Suryasmanipal, 10 Feb 2010Hi SR,I am willing to buy nokia 5233 tommarrow(11-2-10).Please answer to my following question... moreHi, Suryasmanipal. I presume that you are from India (as I am). Here's a link for the official (Nokia, India) specs of Nokia 5233 : http://www.nokia.co.in/find-products/products/5233/specifications?page=inthebox
It has no mention of GPS. 5233 doesn't has GPS in it (confirmed) but still you can ask you retailer about it.
GPS basically is a hardware chipset, or antenna you can say, coupled with a software. This antenna communicates with GPS satellites orbiting our planet and gets us our exact position on a map/software. It doesn't require GPRS/3G connectivity as a necessity.
A-GPS is a part of "GPS software" that help you get GPS data quickly over the internet through GPRS/3G.
Tchnically, without GPS A-GPS has no worth. I am saying this because 5233 is a Symbian based phone, just like 5230 or 5800 (that has GPS antenna built-in in them) so you can get GPS software along with A-GPS installed on it but it'll not work with out GPS antenna.
Also point to note that you can get an external GPS antenna that'll work with a non-GPS phone (like 5233) with bluetooth and get you your exact location on the map/software.
Nokia has such external GPS antennas or GPS modules that you can buy. You can check them out here : http://www.nokia.co.in/find-products/accessories/all-accessories/navigation/gps-modules/nokia-bluetooth-gps-module-ld-4w
Remember that this device works with your phone and that your phone should have a GPS software/map installed on it.
Now about GPS software/map : Nokia Ovi Maps is one such software. You can download and save it in your phone itself and there is no need for continuous download over the air through GPRS/3G. But if you have GPRS, it'll certainly help as it'll support A-GPS and other features of Ovi Maps that need data connection.
Ovi map also comes with Voice Navigation but I'm not sure if there is one available for 5233 as there is no GPS in it.
Whether you can use the one for 5230 should be confirmed from Nokia care ( http://www.nokia.co.in/get-support-and-software/contact-us/nokia-careline )
Most camera phones has CMOS sensor. There is not much difference from CCD. CMOS is not a chinese technology. What is actually bad is that its not auto focus, its fixed focus. Its an average camera. Video Recording is good though, VGA resolution @ 30 frames per second.
iam using this piece for a month now no doubt its a good piece but the only draw back is the ring tone is too low to hear with the maximum volume setting and poor performance of speakers rest all features are satisfactory.
SR, 10 Feb 2010What do you get in .sis? .sis is an installation file for Symbian Operating System. Rest assur... moreHi SR,I am willing to buy nokia 5233 tommarrow(11-2-10).Please answer to my following questions-
1)Is this phone has A-GPS? I have unlimited internet plan & can i instal & view full ovi maps with voice navigation as similar as nokia 5230?
2)I am worried about camera which is having CMOS censor which is commenly used in chineese phones.Is the image/video quality is good in night shots?
I saw a video review of 5230 in youtube. How come it can connect to facebook if has no WIFI capability? :|
SUDIP, 10 Feb 2010Can any 5230 user tell me that is it a good phone?? I mean all rounder???Bcoz I will also buy ... moreyes this is realy good mobile and no doughts at all ,so just go and buy it immediately and enjoy also feel it ,nirmal 9444013321
Anonymous, 10 Feb 2010hey guys does 5233 supports sis?? also corby plus is good or nokia 5233...leave keypad... i wa... moreWhat do you get in .sis? .sis is an installation file for Symbian Operating System. Rest assured all softwares that are available for Symbian S60 Touch ver. will be available for download on 5230. So softwares for (not again...) 5800 XM, 5530 XM, N97, N97 mini, X6 will run on 5230/5233. Most of them, as there are hardware differences between the devices.
About Corby plus, its almost similar to CorbyPro without 3G or GPS. Its like the 5233 ver. of 5230.
There has been a comparison made between CorbyPro and 5230. Search for "CorbyPro" in the forum search above to search for the review. It was @ 2010-02-06 18:28 by Farhan.
Anonymous, 10 Feb 2010guys shall i buy this mobile or should i go for corby with keypad,,, pls helpI would really suggest buy this ph0ne than corby. 5230 features excells than corby. At first i waz worried too when using touchkeys much instead of keypads, but after 4days of using it, i finally find touchkeys m0re easier to type than pressing th0se hardn0ck keypads at all. And also, 5230's keys has a soft vibrati0n as it is being tap so u would kn0w it resp0nse. Ü
And the very best part of my experiences fr0m this ph0ne are as follows:
1. Internet Browsing
i use operamini5.0 and its really like surfing with a netbo0k or alm0st like pc. And when downloading 3gp's are so fast. Just be sure to have a c0nstant gprs or 3g signal so it w0nt have any delays. I am an internet lover so i am very happy to have this ph0ne as an alternative from a desktop pc.
2. Watching video
Its bigger screen 3.2 inch suites best for streaming and watchng m0vies directly in ur ph0ne. And u can easily read its capti0n, if theres any.
Having this ph0ne really r0cks! So far so g0od. And oh by the way, this is a smart ph0ne so it supp0rts multitasking, that really beats corby. Ü
Rohan, 10 Feb 20101> how good is this for internet browsing and sites like google reader
2>can apps like ... more1> Browser on 5230/5233 is one of the best in class with flash support.
There might be some lags in panning/zooming or scrolling. But you can also use Opera Mobile 10 or Opera mini 5 for non-flash sites.
2> .pdf can be viewed with a software installation.
3> To view presentations or to use it like a ebook reader you need compatible softwares i.e. softwares running on Symbian. Nokia has its own Office document viewer/editor that can be purchased from them or you can download a free software off the web. Most ebook readers like Stanza has Symbian versions, you can get them running on 5230/5233.
guys shall i buy this mobile or should i go for corby with keypad,,, pls help
its really amazing and superb ...i love this phone
and i m willing to buy this ..soon...
its full of qualities and specifications dat i need in a phone its really good...in word its dhassu..
the best cheap phone ive ever have. its a smartphone running on symbian touch platform or s60v5 with it you can download every mobile appliation you could imagine of.
hey guys does 5233 supports sis?? also corby plus is good or nokia 5233...leave keypad... i wanna buy any of these two mobile
1> how good is this for internet browsing and sites like google reader
2>can apps like acrobat be opened
3>can this be used to view presentations or use it like a ebook reader
Can any 5230 user tell me that is it a good phone?? I mean all rounder???Bcoz I will also buy it..... plz tell me...........