Friday, September 11, 2009

NOKIA 5230 XpressMusic specs and features: A review

Nokia has been launching all new gadgets in the markets challenging the competitors and surprising its target audiences. It has recently launched a beautifully geared up touchscreen phone Nokia 5230 XpressMusic in the mobile phones market. After the launch of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia was running far behind in the race of Touchscreen cell phones. It has proven that after the successful launch of net books with latest 3G Booklet and the N97 series, Nokia is also serious enough to new launch Touchscreen series and will outshine the market once again.

The model Nokia 5230 comes under the similar range of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. The Nokia 3G 5230 XM just lacks Wi-Fi flair and brings down the 3.2 megapixels to 2 megapixels camera facility.

Let us take a glimpse over the main specifications of Nokia 5230:

* Accelerometer used for auto-rotate
* Classic Touchscreen facility
* Size: 3.2 inches
* Resolution is 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) with 16:9 picture
* 3G available: HSDPA 900 / 2100
* Total 16.7 million colors
* Display: Full Touchscreen
* Fanatical keys each for camera, volume, power, and the other applications, and also available for the media slabs for easily access music, videos galleries, video center and web browsing available
* The micro-USB connector plus USB 2.0 high speed
* Available 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
* Maximum talk time : GSM 7 h
* Maximum Standby time : GSM up to 438 h
* Bluetooth version 2.0
* 2 megapixel camera
* Music playback file formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
* FM Radio

Design and structure:
Fully Touchscreen 3.2 inches display with the dedicated keys for volume, power, camera, send and en; menu plus the additional media bar touch key for entering music, gallery, sharing online, video center and the web browser. The Nokia 5230 is liable to be Series 60 Fifth Edition-friendly social networking.

Music, Videos and other Apps:
The Nokia 5230 is however known by its name so as is also called ‘specifically music phone’. It promises the 32 hours music playback facility for the music lovers. The 3.5mm headphone jack has mesmerized its customers for whom music is their life. However it also makes available the video, games and the other newer applications available in the market these days straight away from the Ovi store. The Ovi store is the special character of this model providing 3D and aerial mapping.

QWERTY facility:
The Nokia 5230 XM is all set to have the new handwriting identification facility and is designed with new QWERTY keyboard(on screen). The wide Touchscreen display a full screened QWERTY keyboard for the easiest and fastest messaging.

3G facility:
The Nokia 5230 XM also supports the updated 3G facility of HSDPA 900 / 2100. The American version of HSDPA 850 / 1900 is also made available which gives it a universally accessible class.

GPS (Global Positioning System):
The applications like A-GPS navigation and the recently updated Ovi maps in the market are the recently launched trendy ones in the model 5230. The 3D work and the aerial imaging facilities make it more special to work upon more than 200 areas giving the terrain maps for assistance. The spots based services are the new additional feature to the 5230 XM.

The Nokia 5230 XM prop up microSD memory card slot, with hot swap maximum of 16 GB which sounds more than enough for the good usage purpose. It also supports the internal memory of 70MB which is another plus point.

The XM is all ready with the prompt HSDPA which gives chance to stay in touch it all the updates of the social networking websites like twitter and facebook. The earlier Nokia’s 5530 XM did not provide this facility and had let down its ratings in the market. The Nokia 5230 micro-USB connectivity, the 2.0 high speed USB; and also provides Nokia 3.5 mm AV connector. The model assures Bluetooth connectivity with the version 2.0

Colors: The Nokia has launched a blended color box from its color pot and has painted the new Nokia 5230 XM into different colors. The colors available for the phone are white, red, pink, yellow, blue and dark silver. The touch with color makes the life more beautiful.

Camera Quality: The customers are not happy with the picture quality due to low camera resolution. The camera available in the 5230 XpressMusic is just 2.0 megapixel which lacks somewhere in comparisons with others Touchscreen in the market.

VOIP(Voice over IP)
There is no SIP-client built-in. But you can install other sip-clients on it. Well Fring and Nimbuzz will be the best suitable for 5230.

Main Disadvantages:

(-) 2 megapixels camera is not attracting the lot of customers for the Touchscreen.
(-) No WI-Fi connectivity has left the customers unsatisfied with any options other than quitting it.
(-) Poor image quality due to low resolution camera.
(-) Unavailability of voice-guided navigation in GPS

The Nokia’s Vice President Jo Harlow said this about the upcoming 5230 XM:
“Competitively priced at 149 Euros, we believe the Nokia 5230 is an unbeatable offer for many new customers who aspire a device that stars in music, mingles with social networks from Facebook to MySpace, navigates you to where it happens, when it happens, and comes in array of dazzling colors”

Pricing: Nokia 5230 is fairly priced mobile phone with NOKIA brand name.

Europe: 150-250 Euro
India: Rs. 10000 Approx
US : 213$ A

FreeVcalls Comment: (Rating 3 out of 5)
Taking a deep look upon the above specifications of Nokia 5230 Touch screen phone, we can easily say that those who love to access new music galleries regularly and visit the social networking websites like facebook very often will be truly fascinated by the Nokia 5230 XpressMusic. We will give it a rating of 3 out of 5 because of “No Wi-Fi” as Wi-Fi is very important to access high speed internet where 3G is not available.


  1. hey thnxx yaa.. i had to buy this XM.. was jus lookin for perfect reviews.. thnx to this blog.. i got my way out to buy this phone now....

  2. thank u .. was lukin 4 a new phon.. n it suitz me.. thanx 4 de review.. m convinced..

  3. thanks a lot man the cam featured ruled me out not to buy the phone.

  4. Great phone. I have played around with this phone and it works great. There are better ones out now but i think i will buy this one. Keep it up, great post!

  5. i got the phone but how do i access internet ? someone answer me please !

  6. "Unavailability of voice-guided navigation in GPS"

    Hmmm, weird - mine 5230 speaks to me.

  7. new ovi maps has this feature now... But still have u compared this to other gps like tomtom

  8. This phone is very good for me, I like it very! Important fot me is HSDPA , good music features. Camera 2 mp is enougth, wifi is for Germany situable only at home.
    Eugen Germany


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