Nokia C5-03 Specs & Price Budget Touch Phone

Nokia has announced a new budget touchscreen smartphone. It is the Nokia C5-03, another member of the C5 range. The Nokia C5-03 and Nokia 5230 share a lot in common, but Nokia C5-03 has the edge in a number of areas, like in the camera department, faster processor, longer battery life, and the inclusion of Wi-Fi. Nokia C5-03 features 5 megapixels camera, Stereo FM radio with RDS, YouTube/Twitter/Facebook integration, music/video player, GPS with a GPS and O, high speed internet (3G/HSDPA), and up to 16GB memory card support. It is available in Nigeria.

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OS, Software and Hardware

Nokia C5-03 features a 600MHz Arm III processor. This in addition to a 128MB RAM and a 256MB ROM means fast performance. Nokia C5-03 will not be running the latest Symbian operating system (Symbian^3), rather it will offer the same OS on the Nokia 5230, that is the Symbian S60 5th Edition. This is likely because its hardware cannot support Symbian^3. Nokia C5-03 comes with social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Hi5 preloaded. Youtube, QuickOffice Reader, Ovi Store, Nokia Ovi Maps, and Amazon are also preloaded.


Nokia C5-03 features a quality 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen display offering a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels and a colour depth of 16 million, similar to the touchscreen on Nokia 5230. Nokia C5-03 comes with handwriting recognition, allowing users to write notes on its resistive touchscreen.

5MP camera

Nokia C5-03 comes with a 5 megapixel camera, which is impressive for a budget phone. Nokia 5230 came with only 2MP and that was one of its big downsides, so with a 5MP camera, the C5-03 will surely impress. However, do not expect most of the bells and whistles that goes with camera. The camera is basic, offering just video recording, geotagging, and up to 3X digital zoom.

Network, Data, and Internet browsing

Nokia C5-03 is a 3G phone supporting high-speed data on HSDPA/UMTS (up to 10.2 Mbps). Outside 3G coverage Nokia C5-03 can access telecoms services on GSM with data services on GPRS and EDGE. Nokia C5-03 also boasts of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g for connecting it over WLAN. The built-in browser is compatible with WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML enabling you to browse WAP pages and websites tailored for mobile browsing as well as full websites.

Nokia C5-03 supports Bluetooth 2.1 EDR for short-range wireless connectivity. Users can transfer files from/to their computer wirelessly via Bluetooth as well as share content wirelessly with other Bluetooth enabled devices. Nokia C5-03 also features microUSB 2.0. It has a built-in modem, which means users can connect their computer to the internet with their phone via Bluetooth or USB.

Media and Storage

Nokia C5-03 offers easy access to Nokia Ovi Store where users can download contents like games, themes, Videos, ringtones, and apps. It is also enabled to download and share music. However, the Nokia C5-03 has only 40MB of user memory so memory card will be required before users can enjoy some of its media features. However, we hear that the Nokia C5-03 will ship with 2GB memory card pre-installed. Users can add up to 16GB memory card. Nokia C5-03 has a built-in Stereo FM radio with RDS.

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Price and availability

Nokia C5-03 is available in Nigeria. The Price of the Nokia C5-03 is currently N27,500. You can buy Nokia C5-03 at Phone Stores as well as online stores in Nigeria like jumia.

Other features and specifications of Nokia C5-03:

  • Handwriting recognition
  • Symbian OS S60 5th Edition
  • ARM III 600MHz CPU
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 256 MB of ROM
  • Touchscreen with QWERTY and stylus support
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 40 MB user memory
  • GSM Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G/3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA)
  • Document reader (Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Voice command/memo/dial
  • GPS Navigation with A-GPS and Nokia Ovi Map 3.0
  • free lifetime navigation licence
  • Integrated Digital compass
  • Predictive texting T9
  • email/push email/IM
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g
  • Music player (mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA)
  • Video player (Mpeg4, WMA, 3GP)
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Photo editor
  • Flash Lite 3.1 preloaded
  • Java MIDP 2.1
  • Battery capacity: 1000 mAh
  • Standby: 24.5 days (3G)
  • Talktime: 4.7 hours (3G)
  • Music play: 35 hours

Nokia C5-03 is available in Nigeria. When available you are advised to buy only from Nokia authorised dealer shops. The major advantage of buying your Nokia mobile phones and other Nokia accessories and enhancements from an authorized Nokia dealer is that you are guaranteed to buy a genuine Nokia product. You also get a one-year warranty on any product you buy, plus good after sales services.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Nokia C5-03 Specs & Price Budget Touch Phone was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2020
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