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Connectivity and Data:

Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE and UMTS on board. The Nokia 7230 also has Bluetooth 2.1 and Ovi Maps, so it can be connected to an external GPS unit. No Wi-Fi means any net surfing will be eating into your network data package.

The device we were using came pre-loaded with the standard S40 web browser and Opera Mini. Both did a good job of rendering pages but were let down by the screen’s size and poor viewing angles.

The omission of a micro USB cable means that the on-board Bluetooth will be the default option for synching the device with Nokia OVI Studio which can be downloaded from Nokia's website. This was easy to set up and use.


Camera:

The 3.2 megapixel camera on the Nokia 7230 lacks autofocus or a photo light, limiting the uses to basic snaps when out and about. To access the camera, there is a button that should be held down on the bottom right side of the device, or an option to do so through the menu. 

Gallery - Nokia 7230 Review
Gallery - Nokia 7230 Review
Gallery - Nokia 7230 Review

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Images taken on the device suffer from lack of autofocus and bad noise handling. Colour representation was flat with limited contrast range, although detail in the images wasn't terrible.

Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review
Samples taken with the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review

Samples taken with the Nokia 7230


Video fared worse than photos, capturing MP4 files at a resolution of 320x240 at 15fps. Videos taken on the phone would only be usable only for playback on the device itself.


Audio:

The Nokia 7230 supports MP3, WMA, WAV, NB AMR, WB AMR, MIDI, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+. While a 2GB memory card and a 3.5mm jack are included, no volume controls on the side of the device and tinny music playback via headphones made the practical experience of using it as a music phone less than ideal. The on-board speaker played music back at a decent volume, however, the sound was too muffled and unclear to be enjoyed.

The music player of the Nokia 7230 - Nokia 7230 Review

The music player of the Nokia 7230



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6 Comments

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

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!

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 ! :))

gillymac unregistered

can someone explain to me how to put my photos onto my pc, thanks Gillian

anupriya gaurav unregistered

I like this phone because these size is very small and you can easy to access them. By anupam

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Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 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!
7230
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.07 GB
  • Battery 860 mAh(3.66h 3G talk time)

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