Conclusion: The Nokia C2-01 will satisfy those who are after a basic old-school phone to do the basics. It’s lightweight but not flimsy, is comfortable to text and dial on and is generally easy to use. The camera is fairly decent for what it is but is by no means the best one out there. 3G allows for Facebook checking on the go but the screen size means that web browsing can feel a little cramped.
Excerpt: The Nokia C2-01 is another member of the C Series family of budget phones for users that are keen on affordable and functional devices. How does this Nokia phone satisfy the cost conscious user? Keep reading for more details.
Summary: Nokia launched the inexpensive 3G mobile for budget phone users. The most important thing to know about the Nokia C2-01 is that this is our most inexpensive new 3G phone, so it promises to bring fast data services to millions of people who’ve never had them before. It’s a classic feature phone with the Series 40 operating system, traditional keypad, a 3.2-megapixel camera and a two-inch screen.
Pros: 3G connectivity, 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons: A little expensive, Simplistic OS, 3G is wasted on the phone
Conclusion: To sum it all up, the Nokia C2-01 is exactly what you bargained for and even better. It was built on a budget for people who aren't interested in fancy gadgets and simply want a phone with two and a half weeks of standby and plenty of talk time. It's a great phone to give to a kid or an elderly person. Nokia had beginner users in mind when they made this phone and if there's one thing we can be sure of is that this company knows how to make good hardware in mass numbers.
Conclusion: It’s hard to criticize a phone like the Nokia C2-01 – it was built to a budget and with beginner users in mind. A good first phone to give to a kid. A phone with mom and dad on speed dial rather than one used for complex and important grown-up tasks like playing Angry Birds. Alternatively – it’s a phone for the emerging markets and that’s where Nokia are doing quite well.
Pros: Entry level phone with decent features, Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, Tri-band 3G connectivity, 2.0" 256K-color QVGA TFT display, 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, QVGA@15fps video recording, Series 40 UI, 6th edition, Stereo FM radio with RDS, Bluetooth 2.1 (with EDR), Standard microUSB port (charging), microSD card slot (16GB supported), 3.5mm audio jack, Dedicated Facebook app
Cons: Poor video recording, No smart dialing, Miserable display (almost no such thing as a viewing angle for this one), Relatively poor audio reproduction quality
Excerpt: The Nokia C2-01 is a handsome candybar-style feature phone offering a 2 inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution display and a familiar alphanumeric keypad. Dedicated keys and a D-pad navigation array round out a clean, attractive facia. Available in white, gray and black, the Nokia C2-01 features a 3.2MP camera with digital zoom, video record, MP3 player, FM radio and internet access via Opera Mini browser.
Conclusion: Priced at Rs 2700, the Nokia C2-00 offers great build quality, decent design, and a relatively pleasant UI. A music player and email app are some of its strong points. Moreover, the hot-swappable SIM card slot is a unique feature, though it has to be said that very few will find it useful. The phone has its shortcomings, but the reasonable pricing makes it a logical purchase even if you are not looking for a dual-SIM mobile.
Pros: Decent looks; Great build quality; Hot-swappable external SIM slot; Impressive music player; Relatively polished UI; Well-priced.
Summary: Sometimes, you find yourself looking at all the fancy smartphones on the market and wondering: whatever happened to a simple phone that was just a phone? Well, you need look no further than the Nokia C2-01, a simple candybar phone designed for exactly that – just being a phone. Cute and snug, it will fit nicely in your palm as you despatch SMS or MMS messages. The C2-01 also comes with a full-colour 2.5inch display screen. Simple but effective.
Excerpt: Nokia may have made a deal with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone 7 to the fanbase, but in the meantime Nokia struggles on with Symbian in various flavours. Right at the bottom of the tree is S40, a relatively basic OS version.