i have both samsung star s5233 and nokia 5230.
if u have used samsung star u would kick nokia's ass. nokia has such dumb interface n dull looks. n wat is this shit about double clicks. n it is so slow.
i dont give a damn about 3G or wifi or WLAN or watever they are. 90% of people in india dont use them, including myself.
the camera, music player and main menu in landscape mode does not come fullscreen. there are black bars on right side which looks very bad.
and it boasts 3.2" 16m screen for wat?? the resolution is like 65k colour screen. my old nokia 5300 has a better display. n samsung star display is like crystal (though it is 256k color).
phones are my passion and i love both nokia n samsung so dont think i am underestimating nokia. but samsung star has much better interface and touchscreen experience than nokia 5230.
and wat will u do with s60 applications when the basic software is so slow. the sound is veryyyy low (both in headphone and loudspeakers). n by the way i use creative ep-630 headphones.
i dont know about the battery backup yet as this is the second day dat im using it. but samsung star gives me 4 days of backup with maximum usage.
so if u're using samsung just leave alone nokia. however wishing all the best to nokia 5230 users.
Surya Singh, 25 Jan 2010@ Tej Prasad Bro, Please do not confuse people. In the past 2 days alone Nokia 5233 has been... moreIn West Bengal both 5230 and 5233 are available. 5230 at Rs 8100.00 and 5233 at Rs. 7200.00
no i did not get data cable with it. also i did not get a memory card with it. also since i bought the black one i got no extra battery covers.
hai i bought 5230 its sound is very low.and low sound in headphones even datacable is not there. only 1&1/2 days battery backup
well here is the specs for 5233 i found it on ebay...
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Size Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc
Weight 115 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen,
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields,
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Card slot microSD, up to 16GB, buy memory
EDGE Class 32
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Java downloadable
Colors Black, White
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh(BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 432 h
Talk time Up to 7 h
Music play Up to 33 h
Why all this discusion about something ppl dont even know?! this is page for nokia 5230 not 5235 or 5233 wich i never heard about!! Please dont buy those two phones 5235 and 5233 becouse they are now avilable everywhere and not many ppl have them! 5230 is great phone anyone can buy it and will be happy! Believe me! It doesnt have even one bug or problem while 5233 Can have some bugs! Plus with 5230 u get fast 3g internet plus free navigation! Great dill!!
Nokia is going all out in the touch screen segment.
Samsung watch out.
Tej Prasad, 25 Jan 2010Guys there is another Touch mobile from Nokia i.e. Nokia 5233. There is no detail about it in ... more@ Tej Prasad
Please do not confuse people. In the past 2 days alone Nokia 5233 has been discussed so many times. Both the phones Nokia 5230 & Nokia 5233 belong to different categories. Nokia 5233 should actually be compared to Nokia 5235 which in turn is a Music Phone. If you wanna compare the price when compared in terms of the technology thats present in your phone then I consider Nokia 5233 is the expensive one compared to Nokia 5230 because 5233 lacks 3G as well as GPS. Even though 5233 is 1000/- bucks cheaper then 5230 it lacks 2 technologies. So it depends what exactly do you need the phone for, if music is all that u care for then Nokia 5233 is the cheapest touchscreen for you ..... if you care for the overall technology and need a bang for your money then go for Nokia 5230.
5230 Vs 5233: 5233 = 5230 - 3G - GPS + Music Phone (ie Audio Chip just like XpessMusic)
5233 Vs 5235: 5233 = 5235 - 3G
Please Compare Nokia 5233 with Nokia 5235's Specification on GSM Arena minus 3G
5230: 9300/- (with Phillips Earphone)
5233: 8300/- (with Phillips Earphone)
5233: 8189/- (with Phillips Earphone)
Take Care and Please dont confuse people even more.
Whenever you will buy please looks only Nokia 5230 not any other as per 5233, 5234 and many more every one handset is foolish so please be stricts when will purchase, when you will purchase 5230(with attached only headfone, charger and battery cover.)
Nokia 5230 is must purchaseable specialy who use minimum net.
Yesterday I have purchased 5233. It has software problem. The clock changes its time whenever it switch off and switch on. I know the clock settings of S60 phones and done every thing. But result is same.
There is indeed rumours about a new line up from Nokia, the C-series (probably stands for "classic") after N (for "eNtertainment"), E (for "enterprise") and X (for "XpressMusic")series.
But it is not necessarily touch based though some can. I think probable release of the first C-series handsets by the end of this month will not be touch based. But then it'll be interesting to see how will Nokia place them in the market.
Guys there is another Touch mobile from Nokia i.e. Nokia 5233. There is no detail about it in nokia.com and even in other sites. But good news for you all. 5233 is exactly like 5230 but doesnot contain 3G. It is Rs. 1000 cheaper than nokia 5230. You know there is no 3G service in India so no use buying 5230 go for 5233 it costs only Rs. 7200. And it is available in every retail store in India.
Ppl who hav bought nokia 5233 from india I request you to post the complete specifications of this particular model as it is present in the phone or the phone's manual. It will b helpful for prospective buyers who are looking for a choice between nokia 5230 and nokia 5233!
ashish, 25 Jan 2010hi bro
this phone is avalable with 1year warranty and it is in a sealead box and its not a c... moreI'm from Mumbai.
The situation here in Maharashtra is that VAT is 12.5% making the price higher than other parts of India.
So the option we have other than buying a phone with more money is to travel to a state with lesser tax. But who has time...
C-Series Phones Update:
Nokia will officially launch their new batch of their phones on January 26, the day before the expected arrival of Apple iTablet and the new OS iPhone 4.0. Reportedly, the Nokia C3 (code-named C3-00 or RM-614) is characterized by compatibility with quad-band GSM networks and the presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.