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Nokia 5230 White 3G Unlocked GSM Touch Screen Phone w/ Car Kit / 3.2" Touch Screen / GPS

  • Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
  • GPS/Music
  • 2.0MP Camera & Bluetooth A2DP
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For those who want a great mobile phone with tons of features, the Nokia 5230 is a wonderful solution.

You’ll never get lost again when you take advantage of the integrated GPS software that works while walking or driving. You’ll also never get bored when you can listen to your own personal mix no matter what you’re doing. The Nokia 5230 features the user-friendly digital music player and plays a wide range of file formats, including MP3, AAC and WMA.

There’s a number of messaging features that’ll make anyone happy. You’ll enjoy the convenience of multiple SMS deletion, distribution lists and automatic MMS image resizing. Supported email protocols include IMAP, POP and SMTP and you can also send attachments. Don’t ever miss another moment again with the premium 2MP camera. As an added bonus, connection options include Bluetooth 2.0 and micro-USB. Add the Nokia 5230 to your mobile world today!

  • newegg Built-in GPS Navigation System The Nokia 5230 is integrated with a GPS navigation system and Ovi Maps 3.0 application to guide your way.
  • newegg 3G Technology The third-generation (3G) technology has evolved significantly from the 2G technology in terms of data rate. With an up to 3.6 Mbps DL speed that is faster than ever, 3G enhances your wireless experience and provides you access to videos, graphics, pictures, downloads, emails and more.
  • newegg Bluetooth 2.0 Technology The Nokia 5230 features hassle-free Bluetooth 2.0 connections to up to six devices including Bluetooth-enabled headsets, cell phones, computers and more. Transfer and share photos, music, videos and documents in great convenience using your Nokia 5230!

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Some unlocked cell phones sold by Newegg may have previously been locked to a specific carrier. A carrier-locked cell phone may often have carrier-specific applications and branding. Some of these applications cannot be unlocked and/or may not function with a different carrier. Also, applications requiring a data plan may result in data usage charges from the original carrier.

In addition, the cell phone box may arrive unsealed and the cell phone may appear previously handled. The unlocking procedure requires unsealing the box and manually handling the cell phone. In this case, the cell phone should not be considered “tampered with” or “defective”.

Model

Brand
Nokia
Model
5230
Color
White
Form Factor
Touch Screen Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 850/1900 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G/3G, T-Mobile 2G, Rogers, Fido
3G
AT&T 3G Only
Data transfer
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Function

GPS Integrated
Integrated A-GPS; Ovi Maps 3.0 application
Audio
MP3 ringtones

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
Message
SMS, MMS, IM
Email
Email (IMAP, POP, SMTP)
Additional Function
GPS

Configuration

Operating System
Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Processor
ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Internal Memory
70 MB
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 16GB

Display

Main Display Size
3.2"
Main Display Color
16.7M
Main Display Format
TFT
Main Display Resolution
640 x 360
Touch Screen
Resistive Touchscreen

Camera

Camera
2.0 MP with Video Capture
Camera Zoom
3X

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
Expansion
3.5 mm AV connector, microUSB

Battery

Battery Type
BL-5J
Battery Capacity
1320mAh
Talk Time
Up to 7 hours (2G) / Up to 4.3 hours (3G)
Standby Time
Up to 438 hours (2G) / Up to 458 hours (3G)
Operating Time
Video playback time (maximum): Mpeg-4 4.6hours, nHD 3 hours

Music playback time (maximum): 33 hours

Software

Software
MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Organizer

Photo editor

Flash Lite 3.0

Specification

Specifications
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Handwriting recognition

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Java MIDP 2.1

Voice memo/dial

T9

Size

Dimensions
4.37" x 2.03" x 0.57"
Weight
3.98 oz. (without stylus) / 4.05 oz. (with stylus)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


Customer Reviews of the Nokia 5230

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  • George V.
  • 4/1/2011 3:55:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNever Nokia

Pros: The navigation, decent phone, nice size

Cons: 3 months after the warranty expired the phone died. I sent it to Pal \co as recommended by Nokia to be repaired. 5 months later and several shipping back and forth of the phone, the phone is still dead. I got tired of shipping it back to the repair center. The last conversation with the repair center was something on the lines "here is working" I don't think that they ever have checked it out in real world if it is working or tried to make a phone call with it.

Other Thoughts: Shame Nokia for a low quality product and for taking my money for "repairing it" To put it blunt: I got scr***d and they got my repair money too and did nothing regarding the phone.
first and last time to buy Nokia. Too bad I like some of the phones they make

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  • Irving Z.
  • 3/29/2011 8:15:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNokia going down??

Pros: Good reception and call quality
Free lifetime ovi Maps

Cons: Symbian is doomed, build quality is subpar compared to Finland made nokia phones, No wifi, unlock button will fade in very short time. resistive touch pad is unresponsive at times, if you're used to capacitive forget about this one, These phones have a really really high failure rate, you better get an extended warranty if you get one of these.

Other Thoughts: I've used to be a nokia fan, hardware is still one of the best out there, but they've made a few wrong decisions. Symbian is doomed, remember Maemo? well nobody does and nobody will remember symbian in a short time, apps for this phone are very few compared to other OS and apps are expensive, you even have to pay just to get a word/ excell/pdf reader, do yourself a favor and get yourself an android phone.

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  • feng y.
  • 2/25/2011 1:44:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5230 work as 5800

Pros: price and free GPS without DATA plan

Cons: battery is not good as E71 so as size

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  • Raymond A.
  • 2/19/2011 12:44:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould have been one of the greats, but...

Pros: Free GPS! And free worldwide maps too! The GPS does work without a data plan. There's partial ability to sync with a desktop computer (but see list of cons). Great service from NewEgg as always. Did I mention free GPS and free worldwide maps?

Cons: This phone could have been one of the greats but has so many rough edges that I'm docking it two full stars. First and foremost the interface is clumsy and non-intuitive, though eventually you sort of learn to deal with it. The GPS does work without a data plan but you can't sync waypoints (favorites) with the desktop Ovi Maps app unless you have a data plan. Why on earth that can't be done through the USB connection?

Other Thoughts: The phone continually strikes me as a "could-have-been." Features that seem great turn out to be incompletely finished or integrated, such as the excellent GPS that requires a data plan to sync favorites. I don't regret having bought it but with a little more attention to detail this phone could have been SO much better.

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  • Heng M.
  • 2/17/2011 8:59:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an awesome product

Pros: GPS works well w/o 3G data plan; it works great w/ 3G data plan- A-GPS - beats most standalone GPS.

Tons of free resources from Nokia and 3rd party.

Cons: 2M camera and no wifi - as mentioned many times; supports 3G with 850/1900 only - like Rogers and AT&T

Other Thoughts: You get way more than you paid, if you know how to work with the firmware inside. The product I got has type code RM-594, which you can find tutorials and DIY firmware how to upgrade and customize it.

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  • Ivan G.
  • 2/11/2011 10:13:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood phone for the money

Pros: Just buy it from T-mobile with pay as you go plan for $99 and have it unlocked for other networks for another $20 or so and the deal is the best. Sorry NewEgg, you price is way to expensive this time.

Cons: Price here.

Other Thoughts: You just can not get better gps phone for the price.

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  • Anil V.
  • 1/25/2011 8:24:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood while it worked

Pros: -Good Price
-Navigation without a data plan
-Free ovi maps and updates for various counties for lifetime(even though it is limited)
-NO Contract
-Good support from Nokia

Cons: -Dead on day 35 after purchase (Will not even turn on).
-Newegg polocy of no return for refund and return for replacement only for 30 days. So after placing the order if you did not like the phone (for whatever reason) you are scr$wed.
-Software is not intuitive, you will need to learn and get used to it.
-Had mailed it to nokia for repair (with my own money) and waiting for the return.

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  • Debora P.
  • 1/21/2011 9:47:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat phone great price!

Pros: Stable os, gps navigation is very good car dock is stable and easy to install. Very rugged design protects the screen if dropped. Browser supports flash and full html.

Cons: OS is outdated not a lot of compatible apps and themes. Doesn't activate with ovi if outside the US. Needs more ram, it lags with multitasking and sometimes acts weird when one application is open and you receive a phone call. Will run out of memory with multiple web pages or one heavily graphic website. You will need a car charger as the gps will eat up the battery. Also some business listings are outdated.

Other Thoughts: For standard gps navigation a few useful apps, occasional browsing and phone, this device is great!

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  • Barbara W.
  • 1/16/2011 10:47:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat phone for the price

Pros: Free GPS works great......I have problems and I'm not sure what other reviewers are complaining about. I own all brands of GPS devices and this works just fine, plus it's free (I don't have a data plan.....that was the whole reason for me getting this phone!). Voice calls sound and work great.....battery life is good. I really have no big complaints....it's a good phone for the price!

Cons: If you are a heavy texter, you might it a little clumsy (multiple screens to navigate just to send a message), but I'm ok with it. Battery life suffers if you leave bluetooth on, but that's the same with all phones.

Other Thoughts: I got this phone on Black Friday at a great price. I really have no complaints....so far it's one of the most troublefree phones I have. And yes, it IS a NOKIA phone (contrary to some other reviewer....not sure why some people post crud).

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 1/6/2011 9:20:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNokia Nuron First Nokia I Absolutely Hate

Pros: The navigation on it was very cool and worked well

Cons: It auto deletes text while in the middle of writing them. Had to return the phone twice and was still having the issue. It kept shutting off on its own. The speaker would come off crackly sometimes.

Other Thoughts: I was just overall very disappointed with this phone. Im a huge nokia fan and have had like 6 or 7 nokia phones in my life. From the old bar phone to the N900 and by far this is the worst phone i have ever had. If you are planning on buying this take my advice and spend the $140 on a different Nokia phone

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