Summary: Phone was received with a box in crushed and poor condition, earphone set was missing and the battery compartment cover would not lock well. It works OK, but was disappointed about the overall condition, as I purchased it as a gift.
Summary: Dissappointed that it didnt live up to expectations. We wanted a model that would read its menu items and names in the contact list out loud in Spanish. We were advised by a mobile retail outlet in the US that it would. However that does not seem to be the case, or possibly, it doesnt have the pre-installed software to do this. No complaints about the online retailer via Amazon, we got the goods quickly and they were as described. Lesson learnt...
Some good points but ultimately frustrating beyond belief
28 April 2013
Summary: Ok this phone has good points - the screen and buttons are both much bigger than my previous Nokia 'classic' phone even though the phone as a whole is scarcely any bigger; the battery life is really good; it will access the internet quickly; the camera is good enough to post pics at full size onto facebook etc; and it doesn't involve any use of a touchscreen (unlike similar Nokia phones like the C3).
Summary: It looked great on paper and the reviews were good but soon after ours arrived we found that its clock did not keep time properly. Every few days it would jump by about 1/2 hour. This rendered many of the features such as alarm clocks and calendar reminders, useless. google "Nokia c5-00 clock problem" to see what others have to say about this. We are not alone...
Summary: I got this to replace my ageing Sony Ericsson K770i which was starting to fail, and was sold on its fast web access / surfing and sat nav etc but as the last reader said most of the features are quite awkward to get to and use, not least the camera. i'll be trying to upgrade again as soon as I'm out of contract, probably back to a Sony.