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Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3729 reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the GPS navigation and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery, while comments about the reliability and screen are mixed.

size, usability, performance, price, GPS navigation

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the camera and battery are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the durability and size are different. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, battery, camera

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5230 Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYGNokia 5230 Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYG

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and camera. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments about the reliability and price are different. Some have doubts about the performance.

usability, size, durability, camera, design

performance

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5230 Quad-band GSM Cell Phone - UnlockedNokia 5230 Quad-band GSM Cell Phone - Unlocked

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Quain (pcworld.com)

Nokia Nuron Phone Review - PCWorld

 

Top-notch, free turn-by-turn navigation

No built-in Wi-Fi

The Nokia Nuron is a low-cost smartphone with valuable navigation and mapping abilities.

May, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile) Review

 

The Nuron isn't a bad smart phone for the price. It has a high-resolution touchscreen, and though we're not fans of resistive displays, the Nuron's worked fairly well. Battery life was epic, and call quality was very good on T-Mobile's 3G network. In...

Excellent battery life, Great call quality, Responsive resistive touchscreen, FM radio

Web browser feels cramped, No integrated Wi-Fi, Lacks multitouch support, Mediocre touchscreen keyboard

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Marc Flores (laptopmag.com)

Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile) Review - A Review of the Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile)

 

Excellent battery life, Great call quality, Responsive resistive touchscreen, FM radio

Web browser feels cramped, No integrated Wi-Fi, Lacks multitouch support, Mediocre touchscreen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard on the Nuron works in two ways: portrait mode with T9/triple-tap/handwriting or landscape with a QWERTY layout and handwriting recognition. Since the Nuron uses a resistive touchscreen, handwriting didn't work too well unless we...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile)

 

The Nokia 5230 Nuron offers T-Mobile subscribers a low-cost smartphone with plenty of apps and solid business e-mail.

Free Ovi Maps GPS navigation. Very inexpensive for a true smartphone. Sharp camera. Excellent video recorder.

Typing is tough on the resistive screen. OS sluggish and buggy in spots. No Wi-Fi.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions Nokia preloads Ovi Maps (Free, ), the company's excellent, free GPS navigation solution. This alone makes the phone an excellent deal as a nav device. You can also easily update your Facebook status, upload photos,...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (engadget.com)

Nokia Nuron for T-Mobile review

 

When the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was released a little more than a year ago, we thoroughly panned it in our review -- put simply, it felt undercooked and

Uses non-smartphone data pricing ; Includes Ovi Maps with free turn-by-turn nav ; Looks good in white

No WiFi ; Almost identical to the aging 5800 XpressMusic ; Resistive screen

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Nokia 5230 Nuron review:

 

Everyone loves a great deal, and Nokia and T-Mobile are serving up one heck of a value with the Nokia 5230 Nuron. Available starting March 24 for just $69.99 with a two-year contract, the Nuron is a full touch-screen smartphone that offers 3G support,...

The Nokia 5230 Nuron has free maps and voice-guide navigation via Ovi Maps, 3G, and excellent call quality, all at an affordable price. It's also the first Nokia smartphone with a U.S. carrier to offer access to the Ovi Store.

The Nuron lacks Wi-Fi and a document viewer. Its user interface is clunky and confusing, and we wish it had a capacitive touch screen. No flash for the camera.

The Nokia 5230 Nuron for T-Mobile isn't the most advanced or fastest smartphone on the market, but budget-conscious customers will find an incredible deal here.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 5230 review: Foot soldiers get smarter

 

When touchscreen handsets start to take over the lower segments of the market you know the rules of the game have changed. The Nokia 5230 is a smartphone but it doesn't mind rubbing shoulders with the common run of handsets. So, it's free...

3.2" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels) ; Symbian S60 5th edition ; ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, 128MB RAM memory ; Quad-band GSM support ; 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support ; Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support; Ovi maps ; 2...

No Wi-Fi support ; Display has poor sunlight legibility ; 3rd party software is still somewhat limited ; Basic camera ; Doesn't charge off its microUSB port ; No smart dialing ; No DivX/XviD video support out of the box ; No TV-out functionality ; No...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia Nuron 5230 Review

 

Struggling to get a foothold in the US smartphone market, Nokia has finally brought a carrier branded S60 5th Edition phone with the Nuron 5230. It's definitely the right direction that the veteran phone maker needs to tackle, but the Nuron only skims...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia 5230 Review

 

The Nokia 5230 handset is one of the first low-end touch smartphones manufactured by the Finnish company. Of course this isn't one of those top-tier devices that can ruin budgets, but at least Nokia fans will be able to taste some of the early Symbian...

I think one of the best things about 5230 is its decent look, but I would also enlist here the easy to use interface. I would also like to mention here the ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, which is rather powerful for a low-budget handset, as well as the 3G with...

The downsides list of the phone could be much higher than I anticipated, but some of the things I wanted to include might not be “negatives” for Nokia fans … yet. So, to begin with I would say that the lack of a microSD memory card, as well as the...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Nokia Nuron 5230

 

From the perennially prolific producer of powerful cell phones comes the Nokia Nuron 5230, coming in at a smaller price tag than the 5800 (sacrificing Wi-Fi and some camera resolution to get there), but ends up standing proud as an excellent phone with...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: No