Nokia C2-03 Review


Welcome to the Nokia C2-03 review. The Nokia C2-03 released in late 2011 is one of the new generation of dual SIM mobile phones from the company and targeted at developing countries that have a multitude of networks but mostly GSM networks that offer different plans and have borders with multiple countries with equally numerous networks. In these counties the C2-03 in one of the leading models however over here is definitely very cheap.

The C2-03 besides being a dual-SIM phone it is also a touch screen in a slider phone design. It comes in a variety of colours and strangely the combination does work for people that are still texting and talking. The dual SIM setup also allows for live swapping of SIM cards without turn off.  Unfortunately features that are missing include the lack of 3G or Wi-Fi but it does include the latest Nokia Browser and Apps for the usual social networks.

In terms of construction the  C2-03 is very made.  Sure it’s plastic and looks designed in the early 2000 it still feels good with a reasonable heft and quality parts. The keypad is typical Nokia and the touch screen despite old tech looks good and scratch resistant.  Overall it should last for a few years.

In terms of operation the C2 uses the latest version of the S40 operating system customised for touch screen and physical keypad. They work well together with minimal lag and little to complain about especially at this price point. The only issue is the limited frequency choices that the phone access to.  The user interface is old school Nokia and easy to find every function. The is yet another perfect phone for those only into talk and text there is nothing significant to complain about.

Overall its another very good phone for the price and better made than the lessor known brands available.  There is nothing exceptional of the phone apart from the ability to use 2 SIM cards at the one time and the low price. However the main thing differing this model to the others is design and style which very few in the price category can match – at this point in time anyway.


  • Nokia C2-03
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 900/1900
    Dual SIM
  • Design
  • L103 x W51.4 x D17 mm
    Weight 118 grams
  • Display/s
    2.4 inch TFT 240 x 320
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
    320 x 240 pixel main video camera 8FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2.1
  • CPU
  • Memory
    Up to 10MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 32Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio with RDS
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BP-5C 3.7V 1020mAh
    Up to 16 days Standby
    Up to 5 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $120 AUS mid-2010 (Pre-paid)