Nokia 5230 Nuron (unlocked)
Manufacturer: Nokia Part number: 5230
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CNET editors' review
price range: $119.00
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 03/21/2010
- Released on: 03/24/2010
The good: The Nokia 5230 Nuron has free maps and voice-guide navigation via Ovi Maps, 3G, and excellent call quality, all at an affordable price. It's also the first Nokia smartphone with a U.S. carrier to offer access to the Ovi Store.
The bad: The Nuron lacks Wi-Fi and a document viewer. Its user interface is clunky and confusing, and we wish it had a capacitive touch screen. No flash for the camera.
The bottom line: The Nokia 5230 Nuron for T-Mobile isn't the most advanced or fastest smartphone on the market, but budget-conscious customers will find an incredible deal here.
Does what any basic touch screen can
by bills2north on March 19, 2011
Pros: Good resistant touch screen, text input ok, music playback great, free gps with voice works flawlessly, durable build, light weight, widgets & internet work fine.
Cons: screen reflective in sunlight, 2 mp with flash.
Summary: I "tested" this phone by getting it for my gf´s 10 yr-old daughter. Been a year and still going strong! In fact I got 2 more for each of ...
Summary: I "tested" this phone by getting it for my gf´s 10 yr-old daughter. Been a year and still going strong! In fact I got 2 more for each of my own kids ages 18 & 20 and they love it too. Facebook widget & other apps work well. So if you´re a parent on a budget this phone will please the kids for some time or until it gets dropped into the toilet or pool. Anyway, I highly recommend the nokia 5230.
Smartphone with more features and Less price
by jerrinfrncs on December 8, 2010
Pros: Beautiful 3.2" screen supporting 16million colors
32 hours music playback without recharging
Free turn by turn navigation with ovimaps
30fps vga video recording and playback
Cons: No wifi
Summary: Nokia 5230(Nuron) is the best smartphone to have if you don't mind the lack of wifi and poor camera.The display is great and with turn by turn ...
Summary: Nokia 5230(Nuron) is the best smartphone to have if you don't mind the lack of wifi and poor camera.The display is great and with turn by turn navigation it is a great value for money.With ovi store maturing you will see more and more apps available for this phone.Must buy if you want a cheap nokia smartphone.
Excellent phone for price.
by psge68 on July 24, 2010
Pros: Bought for £70.00 on prepaid. Great feature especially GPS. Easy to use, I've not had a Symbian device for a few years. Music player is very good and free GPS with turn by turn is superb.
Cons: Sybian S60 is a bit inconsistant will input, but then that's no different from other S60 devices. No Wi-Fi, although at this price point something has to give. No USB cable included in box.
Summary: There are some things missing from the spec most notably Wi-Fi, but compared with other phones at this price point the addition of GPS with the turn by turn more ...
Summary: There are some things missing from the spec most notably Wi-Fi, but compared with other phones at this price point the addition of GPS with the turn by turn more than makes up for it. Fully functioning GPS for £70 that also works as a phone too.
>>ALL<< smartphone features BROKEN on prepaid!
by gvdgvdgvd on July 21, 2010
Pros: It doesn't cost five million dollars.
Cons: ALL (>>ALL<<) smart-phone features are COMPLETELY INOPERABLE on prepaid! You want visual voicemail? TOO BAD! You want to download free apps? TOO BAD! You want to do points of interest in Ovi Maps? TOO BAD! Phone software updates? NOPE.
Summary: Buying this phone for prepaid you would do better to take $170 and LIGHT IT ON FIRE. NONE of the features that make this phone a "smart" phone ACTUALLY FUNCTION ...
Summary: Buying this phone for prepaid you would do better to take $170 and LIGHT IT ON FIRE. NONE of the features that make this phone a "smart" phone ACTUALLY FUNCTION when this phone is prepaid on t-mobile.
So if ALL of the smartphone features are INTENTIONALLY BROKEN, then why buy this phone? You can't get new apps for it. You can't update the software for it. You can't get points of interest for the mapping software. You can't even do visual voicemail with it!
So why bother? You'd be much (MUCH!) better off with one of t-mobiles garbage phones that come for free in a bag of Doritos than to buy this phone that's had its legs, arms, and head chopped off by its abysmally bad carrier.
Such a promising phone, and a complete WASTE of money. NONE of it works on prepaid. It's going back in the box and back to costco; this is fraud!
1 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Nokia
- Part number: 5230
- Description: The eye-catching Nokia 5230 brings together innovative design and cutting-edge technology with its vibrant colors, touch-based user interface, large widescreen display, and enhanced media player.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Integrated Components Digital camera,
- Antenna Internal
- Width 2 in
- Depth 0.6 in
- Height 4.4 in
- Weight 4.1 oz
- Image Color Disclaimer The image of the product displayed may be of a different color
- SAR Value 1.1 W/kg
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider Unlocked
- Operating System Symbian OS 9.4 / Series 60 v5.0
- Software Platforms Supported Java,
Java MIDP 2.0
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Supported Email Protocols SMTP,
- Messaging & Data Features XHTML Browser
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD) Yes
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0
- Bluetooth Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP),
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Voice control,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty 64
- Sensors Accelerometer
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards eAAC+,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- User Memory 70 MB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC
- Sensor Resolution 2 megapixels
- Optical Sensor Type CMOS
- Digital Zoom 3
- Special Effects Normal,
Black & White,
- Video Recorder Resolutions 176 x 144 (QCIF),
640 x 480 (VGA),
320 x 240 (QVGA)
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology TFT
- Diagonal Size 3.2 in
- Display Resolution 640 x 360 pixels
- Color Depth 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
- Connector Type Micro-USB
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1320 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 420 min,
Standby - up to 458 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Stereo headset,
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM,
Up to 420 min (GSM),
Up to 258 min (WCDMA),
With digital camera / digital player / FM radio,
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM,