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Nokia C2 blue Review

Nokia C2 blueThe Nokia C2-02 is a handset which is typical of the main Nokia selling point - simple to use mobiles with competitive price tags! The C2-02 is essentially part of the Nokia "Touch and Type" series, however they have now scrapped the name, but the spirit lives on in the form of the Nokia C2.

The C2-02 has many of the main features expected with todays mobile phones - GSM/GPRS/EDGE, touchscreen, stereo FM radio with RDS and Bluetooth with A2DP.  However there are notable omissions in the C2 armoury - No Wi-Fi, no video-call camera and no multitasking for instance. That being said, this handset is not marketed as a top of the range smartphone, therefore we cant really expect the same technologies as the most expensive smartphone models.

The actual touchscreen itself is nothing special either, featuring a small low resolution screen, utilising somewhat outdated resistive technology. But in use the screen and the slider makes quite a bit of sense, particularly making better use of space. The C2-02 mobile is comfortable to use even without a bigger screen. The familiarity of the Nokia system and the ease of us is the biggest selling point here. The Nokia C2-02 uses the Series 40 software, which has a comfortable and familiar feel, even though it's now touch enabled. There are two basic swipe gestures available on the C2 screen - left and right swipe. Each gesture can launch an native or Java applications or even change the phones profile.

In the retail box you will find a charger, a handsfree set, and a 2GB microSD card which is already inserted into the phone. Annoyingly, there is no microUSB cable included, but these are easy to find. At 103mm x 51.4mm x 17 mm, the Nokia C2-02 is compact but hardly the smallest phone with a 2.6” screen. Its not the slimmest phone either, but the chunky feel makes it comfortable to hold and use. As previously mentioned, the display is not class leading, but it is pleasingly responsive, the Nokia haptic feedback system works beautifully giving soft gentle vibrations to acknowledge your input through the screen. In a similar fashion, the keyboard is not perfect, but it certainly does the job without major complaints.

The music player of the Nokia C2 hasn’t seen many changes with the exception of touch support. However, its a solid performer with a good set of features. Songs can be filtered by artist, genre and album. The player is compatible with all main formats including AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, AMR-NB. The A2DP function also allows the use of  Bluetooth earphones.

To sum up, the C2-02 is an entry level model, a decent addition to the Nokia portfolio of easy to use handsets priced at the lower end of the market. It falls somewhere in between those basic call and text only phones, and the top of the range touchscreen smartphones. It has most of the functions any of us actually need, is simple to use and doesnt cost very much!

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