The Nokia 5230 is now available in a Purple colour variant. The phone is technologically advanced and offers an impressive level of functionality. The handset is a smart phone which uses as the platform for its functionality, the Symbian operating system and an ARM 11 434 MHz processor, as its central processing unit. Both of these elements are renowned for their stability and reliability and as such provide an effective platform for the functionality enclosed therein.
Connection options available with this handset comprise of GPRS and EDGE, both of which are class 32 in addition to the HSDPA connection which offers internet access at speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. The inclusion of both blue tooth and microUSB provide additional means of connectivity and include the ability to file share and synchronise with a suitably attired device. The GPS function, included within the handset, provides satellite navigation and comes with A-GPS support and utilises Nokia maps 2.0 touch.
The phones display screen is a colourful and impressively stylish 3.2 inch TFT resistive touch screen which offers excellent colour reproduction due to its 16 million colour display capabilities. The inclusion of accelerometer and proximity sensors automates tasks such as image orientation and automatic shut off, to conserve battery power. The phone provides both ring and Vibration alert options, with the ability to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones to further supplement the existing options. The phone provides a useful speakerphone as well as a 3.5 mm audio jack. The handsets internal memory of 70 MB is sufficient for most needs, however by utilising the built-in microSD card slot this can be increased up to 16 GB.
For entertainment purposes, the handset provides an FM radio with RDS capabilities, several games as well as a MP4/MP3 media player. These features are guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment, with the radio offering the ability to listen to a wide variety of broadcasts, whilst the media player supports all major audio and video file formats. The inclusion of a 2.0 megapixel camera provides snapshot style image taking capabilities with the option of utilising the aforementioned camera to capture video at VGA quality and at 30 frames per second.
The Nokia 5230 Purple is one colour option, with the other is being black and white. The unit includes a wide array of functionality encased within a stylish casing and is a typical Nokia offering, which is both simple to use and compact in size.