Editors Liked

  • Top-notch, free turn-by-turn navigation, Excellent call quality and signal sensitivity
  • Topnotch, free turnbyturn navigation, Excellent call quality and signal sensitivity
  • Excellent battery life, Great call quality, Responsive resistive touchscreen, FM radio
  • Nokia Messaging with support for 10 email accounts and desktop-like features, free sat-nav with Ovi Maps, two-megapixel camera is better than you’d expect, low price for decent feature set
  • Good looks, great call audio, sweet video recording
  • Affordable touch screen Nokia with excellent voice and reception
  • Free Ovi Maps GPS navigation. Very inexpensive for a true smartphone. Sharp camera. Excellent video recorder
  • Simple & swift interface, Responsive resistive touchscreen, Great video recording quality, Good calling quality, Strong battery life, Flash Lite 3.0 Support
  • The Nokia 5230 Nuron has free maps and voice-guide navigation via Ovi Maps, 3G, and excellent call quality, all at an affordable price. It's also the first Nokia smartphone with a U.S. carrier to offer access to the Ovi Store

Editors Didn't Like

  • No built-in Wi-Fi, Balky touchscreen
  • No builtin WiFi, Balky touchscreen
  • Web browser feels cramped, No integrated Wi-Fi, Lacks multitouch support, Mediocre touchscreen keyboard
  • Sluggish on-screen keyboard with no auto-correct system, paucity of decent apps on Ovi Store, fiddly side-loading SIM slotLook and Feel
  • Inconsistent UI, poor 3G reception
  • S60 5th Edition still not quite optimized for touch
  • Typing is tough on the resistive screen. OS sluggish and buggy in spots. No Wi-Fi
  • Below average 2megapixel camera, Cheap feeling plastic, Poor video playback capabilities
  • The Nuron lacks Wi-Fi and a document viewer. Its user interface is clunky and confusing, and we wish it had a capacitive touch screen. No flash for the camera