I've had this phone for just over a year. It's not awesomely amazing, but it is quite surprisingly good in terms of customization and speed. You can also get the PC Suite to sync all your messages, contacts, music etc. The camera is ok, but also not amazing. One thing I would say is that the WiFi doesn't connect to any connection point, you have to go through the network internet. (Or maybe that's just the contract I have? I don't know). Battery life does last a long time if you leave the phone locked for a while (with no other applications running). I think the longest my phone has lasted is 2.5 days without charging. It runs on Symbian OS which is ok, but not all of the good apps are compatible from the Nokia Ovi store, so there may be some frustration there. My friends have blackberries, iPhones and Androids, and my phone often feels inferior, especially since the handset is quite chunky. To be honest, I only have this phone because it's a step up from my old one, and I'm waiting for the next phone in my contract... another few months to wait unfortunately.
the software of this phone is too boring and sound is also poor better go for Samsung star
cool phone, but without a wilan..werk...! please incl the compability of wifi ..on ur next updates
I have seen many mobiles and used. but this is so change from all kinds of Nokia sets and models . i hope Nokia Company may introduce these kinds of sets.
Mehboob Nothani. PA to DC Kharan
awesome ph at awesome price. Cn do most of da thngs dat one cn do wid samsung galaxy s. Here r a few apps to hlp u folks:
-- TTPOD : Awesome music player (use creative ep630 earphones for best experience, n change equiliser settings)
-- UC PLAYER, JULY PLAYER, SMARTMOVIE : Avi player for movies
-- MYPLEX NOW: TV player
-- OPERA MINI, OPERA MOBILE, UC BROWSER: Internet browser
-- NOKIA INTERNET RADIO
-- XPLORE: File manager
-- GOOGLE MAPS WITH LATITUDE
-- MOBILE BANKING
-- SKYPE: Free international calling
-- JAXTERSMS: Free texting (data charges apply)
-- PICSEL SMARTOFFICE, ADOBE READER: Pdf reader
-- ISILO: Pdb reader
Upgade ur ph software. Few disadvs r: no wifi, ni front cam, RAM not enuf, hangs smtyms,
Get 3G connection to get the most out this ph. Enjoy.
vimal, 09 Apr 2012front camera not thereseems the front cam is just a fake...
guys its best value for price phon grt batry bakup grt O.S. gud sound u cant get better any thing at dis price
dave, 05 Apr 2012does this set(5230)have camera in front?front camera not there
This phone is a complete piece of garbage. Its useful for holding papers ill give it that
after reading so many good review i buy nokia 5230 but belive me its a worst phone ever photos in gallary automatically replicated,stored files automatically disappered,very slow,playback videos got stuck.pls before u buy it think 10 times.