The Nokia 7230 doesn't tend to slow down or lag too much in use. The menus are simple, and make it quick and easy enough to get where you want to. The exception to this is when browsing the web, very large pages made the phone hang while loading, but once completely downloaded, browsing was a breeze.
The reception was generally good. While the phone dropped a few words every now and then in areas of patchy reception, we found the device to be capable of providing a decent experience for the most part. Outgoing calls from the Nokia 7230 experienced a slight muffle and lack of clarity while still being audible.

The 860 mAh Li-Ion battery lasted approximately 3 days with regular use and daily web browsing, with the battery meter providing an accurate representation of remaining battery life. The battery is rated to last about 5.4 hours talk-time and 15 days of standby time with a music playback time of 27 hours.


The Nokia 7230 is a mixed bag. While it provides a reasonably priced means of getting internet on the go, bundles in a camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2GB of memory for your music and a slim design, all these are unrefined positives.

We would recommend the Nokia 7230 to someone looking for handset with a decent feature-set on a limited budget who could overlook its flaws.

Alternatives to the 7230 include the Nokia X3, which has the same interface and a similar form-factor, only better audio quality or the Sony Ericsson Zylo – a new Walkman slider, if Nokia is not your cup of tea. If, however, you want something touch screen, the Samsung Corby provides a fun, good value option.

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  • Included 2GB memory card
  • User friendly interface
  • Quick email setup
  • 3.5mm headphone jack


  • Plasticy build quality
  • No Auto Focus
  • Viewing angles leave a lot to be desired
  • Music playback is flat and tinny

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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 should have it nokia xpress music 5130

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!

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 ! :))

4. gillymac unregistered

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

5. anupriya gaurav unregistered

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

6. crosshair

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!
  • 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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