Nokia C1-00 Review


Welcome to the Nokia C1-00 review and information summary. To be released in late-2010 the C1-00 is Nokia’s first official dual-SIM mobile phone!  Since it is a low end phone you should not expect much additional functionality beyond talk and SMS. However as usual Nokia has included some essential features for the target market – read on!

Dual SIM mobile phones are not common in many parts of the world – yet there is definitely a market for them.  Let’s be realistic, most of us (in industrialized countries) have a work phone and a personal mobile.  As a result many of us often carry around two mobile phones.  On a personal level there are many of use who like to take advantage of different call charges offered by various networks and of  course the coverage area for some networks are better than others.  So there are plenty of reasons to have at least 2 different mobile numbers – the list goes on!

Despite the dual-SIM ability the C1-00 is a rather basic mobile phone.  Mind you most dual SIM phones are pretty basic anyway.  The C1-00 is the cheapest of the range and offers only the ability swap between the two numbers rather than having both on stand by. As a result the phone has an amazing stand by life of up to 48 days!

Other interesting features include a 3.5mm headphone socket, FM radio, speaker phone and a flash light. Incidentally it runs the ancient but low power S30 operating system!

Until we get one to assess its construction quality it is clear that the C1-00 is going to be a welcome addition to many people who want dual-SIM capability and most of all a very long battery life regardless of what sort of country you come from.


  • Nokia C1-00
  • Network
  • Dual-band GSM 900/1800
  • Design
    Candy bar
  • L107.1 x W45 x D15 mm
    Weight 73 grams
  • Display/s
    TFT 128 x 160
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
  • Connectivity
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to ??Mb available to user
    Up to ??Gig microSD card
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, vibration and others
  • Features
    Music and Media player
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    BL-5c 3.7V 1020mAh
    Up to 48 days Standby
    Up to 13 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $100 AUS 2010 (Outright)