Expert Review of Nokia C5 Black
Nokia C5 is a mid budget mobile released in 2010, which assembles in itself all the basic necessities along with certain extra advantages to prove its worth. It works as both, quad band 2G supporting as well as dual band 3G supporting handset. Available at a price tag of Rs.6559, it satisfies your needs with the GPS system, word excel format, powerpoint PDF and many other goodies. It means that with c5 in your hand, you can not only locate the world but also access various format files without requirement of a pc. Another of its classic features includes a 3.15MP primary camera that enables you to get point perfect images. For video chatting, it has got a separate secondary camera though of VGA quality. All these images and videos displayed on 2.2 inches of colorful display of the handset is a soothing and comfortable experience.
Sound quality is loud enough to pacify the music lovers, along with the radio feature. Besides, the mobile is also good for the socialites, who tend to reach the fastest for facebook, friendster, youtube, hi5, myspace and many other websites. There are innumerous ways to chat via all sort of messaging services such as those of sms, mms, emails. The downloadable collection of games are all designed under JAVA based application. Its standard Li-Ion batteries are able to support long hours of 5-10hours varying from 2G to 3G usage of the handset. The utmost attraction for you can be the inclusive 2GB memory card that comes in the box apart from its internal RAM and the capability of 16GB extension. Other than these, the major connectivity features via Bluetooth, internet, GPRS, EDGE etc connectivity is also inbuilt enabling high speeds. The white or warm grey available rectangular model fits into the pocket with the dimensions of 112mm x 46mm x 12.3mm.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia C5 is illuminated with a 2.2 inch wide TFT display with 16M color combinations. Though it seems to be small for this budget model, but is quite good to view with clear and bright display qualities. The resolution of 240x320 pixels deals fairly with its contrasting screen. Keeping in mind the average user abilities, it has been designed with easy controls and simple shortest possible approach to all the applications of this handset. There are two soft keys to start and end the call that are smooth and faster to be pressed while using the phone. Menu organization is compiled with identifiable symbols for the ease of users.
For loud music, it has got a 3.5mm jack along with stereo speakers, vibration and MP3 alert types. The sound quality is sufficiently good that supports all formats of MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player. In case, one finds it boring to hear the same playlists again and again, there is a choice to listen a stereo FM radio with RDS.
Pictures and Video quality
It has got a 3.15MP primary camera that captures good quality images at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The picture quality is good and satisfactory in case you are devoid of camera and yearn to capture the moments or special clicks. Additionally, there is an LED flash which is of great use in low light areas or at night and dark backgrounds. Also, there is a secondary camera though with a VGA quality mainly for videocall support. Videos can be obtained at speeds of around 15fps and played back with the help of its MP4/H.264/H.263 player.
The ability of establishing 3G connectivity is itself an assurance of great downloading and surfing speeds. The WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite browser explore the vistas of internet efficiently well. The handset gains speeds of HSDPA, 10.2Mbps; HSUPA, 2Mbps. Though lacking in WLAN, it has got a class 32 EDGE and GPRS connectivity to offer.
Internal and External Memory
Nokia C5 is a smartphone that comes inclusive of a 2GB memory card. What more can you expect at such a handsome price. The external memory is extendable upto 16GB by a microSD slot. Simultaneously, the 128MB RAM and 50MB internal memory enables you to store large number of contacts, photo calls and keep a track of call records till about 30 days.
Applications and Gaming
One of its most catchy applications is an A-GPS along with an Ovi Maps 3.0 that helps you locate the near and dear ones or vice versa. Besides, this mid budget mobile also offers a document viewer in Word excel format as well as Powerpoint PDF. The AMS, RSS, facebook, youtube, hi5, friendster, and myspace apps are the add on’s to the application world Nokia C5 offers to its users. Socialite, business, rough tough; its basically designed for versatile usage. The other basic features of photo/video editor, voice memo/dial, organizer, predictive text input, flash lite 3.0 etc are also present as commonly found in many other mobile phones. Good for people demanding more and easy chit chat, it offers you to message in almost all the possible ways such as instant messaging, sms, mms, email and push mails.
All the apps are designed in Java MIDP 2.0. To have a good pastime with entertaining games, one needs to download the collection via internet.
The standard Li-Ion battery BL-5CT, powered at 1050mAh; gives sufficiently long talk times both in 2G and 3G use. You can chat non-stop with a talk time of 12h in 2G while for 5h in 3G. The stand by time of 2G usage is about 630h while that for 3G it extends to about 670h. With these power specifications, you can enjoy your favorite streaming music everlasting to an approximate of 34h.
Prominent in almost all the latest technology phones, it has also got a v2.0 Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP. Devoid of the age old infrared port, one can transfer large amounts of data quickly to any other device as that of mobile, laptop or PC with the help of its v2.0 microUSB port.
Compared to its competitors, Nokia C5 has been working fine. The other prevalent models such as those of Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, Micromax A70 etc. are given a tough strife by this handset. Even at 16GB extension usage, it works at fair speed apart from delays in opening of music player and certain other features. There is a mixed reaction by the users regarding. Some of them describe it to be perfect while the others have reported some imperfections in messaging scheme. Users may find several common options missing from its image editing but can find other new available ones as well.