A valued member of the C Series phones released by Nokia is the Nokia C5 SmartPhone 聊天. The Finnish communications giants have opted to go for a more vintage candy bar look with the C5. In appearance the phone looks rather clear-cut though the design team have given its body a nice chrome effect finish, however the simple design masks the C5’s SmartPhone features which include social network applications and fast internet connections.
The C5 has a 2.2 inch QVGA screen which delivers a bright, lively display of up to 16.7 million colours. A 5 way Navi key is the main button for interface navigation 聊天室, the Navi key is shouldered by two soft keys which act as your action and clear buttons and these are underlined by the call and cancel keys used for phone calls. For messaging the alphanumeric keypad is easy enough as it’s what most people are used to. The phones dimensions are 112 x 46 x 12.3 mm and it weighs just 89.3g so it’s perfectly conventional to handle when navigating the devices many features.
The C5 supports quad band GSM 800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 900 / 2100 and Class 32 EDGE and GPRS 識男仔, so connection speeds are reasonably fast at 10.2 mbps and data transfer is pretty quick too, alas there is a lack of WLAN connection. Bluetooth 2.0 is pre-installed for file transfers to and from compatible devices; it operates using the Symbian OS v9.3 and benefits from the S60 3rd Edition FP2 user interface allowing for fluid motion and seamless page to page loading throughout the phones software.
Useful applications the devices possesses include a full Ovi selection which covers the online app store, music store and Ovi Maps, which is useful for route navigation when combined with the aGPS receiver, it also has the QuickOffice document viewer for business conscious users and dedicated applications for Facebook, MySpace and YouTube for those who like to be in the loop when it comes to status updates and wall blogs from there friends, colleagues and family.
Containing 50MB of internal memory allows the C5 SmartPhone to store almost an unlimited amount of contacts and messages, this can be handy if you have an extensive social circle and the 2GB external memory can be upgraded up to 16GB using a MicroSD card, this means that there is enough potential storage space for your favourite tracks, images or video files.
The Nokia C5 has a good music player installed which allows you to download (via Ovi Music Store) organise and playback songs to any headphones compatible with the 3.5mm jack, it can also playback a wide range of file formats including MP3 and WMA. The phone supports a 3.2 mega pixel camera with LED flash, Full Focus Technology and 4x digital zoom for precise image capture, the C5 is also capable of shooting VGA video at 15FPS. The video player is pretty good and the image quality isn’t bad on the 2.2 inch screen, the player manages to playback various video file types such as MP4, MPEG-4 and AVI. Overall the Nokia C5 covers mobile entertainment quite well!