cell phones – Nokia 5230 Nuron

The Nokia 5230 Nuron offers customers an inexpensive way to stay connected. This budget cell phone offers a touchscreen interface, decent battery life and – most importantly – high quality. There may only be a few features available on this cell phone, but the included features perform flawlessly.

Design

The Nokia 5230 Nuron offers a touchscreen display that is responsive and easy to use. The touchscreen is the only form of navigation for this budget cell phone, and it is easy and straightforward. There are three buttons beneath the touchscreen to help receive, end or send phone calls. No physical keyboard is available on this budget cell phone, which is a drawback. And the virtual keyboard has a small amount of lag time after pressing each key.

Bulky was the first word that came to mind when we saw this Nokia phone. The device is only 0.6 inches thick but is 4.4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. The device weighs 4 ounces, which is not heavy for a cell phone this size so it’s not a burden to carry around with you. The body of the phone does feel sturdy and durable, so it will likely survive if it’s dropped. But it’s always a good idea to be extra careful with a touchscreen – there’s nothing worse than a cracked touchscreen.

This phone excels in basic phone functionality. The Nokia 5230 Nuron includes all the basic call features such as caller ID, vibrating alerts, conference calling and a speakerphone. We found all of the features to perform excellently, and we were impressed to see the address book could store up to 1,000 contacts.

The battery life didn’t meet our expectations on this cellular device. This cell phone provides up to 240 minutes of talk time and 240 hours of standby time. Compared to other similar devices, this amount of battery life is low. And if you plan on talking, texting or using any of the additional features, your battery life will drain quickly and you will be required to charge your phone daily. The 240 hours of standby time gives you more than a week of power on a single battery charge if the phone is rarely used. But once again, it is nearly half of what you could find on several similar products.

A 2MP (megapixel) camera gives you the opportunity to capture memories at a moment’s notice. The camera doesn’t capture the most stunning and high-quality photos, but for a camera on a basic mobile device, we were impressed with the results. The camera also has video capturing capabilities that allow you to capture short video recordings. Even though the recordings are limited, we are impressed this budget cell phone contains video capabilities at all.

Call Features

We were disappointed with the media player the Nokia 5230 Nuron offers. The media player offers only the bare minimum and doesn’t offer a wide variety of features. We were surprised to see FM radio capabilities included; however, you must purchase a specific set of headphones to obtain any radio frequencies.

GPS capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity and mobile email are all features included on the Nokia 5230 Nuron. This cell phone is 3G capable and even gives you access to the Ovi Store, Nokia’s app store where you can purchase a variety of applications for your cell phone. This store doesn’t offer a large selection, but it does offer enough to enhance your device.

The Nokia 5230 Nuron is a budget cell phone that gives users an enjoyable phone at a low price. This budget cell phone doesn’t offer a large selection of features and advanced technology, but the included features and applications provide outstanding quality with few problems for users.

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