The C1-01 is an excellent phone - for its price range.
It has useful features like external memory card support up to 32GB, FM radio, bluetooth, web browser, USB connectivity etc. The interface is basic Nokia, and easy to use. The looks and feel are pretty good and belie the price range. The GPRS speeds are ok, and I check my facebook and email on it regularly. The text message storage is phenomenal. It has a basic media player to go with the huge storage, and can play mp3, the audio from mp4 and flv files too.
What it doesn't have you can fill volumes with - a good camera, flash and media streaming support, a big screen, great graphics, WLAN, GPS and so on. But then, I honestly don't feel you have a right to expect any of those features in a phone in this range. Price and value for money played a very important role in my decision to buy this phone, and I'm happy with it. I'm looking to buy another phone to fulfill the tech junkie in me, but this one is purely functional. It's also ideal for high crime-rate places because you won't be very bothered if it got snatched (although you'd be well advised to back up your data/contacts).
A lot of users here seem to be reporting software issues. I haven't had any, and it's not like they're built into the phone. You should get your phone checked, and may be revert to factory default or have it replaced under warranty.
A couple of issues I have had: the battery seems to run down rather quickly, and if you get a lot of calls, expect to charge it every other day at least. Second, although the response was pretty sharp initially, but as it has accumulated data, it has become a bit sluggish. Also, if you want to listen to music, get a good headset.
Final word: if you want a cheap but up-to-date phone with useful functionality, go for it. If you want a hi-tech phone, or have any specific requirements like a good camera, WLAN or video features, rustle up some more cash and buy a more upmarket phone.
Awful device! Do not even think about it. I got an official one and I'd get rid of it.
kumar_maliya, 28 Mar 2012i am also sufer wd ths probkem bro.Why we use you tube in nokia c101
this is the most pathetic devce i've ever used. It will screw your happiness. plzzzzzzzzz don't purchase this device. Anytime restart on its own or automatically deletes ur data
AnonD-45714, 09 Mar 2012Dudes i want to buy this device !! Can anyone plz tell me..... does it have good sound quality... moreIn headset it sounds enough rather than loud speaker. Go with this. It was cool & nice one
Djapp, 12 Mar 2012Plz help me my device would not support operamini,ucweb,ebuddy,fb,etc.i am also sufer wd ths probkem bro.
Mak, 27 Mar 2012I go to menu thn settngs thn phne settng but there is no optn for updatng version..Youtube what spotet ?
Its battery is too quict to low bat. it sucks !! any suggestions. i just bought it last week. every now Im chsrging again and again. it sucks !! ..
uc browser is downloaded in my c101 but it does not work.any sugession.
johncris, 19 Jan 2012I used this phone, but theme downloads, did'nt support itTo apply themes on nokia c101 follow these steps .go to settings in settings go to phone in phone go to phone updates there click download software ur phone will download some softwares will downloading ur phone will restart after downloading new software you can apply any themes
I go to menu thn settngs thn phne settng but there is no optn for updatng version..
I don't know why people keep complaing on this phone this phone is just of ₹2500 i don't know about any other manufacturer give this kind of feature at this price point,they don't even give u flas lite.
Some people cmnts that they want 3.15MP camera bigger screen & flash on browser at this price point,they are so dumb that they don't know it is not possible.
People who r complaing they don't even used this phone.
I this they want 1.5GHz quad core processor,5GB RAM,full flash support & Android OS at 2.5K price.
To them I just want to say 1st use then post comnts.
And those who got this phone & can't use it they should ure their brain not toungh & hand.
I m using this phone from last 1n half yer and it just amazing to have it.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2012my c1-01 can't open themes. Please help me find some compatible themes for my C1-01You will have to upgrade ur phone firmware to 4.50 or further to apply themes or u may download themes for www.themereflex.com they made full compatible themes for C1-01
Anonymous, 23 Mar 2012It is very good phone.internet speed is very fast.and i download 2 hundred games and 120 theme... moremy c1-01 can't open themes. Please help me find some compatible themes for my C1-01
AnonD-46981, 20 Mar 2012nokia c1-01 in told me trick to start stream to watch you tube .. plz guyz help me fasttt. i h... more There is no possibility to see you tube on this mobile. If you have need you tube facility than you will purchase nokia 2690 (screen 1.8 inch. Res. 126 x 160 ) or nokia c2-01 (screen 2.0 inch. Res. 240 x 320 ) or nokia x2-01 (screen 2.4 inch. Res. 320 x 240 ). I am using nokia C2-01 and C1-01.
It is very good phone.internet speed is very fast.and i download 2 hundred games and 120 themes, 32gb supported but u just built vga cmera.at least 1.3 mp .
sree, 22 Mar 2012this is one of the most useful phone from the nokia,,,,i like it very much.....This phone is great, i have download many cool application and themes in my c1_01