Nokia 5230 cell phone review

Nokia announced budget-friendly touch-screen smartphone Nokia 5230. It offer 3.2 TFT touch screen , upto 16gb memory. Available colors are black and white with 5 different back frame color. It will be powered by symbian s60 v5 , which is used in other popular nokia models like N-series. Nokia 5230 will reach india by 2009 end. Price will be around Rs 9000.
Physical features, power and memory
Form: Classic with touchscreen
Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 14.5/15.5 mm
Weight: 113 g (without stylus)
Weight: 115 g (with stylus)
Volume: 78 cc (without stylus) / 83 cc (with stylus)
Responsive touchscreen with tactile feedback
Accelerometer for auto-rotate
Proximity sensor to save power and prevent inadvertent touches
Display and 3D
Size: 3.2″
Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) with 16:9 picture
Up to 16.7 million colours
Full touchscreen display
Keys and input method
Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and application launch (menu), plus the media bar touch key for accessing music, gallery, share online, video centre and web browser
Homescreen music plug-in for pause/play, forward, back
Voice commands
Colours and covers
Available in-box colours:
- White/Red
- White/Dark Silver
- White/Pink
- White/Yellow
- White/Blue
- Black/Red
- Black/Dark Silver
Changeable colour battery covers
Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed
3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
microSD memory card slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB
70 MB internal dynamic memory
BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
Talk time (maximum)
- GSM 7 h
- WCDMA 4 h 18 min
Standby time (maximum)
- GSM up to 438 h
- WCDMA up to 458 h
Video playback time (maximum): Mpeg-4 4.6hours, nHD 3 hours
Music playback time (maximum): 33 h
Communication and navigation
Communication and navigation
Operating frequency
Dual band 900/2100 WCDMA and 850/1900 WCDMA
GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Automatic switching between GSM bands
Flight mode
Data network
GPRS/EGPRS Class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296kbps (DL/UL)
EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 177/296 kbps (DL/UL)
WCDMA 2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL),
CS 64 kbps
HSDPA, cat. 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
TCP/IP support
Local connectivity and synchronisation
Bluetooth version 2.0
- Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP
MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
Direct printing to compatible picture printers
Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite
Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND)
Call features
Integrated hands-free speakerphone
Number screening for messaging and calls
Automatic answer with headset or car kit
Any key answer
Call waiting, call hold, call divert
Call timer
Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
Automatic redial
Speed dialling
Voice dialling: speaker independent dialling and voice commands (SIND)
Fixed dialling number support
Vibrating alert (internal), also with tactile feedback
Side volume keys
Contacts bar for 20 contacts with images and communication history (SMS, email, web feeds)
Talking ring tones
Conference calling with up to 6 participants
Multiple SMS deletion
MMS version 1.3, message size up to 600 kb
Automatic resizing of images for MMS
Nokia Xpress audio messaging
Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
Number screening for messaging
Distribution lists for messaging
Cell broadcast
Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
Support for e-mail attachments
OMA e-mail notification support
Mail for Exchange 2008 preinstalled
Web browsing
Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP, JavaScript
TCP/IP support
OSS browser
Nokia Mobile Search
GPS and navigation
Integrated A-GPS
Ovi Maps 3.0 application
Image and sound
Image and sound
2 megapixel camera
Image formats: JPEG
CMOS sensor
3x digital zoom
White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Center weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
Dedicated camera key
Landscape (horizontal) orientation
Photo editor on device
Main camera
- Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV high quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
- Up to 4x digital zoom
Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp
Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)
Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene modes: automatic, night
Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Dependable on available memory
Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD
Video streaming: 3GPP and CIF
Landscape mode video playback
Video ring tones
Video editor on device
Video Centre service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds
Music and audio playback
Music playback file formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
Dedicated music keys
FM radio
3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Nokia Music
Nokia Music Store support
Nokia Podcasting support
Ring tones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (64 built-in tones)
Integrated speaker
Voice and audio recording
Voice commands
Voice dialling
Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones
Ring tones: 3D, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 and video ring tones
Video ring tone
Software platform and user interface
S60, 5th Edition
Symbian OS version 9.4
Active standby
Voice commands
FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.
Support for assigning images to contacts
Support for contact groups
Clock: analogue and digital, world clock
Alarm clock
Calendar with week and month view
To-do list
JavaTM MIDP 2.0
Flash Lite 3.0
Ovi Maps 3.0
Nokia Music
Included games:
- Roller Coaster
- DJ Mix Tour
Sales package contents
Sales package contents
Nokia 5230
Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
Nokia Battery (Bl-5J)
Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102)
Plectrum Stylus CP-306
User guide
Recommended accessories
Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500)
Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-504)
Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-103)
Nokia Mini Speakers (MD-8)
Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset (BH-214)
Nokia 4 GB microSDHC Card (MU-41)
Compatible accessories
Compatible accessories
Support and related documents
Support and related documents
Related documents
SAR certification information
Eco Declaration (.pdf, 52 KB)
Declaration of Conformity