atul, 03 Feb 2010hi emir and farhan, i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.1... moreand many many other features trust me! i will shut up about 5233 becouse i didnt try it but i will just say if u have enought money (and u have) chose 5230 over 5233 becouse of the gsp and really fast 3g u will need them belive me!! just one more thing if u have enought money look corbypro too! here in my country it is more expensive i dont know where u live!? but if u have enought money and wanna good touch screen phone with qwerty and wifi u should try corbypro and see do u like it! take care
atul, 03 Feb 2010hi emir and farhan, i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.1... morewith corby (s3650) u will get capacitive screen but situation with resolution and colors is even worst! 2 friends have corby,it looks like toy in my opinion! then if u type alot...nokia 5230 is better choice too! it has normal and qwerty style plus handwriting recognition! and on big screen typing is very easy and fast! if u listen music...again nokia 5230 win with 3,5 mm jack,music chip,volume, and amazins sound quality in both headphones and speaker! plus u will have 3g,gps,symbian,amazing video rec...
How is 5230 Phone - Pls provide short comment on this.
1) How is Touch Screen
2) Ho is the Response
3) How is the sound quality
4) How is the Battery Life
Thats it, please provide me these details, enough
atul, 03 Feb 2010hi emir and farhan, i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.1... moreHi Atul i will give my opinion and i hope that help u in making a right decision! first dont think u will make mistake if u buy samsung star or corby! but...i would say go for nokia 5230! first u cant compare screens i mean i change my phones every 3-4 mouths and i haved samsung star without wifi,it is a good phone but screen is just too small,pixels are big and colors look washed out! this phone have AMAZING screen u will love to watch videos and even movies on this amazing hd screen!...
atul, 03 Feb 2010hi emir and farhan, i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.1... morePick a Nokia, even the touchscreen is not capacitive. Difference between 5230 and 5233 is in the lack of one option from the later (i dont remember if 5233 lacks either GPS or 3G, compared to 5230). So you could go for this. you could also try 5530, but check it in a store, the plastic on the back cover looks a bit low quality.
atul, 03 Feb 2010hi emir and farhan,
i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.1... moreHi atul, its interesting that you got my name, you must have read far into this forum.
If you've read my previous posts you'd know that I stress on people making their own choices. So I'm gonna state some facts and leave the decision making to you.
You've said that you're buying a touchscreen phone for the first time and are interested in Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Samsung Star series (includes Star , Star 3G and Star WiFi), and Samsung Corby series (includes Corby, Corby Pop, Corby Pro, Corby plus)
All of these are entry level touch screen phones and are suitable as an affordable option for a fist time user.
As a general difference, Nokias have larger and more pixel dense screen screen that Corbys and Stars. Also Nokia 5230 is the only phone that has GPS with an added advantage of free voice guided navigation.
Nokias are the only ones that are smart, OS (Symbian) based. Samsungs (Corbys & Stars) are not smart based, thus you wont find any third party applications for them. Though all of them has JAVA support.
Here is a brief comparison as per your criteria :
All of them has good call quality, has photocall, decent camera (Stars come with 3.15 MP cam whereas others have a 2 MP one - none has autofocus).
Messaging functions are there with on screen keyboard. Notable difference are the Corby Pro and Plus with their dedicated keyboard and Nokias with their larger and wider screen thus landscape on-screen keyboard is wide enough.
All of them have been positioned as a multimedia phone thus music playback on all of them are good, though Nokias have an advantage on video playback because of their larger and more pixel dense screen with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Nokias have the largest capacity batteries among the lot, followed by Stars and then the Corbys. But battery life will differ depending on the functions of a particular handset and their usage.
Built quality of Nokias and Stars are good but Corbys are built with materials that look and feel cheap also not that solid.
Touch screen of all of them are "good" with as mentioned earlier Nokias have a larger and better one. Sensitivity is okay, with a difference being Corby (S3650 only) that has a capacitive screen, thus more sensitive. Also the UI (user interface) of Samsung phones (Corbys & Stars) has an advantage of One Touch access to various functions through TouchWiz but Nokias also have their own dedicated Media key button dedicated to multimedia shortcuts.
I think that covered all your mentioned areas.
I dont want to confuse you more but just to mention that in your price range there are various other models available that are usually overlooked by many as many of them are not that hyped. These are LGs ( Cookie, Pop), HTC ( Touch, Viva), Asus (P320, P552w ) with HTCs nd Asus being Windows mobile smart phones.
You can shortlist the contenders to a couple and then decide which one to buy. Also once you have shortlisted make sure to get an inhand feel for them at the retailer and confirm their functions from them.
Shubham, 03 Feb 2010Disappointed as the disadvantages with this phone are many with some named in the link http://... morehe has only 1 big disadvantage: no Wi-fi. And maybe no second camera & only 2 mp for camera. But no document reader a disadvantage??? The internet is full of doc readers to download. And the fact that the phone doesnt have wi-fi and you were looking for that it doesnt mean its the device's fault, but yours, for not documenting well before buying. Understand one simple thing: Nokia DOES NOT canibalise their models (if this one had wi-fi, meant 5530 selling was over). Also, there is a reason why this phone is cheaper than other models. You cant have all in this segment of price, so stop making blaming posts: at this price range, you will look for the phone that fits you best. Obviously for you 5530 was better.
i am sure of buying this phone in a weeks time. Seeing all d positive reviews here made me more interested wit this device. Can anyone tel me abt d average battery standby time or is it withstanding well. if i knw this it wuld b useful to me.
MRS, 02 Feb 2010are we show pdf formats in nokia 5230?
could we install adobe reader?
can we use office docu... moreWell no you dont get a predefined Word, Power-Point, Excel, Pdf, reader with this phone, but ceratainly it being a smartphone quickoffice and Adobe Reader LE can be installed to enable the document readability.
Nokia 5235, would be better, a bit more expensive, but better with 320Mb internal memory, predef Document veiwer and 30,000 or more songs to download for free, but sorry its not yet in the Market...so anyone have to wait.
SR, 02 Feb 2010A-GPS stands for assisted GPS. It is called assisted GPS because it assist the GPS function on... moreDisappointed as the disadvantages with this phone are many with some named in the link http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_...view-427.php , and I bought it for purpose of Document reader, which is not present, nor does it have WLAN, what I required :( .
hi emir and farhan,
i m taking touchscreen phone for the first time. i can afford up to Rs.10000 for this. i m confused between nokia 5230, 5233 and samsung mobiles like star-wifi, 3g and corby variants. will u pls guide me which is better choice as i dont change mobiles frequently. my current mobile i m using for 2 years. My priorities are good call functions (like good audibility & call recording), decent touchscreen and messaging functions, photocall, decent camera ( not 2 much as i hav digicam ), decent music and most important its durability in terms of battery and built ( should not break down easily). pls guide me. even if u suggest some other phone though little bit higher price range i will think. thanx.
hgk, 02 Feb 2010where will i get free gps maps of india ? please reply u can get frm ovi store
Hi Can anyone plz tell me that do this phone has inbuilt antiviruse...? I mean if i will use internet and download some files is there any threat of virus attack...? Plz repluy.........
Please, I need a recommendation on a good antivirus I can install on my Nokia 5230. Please Let me know where I can possibly download it.
someone help me. i bought 5230 bt the conection 2 the internet is slow..nt as i expected bt i belive there some i have not done..i know this 4ne is classic..n why is kenya supplied without accessories? help
hgk, 02 Feb 2010where will i get free gps maps of india ? please reply You are seriously ill informed.
Recently Nokia announced that they are providing free voice guided navigation. Previously this was a paid service and no other company provides anything even close to this.
Free maps were there from Nokia all along, but now you can get free voice navigation. You can get them from Nokia's official site.
Yes of course, I'm giving you the link. Here you go : http://www.nokia.co.in/explore.../nokia-5230/
MRS, 02 Feb 2010in gps option
what's meaning of "" with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch "&... moreA-GPS stands for assisted GPS. It is called assisted GPS because it assist the GPS function on your phone. It merely assists. It is not a necessity.
Now you might ask : How does it assists?
Answer : GPS is a positioning system which tells you your location on Earth in terms of co-ordinates. I don't want to get in details and make this difficult to follow, so just know that when you turn-on the GPS function where ever on this planet, the GPS software with the help of the in-built antenna wakes up and tries to look around to find where it is.
This is done by communicating with over head satellites (now lets not get into details about satellites). This communication with satellites is done by exchanging data. Yes! your phone is capable of communicating directly with a satellite without the help of any tower.
This data transfer is started by downloading (i.e. your phone downloads) orbital data of satellites.
Get it, downloading of data that is on the satellite.
This data also can be downloaded from the web as its nothing hidden. Since downloading data from web can be faster through GPRS/3G than from the satellite, A-GPS exploits this part of GPS satellite locking. Thus giving you a faster GPS lock.
Point to note is that you can get this data without the help of GPRS/3G (not from the web) but directly from the satellites but that takes more time because of various issues like poor signal conditions, signals bounce confusingly off buildings, or be weakened by passing through walls or tree cover etc.
Also note that the data transfer can be allowed to continue for other reasons you can read about them here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS
I had answered this question before and also your other question about office documents. Nonetheless you can get pdf/word/excel/ppt reader and editor for Symbian. You can either buy it from Nokia through Ovi stores or get it free from the internet.