset.
With integrated GPRS/EDGE in a similar configuration of class 32 and allowed maximum speed to up to 298/178.8 kbps (UL/DL), Nokia C5 won half the battle in data connectivity department. Yet, there is more in this cool device and one may also benefit via its integrated Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 features. One may browse over this phone via a WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML browser. The handset is also JAVA MIDP 2.0 and HSDPA supported and thus allows 10.2 Mbps Net speed on HSUPA and 2 Mbps speed on HSDPA 3G network. One may also get the privilege of using in-built A-GPS and Ovi Maps 3.0 with the help of this phone.
The Nokia C5 supports triplet of messaging services which comprises of SMS, MMS and SMTP, IMAP4, POP3 protocols based emails. Not only this, this damn simple basic Symbian handset allows a unique “multiple SMS deletion” feature.
The dual networks work for the working of Nokia C5 and as such it gets support of the 2G GSM quad band 850/ 900/1800/1900 MHz frequency and also that of 3G HSDPA 900/2100 MHz frequency.
The Nokia C5 has JAVA support and in-built games such as Bounce Tales and Brain Challenge for the entertainment of users. These games keep them pre-occupied and engaged in their lesiure time.
The Nokia C5 is a Symbian OS based phone that works on its v9.3. It has great multimedia features integrated inside it such as its music features, camera features and video features. It has a good music player with equalizers and ability to sort songs according to playlist and artists. There are advanced games as Bounce tales and Brain Challenge.One may listen stereo FM radio on the phone which comes with a RDS feature. There is GPRS, and EDGE connectivity on the phone in Class 32. The 3.2 Mega Pixels camera of the phone has an innovative EDOF (extended depth of field) technology. Video ringtones are allowed on this phone. There is ample battery backup on both networks. The Nokia C5 has a monoblock form factor and huge memory expandable to up to 16GB via microSD card.
One may not complain for various absences in Nokia C5 but it is quite sad that social networking services have been completely ignored and nothing like Instant Messaging or SNS integration finds mention in the specs list of this handset.[ - ] collapse
Nokia C5 General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2010, April|
|Global Launch Date||2011-01-01T00:00:00|
Nokia C5 Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1050 mAh (BL-5CT)|
|Talk Time||Up to 12 h (2G)Up to 5 h (3G)/|
|StandBy Time||Up to 670 h (3G)/ Up to 630 h (2G)|
Nokia C5 Camera Features
|Mega Pixel||3.2 MP|
|Camera Resolution||2048x1536 pixels|
|Digital Zoom||4x Digital zoom|
Nokia C5 Sound Settings
Nokia C5 Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|3G Network||HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps|
Nokia C5 Additional Features
|JAVA Type||MIDP 2.0|