Personally I've been using the 5230 for a while now.
When I first bought it, I thought it was going to be aces - I was wrong.
Out the box, it's flimsy, has a terrible design, buttons that feel like cr@p and a redonculously irritating data transfer cable port.
The operating system that it uses feels sa if it was designed by a bunch of high school boys that didn't know what they were doing: Almost every feature/thing on the phone is run by it's own app, making the phones multitasking capabilities completely irrelevant.
Spec.wise though, I must say that the camera is superb (if you forgive the fact that it doesn't have a flash), the video recorder is almost unparalleled by any other phone (smooth, clear, good sound) and the audio is very nice indeed.
Browsing the internet is far easier with this phone, partially because of the high speed internet it's capable of using, and for the auto-flip accelerometer which allows you to view web pages fullscreen, sideways (very nice).
Again, design-wise the memory and sim card slots are in a terribly inaccessible place - you'll battle for a day or two to get them in/out whenever you need to.
DO NOT EVEN ASK about your messages!
They are arranged by time and date in a roundabout way which can sometimes leave you clueless as to where some of them have disappeared to.
Damage to your wallet: 3/10
All in all, a "Meh :|" phone.
If you had a choice between this and any other phone in existence, please choose the latter.
i am using 5230 nokia with docomo network, i can't make video calls , in e-63 also don't having front camera but there is a video call. plz help me its a network problem are the anything....
5250 doesent wifi and the screen is pathetic and the phone itself is patcetic . 5230 is the best phone in those cheap touchscreen market. Srsly buy it , u wont be dissapointed.
reaaly it is very good phone. wap sar. is so fast. music slow but nice
PIZA, 27 Jan 2011ANY2 updated the phone yet, the is another software update?i got Software Version 12.0.004 installed when i purchased it. Software Version 40.0.003 is available now. i have updated the same yesterday. dial *#0000# and check the SW version of your set. select options->Check for Updates to update. you can also do the update using Nokia PC Suite or Nokia OVI Suite.
Really good thing! Excellent:) but I can't use its Wi-Fi. Please, send your directions to firstname.lastname@example.org
mohamed, 26 Jan 2011can this mobile read pdf plzzzzzzzyes,u hav 2 instal pdf reader like adobe
Anirudh, 27 Jan 2011Its really a great xperience using internet in 5230.I av been using the mobile for the past 6 ... moreVery funny.
Internet speed on the nokia is it's weak point.
Camera and video are fine, call quality, no complaint.
But the nokia web browser really pisses me off.
Apple and the androids are well in the lead!
Abdul, 24 Jan 2011Hi, i am very much impressed by 5230 nuron by it's low price and it's lot of features. And abo... moreIts really a great xperience using internet in 5230.I av been using the mobile for the past 6 months.In 2g itself the inernet is sooooo fast. Then in 3g its the fastest mobile internet ive ever used.U can close ur eyes and buy it.................
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2011I want to know whether the as the camera of 5230's 2mega pix,so will the pictures be clear and... morePictures are clear and comes out beautiful as well as the videos. It doesn't have a flash but its fine otherwise.
Good choice, enjoy it. :-)
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2011I want to know whether the as the camera of 5230's 2mega pix,so will the pictures be clear and... moreHi. I own a 5230 nuron. The pictures n videos it takes r just awsome. Megapixels do not alwayz matter.
I am using this phone for over 3 months now in the US, its a very good phone, it has hung couple of time (which is usual with every smartphone) GPS is very good, but there will be delay in receiving the signal some times, and GPS works without a sim and updates are completely free, and ovi maps provides turn by turn voice direction perfectly, and battery back up is pretty decent. Ovi maps provides maps for over 60 countries for free (that an advantage)
Overall good phone for the price, its like a 2 in one a GPS and a smartphone. Worth for the price.
How much is this phone (Nokia 5230) in the Philippines? An answer would be much appreciated. I also wanna know what are the differences between Nokia 5250, 5230 and 5235.I already read the specs but I'm still confused. Music capabilities and Wi-Fi are my preferences.
Abdul, 24 Jan 2011Hi, i am very much impressed by 5230 nuron by it's low price and it's lot of features. And abo... morefor internet purpose this phone is awesome .but picture quality is not so impressive but video quality is great....
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Anonymous, 24 Jan 2011I want to know whether the as the camera of 5230's 2mega pix,so will the pictures be clear and... moreNokia 5230 is a good mob, camera picture is clear and bright. I like this model..