Shame on Nokia for manufacturing and selling this piece of junk! Be warned:
Powered by the pathetic Symbian - read reviews on Symbian and you'll know what I'm talking about.
The software is an absolute nightmare. In order to answer calls using the touchscreen, you first have to unlock the phone using a side button. Stupid when all you want to do is answer the bloody phone without any fuss! Use the traditional call button if you want to do this, but why have a touchscreen that flashes 'Answer' then?
Call records show details for only the last activity (missed/received/dialled) for any particular number. Therefore, if several calls are made to or from a particular number, you can only check details (time of call, for example) ONLY for the last call made, received or missed.
This 5 megapixel camera produces extremely poor quality images. My old Samsung mobile with a 3.5 megapixel camera took incomparably better pictures. Only goes to show that higher resolution is not equal to better pictures! Samsung are camera manufacturers and Nokia are not, a fact borne out by the quality of cameras in the phones from these two companies.
If you have just made a call to someone in your contact list and want to view their number WITHOUT returning to the contact list, you cannot. Normally, you would hit the call button to bring up the last number dialled. In the case of the C5-03, you only get to see the contact name and no other details. To view details, you will have to reopen the contact list and find the name of the person you called. Sheer idiocy! This phone lacks the basic features of entry level mobile phones (and I’m not even talking smart phones here).
You go through a lengthy process to turn off the snooze option and the alarm itself, not good on your nerves when you have just woken up.
The touch screen responsiveness is shockingly poor. Nokia uses a cheap screen.
The Ovi Suite (the Nokia software for your computer) takes ages to check for updates even with a fast Internet connection. Unsurprisingly then, updating the Ovi Suite AND the phone’s software takes an eternity thanks to the size of the downloads - not good news when Nokia sell widely in underdeveloped and developing countries. Surely they should know that power outages are frequent in these countries (and, in fact, occur several times a day). As power outages are impossible to predict, downloading large amounts of data can be a nightmare. In the event of downloads and installations being interrupted by power failures, there are endless complications with operating the phone.
Avoid like the plague. This is undoubtedly the worst phone in its category.
xylex, 13 Feb 2012i am confused wether to buy this phone or not. i like this phone but i can read many bad comme... morehey buddy i think you should go for nokia 500.its much powerfull than C5-03..here is the difference..
Nokia 500 over C5-03
3.256 mb ram.
4.symbian anna.(upgradale to belle)
5.DivX and XviD video
7.Flash support 4.0
8. Penta-band 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76
Mbps HSUPA support
Dude its the only one handset in nokia which have 1Ghz processor..so in future thier might be chance of upgrade to carla and donna os(carla and donna need 1Ghz pro as hardware requirement).so investing 1.5 k more not a big deal insted of buying nokia C5.
Think over it..choice is yours.
i am confused wether to buy this phone or not. i like this phone but i can read many bad comments abt this phone , im sooooooooo confused now . i Need a technician advice abt this :)
In my opinion, it's absolutely useless. Runs out of memory, the browser is rubbish, the interface is not user-friendly, no apps for symbian, and a long etc. I used to have a sonyericsson android and I'd choose it over nokia anytime. I'm changing to a samsung android asap - and I've only had the nokia for two months.
stn, 11 Feb 2012IS IT TRUE?? but how is it possible,i mean v5 to anna... from where u listen that??ya its possible..because of its processor.all S60 5th addition lineup had only 434 Mhz or less processor(52xx,X6 etc.)but its the C5-03 which is only have a 600 Mhz..so it can support anna..cheer up..
its laggy as hell not ui at least its not good and it does not works as a phone i think a nokia 6060 does it beetter so an optimus one its a way better
karan mishra, 10 Feb 2012hey good news for all C503 owners and S60v5 users..The wait is over..nokia finaly giving anna ... morehi , where did u get the news that nokia is giving symbian anna for c5-03 , i dont think so , as c5-03 sale isnt much , and resistive screen with anna , impossible, give referrence for ur post
This phone is just a rubbish laggy really dont buy get a samsung with android better 10000000 times i will tell u about 10 or more problem in this phone
1- software is laggy and very oooold
2- 128mb but only 40 mb are freee!!!!!!
3-no light sensor or proximty sensor
4- bad resisitive touch screen that everyday it get worth
5- every day i have to turn it off and on agin becuz of lagging
6- no flash in the camera
7-no flash support in browser
8-no official facbook or twitter app for whole symbian not only s60v5
9- nokia store os reallly bad no apps android market is better
10 no widgets only useless 4 shortcuts
11- no front facing camera
12- cannot see anything undersunlight
13 viewing angels are baaaaad
14 - no multitouch
15-no nice games
good phone but wi-fi didnot work i went to nokia care and it is fixed but i will get it on mach 22 but i will have a bb 9700 on march 22 if you want a phone this is realy good and if you have any problems go to nokia.
karan mishra, 10 Feb 2012hey good news for all C503 owners and S60v5 users..The wait is over..nokia finaly giving anna ... moreIS IT TRUE?? but how is it possible,i mean v5 to anna...
from where u listen that??
Nilanjana, 08 Feb 2012I want 2 buy this phn? Is it a good phone? Whats ur answer friend....My nokia c5-03 maximum video clip recording length is 1 hr 29min, after having 8GB Memory also. I does't increase time after increasing memory plz help me.
Riya, 10 Feb 2012Does this phone support avi videos and uc browser? Plz reply soon my sweet frnds..this phone support uc browser bt it doesnt support avi
Milan, 10 Feb 2012Yes nokia c5-03 support hd mp4 video. Because i have nokia c5-03 and try it.Is it a good phone? Is its touch good? is it hang after used half memory? Plz answer my questions friends.. I want 2 buy this.
hey good news for all C503 owners and S60v5 users..The wait is over..nokia finaly giving anna platform for C503. theirs a symbian anna update coming for this phone in march-april..so what you need else..lets count down..
i'm thinking of buying this phone, so can anyone tell me that will this phone gets slower or like hang just as other touchscreen phones do?? i'm so sick of phones which get hang or function slow when in use.
ani, 09 Feb 2012yea.. it supports hd mp4.. it is a very gd mob... just it become slow after used of 50% memory.is this for real that this phone becomes slower after itz memory is used half..??