Nokia 5230

Announced:
Aug 25, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 19, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
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Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

360 x 640 pixels

Pixel density:

229 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

49.08 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11

RAM:

0.1 GB

ROM:

256 MB

Internal storage:

0.07 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 16 GB

OS:

Symbian (9.4), S60 5th Edition

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.37 x 2.04 x 0.61 inches (111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm)

Weight:

4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Features:

Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Computer sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • The touchscreen uses resistive technology, which is not responsive
  • Thick body (0.61 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera

Description

Nokia 5230 is a candybar phone boasting a 3.2-inch widescreen touch display with full-screen QWERTY keyboard and handwriting recognition. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDHC card support up to 16GB, long battery life for up to 33 hours of music playback time, A-GPS, Nokia’s new Contacts bar on the homescreen, a 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth 2.0.

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