Nokia 5230

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

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
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Nokia 5230

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

PhoneArena Rating:

7.2
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.2" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.07 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1320 mAh(4.30h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

360 x 640 pixels

Pixel density:

229 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

49.08 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

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 oz (171 g)

Features:

Interchangeable covers

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11

RAM:

0.1 GB

ROM:

256 MB

Internal storage:

0.07 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 16 GB

OS:

Symbian (9.4), S60 5th Edition

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Talk time:

7.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1291 min)

Stand-by time:

18.2 days (438 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)

Talk time (3G):

4.30 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.1 days (458 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Music playback:

33.00 hours

Video playback:

4.60 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.0

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 08, 2009

FCC ID value:

LJPRM-588 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.03 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.69 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

EU SAR:

Head:

1.10 W/kg

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
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (229 ppi)

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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