We surfed the Internet today and found an interesting mobile phone that Nokia just released at the end of 2009. Nokia 5230 is the name of the device that looks like 5800 XpressMusic, but lacks some of it’s key features.
Just like his twin brother, 5230 has a TFT resistive touchscreen with 16M colors and supports a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels. It also seems that the 3.2-inches display does not support handwriting anymore on this model.
There are 2 sensors above the display-ambient and proximity ones plus the media key and of course, an earpiece. Under the display we find 3 buttons: Call, Menu and End Call ones.
Top side of the phone is the place we will discover: usual power key, the 3.5mm audio jack and an microUSB port. The 1320 mAh battery(situated under the back cover) is also charged through a hole which is on this side of the phone.
On the left side there are 2 slots, one for the sim card and one for the memory card(supports microSD, up to 16GB), both covered by plastic while on the right side of the phone are the camera shutter key, the lock/unlock and volume rocker buttons.
On the back is a 2 megapixel camera which lacks flash, but it supports shooting VGA videos @30fps and 3x digital zooming.
The phone is a smart one and uses Symbian OS and S60 user interface along a 434 MHz processor, just like his older brother, 5800 XpressMusic. FM rds radio is available as well as usual applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photo Editor, Ovi Player.
On the connectivity side, 5230 phone lacks Wi-Fi features, but supports 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth 2.0 and microUSB. The Gps comes with integrated A-Gps receiver and use Ovi Maps 3.0 application to help you travel or discover your actual position on the map.
In conclusion Nokia 5230 is a downgrade to 5800 XpressMusic or a cheaper version of it. It’s available in stores at an estimated price of $250.