Excerpt: As we mentioned earlier in the week, SlashPhone received a Nokia 5230 Nuron for review. After giving it ample play time, we’ve come to a stable conclusion about the handset, and we can safely say that while the device has its limitations, we’re sure that it will make someone out there happy.
Summary: The Nokia Nuron 5230 is a fantastic device for newcomers to the smartphone market. Sure, it's not the device for a power-hungry smartphone aficionado, but Mom could find a lot to like in this device.
Excerpt: The Nokia 5230 handset is one of the first low-end touch smartphones manufactured by the Finnish company. Of course this isn't one of those top-tier devices that can ruin budgets, but at least Nokia fans will be able to taste some of the early Symbian S60 5th Edition features.
Pros: I think one of the best things about 5230 is its decent look, but I would also enlist here the easy to use interface. I would also like to mention here the ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, which is rather powerful for a low-budget handset, as well as the 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support, built-in GPS receiver wi...
Cons: The downsides list of the phone could be much higher than I anticipated, but some of the things I wanted to include might not be “negatives” for Nokia fans … yet. So, to begin with I would say that the lack of a microSD memory card, as well as the missing of an USB cable are hard to understand. E...
Nokia 5230 review: Nokia 5230 vs Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
4 June 2010
Conclusion: In this case it is not easy to recommend any particular model. Practically all current Nokia touchphones (except, perhaps, N900) are created like 5800 XpressMusic –some features have been added or removed, the corpus has been slightly retouched.
Excerpt: American mobile operator T-Mobile officially announcedthat its first Nokia device which will function with the support of Ovi Maps 3.0. The new gadget is going to be called Nokia 5230 Nuron. With the idea of the Ovi map support, it will include pre-installed maps of the U.S.
Excerpt: Only a year ago Nokia entered the market of touch phones, presenting the 5800 XpressMusic. Time passed and the market needed more affordable solutions optimized for finger control. One of them is Nokia 5230, presented by the Finns in August.
Summary: The Nuron isn't a bad smart phone for the price. It has a high-resolution touchscreen, and though we're not fans of resistive displays, the Nuron's worked fairly well. Battery life was epic, and call quality was very good on T-Mobile's 3G network.