Nokia C5-03 hits UK stores

Nokia C5-03Nokia has released the modestly priced Nokia C5-03 smartphone in the UK and while little attention is paid to lowly handsets by the media, it is good to see more entry level options arriving to suit those on a budget.

The C5-03 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen display which is not a bad size for a handset of this type. Sadly it is not capacitive but rather resistive, which means it will be less responsive than other handsets like the Nokia N8.

This is most definitely a smartphone as it has Wi-Fi connectivity and high speed 3G networking for mobile web browsing and downloads. It also runs Symbian 1 which will give users plenty of modern software and access to the Ovi Store, where they will be able to buy and install extra apps.

Onboard storage is fairly anaemic at 40MB, but with a microSD memory card slot you can add 16GB of storage and the retail version is likely to come with its own card bundled for good measure.

On the rear, a five megapixel camera is present and it even has optical zoom capabilities but lacks a flash, which will make low light its worst enemy.

Expect to pay around £190 for the Nokia C5-03 as it launches in the UK this month.

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