yap its a gr8 phone ...um using it frm a couple of days..its very cheap cel and a best phone of this year..
worst pink camera no auto focus and flash, worst mono sound mp3 player, cheap plastic casing, its totally a waste of money dont buy it if you like music and camera touch phone.
worst useless pink camera and plays dumb music, u may notice it soon and regret purchasing this cheap phone...
i got this for the other day for 79,99 and it is buy far the best phone i ve had, battery lasts ages camera is good and does very good quality videos. best phone u can get for under 100 pound. does not freeze or crash.
ya g.p really nice and easy to operate thanking nokia for such a nice and budgeted phone
Nokia 5230 is a very reasonable phone at its low price . Only nokia offers symbian phones in this range . Any one can go 4 tis phone without any second thought. . .
I've had this phone for a couple weeks now and i think it is a great phone.
The touch screen is very responsive and easy to use. It comes with a guitar
pick lanyard for texting and I use it often, though you could just as easily just
use your fingers. The brilliance of the screen is what most people notice
when I show my phone to them. It is crystal clear and even small print is easy
to read. The pictures look great for a 2MP camera. I have had other 2MP
camera phones and this one takes much better pictures. My friend has an
8MP camera Droid HTC phone and we took identical pictures and there was
not a real noticeable difference. We were both impressed.
There is a very good mp3 player included on the phone. I currently have the
4gig card filled with 327 songs and I'm listening to it with a small speaker
system and it sounds as good as my 30gig Zune if not better. I have also
downloaded and player videos without any problems on the Nuron. The
quality seems pretty good. Now it won't look as good as an HTC HD2 but
then again you don't have to fork over an extra $150 to $200 for the Nuron
either. You can get the Nuron for free from T-mobile, but not the HD2.
2gigs of the SD card is used for maps for the included GPS map system
which works just fine but if you don't have a car battery charger it will drain
your battery in about an hour. This seems typical as I have a Samsung
Behold with GPS and it too drains the battery in about an hour. Just be
aware of this so you don't get caught with a dead battery by surprise.
I think this phone is really easy to text with compared to other phones I
have. I own a Samsung Behold, Motorola A1200 Ming, Blackberry Bold
9700, and a Chinese P168c Apple knock-off along with Moto Razrs and some
cheaper Samsungs. The Nokia is my top texting phone as I enjoy touch
screens. Three of my other phones are touch screens but the Nuron puts
everything where it easy to see and navigate around while texting. I get really
annoyed when I'm texting and I can't figure how to get capital letters or
symbols but Nokia seems to have made it easy to do these options. If you
have ever texted with a RAZR you know what I'm talking about. Ten minutes
with this phone and you will never go back to a RAZR. The texting menu for
In text, Out text, and New text is also easy to use. I like texting with the
Blackberry but the text keys are so small and close together that I am not
very fast with it, that is why I choose the Nuron over the Bold.
Another major plus with the Nuron is that I am using the Tmobile $10 data
plan with the Nuron, you have to have the $30 data plan with the Blackberry
Bold. Big price difference. My wife hard talked, ah.. sweet talked, the
customer service person and got the data plan for only $5 bucks a month,
that makes using the Nuron even sweeter.
Then I added Opera Mini and you get a full page browser not some mini
phone style page, full page Facebook and Ebay. Using the browser and data
for long periods really saps the battery so again pay attention to your battery
You get Opera and many more apps from the Nokia Ovi app store which is
included with the phone. There are many free apps and others you can pay
for if you so choose. Now there are not near as many apps as you can get
with a Droid phone but still is a nice option.
One nice feature I found on the Nuron is the ability to change the ring profile
and set a timer to change back automatically to the normal profile at a given
time. I am a teacher and we have a lot of meetings, and I like to go to a lot of
movies, so I can set it to silent for 2 hours and then it goes back to the
Normal profile so I don't forget it is off and miss any calls because 4 hours
later I discover the ringer is off.
Let me come back to the battery. With normal phone use for calling or
texting, I think this phone has great battery life. I have never run it down.
The only time I have had a problem is when using the GPS or Browser with
data for long periods of time, as a don't do this often I don't have a problem.
But if you are going to use the phone this way get a car charger or carry your
wall charger with you. It has taken me over an hour to write this review and I
have used the mp3 player the entire time and the battery indicator has not
lost even one bar.
As far as phone size is concerned. The Nuron has almost the same physical
dimensions as the Samsung Behold and the P168c Apple knock-off. The
major difference is the Nuron is quite a bit thicker than the other two
phones yet still all three fit in the same belt holster.
When I we renewed our contract with T-mobile, we got 2 Nokia Nurons, 2
Samsung T669 Gravity T's, and one LG GS500 Sentio. My 2 teenage
children love the Gravity T's with dual touch screen and slide out keypad. My
oldest son uses the other Nuron and my Wife has used the Sentio which is a
nice smaller bar style phone. But of the three I prefer the Nokia because of
the apps and ease of texting and messaging. My second choice at this time
would be the Gravity T. I have not used the Sentio much yet, that is not to
say there is anything wrong with it I just have used the Nuron more.
Would I recommend you buy this phone? 100% positively!
* bright, clear, easy to read screen
* great 2MP picture quality
* touch screen is easy to use
* easy texting
* can use $economical$ data plan
* easy to change ringer profiles
* quality mp3 player
* good video quality
* Ovi App store for apps
* easy to install apps
* free windshield mount (must order online)
* standard 3.5mm headphones
* lanyard with guitar pick to text with
* free with a contract with T-mobile
* short battery life using GPS or Browser with data
* T-mobile offers only white
* SD micro card is hard to take out
* to remove sim card you must take out the battery
It superb and looking nice the option also very compressed and motive to others. Camera quality is very perfect like 8.0 Megafixel. I think that the phone is very most valuable and low price mobile phone in the year.
I've had this phone for a couple weeks now and i think it is a great phone. The touch screen is very responsive and easy to use. It comes with a guitar pick lanyard for texting and I use it often, though you could just as easily just use your fingers. The brilliance of the screen is what most people notice when I show my phone to them. It is crystal clear and even small print is easy to read. The pictures look great for a 2MP camera. I have had other 2MP camera phones and this one takes much better pictures. My friend has an 8MP camera Droid HTC phone and we took identical pictures and there was not a real noticeable difference. We were both impressed.
It is one of the best phone in its range ie Samsung Corby & Champ ,LG Cookie Pep.Reason to buy this phone & what makes it superior:
1) 3.2 inch touch screen,
2) Best Internet Capablities(GPRS & Edge Class 32 which is the fastest & none of its compeitator provides the same)
3) Best Camera (even though its only 2 MP but the picture quality is the best among the above phone
4) Sound is low but has good effects in headphone & it
provide equalizer which we can set apart form the inbuilt one
5) Can operate with finger / Stylus
6) Easy to use & can install 3 party software
7) Has Qwerty / normal touch key pad,handwriting recoginization and many more
8) Better battery life
Its is the best deal in 6500 Rs (in Mumbai Sep 2010)
Hitendra, 23 Sep 2010Nokia 5230 has wi-fi or not?No.it does not have wifi
i have a clarification, for 3G can it be used for 5230 unit of phone only, cant it be used for N95?
Namrata, 20 Sep 2010How can I transfe Sms's( Inbox, sent, drafts etc) from my old Nokia 5130 c-2 to Nokia 5230?You just need to have the latest version of PC Suite which is available free of cost on the Nokia Official Website.
Once u download PC cuite just trf all ur data from ur old memory card including Messages (Inbox-Drafts-Sent-Folders) to ur PC and then connect ur Nokia 5230 and hit sync.
noypi, 17 Sep 2010you stinky indians should buy 5230 and pretend you are using N97 its the samehey man have gone mad,its very bad to say something about which you are not asked.
Ive got this phone and for the price its great, for a 2 megapixel the camera does well and the res of the UI is nice and easy, it does have stylus and the responsiveness of the screen is good, the volume of music is lower than most but i don't mind as it is great quality without distortion and good bass. it has the occasional glitch when it freezes but what smart phone doesn't do that every so often, not a bad phone at all.