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      09.03.2014 08:52
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      back to basics phone

      in the current world where smartphones are the "in" thing, you can happily buy this phone and ..... keep it in the glove box of your car as an emergency back-up. when pressing the keypad to dial a number or sending sms, you can listen to popping sounds, comparable to your breakfast cereal in milk or bubble wrap. it is plasticky, that little hole where you connect the headset has since retired from service for unknown reasons, leaving this phone close to a desk phone when making a call still creates feedback which you would expect shouldn't be happening in this newer version, but still does. i dread using it for making phone calls without the headset quite honestly. this has been given to me as a company phone so unquestionably it will be cheap but as long as you can make and receive phone calls, send and receive SMS messages, ticks all the boxes, that's it. the camera quality is awful, screen is tiny so pointless to use for social media. the best thing is the long battery life.

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      28.01.2014 15:52

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      If you're looking for a simple, sensible phone which has a couple of features, It's This 1.

      First of all, let's face it, it's a NOKIA. I was never disappointed by a NOKIA phone for now and my family all had nokias at one point, and the only reason that they don't use them anymore are either because they had a really clumsy accident or they decided that they need a 'pretty' phone now.
      I currently own one. It is simple, it is quick (no loading problems like some phones)
      It is really easy to use, and the keys are nice, smooth, and you could text a really long message in your sleep, LITERALLY, I have done it. The format is excellent. The menu is simple and straightforward.

      If you are looking for something to get by comfortably and at the same time have some small features such as a camera (again, to get by, because the camera is not great, but for a quick photo of something it is great - But it is no Canon or FUjifilm)
      It is ideal for mobile users who are interested in a simple phone with a couple of nice extras (nothing fancy). Message memory is huge as well, haven't deleted a message from my inbox for a long long time.
      Good, reliable, and well-priced. Nokia did it again.

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      23.02.2013 16:59

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      This phone does everthything that a basic should do and more you can access the internet, take photos download music. Plus the battery life is quite amazing for a small phone. I bought mine from a supermarket and have the supermarkets network which so far I find really good. I get extra every time I top up so this works really well. As I don't top up every month only when I need it or want extra free talk time

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      07.06.2012 14:07

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      Not worth the money

      Well, where do i start with this mobile. I have had this for about a 6 months now and have had nothing but trouble. I own 2 phones and have owned more than i like to remember, but this is the worst. I personally do not think Nokia is a very good brand for a mobile.

      Firstly, the positives. I think it looks nice in the hand and you are never ashamed to bring it out. It also has a very good camera and is wear resistant, so if you are like me and drop them all the time you should be ok with this one! I also think its good for easy access to contacts.

      The negatives - slow, very slow. It is nowhere near as responsive as it should be for the price. I think the resolution could be better also. The messages freeze all the time, and you constantly have to delete messages until you are able to look at your new ones. Internet wise is a joke, it works when it wants. Even on mobile adapted sites it is a let down, with silly navigation buttons that infact dont navigate you anywhere.

      avoid unless at a really good price!

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      05.06.2012 23:01
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      Good if you want a phone that you don't mind using, poor for everything else

      I got this phone as an "upgrade" from me previous handset, a Samsung Solid Extreme B2100, as my contract had come to an end. I'm now on an incredibly cheap contract (about £5 a month) and have an incredibly cheap phone to match.

      Boxing, build quality and overall appearance
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      This phone comes in a pretty standard box, with all the usual accessories; a charger, battery and a headset that doubles as a hands free kit and an aerial for the radio. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy.

      The build quality of this phone is pretty flimsy. It feels plastically and like it'll break if you look at it too hard. The back is fastened on using friction alone. No clips or fasteners. The keypad is reasonable, although I don't know how it would hold up to intensive use.

      There's nothing revolutionary about the design of this phone. It's designer won't be getting knighted any time soon. Its silver plastic on the front and a darker gray plastic on the rear.

      Features
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      In addition the normal calling and texting this phone features a handful of games, a radio (if you attach the included headset as an antennae), a camera and email and web services. It will also play music.

      Call quality
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      I'm not a heavy user when it comes to calls, however I'll call the missus a few times a week and the mandatory Sunday afternoon call to my mother. The call quality (both of speaker and microphone) was an important factor in my decision to get a new phone. The poor microphone on my old phone meant that nobody could hear a thing I said and I got frustrated by this. This phone is a vast improvement, in that nobody has complained they can't hear my so far. Unfortunately the sound quality of the speaker isn't great. I sometimes struggle to hear what my other half says as it's distorted and often incomprehensible. Overall I was disappointed with the sound quality.

      Texting
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      I'm more of a texter than a caller so I was pleased with the keypad which was responsive and easy enough to use. The space and punctuation menu buttons are in different places to my old phone, however I'm sure I'll get used to it sooner or later. I believe it to be a standard Nokia layout so anyone that's used a Nokia before will be perfectly comfortable.

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      This phone does have a camera, although it may as well not bother. The picture quality is pathetic at the best of times. If you zoom in then it becomes unrecognizable. I can't help but think that Nokia added the camera so the phone would show up when people searched for camera phones. They certainly haven't made it at all usable or an asset to the phone.

      The screen
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      The screen is clear and bright and I haven't had difficulties with it in direct sunlight. It's also reasonably big. It would probably display pictures reasonably well if the camera was capable of taking any.

      Connectivity
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      This is a basic phone, yet it does come with Bluetooth. There's no wifi.

      Battery
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      The battery life of this phone is actually quite good, although I don't use it a huge amount. It will last several days on a single charge and when it does come to charging it will go from empty to full quite quickly. My only gripe is that when the battery is nearly empty you don't get much warning between it starting to run low and the phone cutting out completely. A little more notice would be nice.

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      I've played a couple of the games on this phone and overall they're not too bad. I certainly enjoyed the pinball simulator. Compared with modern smart phones the games aren't up to much. If only it came with Angry Birds!

      Whilst this phone does allow you to access the internet and email I haven't tried to use the service. I can't image it being a particularly pleasurable experience.

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      This is phone is the cheapest of the cheap. If you're looking for something cheap and practical that you don't mind losing then this should do the job. If you want something that has games, internet or, dare I say it, apps then there's a certain smart phone on the market that might be more up your street.

      I bought this phone as a replacement for my old one which was hard to be heard on. Despite this I'm still considering switching back to it because this is not one of Nokia's best offerings.

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  • Product Details

    Stay in touch with friends, family and the world around you with fast access to your email, instant messaging services, the Internet and Nokia's Ovi Life Tools. Take great pictures and share your favorites through MMS, Bluetooth or a microUSB connector cable. Listen to your favorite music and radio shows on the go.

    A stylish, reliable phone with a host of multimedia and messaging features.

    Technical Data

    Product Description: Nokia C1-01 - mobile phone - GSM
    Product Type: Mobile phone
    Service Provider: Not specified
    Form Factor: Bar
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 45 mm x 14 mm x 108 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Colour: Warm grey
    Technology: GSM
    Band: EGSM 900/1800 (Dual Band)
    Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder
    Wireless Interface: Bluetooth
    Display: LCD display - colour - 1.8" - TFT
    Instant Messaging Services: Yes
    Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, MP3, MIDI
    Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB
    Talk Time: Up to 636 minutes
    Standby Time: Up to 504 hours
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