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Nokia C1-01 budget voicephone

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Quality caller

Nokia reckons the C1-01 will let you talk for over ten hours on a single charge and roll along on standby for 21 days. I didn’t have my handset long enough to prove that, but after five days of regular use the power bar still showed more than 50 per cent of the charge remaining. In this area the C1-01 is a big step forward from the 2330 Classic it replaces.

Nokia C1-01

Long runner

RH Recommended Medal

Call quality proved to be quite as good as any other Nokia Series 40 phone I’ve used recently while signal reception - 2G only, as you can probably guess - was solid even in the poor reception areas of the Pennines that flummox my regular phone making it a perfect second handset for use when you stray off the beaten track. Or visit Wales.

Verdict

While you can get mobile phones for a tenner, unless you have a total disinterest in quality, style and range of function, the Nokia C1-01 is undoubtedly worth its slightly higher price tag. The low spec camera aside, the C1-01 has several features you simply don't expect at this price point, including a very good keypad, stereo Bluetooth and a Micro SD slot. The impressive call quality, strong signal reception and Biblical battery life are the icing on the cake. ®

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Nokia C1-01

Nokia C1-01 budget voicephone

Basic voice-centric handset with superb battery life and good looks.
Price: £49 Sim free. £35 pre-paid RRP

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