The guyz at Nokia PD in Noida,India said that 5230 has been put out of production by Nokia. Then they said that only one lot of 5230 came and there is no news on the 5230's future stock lots.
Some other shop told me that 5230 was not working for Hutch and Idea Networks , which sounds absurd to me but the fact is that Nokia 5230 is not available in the market for the time being. This could be due to a fault in 5230's current lot or they are holding the stocks back to push 5233 sales.
The advertisements of 5230 are still on and that suggests that 5230 is going to come back, atleast i hope that.
Anyone amongst all of you who are using 5230 can show some light on the n/w portability or 5230 and tech flaws, if any. We all who are planning on buying 5230 will really appreciate your effort and time.
jeniverre, 07 Feb 2010i had bought mine just yesterday. and my first experience is very c0ol. loudspeaker is great e... moreAre you trying to be funny ?
The browser is slow, very slow compared to my last phone.
The kinetic scrolling ? What kinetic scrolling. This phone would not recognize kinetic scrolling if it was hit with a 40 ton truck.
Otherwise it is fine.
Camera, better than I expected.
Sound is superb.
GPS about average. But it works!
oh i forgot to tell the down part of my experience. i hate the 2mp camera and worst their is no flash. and when transfering data through bluet0oth is a hassle, how can i save it directly to the mem0rycard? 0ne m0re thing, 0nly 4 shortcut ic0ns are available in h0mescreen below.
This is actually my 6th m0bile ph0ne since, but its my 1st touch ph0ne and symbian. overall im loving it. 5610xm is still my lover, but this 5230 is my fantasy. ü
i had bought mine just yesterday. and my first experience is very c0ol. loudspeaker is great eventhough its m0no, but it sounds alm0st stereo. i threw the pr0vided earph0ne and used an0ther 0ne, and the sound is superb! the gps map experience interest me especially the voice navigati0n. Builtin browser surfs me so fast though i havent tried downloading stuffs yet. Touch sensitivity and kenetic scr0lling enjoys me much. im really happy with 5230!
Farhan, 06 Feb 2010There are other things that you can want in a phone
that you might consider apart from touch... morehey thanks a lot for the comparison
but i read many of the reviews that said that 5230's music player is very very bad...that is sumthing i cant do without and also that the touch sensitivity is low...
i cant do without the music part so i was confused abt this phone?? is it really so? or does it vary from 1 piece 2 the other as a defect
asssh...., 06 Feb 2010hi all,
atlast I GOT THIS PHONE 2days back
after reading all the reviews i decided to buy th... moreIn your review when u say spend 1000 more and get a
samsung which one do you mean..??
can you recommend something for a music fans.. ??
hey can any1 tel me how to insert smileys in messaging becoz its not in-built in this phone..plzz its urgent..hope 2 get a reply soon..
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Check this out : http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=2832
Anonymous, 01 Jan 19705530 XpressMusic and 5230 are basically a cheaper versions of 5800. Their specs have been reduced to suit individual needs. If we compare the two :
5530 has a 3.15 MP cam while 5230 has 2 Mp.
5530 has Wi-Fi (no 3G) for internet access whereas 5230 has 3G (no Wi-Fi)
5230 has GPS with free lifetime voice navigation. No GPS for 5530.
5530 is smaller more pocketable, whereas 5230 has a larger screen (3.2"). 5530 has 2.9" screen.
5530 has stereo speakers. 5230 has mono.
This more or less covered all the differences. Rest all is same, apart from battery which is somewhat better for 5230, but that depends on individual use.
You can choose which one do you want.
SHANKAR, 07 Feb 2010I had plans of buying nokia 5230 today (07-02-2010). But after reading comments here about th... moreIn my opinion speaker is great! i think its same or even better than 5800 but just one speaker not stereo! it is loud enought ans sound doesnt get distorted! u will not miss any call if becouse speaker is not bad! u can ask someone to show u how loud it is or ask in shop to let u turn on the phone and see yourself!
Hey nokia fan, in general the sound out of this phone is brilliant i think. listening through the headphones nokia provides will make it sound terrible, and i mean terrible, but you just need to use another good set of 3.5mm headphones and it works perfectly. I've had this phones for a few weeks now and i love it, its got a nice screen, good sound and awesome navigation. My only criticism is the lack of wifi but if thats not a big deal for you i would definately recommend this phone.
i was very much interested in this phone n i definitely want to buy it. But some reviews here show tht d sound quality is not good plz answer me this question so tht i can make up my mind. I am totally confused to buy this phone or not. I dont bother abt listening via headset but d sound quality shuld b good in phone. plzzz help me out.
srk, 06 Feb 2010hey SR u didnt reply to my question anyone who know how to use maps in N5233 give me the instr... moreWell you have said that there is an "inbuilt maps application in N5233". So run the application, it'll show you the map. You can use it like any other map. Since 5233 doesn't has GPS the map will not show you your current location but you can search for your location and surrounding places. Its an e-map, alright.
Nokia has been adding Ovi maps into its other non-GPS phones. Like 6303. You can read about 6303's use of Ovi maps here : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_...ew-359p8.php
So basically you can browse the maps, look up addresses, plan routes (without voice guided navigation). You can also save locations in the Favorites section.
Ovi Maps offers straightforward route planning. Having entered a start point and a destination, the application will plan your route with easy-to-follow directions to where you're heading. You have to do this by looking at the screen, no voice guided navigation since the phone doesn't know youe exact location as GPS is not there.
But if you pair the phone with a Bluetooth GPS unit, it turns into a full-fledged navigation decice and probably will get turn by turn VOICE navigation as well but you have to wait for Nokia's announcement for 5233 on their site or you can get in touch with them, whether you can install the maps meant for 5230 on your 5233.
Hope this helps, mate
Shah Rukh, Mumbai.
its nice looking model and it has good specifications and a great resistence touch screen & ovi maps