Nokia 5230 Best Price in India on 19-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Nokia 5230

Detailed Review


The display of this phone possesses 16 colours. The TFT display of Nokia 5230 endows high resolution at lower power consumption. The Nokia 5230 flaunts a display of 8.13 cms; approximately 3.2 inches. This device comes with a TFT display. This phone possesses Handwriting Recognition, in addition to the at par ones to present a remarkable feast your eyes on. This smartphone has a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels to offer. Operating the phone may become slightly strenous due to the small display size.


The Nokia 5230 smartphone, has a modest battery life, are able to last few hours to facilitate standard texting and calling functions. The battery offers 438 hrs of standby time on 2G network. If using the 3G network, you might need to opt a bit conservative with the battery of this smartphone that offers only 4 hours of talk time. The battery technology in this smartphone is Li-Ion. With this phone, you get nearly 10 hours of talk time, as long as you use the 2G network. Under ideal settings, this phone manages to provide 458 hrs of standby time on 3G network.


Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 2 pixels and that it serves a recording mode of Yes, 640 x 480. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 2 megapixels camera.

General Features

Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Nokia 5230 possesses a touch screen. The Nokia 5230 here is credited with a White body. With a moderate weight of 115 g,it pronmises to not weigh down on your pockets. Pre-loaded with a number of features, this smartphone flaunts dimensions of 51.7x111x14.5. You get at par accessories such as Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, 2 GB microSD Card, UserManual, WarrantyCard in the box, in addition to the Nokia 5230. For all those you with a on-the-go lifestyle, the Pushmail (Mail for Exchange) in the Nokia 5230 will help you maintain the balance and stick to schedule.


This Nokia 5230 is also crafted to enrich calling feast your eyes on as it is equipped with both at par and advanced boasts of like Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Timer, Call Divert. With a built-in Bluetooth, this phone have the flexibility to sync with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone. The sim type contained in this phone is the Single Sim, GSM. The size of the sim in this phone belongs to the Mini SIM category. Basic internet connectivity for functions such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging are able to be easily attained with the 2G network compatibility offered. If you want to avoid the pricey charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a safe buy. It is in a like manner critical to bear in mind that a higher network type have the flexibility to result in more power consumption. Keep up with the route while traveling with this smartphone that comes in with a built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location.


The Nokia 5230 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you enhance the internal storage of the device. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. The huge internal memory of the phone makes it possible for all the media you occasion and want to reach your pocket. With 16, 2 GB of expandable memory, you don't have to constantly delete heavy files, videos, apps and images to free up the space, most of it have the flexibility to stay for as long as you like; plus the entire extendable storage is a.


This Nokia 5230 is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. The Symbian v9.4 (Series 60) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. Lower processor frequency of this device is great for battery life but not good enough for multitasking. This device is credited with a ARM11 platform processor.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

If there is one thing absolutely vital in my smartphone apart from great call management, is it being able to download and edit most email attachments; and much more such as Pushmail (Mail for Exchange) present in this device. A small device like this might neatly fit in my pockets, but that's all it have the flexibility to and nothing much with the cramped screen size of 3.2 inches. With my kinda usage and lifestyle neither the battery will last me decent hours, nor have the flexibility to I provide it with charging as and when needed. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always opt for something like the Nokia 5230 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Nokia 5230 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really tiny and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Nokia 5230 is. I never let a special need pass by without recording it, right from cake compromising to dinner parties; and the Nokia 5230 with good recording is credited with is really recommended for me. I won't worry about the other features in the Nokia 5230 as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. It boasts of enough space for all music, videos and images so that I don't have to delete anything. The extendable memory of the Nokia 5230 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones with high internal memory that further is furnished with highly confusing possesses.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

Although the display looks great, the tiny screen size is too awkward to please the gamer or the ardent bookworm in me. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 0.434 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. The Nokia 5230 with the 70 GB internal storage really talks to me; it understands my storage needs when it comes to my ebook and gaming collection. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps. I don't want my smartphone to opt on for days without charging, but neither do I want a “low battery” warning within an hour into a game; that's what this smartphone with 1320 mAh battery will do.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The 3.2 inches display of the Nokia 5230 was the first thing that grabbed my attention. The screen size of the Nokia 5230 is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 2 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. My smartphone should be doing more than messaging, browsing and emails and that too simultaneously. I feel 2G networks are not reliable when it comes to this. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is particularly pleasing help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. I never delete images and videos in the Nokia 5230 due to less internal storage. My entire music collection travels with me in my smartphone. My world of hundreds of images, videos, music, books, social networking apps and much more simply fits inside my smartphone.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:White
Business Features:Pushmail (Mail for Exchange)
SIM Size:Mini SIM
Call Features:Conference Call , Speed Dialing , Hands Free , Loudspeaker , Call Timer , Call Divert
Model Name:5230
Touch Screen:Yes , Resistive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , Data Cable , 2 GB microSD Card , UserManual , WarrantyCard


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , 3GP
Ringtone:MP3 , 64 Polyphonic
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , WAV , eAAC


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:640 x 480
Video Recording Frames:15 fps
Other Camera Features:White Balance , Image Editor
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 3x
Rear Camera:2 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:WAP 2.0
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Ovi Maps 3.0
Internet Features:Email
EDGE:Yes , 296 kbps
GPRS:Yes , 296 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
3G:Yes , 3.6 Mbps HSDPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Ovi Suite , Facebook , YouTube , MySpace
Additional Features:Flight Mode , Voice Actions , TV Out Port


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:115 g
Size:51.7x111x14.5 mm


Display Resolution:640 x 360 Pixels
Other Display Features:Handwriting Recognition
Display Type:TFT
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:3.2 inches


Talk Time (2G):10 hrs
Talk Time (3G):4 hrs
Standby Time (2G):438 hrs
Standby Time (3G):458 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1320 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD
Expandable Memory Capacity:16 GB, 2 GB
Hot Swap Support:Yes
Internal:0.07 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS:Symbian v9.4 (Series 60)
Processor Frequency:0.434 GHz