Dimension: 103 x 51.4 x 17 mm; Weight: 115 gram;
Nokia C2-06 designs don’t have a lot difference with his predecessor Nokia C2-03. The difference is only on glossy casing. This slider touchscreen has similar concept with C2-02 and C2-03 but Nokia C2-06 more fashionable.
When slide screen to top, alphanumeric keyboard will appear, it is look like old fashioned phone reminding that most of phones today using qwerty. Nokia C2-06 also support with touchscreen ability, keypad surface convenience for typing, four corner side of this device rounded and ergonomic, makes it comfortable to hold.
Interface and Screen
Screen: 2.6 inches, TFT resistive touchscreen, 56K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, Handwriting recognition
Nokia C2-06 using Nokia Series 40 6th edition for operating system, with QVGA resolution touch screen, even not smooth as high-end touch screen but still convenience.
Slightly responsive screen for tap and finger touch, with TFT 2.1 touch screen looks bright and contrast, giving display support into 56.000 colors.
It has 8 shortcut icons which is display on homescreen beside clock, date, battery indicator and operator.
Network: GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 1900 – SIM1 & SIM 2;
Even Nokia C2-06 have dual SIM card, but there is no SIM choice button in navigation panel. But SIM card choose mode will appear when call button are press when user want to make a call. There different SIM setting in phonebook mode which is you’ll can do SIM configuration. Nokia C2-06 Only had 2G networks, GSM 900/1800 for SIM 1 and 850/1900 for SIM 2. Nokia C2-06 already support with hot-swap facility so user can replace SIM card without turning off the phone.
Camera and Video
Camera: 2 MP, 1600×1200, Video QCIF@15fps; MP4/H.264/H.263 player
The image result still had noise in it, Nokia C2-06 does not have LED Flash and settings such as autofocus nor face detector. Without shutter button, so you must use virtual button in menu.
For video quality, it has a lot of noise and cracked image when recording fast moving object.
FM radio; FM recording (country specific); MP3/AAC/WAV
Nokia C2-06 have supported with good MP3 player. In highest volume, it can produce sound were good and not cracked. Unfortunately it don’t have music enhancement setting which allows you to enjoying music with conveniences configuration.
For alternative audio entertain, it has FM Radio with recording facility. Just press recording virtual button, you had clear result.
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps / EDGE Class 12 ; Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML
Nokia C2-06 only depends on GPRS/EGDE and default browser to surfing. It’s enough to open simple news site, but never expect for more sophisticated support such as flash and html 5. When opened multimedia file, Nokia C2-06 performance slightly fast.
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0
Data transfer between devices in Nokia C2-06 depends on Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP which is connected with Bluetooth headset. We try to transferring 54kb jpeg data HP Mini 110 Notebook it only needs 10 second. For data transfer between PC’s depend on MicroUSB v2.0. Unfortunately, data cable not available in sales package.
Nokia C2-06 Conclusion
Type and Touch product series quite hit low class. Affordable price with touch & type slider design and dual SIM support were great combination. Especially, it is for new mobile consumer (never had mobile device before). This device not every user dream, especially if he had smartphone before, but for newbie it’s worth.
The advantage and disadvantage of Nokia C2-06
- Touch &Type
- Stylish body sliding design.
- Dual SIM on
- Easy Swap
- Without 3G.
- WiFi not available.
- Still had noise in camera and video result.
- Without cable data in sales package.