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Nokia 7230 Review

Nokia 7230

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While S40 is a pretty basic interface when compared with the likes of Android and S60, it still provides users with Java app support via the OVI Store as well as email that is easy to set up and a passable web browsing experience.

The home screen is relatively customizable, enabling the user to view the default information (time; signal strength; carrier; battery; profile; date; soft-key functions), or to select a range of links to applications of your choosing to reside on the main page for easy access. While these did clutter the 2.4 inch screen, they provided useful, customizable functionality.

Home screen - The interface of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
The interface of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Main menu - The interface of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review

Home screen


Main menu

The interface of the Nokia 7230

Phone Book:

The phonebook is traditional enough to be instantly familiar with anyone who has used S40 before. With support for 2000 names, picture ID and an array of optional details for each contact, the Nokia 7230 delivers a basic, yet comprehensive phonebook experience.


As with other S40 devices, the organizer is a breeze to use, just tap the right side of the d-pad to dive into your calendar. Alarms and other tools work reliably as well. They can also be assigned to the home-screen as shortcuts and so don’t have to be accessed through menus. Additional features include voice recording, to do list, countdown timer and notes, while on board memory is 75MB  (45MB after Nokia’s platform-content is loaded onto the device upon booting).

Nokia 7230 Review


Messaging is done through traditional keypad entry with the option of predictive text. With the small size of the device coupled with the small keypad, typing messages on the Nokia 7230 feels clumsy. If typing one handed, the phone feels top heavy, as if it could fall out of your hand, and when typing with two hands, the keyboard is just cramped.

On-board email support is basic, but reliable. Nokia have made it easy to get your email quickly set up with it only taking a username and password to sync Gmail and Hotmail accounts. There's also support for custom email addresses, where you will have to enter some additional details.

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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

posted on 12 Oct 2015, 11:20

6. crosshair (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Oct 2015)

I bought my Nokia 7230 almost 6 years ago. it has been in my kitchen junk drawer for the last 3 years. This year after going deep in debt with a 3 year I-phone cell plan that was costing me over $100.00 a month, I decided to revive this budget-friendly Nokia cell phone. I set up a pay as you go cell phone plan in it, and put a $100.00 card on it. All $100.00 cards have a 365 day expiry, so no need to worry about losing minutes. My plan is 20 cents a minute Canada-wide and 500 free texts per month. Previous experience has shown that on average, using this phone, I will get 7!! months out of the $100.00 card! I just do my computing at home instead of on my phone. It is so nice not to be chained to a contract once again. Hold onto those old phones, people!

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PhoneArena rating:
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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