Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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Nokia 5230 - Best unlocked touchscreen phone for its price
Member Name: narayanagame
Date: 26/05/12, updated on 26/05/12 (52 review reads)
Advantages: Great screen resolution, dedicated camera button, 3G, GPS
Disadvantages: audio quality bad, camera lacks autofocus, no wifi, so so software
I got this phone exactly 2years back in may 2010.I would like to review(share my personal opinion) the phone in different parts for better and detailed understanding.
Looks - Phone looks are pretty decent but not super good like samsung galaxy series.
Screen - It has got semi resistive screen which is not as sensitive as capacitative but equally not as bad as resistive screen. It has 640x360 resolution which makes it 229ppi which is awesome for an unlocked phone for its price. There is also a stylus provided along with the phone which is kind of outdated way to use a touchscreen.
Camera - It comes with 2megapixel camera which doesn't have autofocus and also no flash. Quality of images is pretty poor but on the plus side its got dedicated camera button so its ok for taking one or two snaps here and there.
Build Quality - Phone is mostly made of plastic but resists the drops and scratches that are seen in day to day life. One word i can say is its, rigidly build.
Software - Its got symbian S60 version 5 as OS. The software UI is not so smooth and fast considering andriod and ios. Its got all the basic tools like alarm, calculator etc you find on feature phones.
Games such as angry birds rio etc are available in OVI store and they play pretty well. Pdf reader,youtube and office tool applications can be downloaded from OVI store.
Videos look crisp watching on the screen but audio lacks in quality and volume level. Even Headphones doesn't provide good loud sound.
Other features - It includes 3G and GPS which is pretty good working. GPS works based on OVI maps which are pre-installed in the phone.
Battery life - Phone last for 1day long with 4hrs of music usage, 1hr of internet usage via EDGE, about 1hour of talk time and 20 text messages. On whole it can last a good day long.
Conclusion - Its a good feature phone with plenty of features(only wi-fi missing). Its apt for a student.
Summary: Nokia 5230 is a nice phone in its category for the price.
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