Marking its entry with the tag of being an affordable as well as stylish phone, the Nokia 5230 has dimensions of 111 x 51.7 x 14.5 mm and weighs 115 gm. The most striking feature of this phone is its display. With a 3.2 inch LCD screen with high resolution of 360 x 640 and 16 million colors. The phone supports Symbian 9.4 S60 OS fifth edition.
The interface supports kinetic scrolling, accelerometer and also has a proximity sensor. The phone also has a media key which has shortcuts to the media feature. One touch and you can reach to the media feature you want to use. These features are supported by a 434 MHz CPU and 128 MB RAM. This powerful hardware plays an integral role in the phone functioning.
Nokia 5230 is a touch screen phone with these three buttons on the front panel: call key, menu key, call end key. It has three buttons on its right side also which blend in with the phone body. These are control key, keypad lock and camera shutter press. The phone has automatic shift between portrait and landscape mode. When in landscape mode, the virtual keypad becomes QWERTY type.
The Nokia 5230 has an internal memory of 70 MB which is expandable up to 16 GB through micro SD card. Coming over to its imaging capability it has a 2MP camera without AF and flash but still manages to produce reasonably good images. The camera also has video recording feature and record video at a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Like all other music phones it has an FM tuner and 3.5 mm universal jack. Last but not the least its specs list includes all necessary connectivity features like Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support and EDR, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, micro USB v2.0 and GPS via OVI maps. Nokia 5230 lacks Wi-Fi support but still it is a great phone packed with amazing features at an affordable price. The Nokia 5230 is worth the money you will pay.