Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... this phone is a solid bit of kit. Uninspiring int he way perhaps my previous Nokia phones have been in terms of design but nevertheless ... more
Simple, basic but with enough functionality for most and does the job admirably well
Member Name: plymyphil1
Date: 30/07/13, updated on 30/07/13 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, reliable. A simple if inelegant phone.
Disadvantages: No touch screen, Internet practically unusable
I have always been a fan of Nokia phones. The design that goes into them for me always brings something interesting to the product. My first phone, I forget the numbers, was a Nokia banana phone. A button on the top right hand side made a cover slide down and at the time it felt like something from Star Trek. I think probably my most enjoyable of all phones was the Nokia Communicator. When everybody else was content with text messages I had a phone that had much of the functionality of today's smart phones. When work announced that they were moving our phone system to a mobile system and that I was to be issued with a Nokia mobile phone then I was just ever so slightly feeling the anticipation of something that could be outstanding. At first, to be honest, when the Nokia C2 arrived I was disappointed. This looked like the least exciting mobile phone I had ever owned and is certainly not something I would ever buy for my own phone at home. However, some time on and what I would say is that this phone is a solid bit of kit. Uninspiring int he way perhaps my previous Nokia phones have been in terms of design but nevertheless a reliable phone that does everything it needs to do reasonably well.
To be clear, this is a budget phone. Expect change from fifty pounds. That said, it has many features that oth budget phones lack. Let's take a looks t some of the included features.
The phone does have a camera and takes acceptable snaps in reasonable light. It has no flash facility but that said, the Nokia lens is better than many other budget lenses so for capturing a quick snap it is fine. The phone comes with a USB connector. This can be used for charging the phone or downloading the photos to the computer. You can access the Internet on the phone and it does have a Facebook app pre-installed. However, the lack of a touch screen makes Internet browsing something you will only do in an emergency. Games can be download from the Ovi store but again, unless you have no other device for playing video games you are unlikely to want to game on this phone. The smallish screen makes accessing information on some of the inbuilt apps including the calendar also mo difficult than it should be these days.
My advice is forget the apps, forget the games, yes, even forget the Internet. This is a mobile telephone in the basic form of ten years ago and as such works well. With Bluetooth enabled so I can make hands free calls in the car the phone battery lasts for about two days with average use. With Bluetooth switched off you can double that.
In truth I wouldn't buy this phone. Despite fitting in a pocket it isn't pretty but it does fulfil the basic retirements of a phone in a size small enough to fit in your pocket and in tue Nokia style it is built well. It has been dropped numerous times and has been used daily for about eighteen months without any faults developing. If you want a cheap, reliable phone for calls and SMS you could do worse than look at this model. If you are conscious of the appearance of your phone or if you would like to use the Internet on the move or have access to a range of apps then this probably is going to disappoint.
Summary: Basic, reliable and cheap. If that is what you want then this could be for you.
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