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Nokia 7230 Remove phone

Posted: 24 Nov 2009
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device type Smart phone 
OS Android (4.1.2, 4.0, 2.3) 
Dimensions3.86 x 1.89 x 0.58 inches (98 x 48 x 14.75 mm)5.20 x 2.68 x 0.42 inches (132 x 68 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight3.53 oz (100 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches4.5 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

167 ppi323 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels12.1 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesDigital zoom, White balance presets, Burst mode, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

 Dual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processor Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

 1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage0.07 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time5.40 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (690 min)
 
Stand-by time15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 20 days (488 h)
 
Talk time (3G)3.66 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
4.00 hours
the average is 15 h (915 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)16.5 days (395 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 23 days (542 h)
 
Capacity860 mAh1900 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFMFM 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17) MHz 
DataEDGE, UMTSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDRYes 
Wi-Fi Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
OtherComputer syncTV-Out, NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced24 Nov 200909 Jan 2012 

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