its nice looking model and it has good specifications and a great resistence touch screen & ovi maps
i don't like the phone much because it doesn't have wifi, however it has hand writing recognition so i don't have to type much, i can just use the stylus as a pencil....it's great! but i hate white!!!
srk, 07 Feb 2010i dont understand than what is the use of providing the inbuilt maps application in N5233 ther... moreyou don't know that nokia 5233 have not gps and 3g only 5230 have this nokia 5233 sucks...............
ashish, 06 Feb 2010hi srk u cant use maps in 5233 option is there in mobile but i think it will not work but t... morei dont understand than what is the use of providing the inbuilt maps application in N5233 there must be some use of that. i need some one help who knows how to use that.
im also planning to buy this phone today.. please 5230 users.. tell us more about it.
I had plans of buying nokia 5230 today (07-02-2010). But after reading comments here about the speaker volume, I am confused. KINDLY tell me more about the speaker volume. Is it very less ? Do calls get missed / not noticed due to less volume ? are ring tones not loud enough ? Is song play back not loud enough ? Please, Please clear my doubts at the earliest. I am planning to buy it today
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970So what?!? ppl should wait till end of april to buy something and they dont even know what will that be!? and is that even true or just rumours! lol
rizwan, 06 Feb 2010i m using lg cookie. now i want better one.so i have decided i will bye nokia 5230.is it bette... moreNo dude your phone is more superior than this, if you want to change your phone than nokia 97mini is suitable for you.
yaaaar dis is a nice cell wanna have it to njoy every moment with nokia
its lil cheap and best one.......
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2010hey guys, which phone u thin is better??? nokia 5230 or samsung corbypro...the thing is gps,3g... moreThere are other things that you can want in a phone
that you might consider apart from touch-screen sensitivity, music playback, UI, motion gaming and GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi. Things like built quality, screen size and quality (colours and resolution), Camera (still and video recording) just for an added fun factor, smart phone capabilities (i.e. external software support that includes games), battery power, price and the retail box contents among others.
If you want a comparison between Nokia 5230 and Samsung CorbyPRO then here is "one"
Features where CorbyPro is better :
Clearly one of the attractions of CorbyPro is QWERTY keyboard (and its a very good one, by the way) that 5230 lacks. 5230 gets the job done by an on-screen key board.
Camera - still pictures. CorbyPro has a 3.15 megapixel fixed-focus camera with smile detection whereas 5230 has a 2 megapixel fixed focus camera.
Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz 'UI' is relatively more touch optimized than Nokia's Series 60 rel. 5.
Features where 5230 is better :
Screen quality. It's 3.2" with 360x640 pixel screen and 16:9 aspect ratio. CorbyPro has a 2.8" with QVGA resolution.
Video recording. 5230 has VGA resolution video recording @ 30fps. Corby has QVGA resolution video recording @15fps.
GPS. Even though CorbyPro has it but Nokia 5230 comes with free lifetime turn by turn voice guided navigation license with Ovi Maps.
Symbian Operating System. Its same as top of the line Nokias (N97, N97 mini, X6, 5800 XM etc.). With added JAVA support 5230 gives you more options in terms of software support against CorbyPro's only JAVA support.
Things that are common for both are :
3.5mm audio jack
Resistive touch screen
Excellent music playback
Accelerometer sensor for screen auto rotation thus support for motion games (JAVA only for CorbyPro)
Built quality is generally good for both.
Replaceable rear covers
Hre's a "quick comparison. Pick your choice.
it's fantastic mobile provided with the latest technology ,,could you tell me guys , how can i buy it from the internet ? i don't have visa or master
card , i'm working in etisal international company
srk, 06 Feb 2010hey SR u didnt reply to my question anyone who know how to use maps in N5233 give me the instr... morehi srk
u cant use maps in 5233 option is there in mobile but i think it will not work but try to install nokia maps which is avalable in ovi store and download maps from ther only and tell me wether it works or not. i think it will not work in 5233
atlast I GOT THIS PHONE 2days back
after reading all the reviews i decided to buy the phone.i got it.
i know everybody hear are great great fans of nokia iam not a fan of any brand i only like good phones.
so hear is my review on nokia 5230....
first let me tell u ppl that iam from hyderabad india
I went to atleast 10 to 15 stores hear from which in 10 stores i hav been told that nokia has stopped 5230 insted of that they are selling 5233.and some ppl also tried to make me a fool by saying that nokia 5233 and 5230 are same and both hav 3g and gps....these also include NOKIA PRIORITY DEALERS.i dont know what was the reason but the fact is that they did not hav stock of 5230.and nokia also cheats people esspecially in india.
nokia 5233 and nokia 5230 are not same the only difference is that nokia5230 has gps and 3g but 5233 dose not hav 3g or gps....
and atlast in some store i got nokia 5230 for 8000INR and he was also having only two pieces 1 wight and one black i got the black one....
so coming to my experiance::::
iam sorry nokia fans but i dint like the phone verry much it is good but not extrodinary....
wat i dint like is:
1)it feels verry plasticy.i dont knw how many ppl will agree wid me but i feel the touch screen is also some wat plasticy.
2)not soo gud touch senstivity.
3)poor poor verry poor sound quality nokia headphones sucks and mono speakers r not at all good.if u can use headphones of different make sound is good.iam using bose its good.
4)camera also sucks.
and some other small biits....
wat i like in the phone:
1)GPS is verry good. people who are looking for gps can buy this phone.i downloaded india maps.
2)16M colours screen resolution is very good.
3)though 3g is not available in india it is worth to hav becose it will be launched very soon.
4)good gaming experians in phone.
4)good to watch videos.
5)though camera clarity is not soo good but videos taken by this cam comes out to b verry good.
3 1/2 stars out of 5.
if any body who likes using samsung mobiles better spend 1000 rupees more and get a good samsung mobile but dont get fooled by reading all reviews.
people who want GPS go for this mobile it will satisfy u.
AND MUSIC LOVERS LIKE ME A BIG NO TO THIS MOBILE
MUSIC LOVERS DONT GO FOR THIS MOBILE
and nokia lovers u people can buy this mobile but iam not satisfied.
i will change it in a month because i want music music music and music....
and some body posted that this sounds like an ipod iam using BOSE headphones this phone dose not sound good even like a @@@@.it makes bose also to look like some cheap headphones.
hey SR u didnt reply to my question anyone who know how to use maps in N5233 give me the instruction.
videos lags while playing even after converting to high quality mp4 640*360 resolution is this natural or there is any solution?
wifi, 06 Feb 2010but this is 2mp The point is none is auto focus. Lets not talk about optical zoom, macro mode, variable aperture etc. A camera is more than just its MPs.
Tell me how good is a 3.15 MP camera (2048x1536) than a 2 MP (1600x1200) one. They are all big enough for your 3.2" screen.
If you want to print them or view them on your PC, believe me there won't be much difference. None will be good enough.