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Good: Excellent in every way
Comment: I wrote an earlier review of this in 2011. I have just bought a second one for my Partner, just over a year later, and the phone seems to have been improved tremendously! The buttons and click pad are now smooth and easy to use, and the software is fast. Want another one now. The sound is significantly better and we use his new one as a music player now.
Good: Easy to use
Bad: we dont have to expect way too much from a phone which costs us around 4k rupess. Btw I didnt find any thing bad about it yet.
Comment: A basic and a very good mobile. Worth every single rupee you spend on this.
Good: Brilliant value for money, good feel and appearance
Bad: Only suports 16 GB memory card, not 32
Comment: This is the same shell as the earlier 2730c, the battery and back cover are interchangeable, and the screen size is the same. But what a difference to use! The keypad on the 2730 was a total pain, looked stylish, but the flat surface made miskeying a frquent occurence. The C2-01 has slightly raised keys that are much easier to use accurately, at least for my hands, and the feel is more positive. And the keypad layout is rectangular, not curvy, making it easier to key fast and accurately. The features for the price are amazing. If you don't want a touchscreen or qwerty keypad this is hard to beat. Nokia have got back to the basics very succesfully with this one.
Good: simple and easy to use
Bad: the camera and video recording,
Comment: ok 1st of all when u start to explore this phone and gointo the gallery there are lots of pictures that need to be deleted and there are some stuff on the phone you know u dont want but cant delete!! the 2nd thing is the picture quality is not that great and dont even attempt to waste your time taking a picture in dull conditions.
Most frustrating thing about this phone now is Its my 2nd handset in 5 months.. The 1st 1 I took back in the 1st week due to the phone constantly freezing and then switching itself off.. now the second handset is doing exactly the same thing, very frustrated by this and do not want another.. having said all this I am a Nokia fan but feel this phone is a let down and to have to develop the same fault may suggest to me that it is an issue with this model
Comment: can i know that is this cell phone is available in india ????
if yes then where??
Good: Everything except the keypad and the price (now about £65 cheapest)
Bad: The keypad - too low, buttons too stiff - texting horrible - gives you cramp - can't text one-handed asyou need to hold the phone steady with one hand to jab hard at the buttons and to prevent cramp in thumb.
Comment: I bought this phone to replace three year old nokia 5000. Just wanted a basic phone, similar to old one, for calls, texting, occasional googling or checking train times, and better camera and battery life than before.
This phone seemed to tick all the boxes, except I had to pay £60 odd pounds for it which is a bit steep for what it is.
At first I thought it was perfect. Operating system and menus virtually identical to my old 5000 which I was happy with, longer battery life, good sized screen, 3g (we only get Edge around here but better than gprs for internet anyway and I travel sometimes so picking up 3g is a bonus).
I bought it on the basis of lots of good reviews. Should have read the Amazon reviews more closely, where it said - texters won't like it. Now I don't text very much - hardly ever these days as have a sim only plan with zillions of minutes and landline calls. And I rarely use the internet so won't be typing things in very often.
But the thing is - when I do I want it to be second nature - one handed phone use and texting, and easy buttons - not stiff horrible buttons that are too low set. My old phone had a gap at the bottom beneath the last row of keys - easier.
So I'm selling the phone - would like to keep it as a spare but as I now have to buy another phone, can't afford to.
There are very few traditional candybar phones with this spec (erm 3 or 4 maybe? maximum?!!!) Don't want the c3-01 and it's touch screen. The only other two I have seen which apparently have good keypads are the nokia c5 which is twice the price and sounds a bit too menu heavy - and the nokia c1-02 which looks good - but no camera and small screen - I'm stuck! Don't like sliders and clamshells and live in a low signal area so sony ericsson elm is no good either. Guess I'll have to either fork out for the nokia c5 or get the c1-02 and a small budget camera (like this idea!).
Good: it is the best phone i ever had.................................
Comment: ohhhhh... its a low price 3g phone . it supports every software . i can see cinemas , download anything i want ,,,,, and its net is very very very fast
Good: Price, User-friendly
Bad: It sometimes tends to restart when changing its theme, Below average video recording capability, Volume control a pain
Comment: For a budget phone, you wont expect how cool this phone is. It is user-friendly, fast, efficient, and for its 3.2 megapixel camera, it really takes good pictures. However, it's video recording capability is somewhat below average but much better than the Nokia 2700 Classic. Volume control is a pain. Overall I think this is the best basic phone in the market.
Comment: Amazing phone
Good: Its cheap
Comment: Will C net stop comparing this to smart phones. It is not a smart phone and does not pretend to be so any comparison is fruitless.
Like the Nokia 6303 it is a really good basic phone that has not forgotten what phones were invented or (making phone calls).
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