prajot, 13 Jan 2010dun buy 5230. It sucks. Battery is just for 3hrs. No camera clarity, no gud music. Only gud to... morehey ...guys plz give me correct suggestion ......can i go for nokia 5230.....is that worth full mobile.....?
like d most are , nice processor its fast i'd used it,multiple software support bcoz of s60 v5,handwriting recognition at its best wlile writing sms,high speed gprs and edge class 32 better than others, its best,supports skyfire with full flash support which lg cookie or samsung star cant biggest drawback,2mp camera but good ,video shooting at 30 frames per sec ,640* 320 hence best video and photo quality with 3G and GPS A low budget MUST BUY PHONE!!!!
dun buy 5230. It sucks. Battery is just for 3hrs. No camera clarity, no gud music. Only gud touchscreen. Nt thing else. No software supports. Say no to 5230....
hi does this phone comes with a pen stylus in india or just the plectrum is provided with the retail package ???
Debaroon G., 13 Jan 2010@SR Thanks for the info that iphone touch has a bigger screen compared to 5230. I didnot knew... more@ Debaroon G. Hey thanks. I would like to know where do you find the scrolling settings. do ket me know
Debaroon G., 12 Jan 2010@SR
Well I think, Nok5230 would be better than Iphone in terms of reading ... more@SR
Thanks for the info that iphone touch has a bigger screen compared to 5230. I didnot knew that. thanks.
Truly speaking, previously I used to find the speakers to be a bit down, but now i dont have any grudges. I am using mp3's with higher bitrate (often resulting in clear loud and crisp audio) and now its fine with me. But yeah, i would not deny that theres some prob. may be it will be rectified in the next firmware release.
Farhan has already given a detailed pros/cons of this handset. you can go ahead and get this one. Even I am having this handset after knowing its cons and believe me i dont deel that i made a wrong decision.
In some parts of India its available in white some places in black (like in bangalore). I havent heard till now whether the multicolor xpresson covers are available in india.!!!
You can go ahead and get this one.. You might get the classy Black.
I dont think thats a problem.. because if you notice the camera button is on the right side and in order to use it the phone should be held sideways positioning the camera button on top.
As far as i know you should charge the handset for around15-20 hours before the first initial use.
That seems unfortunate on you side. Even I have this handset and I have not faced such issues till date. That might be a glitch.
SR, 12 Jan 2010Technically, iPhone's/iPod Touch's screen is longer and wider both compared to Nokia 5230/Noki... moreYes ipod touch and iphone has bigger screen but outputs on a lower resolution compared to 5800 and 5230.
Happy Now, 01 Jan 2010Anmol Electronic , opp bus stand , Sec.22 marketWhich colour did you choose......??
Black or White........???
White one is not available in chandigarh.........
Just bought this phone yesterday and seemed to be a nightmare. Its getting restarted when try to play a song after a file transfer through Bluetooth. However the dealer has replaced with the new phone. Don't how is it gonna work now...
Apart from this.. Phone is Xcellent !!!! Worth to go for it rather than N5800
can any one say me how much time do i need to charge 5230 mobile to get fully charged??? do reply fast
Farhan, 12 Jan 2010Hi Tanmay, I don't want to intrude but since you've posed a question on an open forum I'd like... morehey farhan thanx for details..... actually i liked the phone a lot....my earliest phone was 5700...it was lovely or say amazing.....sadly it got dead.... even nokia care is sayin it cant be repaired....
so wanted to buy new cell....
this is gonna my 1st touchscreen phone...so im afraidin of gettin scratches on the screen....though i use the phone carefully..bt still....pls tell me....
Debaroon G., 12 Jan 2010@Anonymous.
Yes I charged the cell for 18-20 hours before the first continuous use. 4-5 hours... more@ Debaroon G.
@ Other users
I am using this phone from yesterday. i wanted to know why the phone screen only rotates to the left at 90 degrees and not to the right. the settings only say Autorotate on/off. i wanted to know is it the problem with my cell or generally its the same for all 5230.
Also, Where are the settings for Kinetic scrolling on handet?? do reply
I'm thinking of buying Nokia 5230.... but I can't make up my mind yet. Camera is not an issue to me coz I have a camera of my own. wi-fi.... well not an issue at all coz I have my own laptop and a 24/7 internet connection at home.....and I don't use internet that much.
I was thinking of buying LG KP500 but I found out that you can't change the themes........ well I like changing themes...and i like making personalized themes.
And I like bigger memory coz I heard that Nokia 5230 can be expand upto 16 GB.... video playing is not an issue too coz I only love to liste to music.... and i like bigger memory coz I love to put alot of music.....
The only thing I need is a phone that can text and call and listen to music...... plus its a touchscreen.... but my fear is ..... does anyone knows if Nokia 5230 hangs if the memory card is full?
Tanmay, 12 Jan 2010@Debaroon G
hey wanted to buy this mobile.... i liked it too much... should i buy it?
plz te... moreHi Tanmay, I don't want to intrude but since you've posed a question on an open forum I'd like to tell you about the positives of 5230.
- Its a Symbian S60 5th edition smartphone with the number of applications growing by the day since it shares the same OS with Nokia's N97, N97 mini, X6, 5800 XM, 5530 XM (and even with Sony Ericsson Satio and Samsung i8910 Omnia HD but the apps of these two devices won't work on Nokias since the display resolutions are different).
But the point to make is that none of these devices are priced so low, in fact they are top of the line devices. That's another positive - affordability
- It has 3.2" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels). The screen size is considerable as there are not many devices with similar sized or larger display and even lesser are available in India and it has the largest display in its price range.
I think if I go on like this this post will not get uploaded so I'll go further in short.
- ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, faster than 5800XM
- 3G with Built-in GPS receiver and OVI maps.
- Accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation, motion-based gaming
- Changeable color battery covers
and other common ones like 3.5 mm audio jack etc
Of course it has negatives as well like an average (some might say below average) speaker phone, no data-cable or memory card in retail package, no videocall camera, average 2 MP camera.
There's no perfect device. You should decide for yourself if this is what you want. So Tanmay I want to ask you : Do you think you should buy it?
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2010is there a memory card in the box or we have to buy memory card after buying this phone? doe3s... moreSome dealears give a memory card for free and some don't. So you should ask before you buy. Usually memory card are sold separately specially for bigger memory like 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB... and so on. The price varies depends on how big is the memory card. And just incase you don't know... just buy micro SD coz that's the only thing that works in Nokia 5230.
Hey ppl . . plz help me !!
I really want to buy dis cell, it fulfill all my needs, but totally confused wid d colours avalable!
Please let me no, i what all colours is 5230 available ??
Farhan, 12 Jan 2010No it can't. For 5230, video playback file formats:
- MPEG4-SP playback 30fps VGA
- MPEG4-AV... moreThe mentioned statistics can be found at : http://www.nokia.co.in/find-products/products/nokia-5230/specifications
These file formats are supported by the built-in video player. You could find 3rd party video players that can play higher resolution videos and other file formats but the handling of such files by 5230 will be subject to the limited on board RAM.
And not to mention the supplied OVI suite will reformat the video files to the one that 5230 can play if you upload a file into 5230 through it.