Nokia C2-02 Review
|| Review: September 2011
Last updated April 2012.
In a nutshell: The C2-02 is a
touch-and-type phone with a slide out keypad and a touchscreen.
Combining the best of both worlds is a good concept, but the
implementation is poor, with a small resistive screen making
the user interface hard work. There are some good features,
such as facebook & twitter apps, Nokia Maps, a music player
and FM radio. But the phone is dual band only, so accessing
the internet is very slow. The camera is poor, there's no GPS
or Wi-Fi and the onboard memory is pitiful.
The Nokia C2-02 is a touch-and-type style phone with a slideout keypad.
It looks like an old-style slide mobile, circa 2005, but the screen
is touch sensitive. This could be a good solution for anyone looking
for a compact phone with a traditional alphanumeric keypad, who doesn't
mind a bit of touchscreen now and then but doesn't want to go the whole
hog. Nokia's candy-bar shaped touch-and-type phones, the Nokia
C3-01 and Nokia X3-02, have proved
popular, so it seems logical to extend the range to include a slide.
The problem with the touchscreen is twofold, however. First the screen
is small - about one third the size of the high-end Android
phones - so you'll find there's not much room to poke your finger
around. And secondly it's an old-fashioned resistive touchscreen, so
you'll be doing a lot of poking to make it respond the way you want.
It might all seem like too much trouble, unless you're very patient.
In addition to the touchscreen, Nokia have made some attempts to bring
the phone into the twenty-first century. There's an app for facebook
and twitter for example. It does the basics, allowing you to keep in
contact with your friends on the go. But with no 3G or WiFi to deliver
data to your phone, you might find that the party's over before you
even get to hear about it. Nokia Maps are installed too, so you can
find your way around. There's no GPS to tell you where you are, but
the phone does use phone network information to try to fix your position.
To about the nearest kilometre, anyway. So if you wake one morning in
a strange town with no recollection of how you got there, the C2-02
may prove a life saver.
In other ways, the C2-02 is very much still in the dark ages. We mentioned
that there's no 3G or Wi-Fi. Well, there's no quadband or even triband
either. This is in fact almost the only phone still available with just
dual band capability. The camera is lousy - 2 megapixels, with no flash,
no focus, and barely usable video recording. Memory is appalling with
only 10MB of built-in memory, although a 2GB memory card is included
in the sales package.
To end on a positive note, we'll mention that the phone comes with
a (basic) MP3 player and an FM radio. Battery life is better than average,
although that's because the phone does so little. And there are 6 touch-control
The C2-02 could have been an interesting and decent phone, but with
so many corners cut, it's hard to come away liking it. If you like the
touch-and-type concept, choose the Nokia X3-02
instead. Or if you want a proper touchscreen smartphone, take a look
at the HTC Wildfire S or Samsung
Galaxy Mini, which cost about the same and do so much more.
Features of the Nokia C2-02 include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video recording at 176 x 144 (QCIF) resolution and up to 15 fps,
4x digital video zoom
- Display: 65,000 colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.6 inches) resistive
- Music player (MP3, AAC formats)
- FM radio
- Ringtones: MP3 ringtones, 32-voice polyphonic ringtones, vibration
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, Instant Messaging
- Touch-based games: Golf Tour, Solitaire, Memorise, Nature Park,
Picture Puzzle, Music Guess
- Internet: Web browser, Facebook, Twitter
- Nokia Maps, with network-based location information
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, USB, 3.5 mm audio jack
- Memory: 10MB plus 2GB microSD memory card (up to 32GB supported)
- Flight mode
- Dual band, GPRS, EDGE
- Size: 103 x 51 x 17 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Battery: 1020 mAh
- Talktime: up to 5 hours
- Battery standby: 600 hours
Nokia C2-02 User Reviews
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Average rating from 42 reviews:
Reviewed by ABARNA from INDIA on 13th May 2013
TOTALLY, UTTER WASTE................
MOBODY BUY THIS, PLEASE.............
THIS IS TOTALLY WASTE OF COST
Reviewed by Sandra from Bristol on 5th Apr 2013
Absolutely awful. Keeps locking up in the middle of typing messages
or anything really. The keylock, which could be useful if the phone
is stolen, seems to be working with the locking up thing to make the
whole experience of using this phone an absolute nightmare. You wouldn't
believe the number of times it has NOT been thrown through the window.
Would rather buy a cheapy than continue to use it Suggest you dont buy
Reviewed by Tracy from Greatenglandshire on 15th
Useless phone, never worked properly, so turned it off permantly in
the garden with a big stone dog.
Reviewed by Tiffany Carne from England on 23rd
My dad gave me this phone yersterday and it is so boring, I am a teenager
so when I saw it had Twitter and Facebook I was happy, but I couldnt
connect to the internet and some of the apps was locked, it is a piece
of junk and the touch screen is stupid and it doesnt have enough features,
the Samsung chat is better then this phone. :( dont buy it!
Reviewed by GeordieChris from Telford on 5th Oct
Biggest pile of pooh I've ever encountered.It's going in the bin.
Reviewed by Uncle Burt from Rochester on 3rd Oct
This thing was a total mistake, it froze, the battey life was a joke,
no sis installation support and it kept losing reception.
Put it in the bin and got a Samsung Galaxy y for less money and it is
Reviewed by jacob from uk on 2nd Oct 2012
biggest pile of junk ever,keeps freezing,saying operation failed,sim
card not ready always having to switch on/off will never buy another
Reviewed by Nicola Davenport from Uk on 28th Sep
Do not buy this phone. This is the worst phone I have ever bought. I
have always used Nokia phones and never had a probkem until now. The
phone keeps freezing and not sending texts. This has been back for repair
twice now and now just won't work at all. I have a complaint in with
Nokia and will be going to Trading Standards if this is not resolved.
Reviewed by Wills from Scotland on 25th Sep 2012
I have had this phone for about 6 months now and I have had lots of
problems,when opening message have a blank screen,freezes on me, touch
screen sometimes does not respond and goes onto internet when I have
not touched anything taking my money as I am on pay & go.
Reviewed by Robson from England on 9th Sep 2012
Cant hear anyone talk unless on loud and can't send or receive any text
the phones touch screen is non exsistant and phone is slow all togethher
0 stars if I could
Reviewed by Noman.03003448888 from - on 3rd Sep
Reply by pete from uk on 13th Nov
you still happy or do you work for nokia ?
Reviewed by pat hackett from uk on 25th Aug 2012
cant send a photo to anyone just sits and goes nowhere
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
25th Aug 2012
MMS enabled? Check with your network.
Reviewed by Helebeth from England on 30th Jul
THE WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED!!!!!! Don't bother with this one.
unresponsive and slow. touch screen is awful and always sticking.
Reviewed by jimbo from england on 4th Jul 2012
what a load of rubish on my second phone first one died on me and was
replaced by another C2O2 this one as now given up the ghost
Reviewed by alex from united kingdom on 10th Jun
An absolute disgrace. Have they made this phone for a joke? It is pathetic.
The touch screen does not respond, its so frustrating!!!! My blood is
at boiling point! Its bulky, weak and flimsy. Its going straight back
to the shop, if i can get it back in the box! Even the box doesnt work!
Reviewed by janet jones-oneill from ireland on
31st May 2012
awful awful awful....ready to throw it out the window.....screen constantly
black....if on silent no indicator u have received message and screen
continually locks itself, even mid typing a text (and im not that slow!!)
so u have to unlock it to carry on.....driving me nuts and im going
up from 6300, so thot this wud be fab....now buying another 6300 second
hand to get rid of this....only cost £70 from o2, but has to be the
worst nokia ive ever had, and ive had a few!!
Reviewed by Jen from Scotland on 25th May 2012
This was the worst phone I ever had, don't buy it. I now have a samsung
galaxy ace which is so much better
Reviewed by val from zim on 18th May 2012
this is nonsense, hate the music player, slow internet and the fact
that u always have to slide on most apps
Reviewed by Prasi from India karnataka on 11th
Guys dnt buy dis mobile
Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 11th May 2012
Don't bother, this phone is rubbish. It's part keypad and part touch
screen which doesn't work very well at all, unless you lick your finger.
buy an iPhone, at least they work
Reviewed by Muujig from Mongolia on 8th May 2012
The phone is driving me mad too! Unable to adjust screen lit time is
just so darn stupid, trying to do something and the screen shuts off!
and when u tap on the screen it's dead, no response unless u open it
by the sliding key on the side or press on the disconnect button, stupid
phone, response is slower than dial up internet, prefer simple cheapest
Reviewed by mer from uk on 7th May 2012
nokia c2-02 looks very beautiful but the quality is poor.
I bought one and excitely after 4 months the screen touch stop responding.
Reviewed by sharath from india on 26th Apr 2012
c2-02 is a waste model. touch, software every thing is complent.
and the service given by the nokia is waste than noyhing.
Reviewed by maura o connor from ireland on 19th
i am very disopointed with c2 o2 @ very disopointed with servise i am
getting from vodafone.my phone not responding to contact touch from
day one.i have had numerous contact with them obout this .with NOsatisfaction
so far . Ican see from other reviews a lot of simler complaints ??
Reviewed by Sarah K from Ireland on 14th Apr 2012
Got this phone YESTERDAY!!! It's already driving me mad the selection
key on the left is totally unresponsive and I end up somewhere I don't
want to be when it eventually does get it's act together. I got it with
cherry points so didn't really cost me anything but still it's frustrating.
Other than that it's an ok phone
Reviewed by Khan from United Kingdom on 29th Mar
Its a good phone it has facebook chat you can easily surf the internet
and the touch screen is not that bad.. m happy with it :)
Reviewed by Borut from Slovenia on 29th Mar 2012
This phone is quite good for this price, 90eur
Reviewed by Sushant magadum from Karnataka on
19th Mar 2012
The touch screan is week
Reply by Apratim from India on 3rd
Reviewed by tina garrett from uk on 18th Mar 2012
Had the same problem with my c202 only had it a week and the the touch
screen froze, removed the battery and sim card all the usual tricks,
but still no luck, the phones going back on Tuesday hopefully phone
number 2 will be ok
Reviewed by Smit from India on 18th Mar 2012
Its good phone to use.
Reviewed by william from USA on 15th Feb 2012
easy for kids, teens and elderly because of the slide out buttons
Reviewed by Katy Smith from England on 30th Jan
I like the phone but am afraid the backlit screen drives me mad, it
is only on a second or two then goes off and there is nowhere to alter
Reviewed by Cm Paudel from Nepal on 25th Jan 2012
I have got /gifted a Nokia C2-02, But its screen touch is not working
a few days. How to solution this problem.
Reply by Aben Zin from UK on 23rd
This may sound a bit primative but I've had the same problem and find
that slapping the screen seems to work! It is a temporary solution at
best though, best get in touch with your phone provider.
Reviewed by Jane Graham from England on 23rd Jan
I love this phone. You can still do predictive text instead of taking
an hour to write one on a qwerty. Plus you have the best of both worlds
as it is touch screen for everything else.
Reviewed by N ula from Uk on 17th Jan 2012
This phone is AWFULL AVOID the touch screen is very unresponsive take
several attempts to open anything once it stops scrolling to the bottom
of the screen and once your in to an app it won't do anything took it
back after a week !!!!
Reviewed by Chris S from UK on 17th Jan 2012
This phone is fine if you're after something which is a step up from
a cheap-and-cheerful phone - it has everything I want and the combination
of type and touch is great to my mind. It's neat, reasonably compact
and I've had no problems with it at all. I guess those who dislike it
(below) are comparing it with much higher grade phones. The camera is
fine, the mp3 player has pretty good sound on it's small speaker. Can't
speak about the internet access as I'm rarely using that.
Reviewed by AndrewB from Scotland on 29th Dec
Bought this phone for my Mum, Christmas 2011, £40 from phones4u as an
O2 upgrade. It is a brilliant wee phone and is great fun. The camera
seems fine to me, the touchscreen is a little slow in some functions
but you get a vibrate so know just to wait for the function to respond.
For this money don't compare it to a smartphone. It's a phone with a
camera, mp3 player, radio, it looks sexy, it works fine, it's compact,light,
easy to use and cheap. If you want a poser-phone get another £100-£200
out of your pocket. Not giving it 5 stars as only just got it but 5
star so far in use.
Reviewed by Arabella Horton-Carnegie from Chatham on
22nd Nov 2011
I simply love this phone, everything just works, simple to set up, calls
are clear, good internet experience, looks prettier than some of the
overly expensive phones available
Reviewed by billy bob england from england on
5th Nov 2011
this is the second c2 02 ive had whith the same typ of falt the first
one whent falty as soon as i got home the second 4 weeks later this
is the worst nokie ive had they want 2 sort them selfs out at nokie
Reviewed by Dean from Lisaland on 2nd Nov 2011
Nokia must be wanting to dig there own grave by coming out with such
poorly specified products like this, for the same money I just got a
used 5800 nokia in mint condition.
Reviewed by Tetters from Uk on 30th Oct 2011
Just about to take my 2nd c2-02 back in a week. Both have the same problem.
Within hours of using the screen occasionally flickers into black n
white stripes for a split second which I could probably live with but
the touchscreen on the left hand side fails to select the option even
though u can feel it responding through the handset. I'm guessing maybe
there's a fault to have this happen on both phones. Apart from that,
very basic and a 2mp camera is just not good as the pictures r quite
grainy. Love the idea of a touch and slide though. Size and weight r
Reply by jenny from west midlands on
24th Feb 2012
ive had the same problem with my phone. i had the phone for christmas
and my screen flickers after a while. got on my nerves so ive had to
take it bac so they can repair it
Reviewed by Jellybean from UK on 27th Sep 2011
There are some basic things wrong here. For a start the lack of a navi
key is wierd, for a regular nokia user that is. Maybe it wouldn't work
with the touch n type thing but still. And when a call is coming in,
there is no option to 'silence' the call. It is answer the call or dump
it, no tactful way around it. The touchscreen is slow to respond so
you end up trying again and sometimes selecting the wrong option because
the screen took its time bringing up your choice. Why the camera is
only 2 mega pixel is another mystery. Still it's a small phone, which
is a blessing in these days of nouveau bricks which need a handbag to
cart them around in.
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