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 ratio:

49.08 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Resistive

Features:

Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

2 megapixels

Software Features:

Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, White balance presets

Video recording:

640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 (173 g)

Features:

Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPP, RealVideo 7, RealVideo 8, Flash Video

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

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

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Symbian (9.4), S60 5th Edition

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Computer sync

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1320 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

7.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

18.2 days (438 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

4.30 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.1 days (458 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

33.00 hours

Video playback:

4.60 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

S60 OSS Browser

supports:

HTML, Flash Lite (3.0), WAP, JavaScript

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calculator, World clock, Notes, Converter, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Alarm, To-Do, Calendar

Messaging:

SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Yes

JAVA:

Yes

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 25, 2009
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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

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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