There's so much to like about the C902 that it's difficult to find much wrong with the handset. One noticeable issue is that the phone can feel sluggish at times. When you open the camera cover, there's a definite delay of 4-5 seconds before the controls for the camera actually appear on the screen. Similarly, screen updates can be slow when moving between the various options in the media player.
While the 5-megapixel shots have bags of vivid colour and generally lots of detail, the images still won't cause your compact camera to quake in its boots. This is because the tiny lens isn't quite good enough to do the sensor justice, so when you zoom in on shots you've downloaded to a computer, they look soft. They're still a good deal better than the usual fare you get from rival camera phones, but they're definitely not on a par with those you get from a dedicated digital camera.
The only other issue we have is with the quality of recordings in video mode. Recordings don't look too bad when you're videoing mostly static scenes, but as soon as it has to deal with lots of fast movement the video tends to look very pixelated.
The C902 is a great-looking phone with some really cool design features, such as the slide-out lens cover. Despite being packed with a wealth of features, it remains very easy to use. Although the 5-megapixel camera takes very good shots, they're still not going to rival those from a dedicated digital camera.
Edited by Shannon Doubleday