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Nokia 5230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3376 reviews of Nokia 5230. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and screen are overall positive. The price and GPS navigation also get good opinions. Opinions about the size and reliability are different, and some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of Nokia 5230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and camera. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

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78% 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 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 5230 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Nokia 5230 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 are impressed by the camera and GPS navigation. The battery and price also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability and features.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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

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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...

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Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile)

 

Editors' note: Portions of this review were taken from our evaluation of the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition , since they share a similar design and feature set.

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.

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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...

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Nokia 5230 Nuron (T-Mobile)

 

The on-screen QWERTY keyboard felt cramped. I made plenty of mistakes while typing, though the subtle haptic feedback was welcome. In portrait mode, the keyboard becomes alphanumeric, and there's a separate on-screen dial pad that appears just for...

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

Despite issues with the Symbian OS and Ovi Store, the Nokia 5230 Nuron is a solid value for T-Mobile subscribers looking for smartphone power on the cheap.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Nokia 5230 Nuron offers customers an inexpensive way to stay connected. This budget cell phone offers a touchscreen interface, decent battery life and – most importantly – high quality. There may only be a few features available on this cell phone,...

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Aaron's Nokia Nuron 5230 review | PhoneDog

 

Overview What's Good: Great entry-level smartphone; fantastic battery life; free Ovi Maps. What's Bad: Resistive touchscreen can be a bit frustrating to use at times. Introduction Every now and then, I'll receive a call from a...

Great entry-level smartphone; fantastic battery life; free Ovi Maps

Resistive touchscreen can be a bit frustrating to use at times

The Nokia Nuron 5230 is a fantastic device for newcomers to the smartphone market. Sure, it's not the device for a power-hungry smartphone aficionado, but Mom could find a lot to like in this device. With stellar battery life and a plethora of PIM...

Product Specifications

The eye-catching Nokia 5230 puts innovative design, cutting-edge technology, and a world of entertainment at your fingertips. Discover how style meets functionality with its vibrant colors, intuitive touch-based interface and stunning 3.2" widescreen display. Access your whole music library, organize your tracks on your PC, and purchase songs online from your favorite artists - all with a couple of taps. Stay connected, entertained, and on the right track with easy access to your favorite social networking sites, Ovi Store, and Ovi Maps.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1320mAh
Standby Time (PB):458hours
Talk Time (PB):420minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Integrated Components:Digital camera / FM radio / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.4 / Series 60 v5.0

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.4in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:2in

Display

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:5230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:All black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes