Nokia Nuron 5230 Review
Calling quality was impressive with an almost clear quality on both ends – even going further, there was no noticeable background noise to ruin the conversation. One gripe we did have with the Nuron's calling quality was that the speaker generally lacked any power – which made listening on the highest volume setting troublesome at times. Switching to the speakerphone resulted in an almost a static tone to our voices while crackling was prominent in the loudest volume setting – still it proved to be decent enough to use.
Connection to T-Mobile's network was spot on without any loss in signal strength or dropped calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia region.
When placing the general brightness of the phone to the middle setting, we were able to get 2 full days of use out of the phone – easily exceeding the usual 1 day battery life out of other smartphones. The manufacturer has the phone rated for 7 hours of talk and 432 hours of standby time.
Struggling to get a foothold in the US smartphone market, Nokia has finally brought a carrier branded S60 5th Edition phone with the Nuron. It's definitely the right direction that the veteran phone maker needs to tackle, but the Nuron only skims the surface of the waters with its simplicity and ease of use. In the wake of Android's fast rise to prominence in the smartphone market, Nokia's biggest hurdle to overcome is undoubtedly its smartphone platform. Although it's not quite as dominant in certain aspects, the Nokia Nuron 5230 is a suitable handset for anyone that's looking for something that's stable, swift, and well rounded – all of the necessities required in being a decent offering.
- Simple & swift interface
- Responsive resistive touchscreen
- Great video recording quality
- Good calling quality
- Strong battery life
- Flash Lite 3.0 Support
- Below average 2-megapixel camera
- Cheap feeling plastic
- Poor video playback capabilities
1. warmonked (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)
Hey, thanks for the review. I just wanted to comment that (at least today, 3/24/10), t-mobile is letting you buy the phone W/O a data plan. I dunno if this is an error or not, but it seems unusual for a smartphone and perfect for cheapasses like me who don't want to pay an extra $30/month for data.
2. benjamin7890 (unregistered)
I'm so happy with my new unlocked cell phones! This has an unbelievably fast processor, great feel and easy to text on. I used to own a unlocked htc phones, but I'm so much happier with my brand new unlocked nokia phones. This Nokia Nuron 5230 is so much better for my business and pulls my email in so much faster. And I really couldn't be happier with it since it is an unlocked tmobile phones and it's a unlocked 3g phones I can take it overseas. My family loves my new phone and can't get enough of the games. I'm going to purchase another one for my son for his birthday from gsmauthority.com. Definitely would recommend this phone.
3. sebaa (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)
My pro : Very Good GPS chipset, i'm mean very sensitive , you will get Very fast satellites, end Very fast lock on your location. (without A-GSP ) My Cons : No Wifi , No flash camera , end speking of camera only 2 MP? bad Enjoy !!!
4. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)
ummm, you give that an 7.5? I would give it an 8.
5. Raphael123 (unregistered)
quite a good phone... i would rate 10* good battery life, music, great for watching videos... i totally reccomend it :D
6. jagdeep (unregistered)
ths is nice phone.its also 3G ,gud clarity n very gud battrey bakup,nice GPRS speed.