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Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3728 reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the GPS navigation and price are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views. The reliability and screen get mixed opinions. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the camera and battery are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the durability and size.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5230 Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYGNokia 5230 Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYG

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Nokia 5230 / Nokia 5230 Nuron from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and camera. The durability and size also get good comments, but views about the reliability and price are mixed. Many are less positive about the performance.

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performance

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5230 Quad-band GSM Cell Phone - UnlockedNokia 5230 Quad-band GSM Cell Phone - Unlocked

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John Brandon (techradar.com)

Nokia 5230 review

 

Bargain-priced smartphone with some advanced features

Light and portable ; Good battery life ; Plenty of apps ; Good Bluetooth support ; High call quality

Lack of Wi-Fi ; Slow speeds ; Touchscreen lags ; Confusing menus at times ; No physical keyboard

One of the great truths about smartphones is that you should always match a phone to your actual needs. The Nokia 5230, despite falling short of expectations, is an intelligent device that offers a wealth of unique features. Whether these features...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia 5230

 

The Nokia 5230 tries to bridge the gap between a feature phone and full-blown smartphone. Does it succeed?

Competitively priced, High resolution display, Decent battery life

Lacks Wi-Fi, OS lacks polish, Resistive display

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Nokia 5230 Ovi Music Unlimited Preview

 

The Nokia 5230 is a cute little feature phone weighing in at 115g - unfortunately that's including a stylus which you'll need for making an impackt on its resistive touchscreen. The handset comes with…

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Nokia 5230 Ovi Music Unlimited Review

 

"The handset comes with a year's free music downloads from Nokia's Ovi Music Store."

The Nokia 5230 Ovi Music Unlimited model comes with the additional benefit of unlimited music downloads for a year. These are accessed through the Ovi Music store and you get to keep the tracks even after your year is up.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Kyle Fortune (recombu.com)

Nokia 5230 Preview

 

This is the Nokia 5230. It measures 111mm tall by 51.7mm wide by 14.5mm deep and it weighs 113 grams without the added burden of the stylus (with the stylus included it weighs 115 grams). The Nokia 5230…

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Karl Sharpe (recombu.com)

Nokia 5230 Review

 

"The 5230 has an array of social networking options and it also features GPS, so you shouldn't get lost."

This is the Nokia 5230. It measures 111mm tall by 51.7mm wide by 14.5mm deep and it weighs 113 grams without the added burden of the stylus (with the stylus included it weighs 115 grams). The Nokia 5230 has a rear facing 2-megapixel camera with 3x...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia 5230 review -

 

Nokia Messaging with support for 10 email accounts and desktop-like features, free sat-nav with Ovi Maps, two-megapixel camera is better than you?d expect, low price for decent feature set

Sluggish on-screen keyboard with no auto-correct system, paucity of decent apps on Ovi Store, fiddly side-loading SIM slot

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Nokia 5230 on Mobilicity

 

The Nokia 5230 on Mobilicity is a surprisingly robust and lightweight handset which is heavy on the features. As we test the new entrant's voice and data service, we also had a good opportunity to dissect Nokia's device and its features. More photos...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: L.K. (nokiaphones.net)

Nokia 5230 Nuron for T-Mobile U.S.

 

American mobile operator T-Mobile officially announcedthat  its first Nokia device which will function with the support of Ovi Maps 3.0. The new gadget is going to be called Nokia 5230 Nuron.  With the idea of the Ovi map support, it will include...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Gary Krakow (knowyourcell.com)

Nokia 5230 Nuron review

 

We review the Nokia 5230 Nuron from T-Mobile, an entry-level smartphone with plenty of features at an affordable price

Affordable, affordable, affordable ; Free, high quality voice-guided GPS navigation ; Voice call quality is superb

Resistive touchscreen likes styli more than fingers ; Nationwide T-Mobile 3G coverage is still lacking

Overall, Nokia's 5230 is a great buy at $70 -- especially if you want to take advantage of its terrific, built-in GPS navigation capabilities.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1020 / 132 / 1320 / 1430
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 31 / 33
Continuous video playback time:3 / 4.4 / 4.6 / 6
Standby time (2G):438 / 480
Standby time (3G):458 / 540
Talk time (2G):10.5 / 12 / 7
Talk time (3G):4 / 4.1 / 4.18 / 4.2 / 4.3 / 4.33 / 4.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Maximum frame rate:30
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Rear Camera Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sunny / Custom modes
Zoom capability:3 / 4

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Chrome / Black, Red / Blue, White / Chrome, White / Pink, White / Red, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:6.1 / 8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 640 x 360
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Resistive
Touch technology:Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Resistive

Ergonomics

Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric / AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:128 / 50 / 70
Maximum memory card size:16

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, WAV / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, WAV / AMR, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4 / 3GP, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA / HSDPA / HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G / 3G, CSD / 3G, csd, wcdma / 3G, wcdma / CSD / CSD, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / csd, EDGE, HSCSD, wcdma / csd, wcdma / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD, wcdma / GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Built-in processor: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Memory slots:1
Memory Type:Micro-SD
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GSM/UMTS
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:.mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+ / MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA / MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Processor frequency:434
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:HTML, XHTML, WML
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- FOTA;\n- Flash Lite 3.0;\n- Ovi Maps 3.0;\n- Nokia Music. / Mail for Exchange 2008, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Ovi Maps 3.0 / Mail for Exchange 2008\nFOTA\nFlash Lite 3.0\nOvi Maps 3.0 / Nokia Ovi Suite, Mail Exchange 2008, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Ovi Maps 3.0, Nokia Music / Nokia Ovi Suite, Mail for Exchange 2008, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Ovi Maps 3.0 / Nokia Ovi Suite, Mail for Exchange 2008, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Ovi Maps 3.0, Nokia Music / OSS, Nokia Mobile Search, Nokia Ovi Player, FOTA, Flash Lite 3.0, Ovi Maps 3.0 / Symbian OS version 9.4
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4 / S 60 / S60
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:No / Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Any key answer: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:2.5 / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: No
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1320 / 860
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4S / BL-5J
Continuous audio playback time:25 / 30 / 33
Continuous video playback time:3 / 6 / 6.8
Standby time (2G):430 / 438 / 458
Standby time (3G):458
Talk time (2G):10 / 10.5 / 5 / 7
Talk time (3G):4.3

Processor

Processor frequency:0.434 / 0.464

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4 / S 60 / S60

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:70
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / White
Image formats supported:JPG

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:20 / 30
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264 / 3GP, MPEG4, WMV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.45 / 1.55 / 11.1 / 5.17 / 9.6
Height :1.45 / 1.55 / 11.1 / 4.84 / 5.17
Volume:78 / 83
Weight:113 / 115 / 78
Width:10.6 / 11.1 / 5.17