Here is the phone that has been doing quite a round in India and finally made its mark. The Nokia 5230 has been finally announced at a price tag of Rs.8890, which according to me is worth every rupee that you spend.
Nokia 5230 phone features
If you see the phone from a distance, I bet your first thought would be ‘Ohh Nokia 5800 Xpress Music’, untill you bring it closer to you to find that there is no Xpress music tag on the front. Even though it doesn’t have that tag, it virtually matches every spec that 5800 has, the only exception being that the 5230 doesn’t have wifi feature.
The rest will just about match the feature list of Nokia 5800 (Also compare Nokia 5530 Xpress Music phone).
The Big Touch Screen
It’s a full 3.2inch touch screen (capacitive) with dedicated keys for music (media bar), camera, volume, plus the apps that you can set as shortcuts on the home screen.
Three keys on the front open the calls directory (Green), Menu (White) and Close applications (Red) respectively.
There is a 3.5mm standard headphone jack port for your music headsets and a Micro USB port.
Network and connectivity
5230 supports GPRS Class B with a maximum speed of 296kbps, EDGE class B with a max speed of 296kbps, WCDMA with a max speed of 384kbps and HSDPA (3G) with a max speed of 3.6mbps.
Browsing and email
While the Nokia email client is free to use (free to try), you can easily set up your email with in the messaging folder itself and set it to automatically check for updates.
5230 comes with the Nokia OSS browser that supports HTML, XHTML, WML languages besides supporting HTTP, WAP protocols, which in simple words means that you get the same experience of browsing that you get while browsing from your computer.
5230 also has an Assisted GPS and comes with Ovi Maps 3.0 App (Some features of which aren’t free).
Camera Music and Video
Nokia 5230 comes with a 2mp camera (5800 has 3.2mp camera) that can zoom 3x digitally and take pictures in Jpeg format. There is photo editor in the phone itself so that you can make tiny touch ups without even transferring it to your computer.
The Music player can play mp3, mp4, aac,eaac+, wma format besides having a FM player with RDS feature.
With Nokia 5230 you get 10 free songs download coupon (with 5800 you get 100 free songs), that you can use to download from the Nokia Ovi store online.
The Video formats include 3gp and mp4.
Along with a sales package you get a plectrum stylus, a battery, charger, user guide.
Now that the phone is officially announced in India, You can get this absolutely anywhere, Nokia Care stores, Nokia Priority dealers, The Mobile Stores’, The UniverCells’, The Big C’s..
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