Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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A 'Phone' Phone
Member Name: AverageJoseph
Advantages: Sound Quality, Ease of Use, Bright, Loud, Good Substitute MP3 Player
Disadvantages: Bad Internet Capabilities, Rubbish Apps, Slowly deteriorating battery
Mobile phones today are all about cameras, internet and applications. Frankly I think its a bit silly, you want a camera buy a camera because a. its bound to have better resolution, more mega pixels etc. and b. you don't look pathetic trying to take a decent photo with a phone. But seriously, this phone is fine, its a touch screen with a measly 2megapixel camera thats more than enough for a quick snapshot of friends and events if you must. It can be used to surf a minor portion of the web (at great expense) but internet capability clearly isn't this phones forte. If like me, you want a phone that's not a messy pile of different media jumbled together, get this, it'll do. Menus are simple to navigate, as is writing a text and calling, its got a decent lock switch and its fairly fast reaction wise. The nokia 5230 still has all the other things that past phones had like calendars, calculators, rubbish games and what not.
A downside to this is if you're going to use this phone to its full potential, you'll need to purchase an official Nokia usb cable (sold separately) to upload your music or photos etc onto it. The software included is best not bothering with once you have the cable as it just takes up valuable time, space and offers nothing new. It can also be a bit fussy when multitasking - if the alarm goes off whilst the phone is locked, you cannot simply unlock it, you gotta press one of the two options, both seemingly activating the snooze button.
So if you want a phone - this is fine.
if you want a touch screen phone instead of pulling out a brick of a sony ericson - go for it.
if you want to be a flash git with a Swiss army knife of a phone - look elsewhere.
Summary: Its a phone, dig?
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