Excerpt: I’m going to speak next about a mobile phone I’m using now and which is none other than the Nokia 5230. Very similar to 5800, we could say that is the ‘cheap’ version, Still it has many similarities but some less features. But let’s go by parts.
Summary: I have owned this phone for nearly 4 years. It is not a smartphone. But it does do a lot of things smartphones do. It is a good phone if you want something smarter than a plain phone but aren't ready for a full smart phone. (I jokingly called it my "training phone" since smartphones were a bit too complicated for me back then). I keep it in my pocket with my keys. Never had a problem with screen damage. Now years later, the screen is a little less responsive on occasion.
Summary: I have had this phone for over 2 years now and can attest to the durability of this phone. After about a year and a half, the paint started chipping off the phone, but only in very small amounts. And mind you, part of that is my fault from dropping it, letting my toddler hold it, and putting it in my pocket with my keys.
Excerpt: I own this phone for about 3 years and it is gorgeous,long battery life,good reception,good build quality.The screen could be brighter for outside visibility,but for this price,it's great.The screen can't be cracked at all,because it's resistive :D Love everything about this phone,looks awesome.The camera is ok in good lightning situations,video is great,but still I use my digital camera for photography.I wish this had Wi-Fi.UI speed is good,multimedia is great for...
Pros: Build Quality, Battery Life, Price, Peronalization in Symbian
Cons: Brighter screen would be very welcome, No chargning from usb
Summary: I have been using it for a while and let me say there are pretty amazing android pre-paid phone now. So if you think this is a good low budget phone, it completely is not. Let me tell you why I think this phones completely blows and why it shouldn't be purchased by even the people that are switching from flip phones ect. First of all it does come with a free Micro SD card with 4gigs which is the only plus I saw from getting this phone.
Summary: The phone is constantly requesting system updates, which is annoying, and it started immediately closing apps and texting the second I open them. I can't call, text or do pretty much anything.