parag, 16 Jan 2010hi farhan and nikhil
thnx yaar...you really cleared some of my doubts. but though u r saying ... morePositives that 5230 had over 5800 XM were addressed by the recent firmware update released by Nokia for 5800 XM. Read this for more : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_releases_updates_for_nokia_n900_and_nokia_5800_xpressmusic-news-1378.php
If you have 5000 Rs to spare you can safely buy 5800 XM. Actually the price difference is not 5000/-. You get the Seinheisser headsets (allegedly worth more than 2000/-)and 8 GB memory card, Data cable [confirm with your retailer]. So the price difference comes out to be less than 2000/-. And this is justified as you get a better camera with flash, a front facing videocall camera, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in stereo speakers that you won't get in 5230.
But if you're on a budget 5230 is the best bet. You can decide for yourself if you really need the features that 5230 lacks mentioned above and wouldn't mind paying more for it.
If you're still not sure between the two and want me to suggest one than I'd say go for 5230 because my mom says "money is better in your pocket than spent on your phone" and for features you'd rarely use.
You also asked about Corby plus and Pro. The QWERTY on them are surely an advantage as it makes typing on the phone really easier. Usually when we type on dedicated keyboard the fact that buttons are physically separated and the tactile feedback gives a good experience. This is to be taken into consideration only if you type long things on your phone. But touch screens aren't bad either.
Built quality of Nokias is excellent. Cost cutting effects are seen on Corbys with materials looking and feeling cheap. I'd prefer Nokia over Samsung. But still you can get a feel for it from your retailer.
Other of your "primary needs" are satisfied by Nokias, I'm not sure about Corbys but you can check with your retailer if you choose Corby.
Its getting long but I want to add one more thing, you said you're buying touchscreen phone for the first time, I would seriously suggest Nokias as they come with a lerger screen which is sure to give you a better experience. And also 3G and GPS, these are excellent feature addition to your phone. And here are some pics of the phones in hand to help you decide :
hi guys all of u tell about5800,5230 features but on one tell about the other phones of nokia
Now who buy those ?
Farhan, 15 Jan 2010Hi Parag, Interesting list that. Samsung S5230 Star and Nokia 5230 is priced similarly but No... moreBut java phones are much faster than symbiun phones. Symbiuns are slow even in basic features. The touch of star is more responsive than nokia 5800xm. Check it out.
Farhan, 15 Jan 2010Hi Parag, Interesting list that.
Samsung S5230 Star and Nokia 5230 is priced similarly but No... morehi farhan and nikhil
thnx yaar...you really cleared some of my doubts. but though u r saying 5800 is clearly best, i hav heard that 5230 hav sum better features than 5800. will u pls tell that. secondly i m taking touchscreen for the first time and will not take another one for at least a year thats why i m littlebit causious. wil u pls tell which will b better betn 5230 and these corby plus and pro. does that querty pad really matters or its just a show. My primary needs are good tochscreen as it is a new experience, good call audibility and functions like live call recording which i require, photo call, longer talk time, decent camera ( not a major thing as i hav good digicam ), good features, decent music function and most importantly longer durability in terms of its built also. as i hav heard that samsung mobiles are comparatively delicate than nokia. i dont want it 2 break easily. long query but pls answer as i m going to take in 2 days...thnx
heyyyyyy seing its pics and others it looks like it have secondary video calling camera .... anybody having this phone pls tell me is it really have a secondary video callin camera in front ................ thanx
heyyyyyyyyyyyy you all stupids just complaining about no memory card & no data cable ........... u all are still kids get some milk and go drink it ............ what u can think in 8000 cost u can get ???....... but still nokia is providing many things to u ............ and to whom dumb fellows which are comparing this fone with samsung star and lg cookie ---- are u all mad never used a phone before ...... they both are just simple touch screen phone with some widgets and a 3.2 mp camera which is not even good............. nokia 5230 is a great phone i will say it is more better than even 5800xm in terms of softwares since it gives u 434mhz cpu instead of 5800 364mhz cpu and it comes after a year later then it is obvious nokia would have provided more features and applications and about its hardware concern the 2mp camera is really better then 5800xm 3.2 mp camera even though it not have flash and to whom who are saying its sound is below average go check out ur ears never listen a song and just complaining about volume its volume is quite good though it have mono speaker instead of 5800 stereo speaker............ and to whom who are just foolishly asking about document reader are u mad its a smartfone and can easily download as many software with much more better quality............. this fone is really really great then any other fone in ctegory below 12000 cost ............ nokia rocks .............
this is not right the price difference is more than features 5800 buyers face lose so who is responsible?
what is this nokia if u bring new set with this price why u did'nt close ur 5800 set from the market i pruchase 5800 and now face 5000 rp lose this is not right nokia u just cheat people
Does this phone have inbuilt & unlimited call recording?? Will it display the callers no. also if it is in your contact list or only the callers name ?? plz respond as my decision lying on this only...
when i see the phone it feel like duster to clean the black board at school, otherwise its a good phone.
jeniverre, 15 Jan 2010im definitely g0nna buy this ph0ne. but pls tel me why m0st downloaded applicati0ns arent w0rk... moreWho says that???? WinMo has made a fortune off 3rd party apps. And WinMo has been employing touch screens before anyone else.
And by the way Samsung S5230 Star and LG Cookie KP 500 and other non-smart feature phones do support JAVA apps the most well known being Google Map, Opera Mini. These works fine on any JAVA supporting handset Touch Screen or not.
Nokia 5230 will support not only JAVA apps but also softwares made for Symbian S60 v5.
Hope this helps
jeniverre, 15 Jan 2010im definitely g0nna buy this ph0ne. but pls tel me why m0st downloaded applicati0ns arent w0rk... moreIt depends on the handset for eg. Samsung Star and LG Cookie KP 500 do not accept 3rd party software due to their Manufacturers Licensed Software and the product itself. But Nokia 5230 does accept software.
im definitely g0nna buy this ph0ne. but pls tel me why m0st downloaded applicati0ns arent w0rking well on touchph0nes.?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Hi Parag, Interesting list that.
Samsung S5230 Star and Nokia 5230 is priced similarly but Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is almost Rs 5000 costlier.
Out of all the three, 5800 XM is the undisputed winner.
5800 is better than 5230 in camera that comes with flash, has Wi-Fi, has a secondary videocall camera, a better speaker, a little more internal memory.
There is no comparison between 5800 XM and Samsung Star as the Nokia beats it in every feature.
So if you have 5000 Rs more to spare you can get 5800 XM.
Between 5230 and Samsung Star
First lets see the positives of Star
- Dimention : looks more pocketable cause its shorter and thinner. Also little less heavier.
- Camera. It has 3.15 MPx camera against 5230's 2 MPx
- Comes with a document viewer. This is insignificant b'cause you can easily get a software for 5230.
Positives of 5230
- Screen is bigger and better. It is 3.2" against Star's 3". Also it is more pixel dense with more resolution than Star's. And not to mention it is 16:9 so full screen viewing is possible without black bars.
- 3.5 mm Audio Jack. Star doesn't has it. Its a major difference b'cause you can buy top of the line headsets (like Seinheisser or Bose etc.) from outside and use it directly.
- Little more internal memory. Its actually insignificant but it still is a difference.
- It has 3G. Star doesn't. Probably it is not that important b'cause 3G is not commonly used in India but atleast it will be ready once 3G race begins (in India).
- Lower resolution camera but better video recording resolution than Star.
- Symbian S60 Thus access to softwares that for me is a downright necessity in any phone. A non smart has to be checked for its features and what it "can do" before buying, but for a smart phone you just look at the hardware and buy it because the softwares can be downloaded easily. And its Symbian.
- It has GPS. So you can trace your journey, find direction. You can actually use your phone as a navigator with the built-in Nokia (Ovi) maps.
- Better battery.
- Another positive is that it support express-on battery covers. Not that important but still a nice additional advantage of owning 5230.
So unless camera is your only priority, go for 5230.
check the specs here : http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=2909&idPhone1=2739
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970@ Parag
it all depends upon what you want in your handset. Nokia 5230 offers you the same Touch experience as Nokia 5800. Nokia 5800 is an handset priced at higher price range(if you are on Budget go for 5230) whereas Nokia 5230 and Samsung star are entry level touch phones.
But samsung star has two versions basic and the wifi one. If you compare both of these versions only wifi feature of the latter is better than Nokia 5230. Samsung Star has widgets whereas Nokia 5230 doesnt have them. But then samsung star(basic as well as wifi one) isnt an smartphone like Nokia 5230.
Do read this
Hope this helps if not read the older comments(which has mentioned in detail) for more pros and cons..