|Screen||3.2 inches 640 x 360 nHD with 16:9 picture touchscreen LCD (16.7 million colours)|
|Camera||2 megapixels (1600 x 1200)|
|Operating system||Symbian OS v9.4 S60v5|
|Input||Touchscreen, Dedicated keys for camera, volume, power, send & end, and (menu), Voice commands|
|Default ringtone||3D, 64-tone polyphonic (64 built-in tones), MP3, AAC|
|Memory||70 MB internal dynamic memory|
|Memory card||microSD memory card slot, with hot swap max. 16 GB|
|Networks||Dual band 900/2100 WCDMA and 850/1900 WCDMA, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900|
|Connectivity||Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 high speed, 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector, Bluetooth version 2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP|
|Battery||BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery|
|Physical size||111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm|
|Weight||115 g (with stylus)|
|Form factor||Candybar, Touchscreen|
|Media||MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, FM radio, Integrated speaker|
The Nokia 5230 is the latest XpressMusic phone from Nokia. It is a candybar style phone similar in shape to the 5800 but does not have a secondary camera and is not branded as 'XpressMusic' on the front. The main camera is smaller, at 2 megapixels and connectivity excludes Wi-Fi. This phone operates on the Symbian S60 5th Edition platform.
Nokia 5230 is the cheapest of them S60 touchscreen phones but quite a few users will be willing to consider it against the Nokia 5530. The larger screen and the added HSDPA and GPS connectivity are more than welcome, especially if your data plan is good enough to make Wi-Fi nonessential.
Essentially, the Nokia 5230 and 5530 XpressMusic are near equivalent options – it’s a matter of balancing your needs – whether it’s WI-Fi or GPS with fast HSDPA data transfers. The downgraded camera will count of course but imaging has never been a great asset in the 5800 or the 5530 XpressMusic in the first place.
3.2" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels). Symbian S60 5th edition. ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, 128MB RAM memory. Quad-band GSM support. 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support. Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support; Ovi maps. 2 megapixel fixed focus camera with and VGA@30fps video. microSD card memory expansion. FM radio with RDS. Bluetooth with A2DP and USB v2.0. Standard 3.5mm audio jack. Accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation, motion-based gaming and turn-to-mute. Ovi integration (direct image and video uploads, Ovi Contacts). Landscape on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboard. Excellent audio quality. Price tag on the cheap side. Changeable color battery covers (two extra ones available in-box). Plectrum dongle available in the retail package.
No Wi-Fi support. Display has poor sunlight legibility. Default font size is a bit small due to the smallish but high-res screen. 3rd party software is still somewhat limited. Extremely limited camera. Doesn't charge off its microUSB port. No smart dialing . No DivX/XviD video support out of the box . No TV-out functionality. No data-cable or memory card in retail package. No office document viewer. Below par speaker volume.