Anonymous, 28 Aug 2009it dosent have wifi and 2 mp. what nokia is doing
people use wifi very much and they have ex... more Some people just want a touch phone for design and maybe want to use it as GPS from time to time; and its xpress music features (for the markets where 5230 will include this). Not all people use Wi-fi, which means that the ones that do and really need it, should go for 5530 or 5800.
You have to understand one thing: Nokia cannot let their models canibalise, it would be a bad investment in their logistics and resources. If this one had wi-fi, would of meant 5530 was released in vain as it wouldnt sell because its more expensive. And same result would have been for 5800 as well.
Thats why some of the phones got a kind of features, and some other features. Each phone adresses to a certain kind of buyers: in our case 5230 doesnt adress to the ones that want wi-fi and better camera.
Come on GSM Arena, I have been waiting for your review on this phone ever since this it was released. Please review this phone as soon as possible. Whether I will buy this phone or not will depend on your reviews. Thank you....
manz, 28 Aug 2009come on people, for a budget handset, the video playback is 30fps, which is better than the sa... moreProcessor is ARM 11 434MHz. Have a look at this page: http://www.forum.nokia.com/devices/5230
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2009it dosent have wifi and 2 mp. what nokia is doing people use wifi very much and they have ex... morei guess nokia doing this for keeping the price down. not all needs wi-fi.if you dont like, you just shouldn't buy this.haha
krish, 28 Aug 2009whats the use wifi, what are its features...can ne one tell me?Wi-Fi is alternative way to access the internet without paying to your service provider. It can be used if there is wireless lines or router within range. Sometimes the wi-fi ask for password for accessing the internet. It just like one in the most of laptop supporting feature this day. If you like to go over the internet, this function should or must available in your device.
Razlan, 28 Aug 2009i haven't used it under sunlight but i'l tell you when i tested under sunlightok 10x i'll check the topic in fact i took 5530 one day before the announcement of 5230 but in 5530 the sunlight legibility is really bad and well 2.9 inches it's just not big enough for me but the only another alternative was 5800 which we all know how many problems there is with it 10x in advance again
it dosent have wifi and 2 mp. what nokia is doing
people use wifi very much and they have excluded it whats the reason nokia
come on people, for a budget handset, the video playback is 30fps, which is better than the samsung startlet and cookie, its normally seen on higher priced fones....anyword on the processor speed?
compare whith 5800 - no WiFi, lower camera (2mp) and price -70 EUR.
Is there someone, who pay 70EUR for WiFi & not-photo camera?
Its great that nokia is in too!
lets see what they have here...a 2mp camera, 3g, a touch screen bigger than cookie and star, fm, 3 mm thicker than above 2, 1200+ mAh battery and symbian 60.
i think it will be a good choice than star and cookie.
why r some people so negative about nokia phones 5230 way better than s5230 star compare specs for similar devices and you see nokia at top
2 mp cam think so waste of money ie without carl zeise lense its better to go for samsung star and lg cookie to be in the market nokia has launched the fone
funkyto, 28 Aug 2009does it has kinetic scrolling and what can you say about the display under sunlighti haven't used it under sunlight but i'l tell you when i tested under sunlight
shadow, 28 Aug 2009i have my 5800 for 6months now and i'm satisfied with it. This phone got all you need wi-fi,lo... moreOnly for wi-fi is a main spec that 5230 doesnt have and 5800 does have. but paying like 60% more for a 5800? I dont think so, unless you really really need it.