Nokia C5-03

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₹ 8,390
Key Specifications See full specifications
Shades Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue, Aluminum Grey
OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Internal Storage 40 MB, 128 MB RAM
Display Size 3.2 inch
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Front Camera
Primary Rear Camera NA
Battery Standard Li-ion, 1000 mAh
Processor 600 MHz ARM 11
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Announced October, 2010
Form Factor Bar
Box Content Charger, Handsfree, USB Cable
Shades Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue, Aluminum Grey
OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Languages English
Processor & Sound
Processor 600 MHz ARM 11
Display Colours 16000000
Display Resolution (H) 360 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 640 pixels
Display Size 3.2 inch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Display Type TFT
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Camera Resolution 2592x1944 pixels
Video Resolution VGA @ 15fps
Front Camera
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash No Flash
Primary Rear Camera NA
RAM & Storage
Call Log Yes
Memory Card MicroSD, Up to 16GB
Phonebook Capacity Yes
Internal Storage 40 MB, 128 MB RAM
Dimensions & Weight
Height 105 mm
Width 51 mm
Thickness 13 mm
Weight 93 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time 600.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 11.00 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion, 1000 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Bluetooth v2.0(A2DP
Networks NA
GPRS Class 32
Data Speed HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
EDGE Class 32
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Alarm Clock
In-built Torch
Office Applications
Other Features - Proximity sensor for auto turn-off - Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - Handwriting recognition
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games Yes
Ringtones Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3
T9 Dictionary
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Accelerometer Sensor

Nokia C5-03 Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM


Nokia C5-03: Comfortable and Feature Rich

Overview of Nokia C5-03

Nokia C5-03 is an affordable touchscreen smartphone which runs on Symbian S60 5th edition OS. It matches most medium range smartphone in processing power with ARM 11 processor with 600 MHz frequency. Phone is equipped with Shazam Music Identification Software. It is a music identification service based on mobile phones.

Nokia C5-03 Design and Build Quality

Nokia C5-03 has 3.2 inch resistive display touchscreen with screen resolution 360x640 pixels. Input method includes full screen QWERTY, alphanumeric keypad and hand write recognition. Nokia C5-03 has glossy plastic body with a textured bottom cap. Nokia C5-03 carries weight about 93 g, coupled with rounded edges; it makes ergonomic and portable design. On the top spine site there is a 3.5 mm headphone socket and micro USB port in phone. Whereas the right edge of the phone houses the lock button and volume rocker as the other Nokia handsets have. An accelerometer aids in auto-oriented of the screen while the other sensors which is proximity sensor controls the auto-turn off of the display. Phone is equipped with digital compass which helps you to give directions to the desired location. Phone is powered by a Li-Ion 1000mAh and provides approximately 11.5 hrs. of talk time on 2G network while for a 3G network, the battery life will go down to 4.5 hrs.

User Interface and comfortable to use Nokia C5-03

As we discussed earlier it is an entry level 3G smartphone running on Symbian S60 OS. Maximum user storage memory of phone is 40 MB, ROM memory is 256 MB while RAM memory is 128 MB and you can extend it up to 16 GB using micro SD card. Phone also supports Hot Swapping which means this function is useful to replace faulty modules without interrupting equipment's operation. Phone supports lots of connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. It supports Opera mini browser and thereby enables a PC like rich experience. So, we can call it a user friendly phone which has lots of connectivity features and equipped with other modern features.

Telephone and Phonebook

Nokia C5-03 can support practically unlimited number of entries.

Messaging and Email

Nokia C5-03 supports full range of MMS+SMIL, SMS, Nokia Messaging, OMA E-Mail notification v1.0, Ovi Mail and it supports OMA multimedia messaging service v1.3. Phone comes supported with E-Mail protocols such that IMAP4, IMAP4 IDLE, POP3 and SMTP and document formats which are supported by phone include Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Word etc.

Nokia C5-03 Camera and Video Quality

A 5MP camera with LED Flash sits on the rear panel of C5-03, and shoots at maximum resolution of 2592x1944 pixels. Nokia C5-03 has multiple shooting modes in camera such as Manual Mode, that gives you control over ISO, white balance and exposure. Secondary camera is absent in phone. Phone supports video recording with resolution power of 640x480 pixels at 15fps with the option of directly sharing them on Facebook or Twitter. Nokia C5-03 is equipped with features like Sequence Mode, Still Image Editor, auto exposure, Self Timer, full screen view finder which is the highlighted features of a camera. Camera has good picture quality.

Nokia C5-03 Music and FM Player

Phone has MP3 and MP4 music player that can deliver high sound quality. There is a 3.5mm audio jack is also available. It has stereo Radio FM.

Nokia C5-03 Connectivity Options

The connectivity option for this p hone include:-

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • WAP
  • USB Connectivity
  • Bluetooth

Supported WCDMA frequencies vary based n region where the device is available: RM-697 for Global: WCDMA 2100/1900/900 MHz and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.

Organizer and Other Utility Tools

Nokia C5-03 comes with all standard organiser utility tools such as Calendar, To-do List, Voice Recorder, Calculator, MS Outlook Synchronization, Dictionary, Quick Office Reader, Shazam, DRM Support, RSS/ATOM Web Feeds etc.

Nokia C5-03 Battery

It has standard battery powered by a Li-Ion 1000 mAH gives 11 hrs. and 4 hrs. of talk time in 2G and 3G networks.

Value for Money

Nokia C5-03 retails at an average price of INR 8575 (approx., may vary).


Upon first touch, Nokia C5-03 is sleek but not stunning but light enough and rocks minimalistic buttons touchscreen capability. It has a 600MHz ARM processor, on- par with the majority of budget smartphones. That said, day-to-day navigation is rarely lag-free, but we'd attribute that's more the inherent interface design of Symbian S60 system than lack of power in the Nokia C5-03. It is an ill-advised combination of out-dated software and under-performing hardware. There are much better mid-range phones available, for less money.

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