It seems many are confused over c2-01 and cedar.
Here's the true full-review of c2-01 and cedar.
Nb: if some one is intending to call this biased, please let me know why and how?.
I own x2 and cedar. I dont own c2-01 but had experience with it everyday as a close friend of mine owns it.
c2- max speed 376kbps , no hsdpa, hsupa.
Cedar- HSDPA 7.2mbps, HSUPA 3.5mbps.
C2- 2.0" TFT , tilted to all sides and colors are mixed up. Poor side view.
Cedar- 2.2" TFT, Only one side mixes up colors, that too better than what happens in c2. Better side views.
Cedar- 60.8db (can be upgraded upto 68db changing audio driver)
C2- poor clarity, too high distortion compared to other phones.
Cedar- above average quality, better than x2.
C2- above average loudness with average quality. Headset supplied is poor and below 500rs
Cedar- excellent loudness with outstanding quality. Slightly better than x2.
Headset supplied is good and costs 1060rs in market.
Max bitrate should be below 1000kbps for hassle free playback. clarity improvement ends after 880kbps.
Videos must be below 320*240 resolution else played as audio..
Max bitrate should be below 5840kbps for hassle free playback
Visible improvement in clarity ends after 4200kbps.
Any resolution below 640*480, (else 'cannot play this video') , can be played qvga,nHd 360p,ultra low hd,240p, vga...
C2- qvga at 15fps, when tested maximum bitrate ends up everytime below 800kbps.
Cedar- qvga at 30fps. Max bitrate betwen 1400-1600 everytime tested. (Bitrate, frame per sec...etc based on media player classic's readings)
C2- 3.2mp, 2048x1536 resolution images.
Cedar- 2mp 1600x1200 resolution images.
C2- below par quality and often blurry and absorb less colors compared to x2. And even lower when with cedar
Cedar- pretty decent sensor, color absorbing and clarity almost par with great 2mp's like 5233, 5250.
C2- symbian 40 ver6.
Easy to use when owned a nokia.
Maximum java size 1mb
Partial os, allows you to create folders and move files to wherever you like.
Partial java, multitask is not there along with smartdial and various other goodies.
Display brightness cant be adjusted.
Alarm loudness is low.
Sony proprietory java
Easy to use when prev phone is sony. Else gotta get familiar.
No java limit, rename the .sis 2.4mb version of angrybirds and the only handset that accepted the file without 'java error' among samsungs,lg's,s40's.
Multitask is available, minimise even 10+ apps and the phone continues running smooth.
Smart dial is available.
Still java, and you can move .mp3 into music, .jpeg then to pictures..etc only. 'To unlock, enter code' feature isnt available
Can adjust brightness.
Can be modified in many ways using software just like using pc suite. Can upload new audio driver, camera driver, display driver,....
Alarm is louder.
C2- good backup, usual nokia stuff.
27-33 hours under normal usage
Cedar- very good backup, very rare for a sony
38-45 hours under normal usage.
C2- tough build, usual nokia standard.No shutter key
Cedar- tough build, rare for a sony. Dropped atleast 60+ times (lost count) and still no problem.No shutter key.
Vol keys double as next previous keys once playing music.
Both support micro usb (2.0&2.1)
Both got 3.5mm jack
Both support microSD
Both got backlight alert for calls and sms.
Both have a similar 4x3 arrangement in picture gallery.
Both are from same price range, under 5000rs..
thanks to wreck for the comparison.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2011Everybody is entitled to his/her own opinion. If that is your opinion, we respect that. And if... morewreck is right man. Every one is looking for good phones. If u can pay rs.300 more u can get se cedar which is far far far better than c2-01.If u are looking for a phone below 5000 range cedar is the best choice. so why u r wasting your precious savings to buy this phone? check yourself if your friends have cedar. u can be modd cedar as your wish...
sumitchauhan, 06 Oct 2011you will get minimize option in s60 or smartphone series onlyjust check yourself se cedar, multitask phone pay rs.300 over c2-01.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2011Worst for internet.The main browser(Pre-installed opera mini) always hangs.Cant download large... moreyes u r right man, just go for cedar for good internet speed, HSDPA-7.2 mbps,HUSPA-2mbps.
7.2mbps hsdpa means in downloading or accessing internet via 3.5g. The individual bandwidth it supports is 7.2mbps.
Downloading speeds are usually between 660-720kbps in airtel.cool na...
Worst for internet.The main browser(Pre-installed opera mini) always hangs.Cant download large files.Also bad for gaming.Sound quality is worst.But battery life is quite good.Over all it can only maintain 6 out of 10
pls can u add d price of fones among ur specifications to ease comparism/buying...
this phone is very good............ is very user friendly with 3g features. i am using it since aug 2011.
the specifications are very good.it is a very good buy. cheap and best for RS 4000 /- only. design is pretty good.
Madan, 04 Oct 2011how is internet speed ? I want to buy this for internet browsingFor internet,Opera Mini Browser is the only hope coz the phone's original browser is too slows and hangs a thousand times.Internet speed is...well quite good.
Madan, 04 Oct 2011how is internet speed ? I want to buy this for internet browsingnice speed with 2G
3G i dont know
Fecus, 05 Oct 2011Please, i don't know how to use the 3G networkIf u have 3G sim. Go to network selection change the network into DUAL MODE.
And go to browser and start browsing
JUST ENJOY 3G EXPERIENCE............
izu nwaneri, 03 Oct 2011pls, why does d phone restart again if u want to open some of applicationbecause some application are corrupted
remove it and download new softare and install
Fecus, 05 Oct 2011Please, i don't know how to use the 3G networkGo to network selection and change the mode into 3G
If u have 3G sim
AND ENJOY 3G EXPERIENCE
Ahs, 05 Oct 2011Does d phone has mimimise optionyou will get minimize option in s60 or smartphone series only
wreck, 03 Oct 2011Worth the pennies?
Coz it doesnt got
A 2.2 inch display
Average angled views
A... moreEverybody is entitled to his/her own opinion. If that is your opinion, we respect that. And if you dont like C2-01, no one is forcing you to like it nor even telling you to buy 1. Dont look for specifications that are not even listed in its specs. If you want high specs, go for smartphones like LG 3D P920 or samsung galaxy SII. Maybe these phones will satisfy your appetite for technology. And dont get upset with specs you dont like. Just smile and laugh it away. Be cool.
Have a nice day... =)