Nokia 5230 running Symbian S60 5th edition OS

The Nokia 5230 is similar to the Nokia 5800 so you will get the 3.2 touchscreen running on Symbian S60 5th edition OS but that’s as far as the similarities go.

First things first the Nokia 5230 is cheaper to purchase and thanks to the guys over at noknoktv we have more details for you following their in-depth review. The 5230 is again similar in size and dimensions as the 5800 but the build quality apparently isn’t quite right.

The 5230 comes with a 3.2 inch touchscreen with the standard 360 x 640 pixel resolution. The screen is pretty responsive and handles messaging just fine. Then we have the interface which is very in keeping with the 5530 and also the 5800 since the version40 firmware update.

You will have four defaulted quick access buttons for Facebook, Messaging Ovi Store and Web n Walk. The camera is 2 megapixel with no flash or auto focus, sadly there is no Wi-Fi although not a major problem as you can connect your 5230 to your laptop via USB. There are appealing features such as HSDPA, GPS and access to Ovi Maps and Ovi Share and of course Ovi Store.


2 thoughts on “Nokia 5230 running Symbian S60 5th edition OS”

  1. Marcia says:

    I bought a t-mobile from Argos as I didn't want to be tied into an 18/24 month contract and using 1 month sim only deal which includes internet.

    I was excited about the maps from Ovi but to have the voice option you need to be on a contract so just got the non voice version which downloads well.

    I have used an MDA for years with stylus which I loved and also use an ipod touch for music etc so to say the screen is annoying is putting it mildly, I keep my nails short but the screen needs a firm tap (or the silly plectrum that came with it) and as for being touch sensitive; well least said about that the better.

    Ok, I am learning on the hoof as can't be bothered to read the manual but can't seem to
    a) find the link for incoming calls
    b) see the option for saving the number of incoming caller should I wish
    c) Just getting the alphanumberic keyboard up to find a contact can be an issue (turn it horizontal?)
    d) Battery isn't great

    Honestly, it may be me but it feels very akward, unresponsive and a bit clunky.

  2. Marcia says:

    Marcia continues

    Good points:

    Nice loud, loudspeaker for call and music
    Emails pop up quickly; works well with that diverting from gmail etc

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