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Nokia 7230 Review

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Nokia 7230 Review
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T's 3G network (on the 1900MHz band) and T-Mobile USA's 2G network.
The American version supports AT&T's 3G network.


Introduction:


The Nokia 7230 is a 3G entry level slider that was released earlier this year running Nokia’s S40. Although it is a basic slider, the phone still sports some decent features such as a 3.2 megapixel camera and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and therefore seems to be aimed at the teen market. Inside the box is the phone, a battery, a mains charger, a stereo hands-free kit, a 2GB Micro SD card and an instruction manual. A notable absence from the box is a PC connector cable.

Nokia 7230 Review
Nokia 7230 Review


Design:

The Nokia 7230 is a slim slider with a glossy, curvaceous design. The sides have a chrome-like finish with a dedicated button for the camera and a matte textured plastic battery cover on the back. While the phone looks deceptively solid, once you take it in hand, its flimsy low-end nature becomes evident. The screen is surrounded by a finely textured panel that covers two soft keys, a send button and an end button with a five way d-pad within. This panel comes in pink or graphite, as does the battery cover.

The Nokia 7230 is a slim slider with a glossy, curvaceous design - Nokia 7230 Review
The Nokia 7230 is a slim slider with a glossy, curvaceous design - Nokia 7230 Review
The Nokia 7230 is a slim slider with a glossy, curvaceous design - Nokia 7230 Review

The Nokia 7230 is a slim slider with a glossy, curvaceous design


Nokia 7230 Review

You can compare the Nokia 7230 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The screen's size and resolution are fit for purpose, though poor viewing angles let the display down. Measuring in at 2.4 inches it has a resolution of 240 x 320  pixels. While it is sufficiently bright for comfortable use, saturation and contrast levels vary greatly depending on the angle at which you view it. This makes enjoying images and video on the Nokia 7230 less than ideal. The phone's glossy finish also attracts finger-prints and provides a challenge in direct sunlight. At 2.4 inches, the screen is also small for prolonged web browsing, despite the on-board browser rendering pages well.

Nokia 7230 Review
Nokia 7230 Review
Nokia 7230 Review

The build quality of the Nokia 7230 is disappointing. Press one of the soft keys for example and you will invoke an unfortunate creaking noise. To compound this, the soft-keys are difficult to press, requiring harder presses (and more creaking). Slide up the glossy screen to reveal a slightly raised set of number keys, which are responsive and well lit, albeit a bit small and cramped.

The number keys are responsive and well lit - Nokia 7230 Review
The number keys are responsive and well lit - Nokia 7230 Review

The number keys are responsive and well lit



The sides of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
The sides of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
The sides of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
The sides of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review

The sides of the Nokia 7230



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. asish sachu (unregistered)


it is cool looking stylish phone........comparing to other slide phone .....this phone is slim .....but the only problem is that because of big screen.......display of charge and battary is too much enlarged .......it should have it nokia xpress music 5130

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 05:04

2. ss (unregistered)


i m confused to select the best one suited for me between x3 & 7230-
for me first priority is to use all the general phone application,the second is multimedia and the third is web browsing-plz suggest me!

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:01

3. michaelcedric (unregistered)


i really love nokia 7230.good style.solid phone slider ,3G support,maps,etc. i really love this phone.if you want to be happy,then buy this phone ! :))

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 13:58

4. gillymac (unregistered)


can someone explain to me how to put my photos onto my pc, thanks Gillian

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 11:48

5. anupriya gaurav (unregistered)


I like this phone because these size is very small and you can easy to access them. By anupam

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size3.86 x 1.89 x 0.58 inches
(98 x 48 x 14.75 mm)
3.53 oz  (100 g)
Battery860 mAh, 5.4 hours talk time

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