Nokia C2-02, in-depth analysis

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The Nokia C2-02 is one of those phones that go unnoticed for being very simple , but curiously they soon become best sellers . The reason? Well, the vast majority of mobile phone users continue to prefer simple terminals , while still leaving aside sophisticated, complicated and even expensive smartphones , it must be said. It turns out that just a few weeks ago, the Finnish firm Nokia brought out three interesting terminals. We refer to the Nokia C2-01, the Nokia C2-02 and the Nokia C2-03, differentiable by some other insignificant detail, but destined - en bloc - to a basic audience.

You will see that it does not have too high benefits . You must bear in mind that we are facing a mobile phone with a touch screen , but one of the most basic. We are especially interested in its format - slide type - which will interest practical users. The camera is not one of its strengths, so those who attach great importance to this element of the phone will have to forget about it . Actually, we are in front of the typical terminal that helps us to call and to connect to the Internet on time . We tell you in detail its technical sheet in depth , below

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Design and display

The new Nokia C2-02 is a mobile phone with a design that follows in the wake of the previous basic phones that the Finnish firm Nokia has presented to date . In this case, we are facing a device that is available in two colors . On the one hand in black and on the other in a white and gold combination , for discreet and simple users. It has very rounded edges and has a slide-like format , that is, the alphanumeric keyboard that is integrated can be hidden behind the screen , since it is foldable, so thatIt is compact and really practical to carry in your pocket without being a hassle.

The phone measures 103 x 51.4 x 17 millimeters and weighs 115 grams , so that we are not facing a particularly heavy phone. In any case, it must be said that the phone has a touch TFT 2.6 inch and has a maximum resolution up to 240 x 320 pixels , and a depth of 56,000 colors . The housing is made of plastic , with a combination of matte and glossy tones on the back of the terminal.

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The truth is that we are facing a mobile phone specially designed for connectivity. In fact, first of all we must say that the device operates on GSM 900/1800/1900 networks for the two SIM cards that can be integrated into the system. Do not forget that the phone is Dual-SIM , that is, it allows the incorporation of up to two SIMs . For the rest, you will see that the Nokia C2-02 is not compatible with 3G or Wi-Fi networks , so that you will not be able to take advantage of the connectivity options that any phone has at its disposal today . A real shame.

In this sense, you will see that the Nokia C2-02 is not a phone prepared for people who want to always remain connected to the Internet . Additionally, you will see that the device is perfectly compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP , which will allow us to transfer files between terminals and even listen to music via streaming in the car .

Moreover, it must be said that the Nokia C2-02 has an audio output of 3.5 millimeters that we will go great for listening to music through headphones or speakers, plus a microUSB 2.0 input that will allow us to transfer and synchronize files from the computer to the phone and vice versa, in addition to charging the phone's battery if we don't have the charger and a power outlet within reach. Users who want to expand the internal memory of the phone can do so through microSD cards , thanks to the slot for this type of card that the device also has.

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Photographic and multimedia camera

The truth is that the Nokia C2-02 camera is not one of its strengths. For this reason, this is not a mobile phone designed for those users who place a special value on their device's camera . Like I said, we have a camera with two - megapixel sensor , which logically you will not be too useful to capture quality snapshots. In this sense, the data sheet reveals that the terminal can take pictures of 1600 x 1200 pixels . Finally, tell you that you can record QCIF videos in a quality of 15 frames per second.

As for the multimedia functions , tell you that you can make a more or less basic use, since you can play image, audio and video files in the main compatible formats. In fact, you will see that the following are mentioned in the technical sheet: JPEG, MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, H.264 and H.263 . Additionally, you can also listen to FM Radio and record audio content.

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Memory and operating system

Being an entry-level phone, the Nokia C2-02 has a fairly basic user memory. We say this because according to its technical sheet, the terminal only has 10 MB that will have to be expanded if you want to take advantage of all the functions of the terminal. In this way, we can tell you that you have the opportunity to expand the memory up to 32 GB , although a 2 GB memory card comes in the sales package . This extension will serve to store large amounts of music files, pictures and even videos .

As usual in these cases, for the occasion Nokia has incorporated the Symbian operating system in the Series 40 , with the typical user interface to manage it through the touch screen , although it can be perfectly combined through the physical alphanumeric keyboard which is also integrated into the terminal.

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Autonomy and availability

The Nokia C2-02 incorporates a lithium ion battery with a capacity of 1,020 mAh . According to Nokia's estimates , the phone offers us a range of up to 5 hours of conversation and 600 hours of standby time . Users who listen to music will be able to do so for 24 hours . However, it will be necessary to check if these parameters are true, since it is best to test the real use.

On the other hand and with regard to availability , the Nokia C2-02 could be made available to customers shortly . You can check all these data through the official Nokia website . The starting price is estimated to be around 70-80 euros .

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StandardGSM 900/1800/1900 (SIM 1 and SIM 2)
Dimensions and weight

103 x 51.4 x 17 mm

115 grams

Memory10MB + microSD up to 32GB (2GB card included)

2.6 inch TFT touch

240 x 320 pixel resolution

56,000 colors

Camera 2 megapixel sensor

1600 x 1200 pixels

QCIF video recording @ 15fps

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Supported formats: JPEG, MP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, H.264, H.263

FM radio with recording

Controls and connections

Dual SIM

Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP

Audio output 3.5 mm

MicroSD card slot

MicroUSB 2.0


GSM talk / hold

1,020 mAh battery

Sleep: 600 hours

Conversation: 5 hours

Music: 24 hours

Price77 euros free
Official websiteNokia