Nokia C2-05, in-depth analysis

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Nokia continues to bet on entry-level mobile phones . So much so, that in recent days we have seen how, together with the Nokia C2-05, it has also presented the Nokia X2-05 , a very simple and economical device for those users fleeing complications. The mobile phone that concerns us is more of the same. It stands out especially for its shapes, since it is much more compact than other phones that have also appeared at the same time , so that users who are considered more practical will especially like it. For the rest, we are facing a low-end mobile, designed for those who just want to call, send messages and listen to the odd song.

Indeed, as we said, the Nokia C2-05 is a phone that will cost 50 euros in its free format , so that as you can imagine, the features are quite basic. A pity that Nokia has not bet a little more for the camera , since it is one of the most obsolete elements of the terminal. Nor is it a device with options for connectivity . You can check for yourself in its data sheet that it is not a terminal with access to 3G or Wi-Fi networks . But if your thing is not to connect to the Internet , it is possible that the Nokia C2-05 is a good solutionto your needs. We tell you all the details of this phone in a thorough analysis.

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Design and display

You will see that it has a basic but modern design , especially for the colors it looks and for its rounded and ergonomic shapes . It is, indeed, a phone that is pleasant to the touch, with matte color finishes and few buttons within reach. If there are no availability problems, the Nokia C2-05 will be sold in blue, fuchsia and gray , all paired with glossy black.

According to its data sheet, the phone responds to some measures 99.4 x 47.8 mm and a weight of 98.5 grams . Without being too big, we cannot say that we are facing a heavy mobile. Nothing is further from reality. The Nokia C2-05 is light, small and easy to carry. In fact, at the bottom of the main keypad we will find a sliding alphanumeric keyboard, a little gem for users who feel a predilection for this type of more functional keyboard . To this technical feature we have to add a two-inch color screen, with a QVGA resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, in addition to a maximum depth of65,000 colors . As you can imagine, the screen is not touch, because we are dealing with a basic range mobile phone . If this detail is not important to you , this will not be an impediment to carry it in your pocket.

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The Nokia C2-05 is not a phone equipped for connectivity . In this way, if you want to stay connected to the Internet all day and enjoy a fast and agile Internet , we recommend that you discard the purchase . The device operates on GSM 850/1900 networks . In this sense, you will see that you cannot connect to broadband Internet, or what is also known as 3G networks . The phone is not compatible with this technology, and neither is it compatible with Wi-Fi wireless networks . A disadvantage in every rule that will not allow you to enjoy the connections available in your house, for example, inrestaurant, hotel or library . Pity. If these options are essential for you, you will have to look at another model. We remind you that the vast majority of Nokia terminals are compatible with Wi-Fi networks .

You will be interested to know that at least the phone is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 technology , which you can use to transfer and synchronize files between devices. It will be great if what you like is sharing. In addition, in the section on external connections, the Nokia C2-05 enjoys a headphone output 3.5 mm you can use to listen to music. It also incorporates a microUSB 2.0 input to connect the phone to the computer through a cable , as well as a microSD card slot that will be very useful to expand the internal memory of the device and store more files like photos, videos or songs.

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Photographic and multimedia camera

We can not expect much from the camera of a phone of these characteristics . In fact, the phone is eminently designed for those users who do not have the slightest intention of taking pictures often . And is that the quality of the camera is frankly bad. You will see that the sensor reaches 0.3 megapixels, so you will not have the slightest option to get snapshots of a certain quality. You better carry the compact camera if you want to take moderately good photos . The system has a fourx digital zoom , but is no longer capable of anything else. The Nokia video recording thing He has saved it for another time.

In the multimedia section , you will see that the Nokia C2-05 is capable of playing photos, video and audio in the main compatible formats. According to the official data sheet itself, you will see that the device gets along well with the following extensions: MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC + and eAAC + . For the rest, you can see that the phone also incorporates a tuner for stereo FM radio with RDS . You can also record voice and radio notes , in addition to listening to music in a minimum of quality thanks to the integrated speaker .

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Memory and operating system

It is clear that in most cases, the internal memory is not one of the strengths of this class of mobiles. The Nokia C2-05 , in fact, barely has 64 MB of which only 10 MB are available for the user to have them available. It is clear that in this way you will not be able to store many songs to listen to them anywhere as if the phone were an MP3 player . In this way, the most recommended thing is that you incorporate a memory of up to 32 GB that will allow you to expand the capacity of the phoneto work with your files loosely. You should consider this option to take advantage of the full potential of the terminal.

As you can imagine, the system chosen for the occasion has not been Symbian in its higher stages , not even Windows Phone 7 , the great operating system chosen to change the course of the Finnish. On this occasion, the Nokia C2-05 works through the classic Symbian version with its S40 interface , the simplest that Nokia has so far installed in all its entry-level terminals . In this way, users who are already familiar with this system will have no problem using this device without any problem .

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Autonomy and availability

The Nokia C2-05 has a single , lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 860 milliamps . In this way, up to 5 hours of conversation and 600 hours of standby are guaranteed . However, these balances will have to be checked through actual use, since everything can change depending on whether you call a lot or if you usually play music through the terminal.

Nokia has not yet made much reference to the availability of the terminal, although we know that it could be in the European markets (including Spain) at the end of this year, with guarantees that you can acquire it during the pre-Christmas period . On the other hand, you should know that the telephone - in its free format - will cost around 50 euros , so that it is positioned as a very good alternative in times of crisis .

StandardGSM 850 / 1900EGPRS multislot class 12
Weight and measurements99.4 x 47.8 x 16.3 mm

98.5 grams

Memory64 Mb (10 Mb available)

Up to 1000 contacts

MicroSD cards (up to 32 Gb)


2 inch color screen

Resolution QVGA (640 x 480 pixels)

65,000 colors

Photo camera and multimedia0.3 megapixel camera

Fourx digital zoom

Reproduction of photos, video and audio.

Formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC + and eAAC +.

Stereo FM radio tuner with RDS

Recording voice and radio notes

Integrated loudspeaker

Controls and connectionsSymbian S40 operating system

Slide-out alphanumeric keyboard

Nokia standard charger connector

3.5 mm audio output

Bluetooth 2.1

USB 2.0

Autonomy860 milliamp battery

Conversation: 5 hours

Standby: 600 hours

Availability and price50 euros in free format
+ infoNokia

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