I have used many mobiles in the past .i was not satisfied. i like this C5 model. batery life.display, style, its very suitable for professionls.
i am recommenting this model.
Thank you Kayc.
If we don`t pay attention to 3g and operation system, which phone will you advice 6303i or C5?
Jazz, 09 Sep 2010Thank u kayc. Since u said u used both phones i want few more info from u.
How is touchsen... moreMonte's touchscreen is fine. Any touchscreen will need getting used to. Initially, all controls seem to go haywhire but after a while one gets used to it. Eg, the squeeze-to-zoom feature of the web browser can be really difficult to use (random clicks on browser links). Longevity I'm not sure about: time will tell. Maybe you'll get a better answer on monte forum. I only used it a day or two and my opinion is biased since I don't like touchscreen anyway.
The C5 keypad is cheap with a few gaps between keys but it won't affect it's longevity. The body and screen is quite ok. I changed phone once in 8 years so I'm hoping it will last that much.
C5 camera and flash is much better than monte esp. in low light. But like all LED flashes, it will be effective only till 2-3 metres in evenings.
kayc, 09 Sep 2010I've used monte and C5.
The big plus of monte is:
- the larger, brighter screen (touch) th... moreThank u kayc. Since u said u used both phones i want few more info from u.
How is touchsensitive of monte is it reliable? I doubt touch phones for its longevity. How is User interface of monte?
In ur previous posting u mentioned that C5 has cheap plastic built including keypad. Is it really bad? and how is camera and flash of C5? Since both phones are of almost same price (1k difference) I am confused.
Linda, 07 Sep 2010No I tried it out.....It didnt worked.....It was jst showing blank screen!!Wot 2 do?????Did you download the .flv from youtube ? Try downloading a low-quality (mobile resolution) one.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2010You told samsung galaxy 5 is best phone, but it does not have video calling featureyou're right. nothing's perfect.
goisy, 08 Sep 2010But my network connection still 468 kbps. I have installed nokia ovi suite n it show me a mess... moreThat's awfully slow speed. But most surely, it's your carrier who's giving the low speed. What network are you on and wherein the world ?
Jazz, 08 Sep 2010Can anyone help me to choose between Samsung monte and C5?. As I am seeing many negative comme... moreI've used monte and C5.
The big plus of monte is:
- the larger, brighter screen (touch) that has great
- Music on monte is great (nice loud speakerphone).
- It also has wi-fi.
The software on monte doesen't use the hardware capabilities fully: eg.
- screen has auto-rotate but no qwerty !
- it's GPS is unusable (takes forever to get a position fix, has no navigation apps).
It's also too thick for my taste.
The big plus of C5 is
- fantastic GPS and navigation app.
- great support for social networking (facebook app and all)
- push email
- slim built
- usb charging
- camera has flash
Given your criteria, there is no clear winner between the two. So you probably have to compromise one way or the other.
C5 wins in 3g,gps,camera,overall speed
Monte wins in better screen,built,music play,wi-fi
Tany, 08 Sep 2010Hello guys,plz tell me vdo quality of c5?how's the display quality?how's the internet speed bo... moreDisplay quality is average. Video : play quality is very good. But record quality is below average (only 15fps).
Internet speed is where it really excels (2.5 mbps with 3g). The browser is also very responsive.
Good example of a balanced CPU and IO (network) subsystems.
BD, 08 Sep 2010Please dont buy it. It uses cheap materials. You cant use it more than 6 months. Nokia Custome... moreYes, it uses _some_ cheap materials, like screen, keypad and headset. But not so cheap that it'll last only 6 months. With good care, it should last 6-8 years.
When is the next expected firmware update for this mobile? Any idea?
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2010The screen on this phone is bad! It reflects light very strangely especially when dark colours... moreYou can stop email notification by turning off the email notification.
Goto Settings>>General>>personalisation>>Standby mode>>E-mail notification. Now Set Visibility off.
The screen on this phone is bad! It reflects light very strangely especially when dark colours are shown, like a dark theme.. Anoying email setup appears every time the phone is swiched on...
Chandran, 08 Sep 2010Dear friends..... My C5 time is resetting by itself to the GMT time, i.e 5.30am, once it cr... moreDid you check below settings - Date and time settings - Automatic time update - set OFF
Tany, 08 Sep 2010Hello guys,plz tell me vdo quality of c5?how's the display quality?how's the internet speed bo... moredisplay - good colours. Size is average. However in bright sunlight it's not so visible (this is not the only phone that has same issue)
Internet 2g,3g I use only built in brower, gmail, Facebook. Speed is great (in Sri lanka). This phone supports highspeed, so 90% of the speed will depend on your service provider (ISP) side not the phone.
Performance. Takes some time to start. But functions are speed. Can have lot of programs open without slowing down. GPS gets connect with in few seconds.
Only issue is quality of Headset provided with this phone. Its not so good