Eric, 25 Jul 2011You're right but I can live with using only few apps at the same time so I don't need a phone ... moreGlad to know about your passion and uncompromising loyalty for the C5-00 phone.
But still some factors are there which do not make this phone very worthwhile.
1)The videocalling camera will be beneficial only if the person to whom you are talking has
also got the same facility. This facility is not there in the majority of the cases.
2)3G facility. I think 2730 classic will do that. It is much cheaper and affordable than C5-00.
3)This phone has very limited RAM (50 MB internal) which makes it much more prone to getting
4)The back camera is only 3.2 mp fixed focus.2730
has smaller camera with good quality
Please do consider these things.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2011just like you said, everything you said or expected is like a dream come true. i'm using a C5... moreAnother thing, have you bought your Nokia C5 already? Good to hear from you. I'm glad I was able to help you though I don't own a Nokia C5 yet. I'm so excited to buy mine because as you said, what I said about it is just what you're experiencing. Thanks for the help too.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2011just like you said, everything you said or expected is like a dream come true. i'm using a C5... moreYes, I'm also the Eric from t7$E. I just use a computer in posting that and not my phone. Anyway, actually I'm not an expert with phones, I'm just fond of reading reviews and opinions when I have time. I also watch reviews on youtube. And I take note of everything that I've read and watched. And I'm glad my observation resulted in a nice decision. I'm glad I was able to help.
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2011Multitasking is better in E5 than C5. E5 has much more RAM ,better battery than C5.less numbe... moreYou're right but I can live with using only few apps at the same time so I don't need a phone with more RAM. C5's RAM is just enough for me because I'm not a heavy user and why would I open many apps when I can only open them one by one? And as for the QWERTY keyboard, you're right, typing seems to be easier but I'm considering other features of the phone and not just it's keyboard. I've been reading reviews and opinions about Nokia C5 and E5. At first, I was convinced that I should go for E5 just because of its wifi and QWERTY keyboard but when I came to know its downside like poor display, poor photo quality from its 5MP camera and a lot more, I decided to go for what I loved first which is Nokia C5. Yeah, there maybe some downside of C5 like no wifi, no QWERTY, little screen and poor sounds, which is now fixed, but I don't care about it because I want a phone which I can use for taking pictures, playing music, playing games(a lot of games are available for 240x320 than 320x240), texting(I am used to keypad), for browsing anytime using 2g or 3g, which wifi can't offer because you neet a hotspot first, and a lot more. This is just my opinion. It all depends on the person's requirements what he will buy.
Eric, 24 Jul 2011I'm glad I was able to help. I'm so excited to buy mine. But my problem now is what to buy, No... morejust like you said, everything you said or expected is like a dream come true.
i'm using a C5, and its was like what you are saying.
i'm not sure are you really Eric that i gave a thanks for, but you sure an experts about this kind of things.
glad to reads your opinions friend.
E5 is physically good. camera is acceptable, video is ok, keyboard design and function is good. i had a 1st gen iphone then bought this for a change when it got stepped on. i had a lot of expectations, as iphone is definitely more easy to use overall, and better functionally. but i was also tired of the touch screen keyboard--which can sometimes be a pain. and plus im self-employed so no need for a more corporate catered blackberry.
ive had the E5 for about a year. next im going to get iphone5. no question.
Anyway, nokia used to have a solid system and extreme durability, as i remembered from pre-smartphone era. but i got to be clear. this OS is simply horrid. it deserves to die and be forgotten. its updates are of qustionable quality. i have no need for a bulkier web browser, and i am sick to death of trying to find the right page to change some setting. can take 20 mins!
plus its battery display is pointless. i had 6 bars one minuite, and after retrieving some mail, there was one bar left, and the thing starts to tell me it is goin into power saving mode.
and all this ovi stuff is a joke. i tried to connect once, and it told me it is no longer accepting any new sign-ups. meaning its not being suported anymore.
rather than ovi maps, which is okay, i prefer using google maps anyday. if you have a google account, and most people do, this makes far more sense.
the biggest reason i would not, and could not recommend this phone, is its outdated os. nokia used to have the biggest share in the mobile phone market, but resting on their laurels, they made no effort at all to pursue what users wanted. instead they started playing half-assed catch up to apples ios, which is obviously far superior, and despite its price, it is certainly not as frustrating, and i believe it delievrs a far more satisfying experience.
if you need a phone, quickly, like i did, and like a physical keyboard and a speaker loud enough to play music and a flashlight, then the E5 could be for you. but if you need a really good phone that will integrate with your computer and be not so time consuming, then go with something else.
also, i could not use this phone much more, because i deal with 3 languages, and there is absolutely no support for japanese, although it can display the characters. on this point alone, i would choose the iphone. it can deal with a good number of languages.
if nokia wants to see the light of day again, they should actually focus their efforts. do they want touch screen? or are there benefits that only the physical keyboard can have? choose a direction, stick with it, and refine it. this phone, though physically capable, is completely let down by its moronic os. really. its like using a 90s nokia all over again.
also annoying: it doesnt let iphoto erase the camera contents after import. little things like this, when it adds up, is a major turn off. it slowly robs you of your time.
so nokia, please decide if you even want to be in the phone business anymore. i think youve totally missed the boat. may as well give up.
and thats my honest opinion.
pogon, 23 Jul 2011pls help me out,what is the operating system of e5?, can it be upgraded to anna if it comes out?no! E5 has symbian 60 series ! anna update be availble only for symbian^3 OS. Maybe for previous Symbian^3 devices. or nokia will bring new phones
Eric, 23 Jul 2011I don't own any of those phone yet because I'm confused what to buy between E5 and C5. But aft... moreMultitasking is better in E5 than C5. E5 has much
more RAM ,better battery than C5.less number of colors
and no front cam are the disadvantages of E5. C5 has
no QWERTY keyboard which makes typing a bit difficult.
No WIFI in C5. If all the features are needed, one
should go in for C6-00, C6-01, E6, C7. E5 is also
called as value for money which C5 is not
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2011I'm convinced, C5 is a good phone. Thanks.I'm glad I was able to help. I'm so excited to buy mine. But my problem now is what to buy, Nokia C5 5mp or this old one because one shop here in our country say that they already have stocks of the Nokia C5 5mp.I'm just worried that the camera might not be as good as the 3.2 because as I've observed, other Nokia phones with 5mp or more camera don't show very good quality. The color of the camera of C5 as compared to other Nokia 5mp or more phones is more vibrant and appealing to my eyes because it's clear. The sample picture of some Nokia 5mp camera here in gsmarena is quite dim. I'm very convinced that C5 is really a good phone in all aspects.
e 5 is a good phone...and her internet speed is very fast....i m satisfied with this phone...
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2011I'm convinced, C5 is a good phone. Thanks.
c5 is a good phone i agree
but there are more drawbacks when compared to e5
screen though 16m has very very poor viewing angle and sunlight legibility.
secondly dust entering the screen too much.
how can you say c5 is better than e5 only for one thing if you want video call
Lubie, 24 Jul 2011Plz E5 and C7 which one is better and i want to know if E5 has a video call. Pls i urgently wa... moreC5 is better, C5 had a secondary camera for to make a video call,
you should know that better than i do.
It very difficuly to write the full name. It only accept 14 charater only
hey can anyone tell me how to increase music volume in E5..
Thanks in advance!!!
Plz E5 and C7 which one is better and i want to know if E5 has a video call. Pls i urgently want to know. Tanx.
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2011pls which of these is beta for: browsing,picture clearer and video calls. E5,C5,and 5230.pls r... moreGo for C5-00 if u can live without wi-fi.
If c5-00 has wifi then E5 cant beat this cellphone.
C5 is better than e5 in all aspects. I m using C5 and my brother using e5.