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+ This mobile phone scores high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
Nokia 5230: Smartphone with 2MP camera, Touchscreen and 36 x 640 display. See full product description

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Louise, manchester Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As I always go for nokia fones they are easy to use always keeping to the same format, not filled with comercial applications that make the fone confusing and use up battery life, they are functional and practical, and you can still easily use the internet quickly and efficently and the touch screen far supasses the iphone touch screen.
Bad points:
none that I have yet found.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2011

Richard, Glasgow Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent value for money and well thought out
Bad points:
Touch screen is good but not always perfect - using the QWERTY keyboard can be a challenge.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2011

Ade, London Music and entertainment lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The Nokia 5230 came with 3 inter-changeable cases which was superb, the phone is easy to use and ha brilliant features and has flash lite 3.1 incorporated within the web browser which made it easier to view flash in-bedded web pages. The applications on the phones are useful and there is a potential to increase the memory to 16GB which is a fantastic option.
The design is beautiful and the phone fits well with the user. To me it feels like a mini IPhone.
Internet is super fast, Videos play very well, the camera is awesome and the touch screen is very adaptive and receptive.
Bad points:
Within the package there was no usb cable to allow phone and computer interaction, so you will have to buy one or find an old one. (on use blue tooth dongle instead). The battery life is terrible this would have to be the greatest weakness of the phone. If you don't use your phone for anything apart from calling texting and light browser, then it should last a whole day and a half, but if you are a heavy user of the applications then, be expected to deplete the battery life is less than 4 hours. It would be ideal to carry your charger around or and extra charged battery o you, just in case you need it.
The internal memory is only 70mb and the phone may come or may not come with added memory card, but either way it is advisable to do a quick upgrade to at least a 2GB or a 4GB depending on you usage. The Volume on the phone is very average boarding poor to be honest, the only way you can redeem this problem is to get proper ear phones which will at the least improve on base, treble and loudness. The last bad point would have to be the removablity of the memory card, it is extremely difficulty to get the memory card out, and you risk damaging the card (like i did). I found an online method how to remove the card, I was simply advised to find a grove, lift the card slightly with little pressure and pull slow to jerkily. If this method is executed well you wont lose a memory card like i did.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2010

Alex, Burnley Style and looks come first

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great features, fantastic price, looks the part.
Bad points:
Battery life is just okay, camera is basic, touch screen takes a bit of getting used to (but I'm being picky, it really doesn't have any)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Oct 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Email
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 36
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 640
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 2
Talk time (Hours) 7
Stand-by time (Days) 18.25
Depth in cm 1.55
Height in cm 11.1
Width in cm 5.17
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 115
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-01-12
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Manufacturer's Description

Touch screen
Resistive touch interface. Intuitive UI

Up to 33hrs music, storage expandable to 16GB

Social networking
Integrated online sharing via social apps


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