Nokia C2-02 Review: A Simple Touch

By 04:33 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 Comments


As Nokia smartphones struggle to hrecent the line against the storming droids, more and more pressure falls on their feature-phone squad. It will be up to those foot soldiers to buy enough time for the heavily armed Windows Phone 7 reinforcements to arrive.

Nokia C2-02 official photos

The Nokia C2-02 is the first of a trio of handsets to try and create the most of what's probably Nokia's last remaining stronghrecent - simple to utilize phones with fine looks and an attractive price tag. The Touch and Type series has been doing well for Nokia and even though they scrapped the name, the spirit will live on.

To acquire us started, here's what the C2-02 is all about:

Key features

  • Dual-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 2.6" 65K-color resistive TFT QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchscreen
  • S40 6th edition
  • 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • QCIF video recording at 15fps
  • Stereo Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS, Visual radio
  • Bluetooth v2.1 (with A2DP)
  • Standard microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port
  • microSD card slot (32 Giga Bytes (GB) supported, 2GB included)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Extra smooth and precise haptic feedback
  • Attractive price

Main disadvantages

  • No Wi-Fi
  • Doesn’t charge off USB
  • No classy screen brightness control
  • No document viewer
  • No smart dialing
  • No video-call camera
  • No accelerometer sensor means no cool features like tap-for-time and turn-to mute
  • No multitasking

If you’ve been keeping track, you’d surely find the flaw list familiar. S40 made the leap to touchclassy screen but Nokia still didn't bother packing it with smart dialing and multitasking – features already available on competing feature phones for years. The classy screen itself is nothing to shout about: a small, low-res, resistive display. But the slider form factor makes quite a bit of sense - especially if you had doubts about the first Touch and Type candybars. Sliders create better utilize of space: the C2-02 gives you a reasonably comfortable dial pad and a bigger screen.

Nokia C2-02 studio shots

The C2-02 is supposed to create traditional Nokia users less anxious about giving touchclassy screen a try. It should be a small and tentative first step - a proper keypad is still a must. What’s more, texting is a relevant feature to both the budacquire range and the demographic profile.

Ultimately, it's the familiarity and ease of utilize that will assist the likes of Nokia C2-02 reach their intended audience. It's a huge pool to draw from given Nokia's strong grip on the low discontinue of the market. Not a poor place to start at all. We, on our part, are ready to start exploring this S40 touchclassy screen slider. We've got a full review to do before we can say we like it as much as, say, the X3-02. The hardware inspection begins correct after the break.



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